Transplanting Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code Into Singapore’s Restructuring and Insolvency Laws: Opportunities and Challenges
Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 2018, DOI/10.1080/14735970.2018.1491680
Posted: 28 Sep 2018
Date Written: August 2018
In 2017, Singapore introduced wide-ranging reforms to its insolvency and restructuring laws with a view to enhancing its attractiveness as an international centre for debt restructuring. Central to these reforms is the transplantation (with modification) of certain provisions from Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code including the automatic moratorium, cross-creditor cram-down, rescue financing and prepacks. Drawing upon the US experience and similar reform proposals in the EU (including the UK), we critically evaluate the impact of the new Singapore law. We argue that there remain challenges in ensuring that the transplantation works well and highlight the possible unintended consequences of such transplantation.
Keywords: Insolvency and Restructuring, Schemes of Arrangement, Chapter 11 of US Bankruptcy Code, Singapore, Pre-Packs
JEL Classification: K22
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