The modern reality of businesses increasingly operating across borders means that corporate failures now also increasingly involve multiple jurisdictions. With both Japan and Singapore having implemented the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency into their domestic laws, there has been growing interest in the region in sharing knowledge on cross-border insolvency developments. Japan and Singapore have both emerged as key jurisdictions of interest given the large regional presence of their banks and the outward-looking nature of their businesses.
This seminar, co-organized by the Asian Business Law Institute and INSOL International will cover the following topics:
Overview of Japan’s restructuring and insolvency regime
Japan’s cross-border insolvency developments since the adoption of the Model Law
What can Singapore and the rest of Asia learn from the Japanese experience in cross-border restructuring, and vice versa
Who should attend this seminar?
Corporate restructuring and insolvency professionals, including lawyers, bankers, accountants and other turnaround practitioners, are strongly encouraged to attend this seminar to learn more about Japan's restructuring regime and its cross-border insolvency development. Given the multi-jurisdictional nature of modern businesses and the close economic and trade ties between Singapore and Japan, this is a rare opportunity to hear from a top Japanese restructuring practitioner first-hand.
I am not a restructuring lawyer. Is this seminar still relevant to me?
The answer is yes. Restructuring is a multidisciplinary practice that involves not only the law but also banking and accounting, to name a few. Lawyers practicing general corporate and banking law will find this seminar meaningful, so will in-house counsel with banks, accounting firms and consulting service providers. In fact, anyone who is interested in the Japanese legal system is encouraged to attend.
Who will be speaking at this seminar? What is the medium of delivery of this seminar?
Mr Zentaro Nihei, a partner in the financial insolvency and restructuring group of Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune, one of Japan’s largest firms, is the main speaker of the seminar. Ms Meiyen Tan, Head of Oon & Bazul’s Restructuring and Insolvency Practice, will be moderating the session.
The seminar will be conducted in English. Seminar materials, if any, will also be in English.
Is this seminar accredited for continuing professional development (CPD) points?
This seminar has been accredited 1 public CPD point. Attendees who wish to claim CPD points are reminded to provide their AAS numbers or other number issued by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) during registration. They are required to strictly follow the attendance policy of SILE before CPD points can be awarded. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.
What if I am unable to attend this seminar due to last-minute changes in schedule? What if the seminar has to be re-scheduled? Are the fees paid refundable?
Unfortunately, the payments made will not be refundable. If you are unable to attend the seminar for whatever reasons, we appreciate you let us know as soon as possible so that we may let you share your slot with your colleagues. Likewise, if the seminar needs to be rescheduled due to the evolving situations of Covid-19, to make it easier logistically, we will not refund the payments made but will guarantee anyone who has paid for the seminar a place for the rescheduled event whose dates will be announced as soon as practicable.
We seek your understanding of the arrangements above given the very small Secretariat that we are operating with.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email to [email protected] for any query you may have about this seminar.