Title: Corporate / Business Litigation

Profile

Michael Hughes

Partner

 

Michael Hughes

Firm: Minter Ellison
Address:Aurora Place
88 Phillip Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Australia
Phone:+61 2 9921 4647
Fax:+61 2 9921 8240
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Wed. 11:45
Web site: Direct Page

Profile

Michael is recognised as one of Australia's leading insolvency and reconstruction lawyers and specialised in all aspects of litigation and insolvency since 1986. Described by clients as 'outstanding', valued for 'the length of his experience and his exceptional knowledge of the law' and 'an insolvency specialist who rolls up his sleeves and gets the job done' (Chambers Global Guide), Michael has developed a specialist practice in insolvency and reconstruction, security enforcement and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in high, federal and state courts, tribunals, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution processes.

A focus of Michael's practice is acting for banks and other credit providers in the enforcement of securities and the work out of problem loans. He advises on ASIC and other regulatory investigations into alleged contraventions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), including insider trading.

His longstanding clients include ANZ, Westpac Banking Corporation, Suncorp, and all of the specialist insolvency practices.

Michael is a member of the National Committee of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia, being the first lawyer ever to hold that position on a full time basis. In June 2011 he received the IPA's president's award for excellence.

 

Areas of Practice

 

  • Banking and Finance Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate and Commercial Disputes
  • Creditor Claims
  • Cross-border Insolvency
  • Directors' Duties
  • Distressed Debt Trading and Acquisitions
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Insolvency and Reconstruction
  • Liquidation
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Receivership
  • Regulatory Compliance and Disputes
  • Turnaround and Workouts
  • Voluntary Administration