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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Stellar practice, noted for its deep bench of lawyers. Assists clients involved in high-value restructuring matters, including debtors, creditors, judicial managers, committees of noteholders, and liquidators. Also well placed to advise on the enforcement of creditors' rights. Draws on its regional network to advise on cross-border matters, and offers specialist expertise from within the firm in areas such as shipping, energy and financial services.

Strengths

One interviewee reports: "The firm's ability to deal with complicated corporate insolvency and litigation matters is their biggest strength. I have found them to be very results-oriented, and their team members are able to effectively manage clients' expectations."

Another commentator notes that "they are incredibly responsive, commercial and not afraid to take a tough position on points of law," adding that "they have a good read of the jurisdiction and the courts, giving sound advice as to strategy and tactics."

Work highlights

Acted for Hin Leong Trading on the Hin Leong Group restructuring of over USD4 billion of debt.

Notable practitioners

Tan Chuan Thye SC has a solid practice in the restructuring and insolvency sphere, with experience acting for debtors on restructurings and liquidations. He is known broadly for his work in contentious insolvencies.

Danny Ong has a robust practice with experience advising consortiums of banks and liquidators on insolvency mandates. One interviewee reports: "He has significant intellectual horsepower and is very client-friendly. He is driven, thoughtful in his advice and prepared to take courageous steps to argue difficult points. He is proactive, responsive and demonstrates that he cares about the quality of work and delivering results."

Lee Eng Beng SC remains a market-leading figure with notable expertise in restructuring and insolvency matters. He has particularly notable experience on restructuring litigation and arbitration mandates. He often works on behalf of creditors as well as judicial managers and debtors.

Sim Kwan Kiat is a highly esteemed practitioner who is renowned for working on high-value restructurings. He acts on behalf of lenders, noteholders, judicial managers and liquidators.

Lionel Tay is an experienced lawyer with a well-established contentious practice. He acts for steering committees of noteholders, judicial managers and lenders in insolvency proceedings.

Patrick Ang is praised by clients for being "very responsive and crystal clear in the advice he gives; there is no ambiguity or hedging." He is a pre-eminent practitioner with extensive experience acting for major banks and judicial managers on restructuring mandates.

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Overview

Rajah & Tann Singapore is the undisputed market leader with strong pedigree and brand recognition in the restructuring and insolvency practice in Singapore. We are involved in virtually every major restructuring and insolvency matter in Singapore, with the unique ability to harness the strength and depth of our insolvency and restructuring practice and other market-leading practices within the firm such as shipping, financial services and regulatory practices. This is critical in dealing with insolvency and restructuring of companies with specialised businesses, such as the shipping and financial industries.

Our practice continues to cement its position as the dominant practice in Singapore, having undertaken lead roles in recent noteworthy cases that have been making headlines in the marine and oil and gas industry, as well as the marine offshore services. We tap on the expertise of other market-leading practices within the firm when necessary, including shipping, financial services and regulatory practices.

We also have a wealth of experience in dealing with cross-border issues in insolvency and restructuring, having handled numerous cases involving legal and regulatory issues in multiple jurisdictions. We stand out for having partners with an integrated restructuring and insolvency practice and the ability to handle both contentious and non-contentious matters. This unique ability to handle both contentious and non-contentious aspects is unmatched by any of our competitors.

Restructuring/Insolvency: Domestic

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Location

9 Straits View #06-07

Marina One West Tower

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

018937

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Singapore

Restructuring/Insolvency: Domestic


Chuan Thye Tan SC
Band 4
Eng Beng Lee SC
Band 1
Kwan Kiat Sim
Band 1
Patrick Ang
Band 1