Justin Yip

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Withers KhattarWong LLP is a Singapore law practice, affiliated with Withers LLP.

Justin is a partner specialising in restructuring and insolvency.

He focuses his practice on debt restructuring and insolvency matters, corporate rescues and workouts, distressed and special situation transactions, and corporate/commercial litigation. He advises and represents multi-national corporations, Singapore-listed companies, local and foreign banks and financial institutions, bondholders, investors, financial advisors, scheme managers, judicial managers, liquidators, and other stakeholders in a wide variety of court-supervised insolvency proceedings and related commercial litigation, debt restructurings and special situation transactions. These include scheme of arrangements, judicial management, liquidation, cross-border insolvency proceedings, bond defaults and restructuring, banking and finance disputes, distressed business and asset sales and acquisitions, receivership and other forms of security enforcement.

Justin has acted in some of the most prominent and complex corporate bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency matters in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region, including significant debt restructuring and bond defaults within the regional natural resources, oil and gas, and offshore marine sectors.

Track record




Acted for Singapore-listed offshore marine company Marco Polo Marine Ltd in the debt restructuring of its S$50 million 5.75% notes due October 2016, as well in the subsequent refinancing and comprehensive S$250 million debt restructuring exercise of the Marco Polo group’s secured and unsecured liabilities in both Singapore and Indonesia by way of Singapore schemes of arrangement.

Acted for AusGroup Limited in the debt restructuring of its S$110 million 7.45% notes due October 2016.

Represented Ferrier Hodgson, the receivers and managers of the owner and operator of the iconic Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest observation wheel, in the S$140 million receivership sale of its business and assets.

Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (2003)

Law Society of Singapore, Member

Singapore Academy of Law, Member

Securities Investors Association (Singapore) Corporate Governance Week, Investor Forum (2017), ‘Rights of Noteholders in a Restructuring’.

Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Asia (2015), ‘The Role of Insolvency Administrations in Global Asset Recovery’.



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