Judgment

Court rejects bid for compo without inquiry

Hamilton Murphy’s Richard Rohrt. Those who knew about it were no doubt relieved when a court recently refused to pave the way for disgruntled shareholders to pursue liquidators for compensation without a court-ordered inquiry having first found adverse conduct. The decision of the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal was delivered on May 10 in the matter of Djordjevich v Rohrt [2022 . . . Restricted…

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SPL bid founders as judge queries “onerous” fee

WLP Restructuring’s Glenn Livingstone. Hall Chadwick partner Sule Arnautovic. Coming before a judge with an incompletely charted special purpose liquidator (SPL) application must be considered to be a fraught exercise. But when the aspiring SPL’s proposed funder also demands an ogre-sized serving of any proceeds of litigation well, why bother incurring the filing fee? In this case those applicants – Philip King’s Rockgold Holdings and…