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BlackOak LLC

Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 2

BlackOak LLC is Singapore's first dedicated distress and special situations practice and comprises of 'leading individuals who go the extra mile in delivering not just a solution, but a well-thought-out strategy'. The boutique firm is experienced in representing a gamut of stakeholders including insolvency professionals, debtors, and creditors on all restructuring and insolvency exercises. The practice strengthened its insolvency litigation offering with the addition of director Debby Lim from Shook Lin & Bok LLP. Ashok KumarDarius Tay, and Sean Lee are the other key practitioners.

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‘BlackOak is a unique blend of commercial sensibility and legal competence. The practice comprises carefully curated leading individuals who go the extra mile in delivering not just a solution, but a well-thought-out strategy for a client’s legal needs.’

‘I have had the privilege of working with Debby, who combines commercial nous with a finely tuned sense of how courts will consider restructuring and insolvency issues. She appears regularly in the courts and has a good rapport with the judges, and delivers on-the-point and well reasonable submissions for her clients.’

Key clients

AJCapital Advisory

Argentem Creek Partners LLP

Argentum Law FZ LLC

Arkkan Capital Management Ltd

Bank of Nova Scotia

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd

BFAM Partners (Hong Kong) Ltd

Bilcare Research AG; Bilcare Research Singapore Pte Ltd

BLD Investments Pte Ltd; PT Bakrieland

Committee of Bondholders of Miclyn Express Offshore Pte Ltd

Committee of Noteholders of Blue Ocean Resources Pte Ltd

Dover Capital Management

Ernst and Young Solutions LLP

Everstone Capital Asia Pte Ltd

FTI Consulting

Fubon Bank (Hong Kong)

Fujita Corporation Singapore Pte Ltd

Grant Thornton Singapore Pte Ltd

Informal Steering Committee of Medium-Term Noteholders of Hyflux Group

Taurus One Pte Ltd (f.k.a. Janio Technologies Private Limited)

Kirkland & Ellis

Kong Hoo (Private) Limited

KordaMentha Pte Ltd

Kreuz Subsea Group

KRyS Global

K&L Gates LLP

KPMG Hong Kong

Linklaters (Singapore) Pte Ltd; Linklaters LLP (Hong Kong)

Luminor Capital Pte Ltd

Omni Bridgeway (previously known as IMF Be

Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ashok Kumar photo Mr Ashok Kumar Director
Mr Darius Tay photo Mr Darius Tay Director

Restructuring in Malaysia and investment opportunities going forward

In this video, we have Ravindran Navaratnam from Sage 3, a boutique advisory practice providing specialist advice in Malaysia, share with us his valuable insights into the history of restructuring in Malaysia. Ravindran also speaks about possible distress investment opportunities in Malaysia. Sage 3 and Ravi have been involved in numerous complex restructuring deals in Malaysia.