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    Our Voluntary Administration Service

    Voluntary Administration can be an excellent solution for a company in financial difficulty, but it is not a one fits all solution. You need experienced experts who know the tricks and traps of the process. So, rather than rush you into signing, we’ll take the time to listen to your story and propose a customised strategy to save your business.


    Experienced Insolvency Practitioners

    Unlike most other firms, our Practitioners have practical experience from an actual economic crisis

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    John Gibbons

    Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, Registered Liquidator, Member Association Independent Insolvency Practitioners

    John has more than 30 years specialist experience in corporate recovery, restructuring and reorganisation. He was a Partner of one of the Big4 Accounting firms, Ernst & Young in the Transaction Advisory Services Division for 24 years and Leader of the firm’s National Corporate Restructuring practice. John’s experience allows him to deliver optimum results for his clients. This has been best demonstrated by his key role in a number of complex corporate restructurings including Greyhound Racing NSW Pty Limited and New Cap Reinsurance Corporation Limited.

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    Cliff Sanderson

    Chartered Accountant, Board Member of Association Independent Insolvency Practitioners, Member of Turnaround Management Association, Member Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association, Registered Liquidator.

    Cliff is a corporate restructuring specialist with over 30 years of experience in Australia and internationally. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Restructuring Works. In the last 10 years he has been appointed to over 700 companies. He was a Partner of Ernst & Young for 10 years. His experience ranges from Voluntary Administration to sale of business, due diligence and valuations. Cliff has been the lead adviser in some of the largest restructurings in the Asia Pacific region including twenty four listed companies with debts of over two billion dollars.


    Voluntary administration process like?

    Our Voluntary Administration process is easy to initiate, we just need a Resolution by a majority of directors. We set it all out so all they need to do is sign on the dotted line.

    Our Voluntary Administration process is usually completed in a little over a month. During that time, there is a moratorium on any recovery action by creditors against the company and it stops the enforcement of personal guarantees against directors. Our Voluntary Administration process is designed to avoid the involvement of the Courts.

    At the end of the process, a meeting of creditors is held and the creditors vote on their desired outcome. Our aim is for a Deed of Company Arrangement to be proposed and for the creditors to accept that Deed. When that is achieved, the Deed is binding on all creditors, including those who voted against the proposal.

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    Cost of voluntary administration?


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    Voluntary Administration is not the solution to every problem, and cost is often a limiting factor. The cost varies widely depending on whether the company continues to trade, the size of the organisation and the complexity of the proposed strategy.

    The cost can be covered by the value of the company’s assets if they are being put to sale, or the company’s ongoing turnover if it continues to trade. We’ll be happy to make an estimate of our fees during your free consultation period.

    Voluntary Administration v Liquidation

    The simple difference is Voluntary Administration is intended to save or sell a viable business, where liquidation is designed to close a company with a business that is not viable. So if you want to save your business the choice is clear – Voluntary Administration.


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    Restructuring Law can be a complex area and circumstances vary, so we recommend a telephone call for your initial consultation. We will then gladly meet you or just confirm our advice and quote in writing.

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