Restructuring
& Insolvency

Key Partners

Sushil Nair

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Drew & Napier / Co-Head, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
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Julian Kwek

Co-Head, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts / Co-Head, Indonesia Group
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Lia Alizia

Partner / Employment / Litigation and Dispute Resolution / Foreign Investment & General Corporate Practice / Competition Law / Franchise Law / Insolvency and Restructuring / Intellectual Property / Media, IT and Telecommunications / Mergers and Acquisition
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Frederick Bonar Simanjuntak

Partner / Banking & Finance / Mergers & Acquisitions / Foreign Investment / Corporate and Commercial /
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Michelle Wong

Partner / Corporate / M&A / Capital Markets (Equity) / Restructuring & Insolvency / Private Client & Family Business
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Erika B. Paulino

Partner, Corporate and Commercial Group / Head, Data Compliance & Cyber Security / Co-Head, Projects & Energy / Co-Head, Restructuring & Insolvency
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Shirley F. Alinea

Partner / Head, Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution / Head, Immigration / Co-Head, Dispute Resolution / Co-Head, Restructuring and Insolvency
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John Frangos

Partner and Director, Dispute Resolution
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Cynthia M. Pornavalai

Counsel, Corporate & Commercial
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Accolades

Singapore | Drew & Napier

Chambers Asia-Pacific 
Restructuring & Insolvency 2024 – Band 1 for 17 consecutive years

Sushil Nair – Leading individual
Julian Kwek – Leading individual
Blossom Hing – Leading individual
Chan Wei Meng – Leading individual
Mohan Gopalan – Leading individual

  • "The team at Drew & Napier are experienced and meticulous and have the network to give the right feedback and advice."
  • "They have strong credentials and deep knowledge, providing practical solutions. The turnaround is fast, with quality and clarity.
  • Sushil is "extremely hard-working, smart and creative", and "is a great leader and organises the team well."
  • Julian "is an intelligent and creative problem solver who always makes sure to understand his clients' objectives and concerns in developing effective strategies in their complicated cross-border restructuring matters."
  • Blossom “possesses both elite litigation and business transaction skills, and consistently provides excellent advice and representation to help clients work through and emerge successfully from complex restructurings."
  • Wei Meng "is very practical and provides well-rounded advice." "He consistently provides first-rate legal advice and representation."
  • Mohan "provides excellent advice and representation in assisting companies achieve their restructuring goals successfully."

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 
Restructuring & Insolvency 2023 – Tier 1 for 17 consecutive years

Sushil Nair – Market leader
Julian Kwek – Highly regarded
Blossom Hing – Highly regarded
Chan Wei Meng – Highly regarded
Mohan Gopalan – Rising Star Partner

  • “Extremely commercial and competent. Timely and spot-on advice from an award-winning lawyer.”
  • "Strong technical and quick turnaround."

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
Restructuring & Insolvency 2024 – Tier 1 for 13 consecutive years

Sushil Nair – Hall of Fame
Julian Kwek – Recommended lawyer
Blossom Hing – Hall of Fame
Chan Wei Meng – Recommended lawyer
Mohan Gopalan – Next generation partner
Yeo – Recommended lawyer

  • "The Drew & Napier restructuring group is extremely impressive. They expertly and successfully guide Southeast Asian-based companies through extraordinarily complex and often intense restructurings."
  • "Sushil Nair and Julian Kwek are extremely hard-working, smart and creative. I have seen them achieve excellent results for their clients in every matter where I have had the privilege of working with them."
  • "Drew & Napier has a strong bench of restructuring and insolvency partners and the standout partner is Blossom Hing. Blossom has many years' experience in complex restructuring and insolvency matters."
  • "Blossom Hing, Chan Wei Meng and Mohan Gopalan - I always have been impressed with the first-rate quality of their work and their dedication to helping their clients work through and emerge from difficult times."
  • "Blossom Hing's standing and leadership in the restructuring and insolvency arena is a major draw and benefit for clients. Blossom is tenacious in her pursuit of client goals and is highly creative and solutions-oriented in the restructuring arena."

Indonesia | Makarim & Taira S.

