Noel is a specialist restructuring and insolvency lawyer based in Sydney.
Since 2001, Noel has worked extensively in contentious and non-contentious restructuring, reorganisation and insolvency matters. Noel is currently focused on servicing cross-border, financial services and government clients.
Noel has helped lead some of Australia's most significant cross-border insolvency engagements, including in conducting the first appellate decision in Australia under the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross Border insolvency (Akers as a joint foreign representative of Saad Investments Company Limited (in Official Liquidation) v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (2014) 311 ALR 167). Noel acts for the foreign liquidators of Centaur Litigation in conducting Australian investigations and litigation and has advised on the Caledonian Bank restructure. Noel also has extensive experience in international judgment enforcement and offshore asset recovery.
Noel currently advises a variety of NSW and Commonwealth government agencies on their financial commitments and exposures. He helps lead the firm's engagement with the Commonwealth Department of Employment in connection with the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Recovery Program and was adviser to the Administrator of Greyhounds New South Wales.
Noel has advised major Australian financial institutions about lending to and restructuring of not-for-profit organisations taking into account their unique legal profiles and risk issues. Noel had primary carriage of the firm's receivership engagement giving rise to the landmark decision of Re Anglican Development Fund Diocese of Bathurst (2015) 336 ALR 372.