Course Detail(IR023 : Key Restructuring Law Reforms)

IR023 : Key Restructuring Law Reforms NEW

3.50 CPE Hours (Category 4)
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Programme Objective

The Companies (Amendment) Act 2017, which was passed in March 2017, introduced legislative changes that will enhance Singapore's position as an international debt restructuring centre. Among other things, the new legislative changes adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, and introduced US-bankruptcy law concepts into Singapore law.
This half-day seminar will run through these legislative changes, and how it will impact restructurings conducted in Singapore in the future.
 

Programme Outline


(a) Singapore as a primary place of restructuring: In this session, we will compare the changes in the legislation governing schemes of arrangement and judicial management.

(b) Assisting a foreign restructuring process: In this session, we will focus on Singapore's adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.
 
Training Methodology

Seminar style delivery with examples
 
Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

An intermediate level programme intended for both Practising and Non-Practising Accountants, as well as Professionals who are involved in Insolvency and Restructuring.

Competency Mapping

Category 4 = 3.50 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

17 Oct 2017 (2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chou Sean Yu
Smitha Menon
Manoj Sandrasegara

Testimonial

Funding

No funding Available!

Programme Facilitator(s)


Chou Sean Yu

CHOU Sean Yu is the Head of the Banking & Financial Disputes Practice, the Joint Head of the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice and a Partner in the International Arbitration, Financial Services Regulatory and Malaysia Practices. His main practice areas are banking & trade finance disputes, insolvency & restructuring, corporate fraud, investigations & asset recovery, financial services regulatory, commercial & corporate disputes, shareholder litigation, tort & contractual claims and domestic & international arbitration. 

Mr Chou is recognised for his diverse practice and has been praised as a "thorough and well prepared" practitioner in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific. He also is endorsed as a leading Restructuring & Insolvency lawyer in Best Lawyers and Expert Guides. Mr Chou emerged the winner of International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards, 2015 for the Insolvency & Restructuring category in Singapore and is noted for "his excellent legal knowledge and competence, combined with his good commercial thinking, allow him to appreciate the commercial aspects of complex business issues and provide holistic advice to clients that goes beyond just legal considerations".

Mr Chou is a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore. He graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Bristol and is admitted to the English Bar (Middle Temple) and to the Singapore Bar.
 

Smitha Menon

Smitha MENON is a Partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practices.

She has extensive experience acting for financial institutions, turnaround practitioners and debtor companies on a broad range of corporate and financial restructurings in and out of court.

Ms Menon is recognised as an up-and-coming lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific and praised for offering "really commercial solutions" and being "very articulate and hands-on". She was cited in Global Restructuring Review's 40 under 40 list (2016) of the world's leading restructuring lawyers.

Ms Menon is a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore and on the board of the Singapore network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). She also serves on the Insolvency Practice Committee (2017) of the Law Society. She graduated from King's College, London and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.
 

Manoj Sandrasegara

Manoj Pillay SANDRASEGARA is the Joint Head of both the Restructuring & Insolvency and the Indonesia Practices. He has extensive experience in complex cross-border debt restructurings acting for borrowers, court-appointed administrators and special situation investors.

Chambers Asia-Pacific singles him out as a "top-ranked", "very accomplished restructuring lawyer who is easy to deal with", with the "most visible in high-profile, multi-jurisdictional restructurings."
                                 

Mr Sandrasegara is consistently recognised as a Tier 1 leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer in Asialaw Leading Lawyers; Who's Who Legal; The Legal 500: Asia Pacific; Chambers Asia-Pacific; IFLR1000; Best Lawyers; Asialaw Profiles; Chambers Global for restructurings in China; and Experts Based Abroad.
Mr Sandrasegara is Vice Chairman of both the Insolvency Practitioner's Association of Singapore and the Law Society's Insolvency Practice Committee. He was appointed by the Ministry of Law as a committee member on the overhaul of Singapore's cross-border restructuring legislation.
 


Programme Objective

The Companies (Amendment) Act 2017, which was passed in March 2017, introduced legislative changes that will enhance Singapore's position as an international debt restructuring centre. Among other things, the new legislative changes adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, and introduced US-bankruptcy law concepts into Singapore law.
This half-day seminar will run through these legislative changes, and how it will impact restructurings conducted in Singapore in the future.
 

Programme Outline


(a) Singapore as a primary place of restructuring: In this session, we will compare the changes in the legislation governing schemes of arrangement and judicial management.

(b) Assisting a foreign restructuring process: In this session, we will focus on Singapore's adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.
 
Training Methodology

Seminar style delivery with examples
 
Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

An intermediate level programme intended for both Practising and Non-Practising Accountants, as well as Professionals who are involved in Insolvency and Restructuring.

Competency Mapping

Category 4 = 3.50 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chou Sean Yu

CHOU Sean Yu is the Head of the Banking & Financial Disputes Practice, the Joint Head of the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice and a Partner in the International Arbitration, Financial Services Regulatory and Malaysia Practices. His main practice areas are banking & trade finance disputes, insolvency & restructuring, corporate fraud, investigations & asset recovery, financial services regulatory, commercial & corporate disputes, shareholder litigation, tort & contractual claims and domestic & international arbitration. 

Mr Chou is recognised for his diverse practice and has been praised as a "thorough and well prepared" practitioner in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific. He also is endorsed as a leading Restructuring & Insolvency lawyer in Best Lawyers and Expert Guides. Mr Chou emerged the winner of International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards, 2015 for the Insolvency & Restructuring category in Singapore and is noted for "his excellent legal knowledge and competence, combined with his good commercial thinking, allow him to appreciate the commercial aspects of complex business issues and provide holistic advice to clients that goes beyond just legal considerations".

Mr Chou is a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore. He graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Bristol and is admitted to the English Bar (Middle Temple) and to the Singapore Bar.
 
Smitha Menon

Smitha MENON is a Partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practices.

She has extensive experience acting for financial institutions, turnaround practitioners and debtor companies on a broad range of corporate and financial restructurings in and out of court.

Ms Menon is recognised as an up-and-coming lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific and praised for offering "really commercial solutions" and being "very articulate and hands-on". She was cited in Global Restructuring Review's 40 under 40 list (2016) of the world's leading restructuring lawyers.

Ms Menon is a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore and on the board of the Singapore network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). She also serves on the Insolvency Practice Committee (2017) of the Law Society. She graduated from King's College, London and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.
 
Manoj Sandrasegara

Manoj Pillay SANDRASEGARA is the Joint Head of both the Restructuring & Insolvency and the Indonesia Practices. He has extensive experience in complex cross-border debt restructurings acting for borrowers, court-appointed administrators and special situation investors.

Chambers Asia-Pacific singles him out as a "top-ranked", "very accomplished restructuring lawyer who is easy to deal with", with the "most visible in high-profile, multi-jurisdictional restructurings."
                                 

Mr Sandrasegara is consistently recognised as a Tier 1 leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer in Asialaw Leading Lawyers; Who's Who Legal; The Legal 500: Asia Pacific; Chambers Asia-Pacific; IFLR1000; Best Lawyers; Asialaw Profiles; Chambers Global for restructurings in China; and Experts Based Abroad.
Mr Sandrasegara is Vice Chairman of both the Insolvency Practitioner's Association of Singapore and the Law Society's Insolvency Practice Committee. He was appointed by the Ministry of Law as a committee member on the overhaul of Singapore's cross-border restructuring legislation.
 

Upcoming Schedule

Registration is closed

Date & Time

17 Oct 2017 (2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 98.00
For Non-Members: $ 128.00

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chou Sean Yu
Smitha Menon
Manoj Sandrasegara

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709