Partner, Auckland

Scott Abel



Scott specialises in insolvency and debt restructuring, corporate and secured finance, and specialist personal property security and credit recovery advice.  He advises and has acted for domestic and foreign banks, financial institutions, insolvency professionals and other organisations on receiverships, liquidations, administrations and workouts.

He is particularly recognised by the market for his leading expertise in Personal Property Securities (PPS) law, often advising banks, insolvency practitioners and other firms and barristers on complex PPS matters.

He regularly writes and presents papers on a range of insolvency and credit enforcement topics, and is a contributing editor to Heath & Whale on Insolvency, New Zealand's leading insolvency law text.

In 2015, he became the first New Zealander to pass the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course and be recognised as a Fellow of INSOL International.

  • Fellow of INSOL International
  • Member of INSOL International
  • Member of RITANZ

Work highlights

Acting for KordaMentha

as administrators and deed administrators of the Solid Energy Group

Acting for PwC

as administrators of Postie Plus Group, a nationwide retail apparel chain

Acting for McGrath Nicol

as administrators of the Intueri Education Group

Acting for New Zealand Property Finance Partners

in connection with the recovery and restructuring of the commercial mortgage portfolio acquired from BOS Australia

Acting for the administrators

of REDGroup Retail (Whitcoulls and Borders) in New Zealand

Advising PPB Advisory

as receivers of listed travel and accommodation marketing business, Jasons Travel Media


Alternate contacts

David Perry

David Perry

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

David specialises in banking and financial services, and restructuring and insolvency law. He represents banks and financial…

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