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  • How do you appoint a receiver?

    Summary Receivers are appointed to ensure payment of the debt of certain secured creditors; They are distinct from liquidators or voluntary administrators, though, as with those appointees, they can also be appointed in the case of insolvency; Unlike liquidators or voluntary administrators, receivers act only in the interests of certain secured creditors; The inefficiency that […]

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  • Appointing a Reviewing Liquidator

    Summary Prior to the passage of the 2016-2017 insolvency reforms, creditors had limited powers to review or question the activities or fees of liquidators One important insolvency reform has been the introduction of a new power for creditors, ASIC, or the Court, to appoint a Reviewing Liquidator. The Reviewing Liquidator has broad powers to look […]

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