Members’ Voluntary Liquidation
A Members’ Voluntary Liquidation (MVL) is a process by which the assets of a company are able to be distributed to its creditors and members under the control of a liquidator who is subject to the legislative requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 (Act).
An MVL may also be used in the winding up of solvent associations and co-operatives, as the procedures set out in the Act are generally adopted by the various State Acts under which Associations and Co-Operatives are governed.
An MVL can only be used when a company is solvent, i.e. able to pay its debts (including related entity debts such as shareholders’ loans) in full within 12 months of the commencement of the winding-up.