Clayton Utz has recruited corporate workouts lawyer Nick Poole as a partner in its Melbourne office. Poole joins the firm having worked for nearly 8 years in Mayer Brown JSM’s Asian restructuring and insolvency practice in Bangkok and then Hong Kong. Recently, he was the lead partner advising a 27-member bank group in the restructure and then liquidation of the Hong Kong listed Moulin Group of Companies with bank debt in excess of HK$2.4 billion, and the US$600 million disposal of the Group’s majority interest in the third largest eyewear retailer in the US.

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