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Ian Innes

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In brief The Federal Court has ordered that an insolvency professional be appointed to act as a referee and to decide questions of insolvency in relation to a series of alleged unfair preferences, rather than have the judge undertake that task. Key takeaways Predicting the future in restructuring and insolvency work is currently a difficult, albeit topical, pastime. One thing is certain – we can expect more new liquidations next year than is currently the…

In brief Retail landlords and tenants should use the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to work together to renegotiate tenancy agreements which meet the emerging needs of both parties. This was a key takeaway from Tuesday’s panel discussion “Retail Leasing: Contemplating the New Norm” at the TMA Australia Virtual National Conference sponsored by Baker McKenzie. The panel consisted of industry experts in the retail leasing space, including: Tony Doherty International Director, Head of Retail Australia, JLL;Christian McKelvie Head…