The Law Society of Singapore

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Allen & Gledhill is an award-winning full-service South-east Asian law firm. Together with our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners in Malaysia and office in Myanmar, we have over 450 lawyers in the region, making it one of the largest law firms in South-east Asia.

Our Restructuring & Insolvency practice is consistently ranked in the top tier by prominent legal directories. In addition, several of our insolvency Partners are recognised as leading practitioners by these legal directories. We assist clients on complex domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters, across sectors including maritime, oil and gas, infrastructure and construction.

Our team seamlessly integrates the specialist expertise of our Firm’s highly ranked practices. The insolvency team draws on specialist lawyers from our disputes, mergers and acquisitions, banking, regulatory, investigations, corporate and other practices.

The depth and breadth of our capabilities and our ability to draw on all relevant specialist expertise enables us to anticipate issues, think laterally and provide quick and coordinated solutions arising from any insolvency matter. Our clients are therefore assured of seamless access to premium legal services in all practice areas relevant to a successful work out or restructuring.

Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia (iPAM)

The Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia (iPAM) was formed in 2010 to serve as an organisation for persons with interest and experience in insolvency laws and practice. One of iPAM’s main objectives is to encourage legislative reform by evaluating and focusing on the development of Malaysian law, practices, education and examination in the areas of insolvency, receivership and liquidation, business restructuring and turnaround management. iPAM consists of insolvency practitioners, drawn from licensed liquidators, insolvency professionals, lawyers, bankers and other professionals with extensive practice experience in insolvency and restructuring work.

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community. There are over 32,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world.

Established in 1963, ISCA is an advocate of the interests of the profession. Possessing a Global Mindset, with Asian Insights, ISCA leverages its regional expertise, knowledge, and networks with diverse stakeholders to contribute towards Singapore’s transformation into a global accountancy hub.

ISCA is the Administrator of the Singapore CA Qualification and the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore - CA (Singapore) - designation.

ISCA is a member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW). CAW brings together 12 chartered accountancy bodies connecting and representing the interests of over 1.7 million members and students globally.

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Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS)

Established under the umbrella of the Singapore Accountancy Commission, the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore (IVAS) seeks to foster professional excellence in the areas of Business Valuation and develop Singapore into a Centre

of Excellence for Business Valuation through:

Development of competency frameworks;

  • Promotion of professional valuation standards;
  • Setting of ethical and professional standards of practice;
  • Contributions in thought leadership, research and development;
  • Provision of quality education and training curriculum; and
  • Promotion of professional qualification and certification in  Business Valuation

Through these initiatives, IVAS will seek to broaden the talent pool, deepen the expertise of Business Valuation professionals, upload the public trust in the role they perform and enhance the reputation of the Business Valuation profession in the region.

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International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

Founded in 1994, IWIRC is the first international professional association dedicated to enhancing the professional status of women in insolvency and restructuring. IWIRC members include over 1,200 members globally who represent every discipline of restructuring including law, crisis management, financial advisory, private equity, claims management and communications.

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Ministry of Law

The Ministry of Law seeks to advance access to justice and the rule of law in Singapore. Through its formulation and review of insolvency policies and legislation, the Ministry ensures the development of a sound and progressive framework that balances the interests of both debtors and creditors.

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Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)

The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) is one of Asia’s leading arbitration centres. SCMA provides a framework for maritime and international trade arbitrations that is responsive to the needs of users. SCMA’s members and users come from all sectors of the maritime and international trade communities and from all countries. Together with SCMA’s specialised Panel of Arbitrators and proven track record, SCMA offers the maritime and international trade communities a neutral, cost-effective and flexible approach to resolve their disputes expeditiously.

Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA)

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association is the pioneer national organisation representing the interests of in-house counsel working for companies and other entities in Singapore.

