Regional news: Asia-Pacific

Baker McKenzie advises as Thai Airways pursues restructuring

Baker McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills and Southeast Asian firm Tilleke Gibbins are all taking roles in the rehabilitation proceedings for Thailand’s flagship airline, which is next due in court on 17 August.

28 July 2020

Paper company seeks Hong Kong recognition of Bermudian light-touch JPLs

A Bermudian court has appointed light-touch provisional liquidators over a locally incorporated paper company and asked a Hong Kong court for assistance, amid a potential investigation into auditing issues at the company.

27 July 2020

Interior design company obtains roll-up super-priority financing in Singapore

Struggling interior design company Design Studio Group has been granted super-priority rescue financing in Singapore, including over pre-petition debts that were incurred before the group filed for insolvency.

24 July 2020

Singapore omnibus legislation set to come into force

Local practitioners have welcomed Singapore’s “elegant and comprehensive” new Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act and its 48 pieces of subsidiary legislation, which are set to come into force on 30 July.

24 July 2020

Australian court allows trustee of disqualified tax agent to seek UK recognition

An Australian court has allowed the bankruptcy trustee of a disqualified tax agent to seek recognition of his appointment in the UK, pursuant to the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.

24 July 2020

ASEAN property groups plan schemes in Singapore and Malaysia

Cayman-incorporated Capital World has launched a proposed pre-packed, fast-track scheme of arrangement in Singapore, while subsidiaries of Singapore’s Hatten Land have obtained moratoria in Malaysia ahead of launching two local schemes.

24 July 2020

SGX listing is “substantial connection” for Indonesian group's Singapore moratorium

A foreign company with securities listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange has a “substantial connection” to Singapore and can apply for a moratorium extension under the new Companies Act, a court has ruled for the first time.

23 July 2020

English court refuses to dismiss Mallya bankruptcy petition

An English court has refused to dismiss a bankruptcy petition against one-time billionaire Vijay Mallya, finding his creditors did not have to disclose purported third-party security relating to an Indian judgment.

23 July 2020

African Minerals creditors back English scheme

Creditors of Bermuda-registered mining company African Minerals have voted to approve its English scheme to resolve a creditor conflict about claims the company may bring against China’s Shandong Iron and Steel Group.

21 July 2020

BVI court favours Hong Kong arbitration over liquidators

A British Virgin Islands court has dismissed an investment fund’s attempts to appoint liquidators over local company Fair Cheerful, finding a dispute between the parties should be arbitrated in Hong Kong.

20 July 2020

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