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BlackOak LLC

Restructuring/Insolvency

3 ranked lawyersBand 2SingaporeAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Experienced team with a broad contentious and non-contentious practice, particularly focused on acting for debtors, as well as insolvency practitioners and leaders of schemes of arrangement. Regularly handles high-value debt restructuring exercises, as well as insolvency litigation. Especially active on matters involving the energy and shipping sectors. Impressive cross-border capabilities, with a particular focus on the Indian market.

Strengths

One source lauds the firm as a "true standout in the market," praising its international capabilities.

Another commentator reports that it is "the firm that I always choose to work closest with, as you can form a true partnership with them. Their approach is always bespoke and solution-driven."

Work highlights

Advised TransAsa Private Capital Singapore as a contingent creditor on a potential judicial management situation, and a potential restructuring deal relating to Agritrade International.

Notable practitioners

Ashok Kumar is a revered and experienced practitioner who has expertise advising liquidators as well as committees of shareholders and debtors on major insolvencies. One source labels him "extraordinary - he can navigate through national nuances and bring in an international perspective," while another commentator describes him as "extremely knowledgeable, a great guy and definitely an expert."

Darius Tay has a robust practice advising on restructuring and insolvency proceedings, acting on behalf of debtors and noteholders. One client reports: "He is a lawyer who is truly a partner with his clients. The quality of advice is fantastic, taking into account both legal and commercial factors. We can always count on him to be by our side in the trenches providing us with great advice and solutions."

Debby Lim is a "miracle worker in pushing through court applications," according to a source, who adds: "She is knowledgeable in the space, giving seminars and talks." She is well reputed for her work on insolvency mandates, acting for a range of creditors, debtors and appointees.

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Singapore

Restructuring/Insolvency: Domestic


Ashok Kumar
Band 1
Darius Tay
Band 4
Debby Lim
Band 4