Past Events

Spotlight on selected past events
Past Events

Strengthening Insolvency Systems in Asia and the Pacific

The "Strengthening Insolvency Systems in Asia and the Pacific" event is co-organised by the Asian Development Bank, Singapore Management University, Singapore Global Restructuring Initiative, University of Chicago Law School’s Center on Law and Finance, University of Cambridge’s Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, and INSOL International. It will take place over two days on 15-16 December 2022, and will be attended by regulators, judges, governmental officials, representatives of global central banks, and other international and regional institutions and leading international insolvency experts.

The event will seek to provide a platform for high level dialogue and peer to peer learning on insolvency reform in the Asia Pacific region for public policy makers, international experts, and private practitioners. It will serve as a forum for countries in Asia and the Pacific to evaluate, review and strengthen their insolvency and restructuring frameworks against the backdrop of economic recovery in the post-pandemic world, with special attention to emerging economies in Asia and the Pacific.

Topics to be discussed at the event include: 

  • Strategies to effectively promote workouts 
  • Design of hybrid procedures and formal insolvency proceedings 
  • Adoption of simplified insolvency frameworks for micro and small enterprises 
  • Implementation of rescue financing provisions 
  • Directors’ duties and liability in the zone of insolvency 
  • Governance models of insolvency and restructuring proceedings
  • Regulatory framework of insolvency practitioners
  • Treatment of contracts in insolvency and restructuring proceedings 
  • Valuation of assets and ranking of claims in insolvency proceedings 
  • Treatment of corporate groups in insolvency 
  • Personal insolvency 
  • Cross-border insolvency.

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Debt Restructuring in the Asia-Pacific

by Singapore International Commercial Court, INSOL International & INSOL Asia
September 22nd, 2022

INSOL Asia Hub partnered with the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) a seminar on “Singapore as a Debt Restructuring Hub in the Asia-Pacific: Successes, Challenges and the Expanded Role of the SICC”. INSOL President and Fellow, Scott Atkins delivered the keynote address, and lead discussions with a panel comprising Justice Kannan Ramesh, Judge Supreme Court, Justice Christopher Sontchi, International Judge Singapore International Commercial Court; Patrick Ang, Managing Partner Rajah & Tann, Singapore, Corrine Ball, Partner and Co-Head Business Restructuring & Reorganization Practice , New York Office Jones Day and Tai-Heng Cheng, Global Co -Head International Arbitration Practice and Co-Managing Partner Singapore office , Sidley Austin , LLP


The event was held on September 22nd, 2022, at the Supreme Court, Singapore and opened by Edwin Tong SC , Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law with the announcement of new SICC Insolvency rules, positioning Singapore as a forum of choice for international restructuring and insolvency proceedings.

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Rising Temperatures: An inside look into the recent crypto crisis from a Restructuring and Insolvency Perspective

Friday 2 September, 5.00pm SGT (GMT +8)
In association with: Kroll and Rajah & Tann Asia

Further information is available here