Practice & Background

Matt Benson is a member of the financial restructuring group. Mr. Benson advises in relation to a broad range of restructuring, turnaround and formal insolvency issues.  He has experience in a number of industries and sectors including mining, energy and resources, agriculture, financial services, retail and education.

Mr. Benson is a member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association and the Turnaround Management Association, Australia.

Representative Matters

  • Bondholder committees with respect to the financial restructuring of distressed issuers of Norwegian bonds in the oil and gas industry
  • Atlas Iron Limited, an ASX-listed iron ore miner, on a debt for equity restructuring via scheme of arrangement
  • Syndicate of lenders to Vocation Limited, an ASX-listed vocational education provider
  • Aurelia Metals Limited, an ASX-listed gold miner, in successfully reversing the appointment of voluntary administrators by a secured lender and implementing a financial restructuring leading to the successful turnaround of the company’s financial position and operations