Restructuring & Insolvency

Restructuring & Insolvency - Australia

Clients tell us that KWM’s lawyers understand their business in a way unlike other law firms. Our ability to meet their business needs through our full service strength in Australia, backed by our international reach have enabled us to be the commercial counsel on high profile and complex deals. Our ability to work collaboratively, operating with our international counter-parts has given us an extra edge in providing a seamless service to clients in real time, in today’s global business world.

Equipped with a team of high performing and dynamic practitioners we are known for our ability to navigate multi-faceted and fast moving distressed situations, with our energetic and experienced team advising on the most complex and novel restructurings, distressed debt and investment situations and significant insolvency litigation currently before the courts.

Restructuring and Distressed Investment

Today’s restructuring and distressed investment environment is complex, fast moving and unpredictable. For clients facing into these situations there is no ‘one method’ and this requires a holistic team of legal experts who are flexible and creative.

To support our clients through these situations, our team has access to the specialist expertise and cross-disciplinary reach to provide innovative solutions to complex distressed investment situations.


A full service restructuring & insolvency offering that sits hand-in-glove with our pre-eminent full service offerings including Tier 1 practices in Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Real Estate practices.


We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

The Turnbull Government's proposed reforms introduce a two-layered adjustment to the restructuring landscape through safe harbour reform and the ipso facto stay.

02 May 2017

The High Court this afternoon unanimously dismissed Clive Palmer and Ian Ferguson's challenge to the constitutional validity of section 596A of the Corporations Act.

10 November 2016

The Australian Government's proposed reforms aim to shift the face of Australia's corporate insolvency laws towards restructuring over a formal insolvency process.

02 June 2016

Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee review into bank conduct with borrowers in financial difficulty has resulted in two very different recommendations.

16 May 2016