Regional news: Asia-Pacific

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

Community roundup: new recruits at Gordon Brothers, EY and Kirkland & Ellis

Gordon Brothers and EY have hired in Australia, Kirkland & Ellis and Thornton Grout Finnigan have recruited in Hong Kong and Toronto, and Quantuma and Freeths continue to expand in the UK.

20 July 2020

Singapore court recognises energy company's Hong Kong liquidation

A Singapore court has recognised the Hong Kong liquidation of energy company Shanghai Huaxin Group under its three-year-old Model Law legislation, expanding a multi-jurisdictional bankruptcy linked to an international bribery scandal.

17 July 2020

NZ High Court restrains Chinese director’s bankruptcy pending directors’ duties appeal

The High Court of New Zealand has halted a bankruptcy application against a Chinese former director of local construction company Mainzeal, pending his appeal of a multi-million dollar breach of duties judgment.

17 July 2020

Ocean Tankers owners file court application to remove Rajah & Tann

The owners of Singaporean shipping company Ocean Tankers have applied to the city-state’s High Court to remove Rajah & Tann as counsel to its interim judicial managers EY.

15 July 2020

Alvarez & Marsal hires ex-Lehman Brothers Asia liquidator in Hong Kong

Edward Middleton, a former managing director and co-head of financial restructuring in Asia at investment bank Houlihan Lokey, has joined Alvarez & Marsal in Hong Kong.

15 July 2020

Canadian oil servicer Calfrac secures emergency stays in Texas and Alberta

A Canadian oilfield services provider that operates in Russia and Argentina has secured an emergency Chapter 15 injunction in Texas, as well as a stay on creditor proceedings in Alberta.

15 July 2020

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