Avryl leads the Australian resilience team and is a core member of the global resilience group. The team delivers solutions to clients with the aim of building organisational resilience.
Avryl regularly advises clients on corporate governance and regulatory issues in the context of ASIC, APRA and ACCC investigations and in respect of claims made under directors and officers’ liability insurance policies. Avryl also advises on a range of international regulatory issues, including anti-bribery and corruption and trade sanctions, from both a compliance and enforcement perspective.
Avryl brings significant government experience to her regulatory practice. She previously worked as a trade law specialist with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was posted as an Australian diplomat to Singapore and Mumbai in trade and investment roles.
She has extensive transactional experience in the areas of corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance collateral arrangements and distribution and marketing arrangements. She also has general commercial and insurance litigation experience.
Avryl acts for a wide range of clients including insurers, reinsurers, international trading companies, shippers and direct marketing companies.
Regulatory: ASIC investigations – Advising an Australian Financial Services Licensee in respect of a significant ASIC investigation into their financial services business
D&O – Acting for various insurers on claims made under a D&O policy in the context of an insolvency of a publicly listed company resulting in a shareholder class action and proceedings against directors and officers
Regulatory: ACCC investigation –Acting for a multinational company in respect of an ACCC investigation into various advertising campaigns and advising on improvement strategy
Regulatory: APRA prudential requirements – Advising various insurers and reinsurers with respect to APRA prudential requirements for reinsurance risk management and drafting reinsurance collateral and custodian documentation
Regulatory: financial services – Advising various international companies on the licensing requirements to deal with financial products and provide financial services advice in Australia
Regulatory: anti-bribery and corruption – Preparing advice for various boards on Australia's anti-bribery and corruption regime and current trends in this area
Corporate governance – Advising various companies on corporate governance issues including directors' duties, transfer and issue of shares, and related-party transactions
Corporate restructuring – As part of an international Clyde & Co team, advising on the Australian law aspects of the refinancing and restructuring of an international trading company
Trade disputes – Advising an international trading company on recovery of debts and an application to be the substituted applicant in a winding up application against an Australian publicly listed company
Distribution and marketing agreements – Advising an international direct marketing company on the establishment of a distribution and marketing arrangement with a leading Australian bank and negotiating the terms of the final agreement