About Us

Insolvency

Co-Chair

Shinichiro Abe

Kasumigaseki International Law Office
Kasumigaseki Bldg,
3-2-5 Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6026 Japan

 Email
 81-3-5157-1218
 81-3-6206-1234

Lynn Harrison 3rd

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10178 USA

 Email
 1-212-696-6199
 1-212-697-1559

Vice-Chairs

John Birch

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Suite 2100 Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2
Canada

 Email
 1-416-869-5300/5225
 1-416-640-3057

Ajinderpal Singh

Rodyk & Davidson LLP
80 Raffles Place
#33-00 UOB Plaza 1
Singapore 048624

 Email
 65-6225-2626/65-6885-3619
 65-6557-2522

Isabelle Smith Monnerville

Smith D’Oria
15, rue du Temple
75004 Paris - France

 Email
 33(0)158808001

Dan Hughes

Anthony Harper
Level 8, Chorus House
66 Wyndham Street
PO Box 2646
Auckland 1140
New Zealand

 Email
 64 9 920 6472

Chester B. Salomon

Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP
299 Park Ave #1603,
New York, NY 10171,
United States

 Email
 (212) 888-3033

Andrew Ean Vooi Chiew

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Level 16, Menara Tokio Marine Life
No.189, Jalan Tun Razak
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Email
 60-3-2161 2330
 60-3-2161-3933


The Insolvency Committee 

The Insolvency Committee has seen growing interest both in its membership as well as in its programs at each conference. The committee currently has more than 175 members not only from Asia but also from the Americas, Canada and Europe. Each conference has seen the Committee put up interesting sessions both singularly as well as joint sessions with other committees.


Activities of the Committee

Bali 2005 

In 2005 at the annual conference in Bali, the Committee put up 3 sessions including one on the future of Indonesian insolvency : The System after Asia Pulp & Paper and Prudential. The sessions generated lively discussion and were well attended.


Sydney 2006 

At the Sydney conference in 2006 the Committee, the committee had one single session entitled: "U.S. Chapter 11: a model for the Asia and Asia Pacific Countries?" This session, chaired by Mr. Geoff Sutherland, saw Mr. James Sprayregen, a prominent insolvency practitioner from the U.S. lead the discussion with his views on U.S. Chapter 11.

The Committee also had 2 joint sessions at the Sydney conference. One was with the Employment Law Committee entitled "Employment Contracts and the Effect of Insolvency on Employee Rights and Employment Contracts". The other joint session was with the International Construction Projects Committee and it centered on an interesting case study put together by Mr. Sebastian Kuehl. The case study explored the issues facing a consortium (consisting of an Australian, Indian and Singapore companies) set up to build a wind park in the economic zone of India, including in the event of one or more parties to the consortium going bankrupt.

All the insolvency committee's sessions at Sydney saw prominent panelist, lively discussion and good attendance.


Beijing 2007 

The Committee is planning to put up more than one session for the annual conference in Beijing. The Committee invites ideas for its sessions at the Beijing conference.


Get Involved 

The Insolvency Committee invites all those interested in insolvency, including restructuring, workouts and reorganization as members of the Committee. The Committee also welcomes articles dealing with insolvency and other related issues for the IPBA Journal.