The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 – Reforms and Continuity
The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 – Reforms and Continuity
 
3.30pm - 5.00pm
Webinar

[Webinar] The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 – Reforms and Continuity

6 October 2020, 3.30pm - 5.00pm


Overview

The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (IRDA) has come into force on 30 Jul 2020. It brings to fruition the most fundamental reform process, beginning in 2017, to Singapore’s insolvency laws since independence. Personal bankruptcy and corporate insolvency are brought together in a single Act, and the Companies Act has slimmed down by around 20%. IRDA will help Singapore to achieve its objective of helping companies in the region and beyond to restructure and survive. This webinar is intended to provide an overview of the corporate insolvency parts of IRDA and to provide some guidance on some of the important changes.  It will not discuss the emergency measures adopted to cope with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic found in other legislation.
 
The webinar will start with a quick introduction of the reform process and highlight some of the more important reforms in IRDA, for example, the new section on transaction defrauding creditors, new power of liquidator to assign proceeds of avoidance actions, new out-of-court judicial management, etc. This will be followed by an examination of the new section 440 restricting the exercise of certain contractual rights (an important measure to preserve value in rescue); the new section 239 wrongful trading; the case law on rescue financing that has developed since the 2017 reforms; the new licensing regime for insolvency practitioners and transitional arrangements and the subsidiary legislation. The webinar will end with a Q&A session where the panellists will take questions from the participants.

3.30pm

 


 

Presentations by 
  • A/Prof Wee Meng Seng, National University of Singapore
  • Ms Debby Lim, BlackOak
  • Ms Angela Ee, Ernst & Young Solutions

4.15pm








 

Panel discussion and Q&A

  • Moderated by Mr Sim Kwan Kiat, Rajah & Tann

Panellists: 

  • A/Prof Wee Meng Seng, National University of Singapore
  • Ms Debby Lim, BlackOak
  • Ms Angela Ee, Ernst & Young Solutions
  • Mr Harold Foo, Ministry of Law
5.00pm Webinar Ends
   

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Registration Fee

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SILE Attendance Policy

CPD points: 1.0
 

SILE Attendance Policy

 
Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Contact Us

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