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Ian Chapman

Partner

Hong Kong

Ian Chapman

Partner

Hong Kong

Ian is a partner in our Restructuring and Recovery Group and has over three decades of frontline experience assisting banks and bondholders on many of the most complex and high profile restructurings in the Asia Pacific region.

Ian has an enviable track record of restructuring publicly-owned and private companies across the region, dealing extensively with multi-bank restructurings of multi-national debtor groups. He also has considerable experience in advising on cross border and distressed debt situations generally, including as to settlement; recovery and enforcement strategies; business and asset reorganization; distressed debt and NPL disposals; and receivership and liquidation administrations.

From 2004 to 2010, Ian was appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive to the Deposit Protection Board established under the Deposit Protection Scheme Ordinance to formulate and implement procedures to protect small depositors in case of bank failure in Hong Kong.

Ian has repeatedly been named a Leading Banking and a Leading Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyer by numerous legal publications, including the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR1000, AsiaLaw & Practice Survey and Chambers Asia. He has consistently been named a Tier 1 lawyer in the banking and restructuring fields by leading legal directories and as a “Senior Statesman” by Chambers Asia Pacific.

News & insights

Key regulatory topics

Publications: 02 JULY 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly update 19 – 25 June 2020

Our weekly update on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email and be added to our marketing mailing list please contact…

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Publications: 26 JUNE 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions – Updated 26 June 2020

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Blue ribbons

Publications: 26 JUNE 2020

New options for distressed sponsors: what are the implications for pension schemes?

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act makes significant changes to the toolkit available to struggling businesses, starting today. The moratorium option provides breathing space in relation to…

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Publications: 02 MARCH 2020

Hong Kong recognises administrators appointed under the Enterprise Bankruptcy Act of the People’s Republic of China

On 15 January 2020, we published a newsflash regarding the decision of the Hong Kong Court of First Instance dated 13 January 2020 (Decision) on the recognition of the appointment of bankruptcy…

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Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Restructuring

Office

Hong Kong

Allen & Overy
9th Floor, Three Exchange Square, Central
Hong Kong

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, Hong Kong, 1980

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1980

Academic

Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, MA