Paul is a highly experienced practitioner specialising in restructuring, insolvency and special situations. He is also the global co-chair of the firm's Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency practice.
He has extensive regional, international and cross border experience advising creditors, companies, private equity and hedge funds in respect of restructurings and distressed situations. His clients include corporates such as Speedcast, Arq Group, Retail Food Group, Imdex and Arrium; banks such as National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Bank, Nomura and Standard Chartered Bank; and funds such as Carlyle, KKR, Värde, HPS, Blackstone and OCP, along with other leading corporations, banks, funds and insolvency firms.
Paul is a leader in the Australian restructuring industry. He has recently been appointed as a director of the Australian board of the Turnaround Management Association in 2020 after serving as vice-chair of the NSW committee for the Turnaround Management Association from 2018-2020.
Originally from New Zealand, Paul practised in London for a number of years with Linklaters and Lovells before joining Herbert Smith Freehills in 2012. Paul is admitted to practice in New South Wales, England & Wales and New Zealand.