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Mohan Gopalan

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Drew & Napier LLC

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Corporate Restructuring & Workouts


Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts


Mohan specialises in insolvency and debt restructuring and regularly advises debtors, creditors and insolvency office-holders on transactional and litigation aspects of insolvency and debt restructuring matters.

Mohan has been involved in several major debt restructuring transactions, including the US$2bn restructuring of PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk, which was named the Restructuring Deal of the Year at the IFLR Asia Awards 2016 and Insolvency Deal of the Year at the Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2016. He has also been involved in several landmark cases concerning insolvency and debt restructuring, including Media Development Authority of Singapore v Sculptor Finance (MD) Ireland Ltd [2014] 1 SLR 733, BNY Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v Celestial Nutrifoods Ltd [2014] 4 SLR 331 and Re Pacific Andes Resources Development Ltd [2016] SGHC 210.

Mohan was listed in the inaugural ‘40 under 40’ list of restructuring lawyers compiled by the Global Restructuring Review in 2016. He has also been named a 'Notable Practitioner' and ‘Rising Star’ by IFLR and a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ by the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.




  • Member, Insolvency Practice Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Instructor, Legal Skills Programme, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law


  • LL.B (Hons) National University of Singapore (2010)
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore (2011)

Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring and insolvency – Local firms

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Mohan Gopalan - Drew & Napier LLC

Within: Restructuring and insolvency – Local firms

Drew & Napier LLC's team is 'one of the best', according to clients, especially for more complex matters. Sushil Nair and Julian Kwek are 'outstanding in developing and implementing effective and creative strategies that have produced successful debt restructurings in circumstances that seemed hopeless at the start'. Blossom Hing was part of the team representing two Humpuss Group companies in the shipping sector that faced a claim of around $110m by the liquidators of a former Singaporean subsidiary of the Humpuss Group. The matter resulted in the Court of Appeal clarifying the rules on service out of the jurisdiction of court proceedings commenced in Singapore. In other work, Mohan Gopalan is part of the team that is handling a huge, cross-border restructuring in the resources sector.

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