Personal bankruptcy and liquidation of company guidance updated

Australian Financial Security Authority

The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and Australian Restructuring and Insolvency Turnaround Association (ARITA) have together released an updated guide explaining bankruptcy and liquidation and how they interact.

The guide was first released in 2017 and has been updated in July 2022. It provides guidance for directors of companies and other people in business to help them understand their rights and responsibilities when personal bankruptcy and corporate liquidation intersect. It also provides useful information for advisors regarding the potential consequences and options available if their client is a director and shareholder of a company in financial distress.

The guide also highlights the importance of seeking appropriate professional advice and acting on that advice.

To download the updated guide, visit our website AFSA.

/Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.