SCCA has made many contributions to the in-house Legal community:

  • Curation of seminars and courses to ensure the in-house community is kept up to date with international developments.
  • Networking opportunities that enable in-house counsel to stay connected with their peers.
  • Legal reform, including the codification of in-house privilege, a law that directly benefits an organization that bases its legal department here in Singapore

SCCA Vision: Better Counsel, Better Corporations, Better Community

Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Established in 1991 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, SIAC has a proven track record in providing neutral arbitration services to the global business community. SIAC arbitration awards have been enforced in many jurisdictions including Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Thailand, UK, USA and Vietnam, amongst other New York Convention signatories. SIAC is a global arbitral institution providing competitive and efficient case management services to parties from all over the world.

SIAC’s Board of Directors and its Court of Arbitration consists of eminent lawyers and professionals from all over the world.

The Board is responsible for overseeing SIAC's operations, business strategy and development, as well as corporate governance matters.

The Court’s main functions include the appointment of arbitrators, as well as overall supervision of case administration at SIAC. SIAC has an experienced international panel of over 400 expert arbitrators from over 40 jurisdictions. Appointments are made on the basis of our specialist knowledge of an arbitrator's expertise, experience, and track record.

  SIAC Rules provide a state-of-the-art procedural framework for efficient, expert and enforceable resolution of international disputes of all sizes and complexities involving parties from diverse legal systems and cultures.  

SIAC’s full-time staff manage all the financial aspects of the arbitration, including:

  • Regular rendering of accounts
  • Collecting deposits towards the costs of arbitration
  • Processing the Tribunal's fees and expenses
  S%p IAC supervises and monitors the progress of the case. SIAC’s scrutiny process enhances the enforceability of awards.

SIAC’s administration fees are highly competitive.

Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC)

The Singapore International Mediation Centre (“SIMC”) was launched in November 2014 as an independent institution. Designed to provide world class dispute resolution services to parties facing cross border commercial disputes, SIMC’s key features include:

  • An elite panel of experienced and respected mediators from more than 14 different jurisdictions with expertise in both common and civil law.
  • The seamless Arbitration-Mediation-Arbitration Protocol that enables parties to convert the settlement agreement into an enforceable consent arbitral award.
  • Innovative technology with an online case filing system, electronic cost calculator and video-CVs of mediators.
  • Simple procedural rules that are user-oriented and easy to understand for parties from different jurisdictions.
  • Access to global mediation facilities through our partnerships with more than 15 international dispute resolution centres

Since its inception, SIMC has successfully handled cases from parties based in more than 20 jurisdictions with a settlement rate well-above the global average of 70%.

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS)

The Association of Banks in Singapore plays an active role in promoting and representing the interests of the commercial and investment banking community in Singapore. ABS also works closely with the authorities in supporting their role in developing and maintaining a sound financial system in Singapore.  Established in 1973, it has over the past 44 years, brought its members together, establishing common grounds through benchmarking and setting banking guidelines as well as working on projects of mutual benefit to face the challenges of the financial and banking community in Singapore.

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The Risk Management Association, Singapore Chapter (RMA)

The Singapore Chapter of the Risk Management Association Limited (RMA Singapore) was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit organization. RMA Singapore is a member-driven professional association whose objective is to further the ability of our members to identify, assess, and manage the impacts of credit risk, operational risk, and market risk on their businesses and their customers. RMA Singapore provides education and networking opportunities for our members through seminars, briefings and social events. For more information, please visit our community.

Turnaround Management Association, Singapore Chapter (TMA)

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Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organisation for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. It is a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education and mentoring in focus, WISTA seeks to enhance members’ competence and empower career success. WISTA is growing and has over 3,000 members in 40 countries worldwide. WISTA pursues and supports the creation of both national and international business relationships among WISTA members.

WISTA Singapore was established in 1998 as a non-profit organisation, providing a networking forum for female professionals involved in shipping, trading and related businesses within the maritime industry. WISTA Singapore is a national chapter of WISTA – the first to be founded in Asia, made up of women professionals working for diverse companies such as ship owners, trading houses, bunkering houses, ship brokers, chartering, ship management, insurance, finance and the law.