Corporates

Max Brenner: casting vote needed for ex-VA fees

McGrathNicol’s Barry Kogan. BDO’s Andrew Sallway. You have to hand it to former Max Brenner Australia voluntary administrator (VA) Barry Kogan and Kogan has to hand it to the company’s current liquidator, Andrew Sallway. At the most recent meeting of creditors of the insolvent confectioner, which has been in liquidation since October 2018, the McGrathNicol partner was on hand to explain to creditors why they…

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“Dirty expert” cloud has Silvia lining for BRI partner

BRI Ferrier’s Brian Silvia. BRI Ferrier’s Brian Silvia had a win in the Supreme Court of Victoria earlier this month when a judged rejected claims that he was a “dirty expert” and that a report he authored for one side in a dispute among members of Melbourne’s wealthy Auswild family should be ruled inadmissible. In mid-2013 Silvia had been engaged by several members of the…