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Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 26 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally. They can help you realise opportunities while managing risk. Understanding your requirements, objectives and operating environment is important – they listen and take time to do this. You have ready access to the firm’s deep global sectoral expertise, as well as its local market understanding, to help you achieve your commercial objectives. Operating as one global team, the firm uses innovative systems and processes to ensure your work is delivered intelligently, efficiently and reliably. What does it all add up to? When you work with Herbert Smith Freehills, you are partnering with a world-class and diverse team of client focused professionals who can ensure you achieve your best results.


John Nestel

Partner

Sydney, Australia

☎ +61 2 9225 5051

john.nestel@hsf.com

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John has played a major role in some significant financing transactions, including a large number of high-profile privatisations and infrastructure projects, most recently in the renewable energy, transportation, telecommunications, and media and gaming industries. John specialises in complex cross-border financing and has worked on major corporate restructures in the United States and Europe. He has been involved in many significant administrations and informal workouts in Australia, and in developing innovative uses of mezzanine debt. In this regard, he chairs a New South Wales committee of the Turnaround Management Association of Australia.


Mark Clifton

Partner

Sydney, Australia

☎ +61 2 9225 5745

mark.clifton@hsf.com

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His experience on some of Australia’s most prominent insolvency administrations and restructures – including Ansett, Babcock & Brown, One.Tel, United Medical Protection, ERG, Elders, Gunns, Godfreys, I-Med, Retail Adventures and Nexus Energy – has made him a highly sought-after practitioner. Mark has extensive experience advising stakeholders in corporate distress situations, including administrators, liquidators and receivers, secured and unsecured lenders and other creditors, mezzanine financiers and bondholders, vendors and purchasers of distressed assets, and boards and shareholders of distressed entities. Mark’s clients include Australian and international banks, major Australian insolvency firms, major Australian ASX-listed corporations, private equity firms and distressed debt funds.


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Paul Apáthy

Partner

Sydney, Australia

☎ +61 2 9225 5097

paul.apathy@hsf.com

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Paul has extensive experience advising creditors, companies, insolvency practitioners and investors in respect of distressed situations. Paul also advises in respect of loan portfolio sales and other secondary debt market transactions. Paul has a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honors) and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington. Paul is admitted to practice in New South Wales, England & Wales and New Zealand. Paul is a member of the New South Wales regional committee of the Turnaround Management Association.


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