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Michael Brereton, Director, Restructuring & Insolvency
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My focus is on achieving results for our clients using the benefit of my experience, drive and enthusiasm.

Michael Brereton

Director, Restructuring & Insolvency

Michael uses enthusiasm backed up by his extensive global experience to assist companies facing financial distress. Michael believes in the power of teamwork and utilizing each member’s strengths to maintain maximum output for his clients “I’m fortunate to have access to a strong, like-minded multi skilled team with a track record of success”.

Michael is a leading corporate restructuring advisor and insolvency practitioner with over 20 years’ experience assisting companies that are underperforming, facing financial distress or in need of financial restructure.

He is passionate about the profession, and currently serves on the ARITA (Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association) National Board of Directors as President, is a member of the Executive Committee, former chair of the Finance Committee and is immediate past Chairperson of the NSW and ACT Committee of ARITA.

He has significant experience as a registered liquidator in various roles including acting in the capacity as receiver and manager, administrator, deed administrator, liquidator, creditors trustee, and statutory trustee. He has also conducted numerous confidential consulting and lender advisor engagements and solvency reviews.

Michael is a passionate sports lover both on the field and in the armchair. When he is not on the tennis court you’ll find him on the sidelines of a hockey or soccer field cheering on his three children.

The Facts:

Core Expertise

  • Business restructuring
  • Financial reviews
  • Liquidation and insolvencies

Qualifications

  • Fellow, Board member and President ARITA
  • Immediate past Chair of ARITA NSW and ACT Committee
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Member of CAANZ
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Higher Diploma in Company Law
  • Advanced Insolvency Law and Practice
  • Registered Liquidator

Industries

  • Financial Services
  • Media
  • Transport
  • Manufacturing
  • Property

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Safe harbour review: ARITA’s recommendations

In response to Treasurer Frydenberg’s announcement in May of the government’s intentions to reform Australia’s insolvency framework...

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