EY trio updates Pindan DIRRI after ASIC queries

EY’s Sam Freeman. EY Partner Vince Smith. There’s been plenty of comment about the decision by a trio of EY restructuring partners to consent to appointments as voluntary administrators (VAs) of failed Perth-based construction group Pindan. Some or other part of EY has spent plenty of time in Pindan’s plethora of pockets these last few years and Pindan’s parent has also engaged EY to sniff…

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Bankruptcy

AFSA’s “ignorant bureaucracy” excoriated

Oneoz liquidator Giles Woodgate. Instructions from a faceless Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) staffer to a creditor who had been lawfully assigned a money judgement were “borne of ignorance” a Sydney judge has said. In Woodgate in his capacity as Deed Administrator of Oneoz Pty Ltd (subject to a deed of company arrangement) v Brown [2021] NSWSC 508 NSW Supreme Court judge Peter Garling was…

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Litigation

KPMG partner’s insistence “disappointing”: QNI Judge

KPMG’s Peter Gothard. Whilst the real pain of Wednesday’s judgment in Parbery & Ors v QNI Metals Pty Ltd & Ors [2020] QSC 143 will be felt by QNI’s general purpose liquidators (GPL) FTI Holdings, Queensland Supreme Court judge Debra Mullins didn’t pull any punches when it came to a couple of elements of the testimony of KPMG partner Peter Gothard. Gothard had been brought…

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