Asia-Pacific Legal 500 
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020 – Tier 1 law firm 

Lia Alizia – Recommended lawyer

In-House Counsel Community Asian-Mena Counsel – Pacific Business Press
Indonesia Firm of the Year 2018 for Restructuring & Insolvency

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021 – Tier 2 law firm for 8 consecutive years (2014 to 2021)

asialaw Profiles 
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021 – Highly Recommended
Previously a Recommended law firm for 7 consecutive years (2014 to 2020)

Malaysia | Shearn Delamore & Co.

asialaw Profiles and asialaw Leading Lawyers
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019 – Listed as an Outstanding Firm for 3 consecutive years
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022 – Listed as a Recommended Firm for 3 consecutive years

Rabindra Nathan – Elite Practitioner

  • “Shearn Delamore & Co has always been a dependable team of experienced solicitors for us. We appreciate the strong partner involvement and dedication and support the team gave to us in meeting deadlines.” – Asialaw Profiles 2022

Asia-Pacific Legal 500 
Dispute Resolution 2021 – Listed as Tier 1 Firm

Chambers Asia-Pacific 

  • In the 2020 edition, Rabindra Nathan is recognised for his expertise in insolvency cases.  

Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021 - Law Firm of the Year

Philippines | MVGS

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Restructuring and Insolvency - Tier 3 firm for 2022

Thailand | Tilleke & Gibbins

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Restructuring & Insolvency 2023 - Band 2 for 2 consecutive years

  • "In a complex, multi-jurisdictional matter, we have received helpful and to-the-point advice from Tilleke & Gibbins.”

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
Restructuring & Insolvency 2023 - Tier 2 for 2 consecutive years

IFLR 1000
Restructuring & Insolvency 2024 - Tier 3 for 4 consecutive years

Vietnam | Tilleke & Gibbins

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Dispute Resolution 2023 - Band 4 for 2 consecutive years
Corporate/M&A 2023 - Band 4 for 5 consecutive years

Kien Trung Trinh – Band 5 for 5 consecutive years

  • "They have an excellent understanding of the Vietnamese legal market and are very efficient and responsive.”
  • “The firm has a strong ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters whilst providing an excellent and responsive service.”

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration – Tier 3 for 3 consecutive years
Dispute Resolution: Litigation 2023 – Tier 2 for 5 consecutive years
Corporate/M&A 2023 – Tier 2 for 5 consecutive years

  • "Commercially savvy, client focused, top-notch service and execution.”

Asialaw Profiles
Dispute Resolution 2023 – Highly Recommended for 7 consecutive years
Corporate/M&A 2023 – Highly Recommended for 8 consecutive years

Cambodia | Tilleke & Gibbins

Chambers Asia-Pacific
General Business Law 2023 - Band 2 for 3 consecutive years

Jay Cohen - Band 2 for 5 consecutive years
David Mol - Associate to Watch

  • "The quality of the advice produced by the Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers demonstrates an in-depth understanding of Cambodian law and practices as well as contract drafting and interpretation.”
  • “They are very professional and very easy to work with.”
  • “The value for money is excellent. They are very flexible and don't mind the small things when we need help quickly.”

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
General Business Law 2023 - Tier 2 for 6 consecutive years

Jay Cohen – Leading Individual for 3 consecutive years
David Mol – Next Generation Partner for 6 consecutive years

  • “They have a deep understanding of the legal and policy environment in Cambodia. Very responsive to questions and inquiries.”

IFLR 1000
Financial and Corporate 2024 - Tier 2 for 3 consecutive years

Laos | Tilleke & Gibbins

Chambers Asia-Pacific
General Business Law 2023 - Band 2 for 2 consecutive years

Dino Santaniello - Band 2 for 5 consecutive years

  • “Tilleke & Gibbins' follow-up is very professional, and they are available and timely to respond.”
  • “Their quality of service is high. Their main strengths are legal knowledge and professional service in providing legal opinions.”
  • “Tilleke & Gibbins provide excellent standards of service and responsiveness. They never fail to deliver a consistently good standard of input.”

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
General Business Law 2023 - Tier 1 for 6 consecutive years

Dino Santaniello - Leading Individual for 5 consecutive years

  • “I have worked with Tilleke & Gibbins on various client matters over the course of 10 years. I have always found the group to be responsive and willing to take on unique challenges. They take steps to learn about the client’s needs and provide a flexible response to suit such needs.”
  • “Highly responsive, with good coverage of technology in the Southeast Asia region.”
  • “Good on the ground, local law knowledge of regulation and enforcement matters.”

IFLR 1000
Financial and Corporate 2024 - Tier 2 for 3 consecutive years

Niti Muangkote – Rising Star

Myanmar | Tilleke & Gibbins

Chambers Asia-Pacific
General Business Law 2023 - Band 4 for 4 consecutive years

IFLR 1000
Financial and Corporate 2024 - Tier 3 for 5 consecutive years

Derrick Khoo - Rising Star Partner for 3 consecutive years

Asialaw Profiles
General Business Law 2023 - Recommended for 4 consecutive years

Nwe Oo - Notable Practitioner for 4 consecutive years