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Shannon McCarthy

Associate, Sydney

Shannon is an Associate in DWF’s Litigation and Insolvency team, and is located in our Sydney office. Her expertise includes commercial litigation, insolvency, finance and restructuring.
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Experience


Shannon has nine years' experience working in the legal industry in a variety of roles, including five years' experience as a solicitor across the areas of commercial disputes, litigation, finance, insolvency and restructuring.

Her experience includes providing advice in relation to a range of commercial and insolvency disputes, such as shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, enforcement of securities and tortious claims for a broad range of clients, including insolvency practitioners, financial providers and insurers. 

Most recently, Shannon has assisted global and Australian entities regarding debt restructures and formal insolvencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has also assisted administrators and insolvency practitioners navigate changing laws for corporate entities during this time, including Court applications to extend moratorium periods and negotiating with stakeholders, including in accordance with the National Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies. She has also assisted with providing advice to companies considering entering formal insolvency processes.

Shannon also has extensive advocacy expertise appearing in Federal, New South Wales and Victorian Courts, as well as experience litigating matters in a number of other Australian jurisdictions. She is well versed in undertaking informal settlement conferences and mediations to achieve amendable outcomes for clients.

Previously, Shannon has worked in finance law assisting multi-national borrowers with investment scale financial transactions, including syndicated, property and other debt financing transactions with onshore and offshore entities. She has also undertaken an in-house secondment at Scottish Pacific Business Finance working on debtor financing and asset financing.

When she's not in the office, Shannon is out hiking or at the beach. 

Recent Cases


  • Shannon assisted on the unprecedented application by administrators of the Colette by Colette Hayman group for an extension of the statutory moratorium under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) for administrators to be relieved of personal liability for rental payments of Australian retail stores during the Australian financial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Memberships 


  • Law Society of New South Wales 

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