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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 Kumar, Darius Tay, and Sean Lee are the other key practitioners.
‘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.’
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
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
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
Press Releases10th June 2021 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.
Lee Shih and Nathalie Ker from Lim Chee Wee Partnership speak about the developments in the law and practice of judicial management in Malaysia1st June 2021 As part of the BlackOak Workshop Series, Lee Shih and Nathalie Ker from Lim Chee Wee Partnership share with us practical insights into the law and practice of judicial management in Malaysia. It has been 3 years since judicial management legislation was introduced as an additional weapon in the armoury of Malaysian insolvency practitioners. We touch on the various developments which have taken place, including how the 12-month hard deadline for extension of judicial management is affecting restructuring proceedings. The degree of detail in proposals needed before judicial management orders are made will also be discussed.
BLACKOAK WORKSHOP SERIES – BLOG 6: LOOK CHAN HO EXPLAINS THE NEW HK/MAINLAND CHINA CROSS-BORDER INSOLVENCY ARRANGEMENT20th May 2021 Look Chan Ho of Des Voeux Chambers HK gives us an illuminating overview of the new HK/Mainland China cross-border insolvency arrangement which was announced recently. The new arrangement provides a framework for mutual recognition of restructuring and insolvency proceedings between the two jurisdictions including recognition of HK schemes of arrangement. Look also gives an update in this blog, on other key recent developments in HK cross-border insolvency.
19th April 2021 David Grant, Managing Partner of Locke Lord's London office, speaks about a rapidly growing trend of private equity firms forming special purpose vehicles in order to acquire brand portfolios out of insolvency and reposition them as online platforms only, with a special focus on the UK retail space.
29th March 2021
As part of the BlackOak Workshop Series we have the pleasure of having Jennifer Marshall, Partner in Allen & Overy’s Restructuring and Insolvency Group, speak about the new UK restructuring laws and London’s growth as a centre for airline restructuring, as well as the significance of the recent Gategroup decision. This informative blog is longer than our usual blogs because of the scope of the issues covered, but it is certainly worth sitting through the whole 18 minutes.
19th March 2021
India is about to introduce new Pre-Pack legislation with an interesting approach and blend, giving companies an option to have a debtor-led process before the company gets placed into the IBC creditor-led process.
15th March 2021 Till debt do us part: When corporate debt work-outs don't work out, and why.
9th March 2021 Debby Lim, Director BlackOak LLC, talks about a recent High Court decision of the Ocean Winner on the interplay between shipping law and insolvency law.
9th March 2021
Our Director Darius Tay speaks about a recent Singapore Court decision relating to Creditors Voluntary Liquidation.
9th March 2021 BlackOak LLC is excited to launch a series of 2- 3 minutes video blogs in which our Directors and Associates will present summaries of thought leadership issues, notable cases and court decisions as well as current trends in the restructuring and insolvency space.