Raymond Lam

CEO, Drewcorp Services Pte Ltd,
Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts

Qualifications

  • LL.B. (Hons) National University of Singapore (2001)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar (2002)
  • Solicitor, England and Wales (2008)
  • Notary Public & Commissioner For Oaths
  • Fellow, Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore

Raymond read Law at the National University of Singapore. After completing his studies, Raymond joined Drew & Napier LLC in 2002.

Raymond is the Chief Executive Officer of DrewCorp Services Pte Ltd and a Director in the Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Practice Group in Drew & Napier.

Raymond leads DrewCorp Services which provides chartered secretarial, corporate administration, immigration, document process, notary public and scrutineer services to corporate and individual clients of Drew & Napier and other businesses operating in and outside Singapore. Raymond acts as Company Secretary to several companies listed on the SGX. He has been appointed as an independent scrutineer for general meetings of companies listed on the SGX.

Raymond is involved in insolvency and corporate restructuring matters including judicial management, liquidation and schemes of arrangements. His role includes advising judicial managers and liquidators from international accounting houses; representing distressed companies in debt restructuring exercises; and guiding companies through various daily operational, management and creditor issues, helping them manage risk whilst overseeing their operations.

In addition, Raymond represents directors and shareholders of companies in Singapore in shareholder disputes involving breach of fiduciary duties, minority shareholder oppression, management buyout and companies winding up issues. He also represents clients in international arbitrations in Singapore.

Raymond has been involved in a wide range of significant matters, including:

Corporate Restructuring & Workouts

  • Asia Pulp & Paper Company Ltd and its various subsidiaries in Indonesia and China on restructuring US$16 billion of debt. It was one of the world’s largest restructuring exercises.
  • The controlling shareholder-directors of TT International Ltd, a Singapore listed company, on restructuring more than S$503 million of debt. The resulting scheme of arrangement was approved by the Singapore Courts and affirmed by the Singapore Court of Appeal.
  • The Continental Chemicals Group on successfully restructuring US$360m of debt through a scheme of arrangement

Arbitration

  • Represented an Indonesian company in an SIAC international arbitration against an Asian government in relation to a pulp & paper project worth more than US$4.2 billion
  • Represented a Taiwanese company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in an international arbitration which concerned issues arising from legal proceedings in Taiwan, Italy, Luxembourg and Singapore

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  • Notary Public & Commissioner For Oaths
  • Management Council Member, Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore
  • Fellow, Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Institute of Directors
  • Member, Inquiry Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Law Society Mediation Scheme Panel of Senior Mediators
  • Law Society Panel of Mediators (Inadequate Professional Services)
  • State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution Panel of Court Volunteer Mediators
  • Singapore Mediation Centre Panel of Associate Mediators
  • Associate, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore and Singapore Academy of Law
  • Tutor for the Insolvency module and a trainer for the Advocacy Workshops at the Singapore Institute of Legal Education