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Katie Higgins

Katie Higgins acts for financiers, borrowers, funds, and insolvency practitioners across a range of financing transactions, with a particular focus on debt restructurings and workouts, alongside project, structured, and property finance transactions. She has been recognized for her ability to deliver excellent, commercially focused, and responsive advice on a range of complex matters. Katie has extensive experience advising leading Australian and international banks, funds, and financial institutions on their exposure to distressed companies.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Katie advised major Australian banks on such matters as exposure to a significant social housing PPP (public-private partnership) in New South Wales and its wind down and transition to Urban Growth NSW and on funding related to the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct. She also acted for a creditor of the Tinkler Group and, through the leverage of enforcement action, achieved a resolution through multiparty agreements and various asset sales to recover the significant debt owed to the creditor; two of the largest bank creditors in relation to the $1.2 billion debt restructuring of Allco Finance Group; and major bank creditors owed in excess of $400 million in the restructuring of the Centro Group. [1]