Selected from a field of six finalists in this award category, the award was presented to ABL for our work with client KordaMentha as administrators of the Arrium Group. ABL’s well-coordinated, multi-disciplinary team advised in all aspects of the Arrium administration, with the successful sale finalised in July 2017. ABL’s development of a landmark substantive asset consolidation deal broke new ground, allowing the assets to be shuffled by keeping the debt separate. The final deal was described as having saved the town of Whyalla, as well as Arrium itself.
The cross-practice team who represented KordaMentha in this landmark matter included partners Leon Zwier, Justin Vaatstra, Ben Mahoney, Susanna Ford, Genevieve Sexton and Christine Fleer, and senior associates Gavin Hammerschlag, Stephen Lloyd, Elyse Hilton and Daniel Mote.
ABL is known for advising on some of the most complex insolvency and restructuring matters in Australia and was involved in four of the other deals selected for this category (Slater & Gordon, BIS Industries, Boart Longyear and Ten Network restructures).
The firm was also shortlisted as a finalist for Law Firm of the Year (100-500 lawyers).
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