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Our approach to insolvency and restructuring brings to bear the significant experience and diverse resources of our Greater China offices, including substantive knowledge in cross border corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits, real estate, intellectual property, tax and litigation. We bring to our client innovative solutions to restructuring problems.

We have unparalleled experience in advising liquidators, debtors and creditors in relation to the key insolvencies and restructurings of recent years.

How we can help

Insolvency litigation
  • Preference and fraudulent trading claims
  • Directors’ and officers’ breaches of fiduciary duties
  • White collar criminal representation and investigation
  • Employment related disputes
  • Lender liability claims
  • Liquidation and receivership court appointment
  • Cross border recovery of assets and issues relating to insolvency
Creditor representation
  • Representation of receivers, creditor’s committees, financial sponsors, distressed investors and bond holder committees
  • Out of court restructures
Debtor representation
  • Restructure, mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset sales
  • Debtor in possession financing
Investor representation
  • Restructure, mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing and re-financing in acquisition of companies and assets

Representative experience

Counsel for a majority creditor in applying for provisional liquidation of a Hong Kong listed company

Act for a financier in white knight scheme to acquire a listed vehicle

Counsel for the administrators of listed companies in China based asset disposal

Represent receiver in professional negligence claims for sales proceeds and management of development projects

Advise senior management of listed companies in receivership/ liquidation

Represent various creditors and liquidators in assets tracing and recovery

Act for a majority shareholder of a listco in Hong Kong to take over management control of the listco for the purpose of restructuring of the listco

Apply for and conduct Section 221 Companies Ordinance examination of directors

Advise the trustees in bankruptcy on the arrangement with the majority creditors for funding to pursue asset recovery actions out of jurisdiction, preparing the necessary documentation and securing sanction from the Court

[My father] taught me two things about bills; always query them and never pay till you have no alternative.
- Miles Kington