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12 May 2017
Singapore Insolvency Conference 2017 - 24 & 25 August 2017

The Singapore Insolvency Conference 2017 will be held on 24 and 25 August 2017. It is jointly organised by Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore (IPAS) and the Law Society of Singapore.

The flagship Singapore Insolvency Conference 2017 builds on the success of the past 5 annual National and Regional Insolvency Conferences. This year’s conference will adopt a format that allows for a more interactive and personal learning experience and a greater exchange of ideas.

Singapore Insolvency Conference 2017 is going to be the forum where many latest cutting edge views would be exchanged and shared. The forum will open with a session covering the latest development in Singapore law concerning restructuring and insolvency and tools available to effect restructuring in and outside of Singapore. Also, making a comeback is the marquee event of previous conferences, i.e. the Judicial Colloquium where we expect to have judges attending from multiple jurisdictions and sharing their thoughts on various issues and offering a rare insight into the judicial mind.

A new feature will be master classes relating to:-

  1. Cross-border restructuring in Indonesia and Singapore’s role;
  2. Cross-border restructuring in China and Singapore’s role;
  3. Restructuring of bond debt;
  4. Restructuring and insolvency in the offshore oil & gas and marine sector;
  5. Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 proceedings and Singapore’s approach towards recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings;
  6. Alternative capital providers/distressed investors in restructuring situations with a focus on the role, opportunities and challenges/issues faced by distressed investors.

As IPAS is a joint organiser of the Conference, IPAS Fellows and Associates are entitled to preferential rates for the Conference. Registration is now open and to enjoy the early bird rate, do register and pay by 23 June 2017, 5:00pm.

Please click here for further details on the Conference and how to register.

2 March 2017
The Inaugural Insolvency Stakeholders Lunch held on 23 February 2017

On 23 February 2017, the Supreme Court of Singapore hosted an inaugural lunch for various groups of stakeholders in the insolvency sector.

The lunch was attended by a total of 40 guests from the judiciary, local and international law firms, the Law Society of Singapore, the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Limited, the Ministry of Law, the Insolvency & Public Trustee’s Office, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, the Singapore Exchange Limited, the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University.

By bringing together different stakeholder groups, the lunch enabled an effective discussion of new initiatives and issues concerning the insolvency sector. The success of the lunch has led to plans for such a lunch to be held approximately once every six months, with the different stakeholder groups taking turns to host. The next lunch will be organised by the Law Society of Singapore. This will allow the insolvency sector to better communicate and forge stronger ties, thus leading to greater collaboration within the sector.

To view the lunch photos, please click here

12 January 2017
Revision of Administration Fee as Prescribed Under the Fees (Winding Up and Dissolution of Companies and Other Bodies) (Amendment) Order 2017

With effect from 3rd January 2017, the Fees (Winding Up and Dissolution of Companies and Other Bodies) (Amendment) Order 2017 will come into effect. A copy of the Order published in the Gazette is enclosed for your reference. The Official Receiver Practice Circular No. 1 of 2017 which summaries the revised administration costs is enclosed for your ease of reference.

Chairman's Welcome Message
2 November 2006

A Warm Welcome

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Limited (IPAS), I am pleased to launch this informational website in conjunction with the Official Launch of IPAS.

It is our hope that this website will serve as a portal for insolvency information – to communicate important developments and issues impacting our fellows, associates, practitioners in general and other industry stakeholders, as well as to update the industry of our networking, continuing education and training events.

Of course, as IPAS and the industry develop, so would the features and resources available on our website. Feel free to browse the site and let us hear from you on any ideas and suggestions you may have. We value the feedback and contributions of our members in enhancing the relevance and usefulness of our website and making it an important port-of-call for the industry.

Don Ho
Chairman & Director (2006-2013)
Insolvency Practitioners Association of
Singapore Limited

Invitation to Join IPAS

IPAS aims to be the premier professional body for the insolvency profession in Singapore.

We take this opportunity to invite you to apply to be an Associate or a Fellow of IPAS.

An Associate or Fellow of the association may describe himself as an Associate of the IPAS or Fellow of IPAS and may use, after his name, the initials AIPAS or FIPAS as the case may be.

Your Feedback

We welcome feedback and contributions from members via e-mail at ipas.secretariat@isca.org.sg.