Joseph is a preeminent restructuring and insolvency lawyer specialising in all aspects of insolvency administrations, security enforcement, insolvency related litigation, restructuring techniques and workouts.
He has instructed in respect of almost every major corporate insolvency in Australia; is an expert litigator and advocate and handles complex litigious matters both in out of the insolvency arena.
Joseph's experience spans complex insolvencies such as the collapse of multi-jurisdictional hedge fund, finance and insurance companies. He acts for corporate clients in respect of their exposure to lenders or financially precarious counterparties. His clients include domestic and international insolvency practitioners, ASX listed corporations, investment banks and litigation funders.
Joseph is known for the commerciality and speed of his advice. Clients particularly value his tenacity in litigious circumstances. He is recognised as a leading lawyer in Restructuring & Insolvency by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Best Lawyers Australia and preeminent by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession. Joseph also sits on the Federal Court User Group in relation to Commercial and Corporations (Insolvency) matters.
Acting for the receivers (Deloitte) of this West Australian coal mine.
Acting on key aspects of administration for Deloitte as administrators.
Acting for Earlypay (secured creditor) and Grant Thornton (receivers and managers) in respect of one of the largest insolvencies in South Australia.
Acting for a global professional services firm in respect of two separate frauds, including advising on recovery option, dealing with regulators and overseeing changes of internal protocols.
Acted for the liquidators of the responsible entity of the collapsed Sterling Group.
Acted in respect of the successful restructure of this group.
Acted for this multinational retailer in respect of the impact of COVID-19 on its business.
Appointed as strategic advisor to the directors of the Grocon Group to help navigate it through a complex administration process, secure the future of the Group and provide an adequate return to creditors.
Acted for shareholders and creditors of WA gold miner in respect of its administration.
Acting for a range of liquidators in respect of prosecutions by various regulators.
Acted for the liquidators of the HIH Group, which remains Australia's largest corporate insolvency. Acted in respect of several thousand shareholder claims made against HIH, including in the landmark case of HIH Insurance Limited (In Liquidation) and others  NSWSC 482 - which remains the only final decision in Australian establishing the indirect causation doctrine.
Successfully defending various proceedings in relation to claims by shareholders for breach of continuous disclosure obligations and alleged misleading and deceptive conduct.
Acted for the administrators of the CBD Energy Group, which is the first successful reconstruction of an Australian entity publicly listed on the NASDAQ in the US.
Acting on the successful restructure and recapitalisation of Rapid via a pre-packed Deed of Company Arrangement.
Acting as principal legal advisor to the liquidator, including in respect of prosecution of major claims and successful defence of several shareholder class actions.
The successful defence of a liquidator in proceedings by ASIC: Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Wily & Hurst  NSWSC 521.
Acting for the administrators then liquidators of this coal miner.
Acting for the Receivers of this public fuel company.
Acting on behalf of a litigation funder in obtaining a common fund order.
Acted for a representative class of creditors in respect of Australia’s largest Ponzi Scheme.
Acted as the principal legal advisor to the liquidators of the the Allco Group of companies.
Advised in relation to its exposure to the Dick Smith Group.
Acted for the receivers in respect of prosecution of several causes of action.
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