Ian De Witt to speak at INSOL Hong Kong One Day Seminar

0611 月2018

Insolvency and Restructuring Partner Ian De Witt will be speaking on a panel at the INSOL Hong Kong One Day Seminar, which we are  supporting as Platinum Sponsor. The Seminar will be held at the Four Seasons Hong Kong on Wednesday 7 November; Ian is speaking on the panel “Cross-border insolvencies involving Asia, the US and relevant offshore jurisdictions:  A practical look at EMAS and China Fishery”.

About the panel

In a shrinking world with expanding Asian economies cross-border border issues constantly arise and insolvencies across jurisdictions continue to prove particularly challenging.

This knowledgeable and distinguished panel will steer through some of the issues by way of reviewing case studies including EMAS Chiyoda Subsea Ltd, a Singapore based subsea services company which filed for Chapter 11 protection in March 2017; and China Fishery Group Ltd, a company which forms part of the Pacific Andes Group, the world’s twelfth largest seafood company, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in June 2016 despite having its centre of operations in Asia and crown jewel assets in Peru.

From Azerbaijan and Bermuda to Singapore and the US, the panel will consider the background and some of the problems and difficulties thrown up by these cases and compare the interaction of several legal jurisdictions and laws and their various and sometimes diverging approaches to restructuring.

About Ian De Witt

Co-head of Restructuring and Insolvency at Hong Kong law firm Tanner De Witt, Ian is a highly ranked and awarded insolvency lawyer and litigator. He has almost three decades’ experience within the field having worked in both London and Hong Kong firms. Ian acts for liquidators, receivers, creditors and directors in a variety of insolvency and restructuring cases.

Ian sits on the Insolvency Committee for the Law Society of Hong Kong, the technical and editorial committee of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of INSOL and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Ian is on the Host Committee

Ian is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for restructuring and insolvency in Hong Kong by various industry publications including Chambers Asia 2018 (Band 1), Asia Pacific Legal 500 2018 (Tier 1), IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. “Ian De Witt, in my opinion, is the best insolvency lawyer in Hong Kong.” Chambers and Partners 2018.

For more information about Ian De Witt, please visit his profile.