Legal update: The Changing Nature of the Insolvency and Restructuring landscape in the PRC


We would like to thank the international restructuring and insolvency professionals who participated in Friday’s symposium co-hosted by the Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i and Hong Kong’s Turnaround Management Association.

The conference, titled Unlocking Value in the PRC: The Changing Nature of Restructurings on the Mainland, attracted insolvency practitioners, investors, fund managers, investment bankers and commercial bankers.

Tanner De Witt’s co-head of Restructuring and Insolvency Ian De Witt chaired one of the three panel discussions which focused on specific industry issues that insolvency and turnaround experts must be aware of. Shipping, property, renewables, local authorities and shadow banking were among the topics covered in the session. Speakers included Richard Dawson, KPMG Debt Advisory, Hong Kong; David Ji, Head of Research and Consultancy, Knight Frank, Greater China; Sammy Koo, Managing Director, EY, Hong Kong; Tom Leander, Editor-in-chief for Asia, Lloyd’s List, Hong Kong; and Soo Cheon Lee, Co-founder & Chief Investment Officer, SC Lowy, Hong Kong.

The event’s other panel discussions explored the opportunities and risks in the PRC for distressed investors as well as case studies including Suntech, Chaori Solar, Ambow Education, Sino Environment and Sino Forestry.

For enquiries regarding our Restructuring and Insolvency practice, please contact Partners Ian De Witt and Robin Darton.