Zhen Yu Lam

Senior legal associate, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

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

Zhen Yu is a senior legal associate specialising in restructuring and insolvency.

His practice revolves around debt restructuring and insolvency matters, corporate rescues and workouts, distressed and special situation transactions, and corporate/commercial litigation. He regularly advises and represents insolvency practitioners, institutional and trade creditors, debtor companies and investors in a wide variety of court-supervised insolvency proceedings, which include schemes of arrangement, judicial management, liquidation, receivership and personal bankruptcy. He also assists clients with litigation matters including enforcement of security and insolvency-related disputes.

Prior to joining Withersworldwide, Zhen Yu trained and practiced in a leading Singapore law firm, with a focus on commercial litigation, restructuring and insolvency and employment law.

Zhen Yu has represented a myriad of international, regional and local clients, which include financial institutions, corporations, state-owned enterprises, real estate investment trusts and high net-worth businessmen. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and has wide experience advising Chinese-speaking clients from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in complex cross border disputes and restructuring matters.

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Track record




Acted for RSM Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd, the judicial managers of Prosper Marine Pte Ltd in respect of a claim exceeding S$11 million, and the successful discharge of the judicial management order on grounds that the company was able to carry on as a going concern.

Advised the Sinosteel group on its international debt restructuring plans and insolvency avoidance claims in the Singapore Courts.

Acted for 15 Chinese investors in claims against a private equity fund concerning their aggregate investment of S$40 million. Advised on the closely connected application by the fund’s parent company in Re Attilan Limited [2017] SGHC 283 (the first reported decision relating to rescue financing provisions in the Singapore Companies Act).

Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (2016)

Goh Yihan and Paul Tan (gen eds), Singapore Law: 50 Years in the Making (Academy Publishing, 2015)

Goh Yihan, Contractual Interpretation in Indian Evidence Act Jurisdictions: Compatibility with Modern Contextual Approach (2013) 13 Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 17-48

Law Society of Singapore

Singapore Academy of Law



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