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UPCOMING COURSES

[Webinar] The Scope of Liquidators’ Investigative Duties and Powers

 

25 March 2024 | 12.00pm to 1.20pm | Zoom 

Liquidators are granted broad powers for the purposes of discharging their duty to, among other things, investigate the company’s affairs, ascertain its assets and liabilities, settle the list of contributories, and distribute assets to the persons entitled.

 

The recent Court of Appeal decision of Rashmi Bothra v SuntecCity Thirty Pte Ltd provides important guidance on the scope of a liquidator’s powers and emphasises that while broad, those powers must always be directed towards achieving specific duties beneficial to the liquidation. In this case, the Court of Appeal ruled that a liquidator had no duty to investigate disputes over the beneficial ownership of shares of the company. But the Court’s decision provides essential guidance on the proper exercise of a liquidator’s extensive powers and the risks of overreaching their duties.

[Webinar] Arbitration Agreements and Insolvency Proceedings: a cross-border comparison

 

4 March 2024 | 12.00pm to 1.20pm | Zoom 

A cross-border comparison and case analysis of the pro-arbitration perspectives, in the context of international commercial disputes, in Singapore, the UK and India and concluding that these jurisdictions would defer to the arbitral tribunal when a debt is covered by an arbitration agreement and is not admitted.

[Webinar] Investment highlights for lawyers – a Thai perspective

 

We regret to inform that this webinar will be postponed to a date yet to be fixed. 

You can consider two other upcoming SILE lunchtime webinars:-


4 Mar 2024 12 to 1.20pm (1.5 public CPD points)
Arbitration Agreements and Insolvency Proceedings: a cross-border comparison


25 Mar 2024 12 to 1.20pm  (1.5 public CPD points)
The Scope of Liquidators’ Investigative Duties and Powers

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PAST COURSES

[Webinar] Stablecoins: its future and legal challenges

 

15 December 2023 | 12.00pm to 1.30pm | Zoom 

A presentation and panel discussion of the following.


Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency designed to maintain a stable value, typically pegged to a fiat currency like the US dollar. Stablecoins have the potential to revolutionise the financial system by providing a more efficient and secure way to transfer money. However, legal challenges also need to be addressed before the use cases for stablecoins can materialise. There are also issues related to AML, enforcement, how to trace and recover stablecoins. What are the pros and cons of the proposed regulatory framework for stablecoins in Singapore and key considerations when choosing a jurisdiction for issuance of stablecoins.

Three speakers will unpack the abovesaid in the format of short primer presentations followed by a panel discussion.

[Webinar] Litigation funding, especially of restructuring and insolvency cases

 

4 December 2023 | 12.00pm to 1.30pm | Zoom

A presentation and panel discussion of the following:

  1. Legal framework in Singapore, common misconceptions and what can be funded:

    • Civil Law Act

    • Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 

    • Common Law

  2. The future of litigation funding in Singapore – emerging trends, especially for restructuring and insolvency cases

  3. How funding works in practice (from financier’s perspective):

    • How we value litigation/arbitration

    • Key risk factors considered

    • Structure of funding agreement and our returns

    • Our role in managing funded cases and settlement

[Webinar] Restructuring and Insolvency: review of recent cases with an emphasis on cryptocurrency and cross-border insolvency cases

 

25 August 2023 | 12.00pm to 2.00pm | Zoom

The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (“IRDA”) was passed by the Singapore Parliament on 1 October 2018, as part of Singapore’s efforts to become the preferred hub for cross-border financial disputes and debt restructuring. In the three years since the enactment of the IRDA, there have been significant developments in Singapore’s restructuring and insolvency laws, in part due to a string of high-profile collapses in the cryptocurrency space.


This webinar examines the developments in Singapore’s restructuring and insolvency framework through a review of recent notable cases, including an examination of how Singapore’s restructuring framework has been leveraged by cryptocurrency companies in distress. The seminar also highlights contemporary issues in cross-border insolvency, along with recent developments in insolvency and arbitration. 

[Seminar] Valuing ESG Initiatives: Measuring Impact and Assessing Risks

22 June 2023 | 12.00pm to 2.00pm | ISCA House

There is an increasing recognition that a company's environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) efforts can significantly influence its risk profile and overall value. However, the question that often arises is how to effectively communicate and measure the impact of these initiatives in a manner that can be evaluated in terms of potential value creation or loss. 


One solution to this challenge is to evaluate the intangible assets associated with ESG initiatives. By doing so, the legal fraternity can help its clients better understand the value and risk associated with these efforts and utilise this information as a negotiation tool in deals, dispute resolution, or settlement structuring. 


This seminar will explore how a thorough assessment of ESG initiatives can help articulate and quantify the value of the underlying assets and provide you with a powerful tool to enhance your clients or company’s strategic decision-making.

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