Ashok Kumar

BlackOak - Singapore



+65 6521 6741

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

England & Wales



Practice areas:

Restructuring and insolvency

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Oil and gas

A well-respected veteran in the area of corporate restructuring and insolvency, Ashok is versatile in both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of cross-border and domestic deals, and has acted for a wide range of debtors, creditors, financial institutions, funds, and insolvency professionals over the years.

• Advising Swiber Holdings Ltd in the road leading up to its judicial management application;

• Advising Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd and BP Singapore Pte Ltd in the contentious restructuring of Jurong Aromatics Corporation Ltd. Total debt > USD3 billion with diverse creditor profiles;

• Advising the liquidators of Vanguard Energy Pte Ltd (a company with revenues > USD1 billion) in matters which include obtaining High Court approval for litigation funding of insolvent companies;

• Advising international counsel for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc in relation to the global dissolution of various Singapore-based subsidiaries;

• Advised Noble Resources International Pte Ltd in the successful obtaining of a Mareva injunction over assets > USD94 million, following PT Asmin Koalindo Tuhup being placed in temporary PKPU in Indonesia;

• Advised noteholders in the complex restructuring of PT Bumi Resources Tbk, which involved stakeholders from multiple jurisdictions.

• Financial restructuring

• Restructuring and insolvency

• Banking

• Financial services

• Oil and gas


England & Wales

Director, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore

Director, Turnaround Management Association, Singapore

Member, Law Reform Committee, Singapore Academy of Law

Member, Insolvency Practice Committee, Law Society of Singapore

LL.B. (Hons) London, Queen Mary College