Restructuring and Insolvency

Driven by global consolidation and challenging economics, there continues to be a significant trend for restructuring. With extensive local and international restructuring experience, we advise clients on all aspects, both in and out of court. Our capabilities cover the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious  restructuring and insolvency scenarios. We have extensive experience acting both for companies going through restructuring/insolvency and for creditors of companies in financial distress. During difficult situations, we respond proactively to preserve value, stabilize operations and stem stakeholders losses. We advise on the preparation and negotiation of all relevant documents, including loan and security arrangements, shareholders agreements and equity issue and transfer documentation. We also advise on corporate governance matters, for example, the duties of directors. We have represented creditor groups in some of the largest maritime insolvency/restructurings in recent years such as OW Bunkers, Hanjin and Swiber and we also provide advice in the context of liquidation of Chinese companies affecting rights of overseas creditors.

The team act for boards of directors, all types of lenders, private equity and other funders, sponsors, pension and other trustees, creditors, debtors, court appointed officers, interim lenders, insolvency practitioners, receivers and purchasers.

For information, please contact Bill Ricquier or  Loh Wai Yue.