The Law Society of Singapore

Platinum Sponsors

FTI Consulting (Singapore) Pte Ltd

FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With over 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting teams have a tangible impact on our clients’ most complex opportunities and challenges.

In Asia Pacific, FTI Consulting has more than 560 employees operating out of 15 cities in nine countries across the region. We provide advice on issues in the areas of finance, risk, governance, performance, reputation, intelligence, compliance and liability.

FTI Consulting provides complete support in turnaround and restructuring, transaction advisory services and corporate recovery. We have a reputation for taking on challenging and complex assignments that require exceptional strategic and technical capabilities. Our regional and international coverage, combined with the depth of our specialist teams and results focused approach, means we are uniquely placed to meet our clients’ needs.

FTI Consulting has been named each year in the Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms” and was recently named the “Global Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year” for the third consecutive year by the Global M&A Network.

Law In Order

Established in 1999, Law In Order is the leading supplier of end to end document and digital solutions to the legal industry providing expert litigation support through our cost-effective document production, expert discovery management and specialist court services.

Law In Order’s diverse offering of specialised legal support services encompasses traditional service lines such as printing, scanning, copying and binding, as well as advanced digital solutions including eDiscovery and eCourts, enabling the company to act as a single source provider to its clients on even the most complex matters.

Law In Order has offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong and India that are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This ensures that our clients have unrestricted access to the services they require and are able to contact experienced litigation support professionals for assistance and advice at any time.

www.lawinorder.com.sg

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore is a leading full-service law firm in Singapore and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. A member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, a network of over 600 lawyers in 10 countries, we have worked on many of the biggest and highest profile cases in the region. We have a vast pool of talented and well-regarded lawyers dedicated to delivering the very highest standards of service across all practice areas.

Rajah & Tann Asia’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice is widely regarded as the largest, and most dominant practice group in the region. Our dedicated team of lawyers specialises in banking and financing disputes, corporate insolvencies and rescues, business advisory, workouts and debt restructurings, and enforcement of creditors’ rights.

Our deals show our strength and expertise across all our offices and we are capable of operating without borders. We have recognised expertise across key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia, and are able to harness our collective strength and expertise in all types of cross border restructuring and insolvency matters in the region. We also regularly advise on complex cross border insolvency issues in matters involving companies and assets located in various jurisdictions around the world.

Consistently ranked as a band 1 practice by leading journals, we have been recognised as being “head and shoulders” above our competitors in insolvency and restructuring work, and described as the firm’s “showpiece department”.

As a further testament to our dominant position in the practice area, we were invited to join the Group of Thirty-Six (“G36”) of INSOL International, a prestigious group of firms from around the world with recognised expertise in restructuring and insolvency and cross border matters. We are proud to be the only Southeast Asian law firm in G36.


Plenary Session 1 Sponsor

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Coming soon.


Breakout Session Sponsors

Breakout Session 1: Harbour Litigation Funding

Unrivalled

We have been instrumental in shaping the third party funding landscape worldwide and possess in-depth understanding of litigation and arbitration. We have raised a total of £760 million capital and a substantial amount of capital is immediately available.

Harbour has its roots in funding claims brought by insolvent parties and the team has been financing insolvency-related cases since 2002, demonstrating a deep knowledge of such disputes. This depth of expertise and longevity is why firms turn to us when they seek funding for legal disputes.

Litigation is an important tool for any Insolvency Practitioner seeking to recover assets for an insolvent estate. The cost of litigation poses a problem if the insolvent estate has no or little funds to pursue strong claims. This is where Harbour can play a key role. Providing the funds to pay for the legal costs offers many benefits for the IP, creditors and the estate alike.

Unfazed

Each litigation director is a specialist in one or more areas or can deploy their experience as in-house counsel. We don’t shy away from complex or high-value disputes. Our resilience and wealth of expertise enables us to deal with difficult issues when they arise, as they inevitably do in the unpredictable world of legal disputes, in a highly informed and professional manner.

Uncomplicated

We pay legal costs on time, monthly. Harbour does not control the legal team running a claim – nor does it get involved in any settlement negotiations. There is absolute clarity about our terms. If the case is won and monies received, we take our pre-agreed share of the proceeds. If the case is lost, the loss is Harbour’s.

Your Contact

You can discuss any aspect of funding, or gauge whether your case is suitable for funding with Ruth Stackpool-Moore, Managing Director of Asia Dispute Funding, exclusive broker to Harbour Litigation Funding in Singapore, at ruth@disputefunding.asia or on +65 6631 2738.

Breakout Session 4: Burford Capital

Burford Capital is a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, and it works with law firms and clients around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago and Singapore.

Breakout Session 9: Walkers

Coming soon.


