Nicole Schaillee

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

T:+61 8 6212 3124
T:+61 8 6212 3124
Nicole Schaillee

Nicole Schaillee



Nicole is a financial restructuring and insolvency lawyer based in Perth.

Nicole's practice spans domestic and cross-border consensual restructurings, corporate insolvencies, counterparty insolvency risk management, asset recoveries and litigation arising in connection with formal insolvencies.

Nicole represents a broad range of stakeholders, including insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, funds, corporates and directors.

Nicole has also practiced in London, where she gained experience in corporate and bondholder restructurings, contingency planning, pre-pack administrations, bankruptcy proceedings under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code and foreign recognition under the cross-border insolvency regime.

Nicole graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (double major in Corporate Finance and Financial Accounting).

Professional experience

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  • High Court of Australia
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Supreme Court of Western Australia

Representative experience, including matters prior to joining Norton Rose Rulbright, includes advising:

  • A lender in connection with its exposure to Peabody Energy, both in Australia and in US Chapter 11 case
  • A lender in connection with its exposure to CHC Group, both in Australia and US Chapter 11 case
  • Offtakers in connection with the administration of ASX listed Wolf Minerals Limited and the liquidation of its UK subsidiary
  • A secured lender (offshore fund) in connection with its exposure to a public upstream oil company with operations in multiple jurisdictions, including PNG
  • A strategic fund client in connection with the restructuring of Noble Group
  • A foreign bank in connection with mitigating risk of counterparty insolvency
  • Administrators and liquidators appointed to The Trustee Bar & Restuarant and The Beaufort Street Merchant
  • ASX listed entity in connection with a financial restructure
  • Winsway Enterprises Holdings Limited (now E-Commodities Holdings Limited), a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company, in connection with its bondholder restructuring implemented through parallel Hong Kong and BVI schemes of arrangement and US Bankcuprtcy Code Chapter 15 proceedings.
  • A financial services company in relaiton to an innovative scheme of arrangement involving 11 banks, 2 million customers and regulatory authorities
  • Administrators appointed to Premier Bathrooms in connection with a pre-pack sale and associated debt restructuring
  • Liquidators appointed to the ownert of the Aman Hotels group, Peak Hotels and Resorts Limited, in connection with foreign recognition in the UK
  • Receivers appointed to an ASX listed gold exploration company
  • ASX listed lithium producer in connection with a scheme of arrangement
  • ASX listed iron ore company in connection with a scheme of arrangement
  • "Australian law reform: the new 'safe harbour' for directors and stay on enforcement of 'ipso facto' clauses", Norton Rose Fulbright International Restructuring Newswirem, Summer Edition (co-author, 2018)
  • "High Court of Australia rules that "holding" deeds of company arrangements are valid", Norton Rose Fulbright Zone of Insolvency (co-author, 2018)
  • English