LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Blake Dawson Waldron (BDW) has reinforced its leading national Restructuring & Insolvency group with the appointment of Ross McClymont to the Melbourne practice. His appointment is one of several which will significantly boost the Melbourne practice capability.
Formerly a partner with Deacons, Ross has more than 13 years experience specialising in the area of insolvency and reconstruction. He has recognised expertise in security enforcement, complex work-outs and insolvency and banking litigation.
In announcing his appointment, BDW Chairman of Partners Mary Padbury, said: “Ross McClymont’s appointment will reinforce the firm’s highly regarded national Restructuring & Insolvency group and significantly build on the Melbourne practice expertise.
“He brings a considerable depth of experience and knowledge, especially of the Melbourne market. Having him on the team not only builds the quality of our collective experience, but it also enhances our ability to deliver first class service for clients nationally.”
Ross has recently worked on major insolvency administrations such as Westpoint Management, Treecorp, TEAC and Lincraft and has worked with ANZ, Ferrier Hodgson, PPB and Ernst & Young. He is also a national director of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia.
“BDW has an impressive Restructuring & Insolvency group nationally and I am delighted to be working with a strong team and helping to further expand the Melbourne practice. It will also provide me with a larger platform to work with clients at a high level and to achieve effective legal solutions in the insolvency and reconstruction area”.
Ross McClymont is joined by two senior associates including Michael Sloan, who has relocated from the firm’s Sydney office to take up a key position in the new Melbourne Restructuring & Insolvency team.
Michael has extensive experience acting for liquidators, administrators and affected creditors in major insolvency administrations including Pan Pharmaceuticals, Gowings, New Tel Limited, Enron Australia, HIH, Westbus and Pasminco. Michael also advises the Asian Development Bank on Asian insolvency law reform.
The close knit Melbourne team includes Lucy Stocker who has worked as an insolvency lawyer at Deacons prior to taking a new position at BDW. Lucy has acted for ANZ’s portfolio management and corporate portfolio management groups in a number of security enforcement matters.