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Nikita Goodwill

Lawyer
+61.3.9205.2158
Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Ms. Goodwill is a commercial litigation lawyer in the Restructuring & Insolvency and Commercial Disputes team. She has experience assisting on corporate and personal insolvency matters, loan recovery, securities enforcement, liquidations and winding up proceedings and personal bankruptcy proceedings.

Ms. Goodwill has worked with a broad range of clients including a number of major Australian banks, listed and unlisted companies, financiers and insolvency accounting firms.

Professional Background

Whilst at K&L Gates, Ms. Goodwill worked in the Corporate and Transactional team gaining experience in private and public M&A, with a focus on equity capital markets.

Prior to joining K&L Gates Ms. Goodwill gained experience in accounting and finance roles, most notably in an insolvency accounting firm where she was involved in the day-to-day management of corporate insolvency appointments.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA) member
  • Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria (WIRV) member
  • Assisting in advising clients including major Australian banks in a range of recovery matters, such as the enforcement of a variety of securities, secured and unsecured loan recovery, enforcement of guarantees, enforcing mortgages and sequestration and winding up proceedings.
  • Assisting in advising clients on bankruptcy proceedings, public examinations under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) and issues relating to liquidations and receiverships. 
  • Drafting court documents in Federal Court, Supreme Court, County Court and Magistrates' Court proceedings including statements of claim, defences, applications for default judgment and applications for sequestration and winding up orders.
  • Drafting and negotiating deeds of forbearance and deeds of settlement. 
  • Currently assisting a number of clients in the recovery of a high volume of loans made to investors in various managed investment schemes.
  • Assisting in relation to various public and private company M&A transactions on behalf of both vendors and purchasers, including in relation to share sale agreements and asset sale agreements.
  • Assisting in advising private and public companies on various matters including rights issues, placements and capital raisings.