Friday 13 October 2017

Australia: Treasury consultation paper on illegal phoenix activity

The Treasury has published a consultation paper in which it seeks views on law reform proposals designed to deter and disrupt illegal phoenix activity: see here (pdf). A specific offence of "illegal phoenixing" is not proposed. Instead, a series of proposals is made including, for example, an amendment to the Corporations Act 2001 to specifically prohibit the transfer of property from Company A to Company B where the main purpose of the transfer was to prevent, hinder or delay the process of that property becoming available for distribution amongst Company A's creditors.

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