Restructuring & Insolvency

With over 25 lawyers, our Restructuring & Insolvency team is the most dominant and experienced in Singapore

Our Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group is the largest dedicated legal practice in Singapore dealing with banking and financing disputes, corporate insolvencies and rescues, business advisory, workouts and debt restructurings, and enforcement of creditors’ rights.

Our lawyers provide a complete range of services in this highly specialised area, covering dispute resolution, and advisory or transactional services. Over the years, we’ve acquired enormous experience and an impressive track record in handling complex and high-end cases in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

A recognised leader

Recognised by the International Financial Law Review 1000 as the ‘clear leader’ in insolvency and restructuring work in Singapore, we’ve been involved in almost every major debt restructuring, scheme of arrangement, judicial management, receivership and liquidation in the country.

Our clients include banks and financial institutions, accountants, financial advisors and insolvency practitioners, as well as financially distressed companies. And we play a variety of different roles in these cases, including acting as legal advisors and counsel for banks and financial institutions, creditors’ committees, liquidators, receivers and managers, and scheme administrators.

Experts in banking issues

Another important part of our practice is advising clients on various banking-related issues, such as bank-customer relationships, and terms and conditions in banking documentation – as well potential risks and liabilities in all types of banking transactions. We also regularly act as counsel for banks and financial institutions in litigation and arbitration.


Practice areas

Banking and Finance
  • General advisory
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Loan and security documentation advice
  • Structuring and insolvency-proofing advice
  • Bank-customer and inter-bank disputes
  • Documentary credit, bank guarantee and performance bond disputes
  • Restitutionary claims
  • Injunctions and garnishee orders  
  • Liquidation
  • Judicial management
  • Receivership
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Bankruptcy and voluntary arrangements
  • Cross-border insolvency
Creditor Rights
  • Creditor-debtor and inter-creditor disputes
  • Loan recovery
  • Enforcement of judgments
  • Pre-emptive remedies
  • Advice on creditor rights and protection
  • Advice to bondholders
  • Settlements and compromises
Debt Restructuring and Workouts
  • Advice to creditors’ and steering committees
  • Advice to Independent Financial Advisors and Special Accountants
  • Standstill arrangements
  • Debt restructuring advice and documentation
  • Security sharing arrangements
  • Cross-border debt restructuring co-ordination
Investigations and Recovery of Assets
  • Investigation of corporate fraud and misconduct
  • Misfeasance actions
  • Avoidance of transactions
  • Examination of corporate officers
  • Asset tracing