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EY partners may face disciplinary action over Pindan

EY’s Sam Freeman. EY’s Colby O’Brien. Two of EY’s finest are not letting any impending ARITA sanction impede progress of their work as administrators and liquidators of Pindan Group, the West Australia-based construction and property group that availed itself of EY’s reassuringly familiar services in May of this year. Last month in the Supreme Court of West Australia Sam Freeman, Colby O’Brien and Vincent Smith obtained various grants…

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COVID-19 wreaking havoc on delayed VAs

KPMG’s Gayle Dickerson. KPMG’s Ryan Eagle Another day, another judgement detailing the havoc wreaked on the voluntary administrations process (VAs) by COVID-9. In Eagle, in the matter of Techfront Australia Pty Limited (administrators appointed) [2020] FCA 542 Justice Kathleen Farrell provided a conveniently succinct account of the obstacles the virus had placed in the path of KPMG partners Ryan Eagle and Gayle Dickerson, who were…