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ARITA subpoenaed as Cor Cordis duo biff with insurer

Cor Cordis NSW partner Ozem Kassem. Image courtesy Cor Cordis. It’s probably not every day the chief professional body for registered liquidators and bankruptcy trustees cops a subpoena but it happened recently in regard to former member and Cor Cordis partner Ozem Kassem. Kassem was expelled from Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA) in April 2018 for refusing to engage an independent assessor to…

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Industry responds to phoenix reforms

Industry has been quick to respond to the draft reforms Treasury released in August aimed at more effectively combatting illegal phoenix activity and the verdict from the two key bodies is mixed. Both the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA) and the Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM) lodged submissions to the draft reforms on September 28, 2018. The thrust of the submissions is that…