Please click here if you are unable to view this page.

Seminar on "Transactional Insolvency - Getting a deal done in the face of Insolvency"


  Mr Andrew Chan
  Allen & Gledhill LLP


Following from the success of last year’s seminar on Practical Insolvency, this year we will focus on getting transactions done in the face of insolvency.  From a regulatory (e.g. for banks and financial institutions) and risks perspective, what can be done to enhance a transaction to cater for insolvency, whether such risks are immediate or in the future?

This seminar considers issues in structuring transactions that arise from the perspective of practitioners advising on such corporate insolvencies and in structuring transactions. 

Focusing particularly on corporate insolvency issues that may arise in transactions, the topics to be considered include improving the positions of unsecured creditors in a company’s insolvency, enhancing the quality of security, helping to ensure bankruptcy remoteness of an SPV (which is often used in securitisations), ensuring that a sale amounts to a “true sale” so as to better withstand insolvency, obtaining financing in the face of insolvency, including contractual provisions to better ensure survival in insolvency, and techniques for ensuring continued workability or survival of transactions entered into.

It is for every practitioner whose work may involve financing or corporate insolvency. 


About the Speaker

Andrew’s practice encompasses commercial work, and he is a specialist in dispute resolution (especially arbitration), trusts, and insolvency (corporate and personal). In arbitration, he has acted as counsel, been appointed arbitrator and appointed to give expert evidence on Singapore law. He has also given expert evidence for use in various foreign courts.

Andrew has been consistently noted as a leading insolvency and restructuring lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia PacificChambers Global and Chambers Asia-PacificWho’s Who Legal for Insolvency and Restructuring, and IFLR1000. His expertise is also acknowledged in Asialaw Profiles (2016) for litigation and in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016) for international arbitration.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (as well as being on its panel of tutors) and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is on the panels of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Law Society Arbitration Scheme, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. He is also a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore, the Director of the American Arbitration Association-ICDR Ltd, and the Vice-President of the Turnaround Management Association Singapore and South East Asia Ltd. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Chairman of the Insolvency Practice Committee of The Law Society of Singapore.

Andrew is the General Editor of the leading local practitioner’s book entitled Law & Practice of Corporate Insolvency. Andrew has also co-authored two works on personal insolvency: Butterworths Annotations of The Singapore Bankruptcy Act and Law And Practice of Bankruptcy In Singapore and Malaysia. He is also Consultant Editor of Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore volume on Insolvency. On arbitration, he has co-authored the Singapore Chapter of the publication Arbitration in Asia. Andrew’s writings have been cited in decisions of the Singapore Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court.

Andrew read law at the National University of Singapore. He is fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia. In October 2011, Andrew was presented the “Minister for Law Outstanding Volunteer Award”, the highest volunteer award for individuals given by the Ministry of Law Singapore, for providing expertise and helping shape insolvency practice in Singapore.



a. Seminar fee 
Seminar fee of S$200* (inclusive of GST) applies.

b. Group discount fee
Group discount fee of S$180(inclusive of GST) applies if there are at least 10 participants from the same organisation. 

c. Discount fee to members of Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
Discount fee of S$180(inclusive of GST) applies for members of Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

d. Discount fee to members of Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Limited (IPAS)
Discount fee of S$180(inclusive of GST) applies for members of Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Limited (IPAS)

e. SMU Alumni fee (for LLB / JD / LLM graduates)
Seminar fee of S$180* (inclusive of GST) applies for SMU LLB / JD / LLM Alumni.

f. Student rate
Seminar fee of S$50* (inclusive of GST) applies for:

- Full-time undergraduate student (matriculation card must be provided in order to enjoy this entitlement).

Student undertaking Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations (for the period from July to Dec 2016. Proof of  enrollment with SILE in the form of email confirmation must be provided)


*Please note that there will be no refund should participant cancel the registration/did not attend the seminar. However transferring of registration/sending replacement can be arranged and notice of transfer/substitution should be sent to Sascha via email:, latest by 10 August.

SMU School of Law reserves the right to cancel or postpone any events owing to unforeseen circumstances. Refund of seminar fees will be arranged. 


Registration closes on 10 August, subject to availability of seats. Course materials and light refreshments will be provided. 


12 August 2016 (Friday)


2.30pm - 5.50pm (Registration starts from 2pm onwards)


Singapore Management University
Lee Kong Chian School of Business Building
Level 2, Seminar Room 2-3
50 Stamford Road
Singapore 178899


3 points (provided SILE's CPD Attendance Policy is complied with)


Corporate / Commercial




Click HERE for map


2.00pm   Registration
2.30pm   Seminar commence
(Part 1)
4.00pm   Tea Break
4.20pm   Seminar commence
(Part 2)
5.50pm   End of Event




About SMU Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) of the School of Law, Singapore Management University was set up in May 2010. CLE @ SMU organises seminars and workshops on various topics for the benefit of the legal practitioners and the wider legal community. CLE also administers an Auditing Program where participants may attend and observe seminars taught by our law faculty, without taking exams or undertaking class assignments. For updates on our upcoming seminars, workshops, auditing courses and other activities, please click here.

About SILE's Continuing Professional Development Scheme

This programme is an Accredited CPD Activity under the SILE’s CPD Scheme. Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. This includes signing-in on arrival and signing-out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to SILE CPD Centre for more information.


To unsubscribe from CLE mailing list, please click here