Regional news: Asia-Pacific

IWIRC is seeking nominations for its Asia Woman of the Year award

The International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) is accepting nominations for its third annual Woman of the Year in Restructuring in Asia award.

31 July 2020

DLA Piper recruits partner in Melbourne

DLA Piper has hired a new partner in its Melbourne restructuring practice, after losing its Australian head of restructuring to Dentons in March.

29 July 2020

RHTLaw advising as Hiap Seng Engineering files for JM in Singapore

Singapore-listed oil and gas services company Hiap Seng Engineering and one of its subsidiaries have filed separate applications for judicial management in the city-state, with RHTLaw advising.

29 July 2020

Hyflux banks prepare judicial management application

An unsecured group of Hyflux’s bank lenders are preparing an application to place it under judicial management, while the embattled Singaporean company has also received new proposals from US and UAE investors.

28 July 2020

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

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