Petr is a Partner working in the PKF Melbourne Business Recovery and Insolvency team.
Having worked in corporate and individual insolvency, as well as business turnaround since 1984, Petr is experienced in receiverships, liquidations, voluntary administrations, Part X and personal bankruptcy. He has also worked on informal workouts and advisory where formal appointments were not appropriate, forensic work and litigation support and acted as independent trustee in large estate disputes.
As part of his role, Petr has carried out investigations into insolvent trading, undue preference recoveries, uncommercial loans, oppression and fraudulent or improper accounting and prepared numerous expert reports. He has been a witness in court in relation to these investigations and reports and has developed expertise in preparing business valuations and economic loss assessments primarily for litigation and dispute resolutions and forensic investigations.
Petr has been appointed trustee in numerous bankrupt estates and a liquidator in multi-million-dollar winding ups of solvent companies. He has also been instrumental in managing companies out of administration returning 100 cents in the dollar to creditors and giving back to the owners a restructured and profitable concern.
Petr has acted in complex estate matters involving significant sums of money both as an independent trustee and as director of underlying entities. For several years Petr was as an expert independent director of the Eastern Ranges GP Association, adding corporate governance and business advice to the Board.
With deep connections with lawyers and accountants, Petr is highly regarded in his ability to navigate through complex issues and work efficiently to help businesses and individuals bounce back from difficult circumstances.
- Building and Construction
- Professional Services
- Food and Hospitality
Professional Memberships and Qualifications
- Accounting Degree, R.M.I.T. - 1989
- Registered Liquidator - 1994
- Official Liquidator - 2005
- Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy - 2006
- Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) - 1991
- Member of Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA)
- Member of Forensic Accounting Special Interest Group
- Member of WIRV
- Member of TMA
- Member of AICD