Philip Pan

Philip Pan

Philip Pan is a partner in the Brisbane office of King & Wood Mallesons where he practises in banking, property and commercial litigation. Philip has over 15 years legal experience specialising in insolvency, corporate recovery and regulation and property, banking and finance disputes.

Recent matters

  • Acting for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, National Australia Bank Limited and Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the workout of the Parmalat Group, being Australia's third largest milk processor, including advice on international insolvency and fraud issues and ASIC investigations into insolvent trading and breach of duties
  • Acting for the trustee in bankruptcy of Geoffrey Robert Dexter, the promoter of the Wattle Group which was at the time Australia's largest non-corporate "Ponzi" investment scheme with investor losses totalling more than $200 million which included assistance to ASIC in its successful prosecution and imprisonment of the promoter for ten years
  • Acted in obtaining an ASIC stop order against a product disclosure statement issued in respect of the S8 Property Trust
  • Acted for the receivers and managers of South Johnstone Mill, one of the largest sugar mills in Queensland which was sold to Bundaberg Sugar, including the investigation and examination of senior bank officers and the receivers and managers by ASIC of allegations of sale at an undervalue
  • Acted for a director of listed childcare property fund in investigations and examinations by ASIC of allegations of insider trading
  • Acted for the receivers of one of Queensland's oldest and largest tile processing and manufacturing businesses including investigations by Environmental Protection Authority
  • Acted for the directors of Freedom Homes, one of the largest home builders in Queensland in relation to administration, public examination, liquidation and preference and insolvent trading actions
  • Acted for the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations and appointed administrators and liquidators of numerous incorporated aboriginal councils and associations including the public examination of the Deputy Commissioner of ATSIC, "Sugar" Ray Robinson and investigations of misuse of public funding
  • Acted for the administrators of Southbank Holiday Suites involving rental guarantees and the disclaimer of management agreement and investigations of breach of body corporate and management legislation.


Legal insights

On the 2 August 2021 Treasury released a consultation paper titled ‘Helping Companies Restructure by Improving Schemes of Arrangement.

29 September 2021

Once again the insolvency of Australia’s second largest airline has served to highlight the deficiencies with our voluntary administration process and reopened debate as to the adoption of US Chapter...

27 November 2020

On Sunday the Federal Government announced that it will extend until the end of the year insolvency relief measures which were put in place from March 2020.

08 September 2020

This article was written by Tim Klineberg and Gavin Rakoczy. The issue The priority of secured creditors to receive distributions out of secured assets is heavily entrenched in the Australian...

17 June 2020

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