Partner

Stuart Lewin

Stuart has over 20 years’ experience in insolvency, restructuring and dispute resolution and he is recognised in key directories as one of Australia’s leading insolvency and restructuring lawyers. He acts for lenders, insolvency practitioners, creditors, government departments and directors in a range of workout and formal insolvency matters and is highly regarded for his commerciality and focus on resolving matters quickly.

Clients include some of Melbourne’s leading insolvency practitioners whom Stuart has represented as administrators, receivers, liquidators and trustees. Stuart has also acted for directors, creditors and stakeholders in various high-profile insolvency administrations and has been praised for his ‘solution-focused’ approach.

Expertise

Stuart’s areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate insolvency
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Director’s duties and obligations
  • Corporate restructure

Recent Projects

  • Bonza Aviation Pty Ltd – Stuart acts for the administrators of the business including in relation to obtaining orders pursuant to s.447A dealing with the issues arising at the first meeting of creditors.
  • Tigerlily Aust Pty Ltd– Stuart is acting for the successful purchaser.
  • Balmaine Gold Pty Ltd – Stuart acted for the successful purchasers who acquired Ballarat Gold Mine from administrators via a deed of company arrangement and debt restructure.
  • Stuart acted for the receivers of Atlas CTL Rentals Pty Ltd. Questions arising from the receivership included clarification of the scope of the meaning of adjusted equitable lien.  Re: Volkswagen Financial Services Australia Pty Ltd v Atlas CTL Pty Ltd (Receivers Appointed) [2022] NSWSC 573
  • Stuart has acted for the administrators in a number of high-profile retail collapses including Fletcher Jones, Rhodes + Beckett, Ernest Hillier, Ishka, and Herringbone.
  • Stuart acted for the Australian based directors of ProBuild.

Professional Memberships / Accreditation & Activities

  • Ranked Lawyer, (Band 3), Restructuring/Insolvency, Melbourne, Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Recommended Individual, Restructuring/Insolvency, Melbourne, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Preeminent, Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer in the Doyle’s Guide
  • Recognised Lawyer, Commercial Law and Insolvency & Reorganisation Law, The Best Lawyers in Australia

location

Melbourne

Special Counsel

Hannah Carne

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