Mock JIN Hearing Sponsor

Harneys

Harneys is a global offshore law and fiduciary services firm with entrepreneurial thinking. Open, progressive and personable, our multilingual lawyers provide an unrivalled service which is built around professionalism, personal service and rapid response. Our Singapore team offers the complete range of offshore transactional, litigation and restructuring advice to an international client base that includes the world’s top law firms, accountancy and advisory firms, financial institutions, investment funds and private individuals.

Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Services

Our Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Group provides unmatched legal advice in relation to British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bermuda* law. We have been at the forefront of the development of offshore jurisprudence for decades and are globally recognised as the dominant force in the offshore litigation and restructuring sphere. We have consistently been involved in the most significant global disputes, winning keynote victories for our clients and often helping shape the law. We have simultaneously acted on some of the largest and most complex cross-border restructurings and insolvencies of recent times, with our work being almost exclusively connected with high-profile, high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes and restructurings.

With a growing team that spans the BVI, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Shanghai, we are able to support clients wherever they are worldwide, in whatever language they prefer. Our wide-ranging expertise includes:

Insolvency and Restructuring

  • Solvent and insolvent winding up of companies
  • Debt restructuring
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Insolvency advisory
  • Restorations, strike offs and dissolutions

Litigation

  • Obtaining information about offshore companies
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Derivative claims
  • Declaratory relief
  • Injunctions
  • Asset tracing
  • Stop notices
  • Contentious merger dissents
  • Enforcement of foreign judgment and arbitral awards
  • Contentious trust work
  • Beddoe applications
  • Listed company disputes via our dedicated Listco Dispute Unit (LDU)

Harney Westwood & Riegels Singapore LLP | 138 Market Street | #24-04 CapitaGreen | Singapore 048946 www.harneys.com

*Bermuda legal services are provided through an exclusive association with Zuill & Co, an independently owned and controlled Bermudian law firm.


Gold Sponsors

BlackOak LLC

BlackOak is Singapore's only dedicated distress and special situations specialist legal practice, formed to meet the challenges of a changing financial landscape. The team is adept at both corporate transactional work and dispute resolution, and transits seamlessly from boardroom to courtroom, frequently representing a gamut of stakeholders that includes insolvency professionals, debtors, creditors, funds, and white knights.

BlackOak works closely alongside other industry professionals to provide business-driven and context-specific legal solutions in complex commercial situations. From successfully arguing landmark cases to pushing new frontiers in almost every headline distress deal or transaction in the recent years, the team’s abilities have been consistently recognised in various reputable ranking publications.

Within the distress space, the team is known for its involvement in high profile cases such as the USD 290 million restructuring of BLD Investments Pte Ltd’s guaranteed equity-linked bond issuance (which was guaranteed by PT Bakrieland Development Tbk); the USD 300 million restructuring of the Kreuz Subsea group of companies; the restructuring of Blue Ocean Resources Pte Ltd’s USD 325 million step up rate guaranteed senior secured notes due 2020; advising the provisional liquidators of Mongolian Mining Corporation; the restructuring of I M Skaugen; the restructuring of Otto Marine Ltd; and the restructuring of Hyflux Ltd.

Madison Pacific Pte Ltd

Madison Pacific is a premier specialised provider of independent financial and corporate services with a focus on private equity and hedge fund industries and deep experience in all types of special situation investing. The group delivers responsive and bespoke fiduciary, escrow, asset and fund administration, custodial and company secretarial services. Its assets under management exceed US$2 billion.

The Madison Pacific team comprises seasoned finance and legal professionals with over 20 years of experience and expertise in investment, asset management and securities services. The team understands the need for and is dedicated to providing timely, efficient and, when required, innovative solutions. The firm works with its clients to develop and implement solutions and structures tailor-made for each transaction and the jurisdiction involved.

With its base in Hong Kong and offices globally in Singapore, London and Beijing, Madison Pacific is readily able to respond to the needs of multinational clients including global banks, financial institutions, hedge and private equity funds, international and local law firms and corporations.

RSM Corporate Advisory Ptd Ltd

RSM is the sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network globally. In Singapore, we are the largest outside the Big 4, serving internationally-active businesses. We offer restructuring and insolvency advice that is practical, effective and tailored to specific industries such as minerals, oil & gas, retail as well as real estate & construction.

Banks and legal firms partner us to support them in areas relating to accounting, finance, tax, business advisory and corporate secretarial work. They also rely on us for turnaround services and to accept the following appointments:

  • Liquidators/Provisional Liquidators
  • Receivers/Receivers & Managers
  • Scheme Administrators
  • Receivers of income
  • Agents for mortgagee - in – possession
  • Trustees/Nominees in Bankruptcy

Learn more at www.RSMSingapore.sg


Silver Sponsors

Debtwire

Debtwire publishes real-time news, analysis and data on distressed debt and restructuring situations as well as high yield and leveraged loans financings through its global network of financial journalists and analysts. Our editorial approach requires our journalists to deliver well-researched, reliable and actionable news about companies dealing with stress or seeking new financing. Our behind-the-scenes coverage of restructuring and refinancing negotiations gives Debtwire subscribers an edge in understanding dynamics, weighing risks and anticipating outcomes.

