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David is a leading insolvency lawyer with over 25 years’ experience specialising in workouts, recovery and reconstructions.
He advises on all elements of insolvency and reconstruction including representing insolvency appointees and borrowers, restructuring of managed investment schemes and PPP’s, dispute resolution, and working closely with insolvency practitioners and funders to maximise opportunities for recoveries. David’s clients include domestic and foreign insolvency practitioners, ASX listed entities, large private or unlisted companies and trusts, litigation funders and Australian and foreign banks and financial institutions.
David is a member of the legal committee of the former Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee and ARITA and INSOL International. He was also a member of the consultative group advising the Attorney General on Personal Property Security Reforms, and past National and State Chair of the Insolvency & Reconstruction Committee of the Law Council of Australia.
David is recognised as a leading lawyer in Restructuring & Insolvency by both Chambers Asia-Pacific and Best Lawyers Australia.
Advised two of the principal ASX listed funds within the Centro Group in relation to the proposed triple staple aggregation, and restructure of internal and external debt of approximately $5 billion.
Acted for Australian investors in structured products issued by the Lehman Brothers Group in the Australian liquidation and a number of global actions including proceedings in the UK and US for the recovery of over $250 million of investment funds.
Represented parties to the Ararat Prison PPP
Numerous engagements arising from liquidations and receiverships including:
Borders/Angus & Robertson
Harris Scarfe Ltd
Rivercity/Clem 7 Tunnel
One.Tel (Special Purpose Liquidator)
David has acted on the restructuring of managed investment schemes, as well as representing both bidders and insolvency appointees in connection with the sale of MIS assets, and pursuing disputed claims. Scheme related engagements have included:
Forrest Enterprise Australia Ltd and FEA Plantations Ltd
Great Southern Ltd
Willmott Forests Ltd
David has extensive experience in litigation funding acting for litigation funders and recipients of litigation funding. That experience extends to all aspects of the structuring, negotiating, undertaking due diligence and documenting litigation funding arrangements on behalf of the funder and prosecuting litigation claims on behalf of the recipients of funding (in both an insolvent and solvent context).
Ranked as a leading lawyer in Restructuring/Insolvency
Recommended in Restructuring and Insolvency
Named “Adelaide Lawyer of the Year” (as judged by his peers) for Insolvency & Re-organisation
David Proudman has a "wealth of experience", and a "calm, approachable style"
David Proudman is "a great practitioner" who is praised for his "deep knowledge of restructuring."
Listed as a leading lawyer in Insolvency and Reorganisation Law.
Members of the Senate have temporarily put aside considerations of postal votes, plebiscites and dual citizens to approve the safe harbour and related laws.
The decision of Jackson J has wide-ranging consequences for the insolvency industry, as the outcome effectively relegates (at least in QLD) liquidator remuneration, employee entitlements and all...
(Also titled Reforms for Restructures in Australia) The Australian Federal Government has released the Exposure Draft for the much anticipated introduction of: A safe harbour for company directors...