Debtwire also complements its in-depth editorial coverage with a deals database, credit research, and a host of analytical tools designed bring subscribers quickly up to speed. For more information, please visit: www.debtwire.com.

Kirkland & Ellis 

For more than 100 years, Kirkland & Ellis has been called upon to handle complicated litigation, intellectual property, counselling, corporate, tax and restructuring matters for global clients. Our principal goals have always been to provide the highest quality legal services available anywhere; to be an instrumental part of each client’s success; and to recruit, retain and advance the brightest legal talent. We have a strategic network of offices located in major business centres around the globe. The Firm has expanded geographically to meet the needs of our clients with an international reach or global operations while maintaining a strong focus on quality. We have offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. Today, we have approximately 2,000 attorneys who work together as multidisciplinary teams to provide the full-service capabilities our clients demand.

Nair & Co.

Coming soon.


Networking Reception Sponsors

Borrelli Walsh Pte Ltd

Borrelli Walsh is a leading independent provider of restructuring, insolvency and forensic accounting services. The firm focuses exclusively on:

  • Corporate Recovery and Insolvency
  • Financial and Operational Restructuring
  • Financial Investigations, Forensic Accounting and Expert Evidence
  • Corporate and Strategic Advice
  • Matrimonial, Trust and Probate

Borrelli Walsh has offices in Beijing, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Shanghai and Singapore. The firm has been involved in some of Asia’s largest and most difficult corporate collapses and investigations in recent years.

The principals of Borrelli Walsh are leading providers of insolvency and restructuring services and are supported by a specialist team with a reputation for hard work and delivering solutions to complex problems.

The firm works with clients and other stakeholders to avoid or resolve financial and operational problems and enhance and realise value in a low risk environment. It also has an enviable reputation for the stewardship of assets and companies that are the subject of dispute and/or litigation.

Key clients include bondholders, local and international banks, investors, lawyers, listed and private companies, regulators and industry bodies, government departments and family groups.

Our Managing Directors and Directors have substantial hands on involvement in all projects, including as directors internationally and legal representatives in PRC to facilitate low key and effective outcomes.

Website: www.borrelliwalsh.com

Email: bw@borrelliwalsh.com

Beijing +86 10 5911 5388

British Virgin Islands +1 (284) 340 5888

Cayman Islands +1 345 743 8800

Hong Kong +852 3761 3888

Jakarta +62 21 3000 2228

Shanghai +86 21 5255 4600

Singapore +65 6327 1211

Mayer Brown JSM (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Mayer Brown is an international law firm noted for its commitment to client service and its ability to solve the most complex and demanding legal and business challenges worldwide.  We serve many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, CAC 40, DAX, Hang Seng and Nikkei index companies and more than half of the world’s largest banks.  Because of our commitment to client service, we are routinely named to the BTI Client Service A-Team, an annual ranking of the top 30 law firms based on independent survey feedback from corporate counsel at global and Fortune 1000 companies. 

The Mayer Brown Practices comprise more than 1,500 lawyers—among the largest law firm workforces in the world.  We operate in the world’s principal financial centres in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and collaborate with a carefully nurtured selection of internationally experienced lawyers in other countries with whom we have worked closely for many years. Our presence and network in the world’s leading markets enables us to offer clients access to local market knowledge combined with a global reach.

In Asia, Mayer Brown JSM was established in 1863 in Hong Kong. Today our Asia presence includes offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Mainland China (where we also operate in association with Jingtian & Gongcheng), Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. Our on-the-ground presence enables us to offer clients access to local market knowledge on a global basis.

Vannin Capital

Established in 2010, Vannin Capital is a pioneer of the rapidly evolving market of legal finance.  Our team is at the forefront of this dynamic industry, providing tailored funding solutions and expert support to law firms and restructuring professionals involved in high value, commercial disputes.  Vannin is uniquely positioned to provide funding solutions for insolvency and restructuring situations, with a team of experts on staff that include restructuring professionals from both the legal and accounting fields.  In addition to providing funding for claims, Vannin is also able to provide seed funding for investigations by liquidators and to purchase claims from insolvent estates.  Our strategic and entrepreneurial approach sets us apart, combining global resources and local expertise from our offices in London, Jersey, Paris, New York, Washington, Sydney and Melbourne.  A market leader, we are a member of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales (ALF) conducting our business to the highest standards in line with its code of conduct.


For more details on our sponsorship package, please click here to download.

If you will like to explore sponsorship opportunities with us, please contact the Conference Secretariat - Audrey Chew / Jean Wong at cpd@lawsoc.org.sg, +65 65300 239/ 214.