Rishi has experience advising on restructuring, insolvency and financing matters in a wide range of industries and jurisdictions. His work includes advising on informal (consensual) restructuring, formal (court based) statutory rehabilitation and reorganisation (such as via scheme of arrangement), operational restructuring and turnaround, and on insolvency, recovery and enforcement (such as through judicial management, liquidation and receivership).
Rishi advises stakeholders across the capital structure on restructuring and enforcement options, distressed debt trading, distressed M&A acquisition finance and syndicated loan amendments and restatements and financings.
Before joining our Singapore office, Rishi was based in London with Allen & Overy’s award winning London restructuring practice group and has advised on some of the largest and most complex cross-border restructurings, including on Metinvest Group’s award winning scheme of arrangement and the COMI-shift scheme of arrangement for Celsa Huta, the first time an English scheme had been used to restructure a Polish corporate.
Rishi was voted a Rising Star at the 2023 IFLR Asia Pacific Awards, a Rising Star in the 2022 Global Restructuring Review 40 under 40 and featured in INSOL International’s 2022 Young Practitioner Spotlight.
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Advising a global financial institution in its capacity as a bilateral lender and scheme creditor in the high-profile restructuring and Singapore scheme of arrangement of PT Pan Brothers Tbk.
The de facto steering committee (led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Bank Mandiri) and bank syndicate of 18 onshore Indonesia and regional banks on the successful USD3.2 bn financial restructuring of PT Perkebunan Nusantara III, an Indonesian state-owned enterprise.
Advising Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd in connection with its exposure to Floatel International, one of the world’s largest offshore accommodation or “floatel” (floating hotel) providers.
Advising Singamas Container Holdings Limited on the debt re-profiling, and subsequent repayment of the debt, by its controlling shareholder, Pacific International Lines (Private) Limited (PIL) involving a Singapore scheme of arrangement undertaken by PIL and a USD600m financing package from Heliconia Capital Management Pte. Ltd.
Publications: 15 March 2023
What next after the collapse and stabilisation of Silicon Valley Bank?
The failure of Silicon Valley Bank sent shockwaves across the world. Here, our teams in the US, UK and Asia explain the events that led to its collapse, how authorities stepped in to stabilise the…
Publications: 01 March 2023
SGCA: Obligation to pay entire interest charged on a loan upon default was an unenforceable penalty
Publications: 19 December 2022
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Other noteworthy experience
- A major Singapore conglomerate in regard to the proposed restructuring of and subsequently recovery action against a Cayman incorporated and Singapore listed upstream oil and gas group.
- An ad-hoc committee of bondholders on the restructuring of an airline headquartered in Asia.
- The Hong Kong branch of an International Bank on recovery and enforcement advice in connection with a financing to a Hong Kong borrower under a secured and guaranteed HKD3 billion facility. The facility was guaranteed by Kaisa Group Holdings Limited, a prominent real estate developer in the People’s Republic of China.
- The creditors on recovery and enforcement advice in their capacity as lenders to the majority shareholders of Fullerton Healthcare Corporation Limited, a leading healthcare services provider headquartered in Singapore.
- An International Bank in relation to its exposure as a creditor of Sapura Energy Bhd., a Malaysian oil and gas services company listed on Bursa Malaysia.
- The steering committee of lenders on (i) interim stabilization measures leading to (ii) recovery in full through (a) injections of shareholder finance and (b) the takeover and de-listing of the PureCircle Group, a leading global F&B producer of stevia leaf sweeteners.
- A syndicate of lenders in connection with the restructuring of an up to USD300 million syndicated facility to a subsidiary of PT Rajawali Corpora. This transaction involved several key hotel assets in Indonesia and Malaysia, a mining subsidiary and one of the largest gold producers in Southeast Asia.
- A creditor on their debt claims in the high-profile liquidation of major cryptocurrency hedge fund, Three Arrows Capital Ltd.
- Working with HCSA on their mentorship programme “STEP UP”, providing mentorship and support to ex-offenders as part of their reintegration into society
- Working with the Halogen Foundation in Singapore on their entrepreneurship programme for high school-aged children
- Working with the Toynbee Hall free legal-advice clinic in London advising on a range of issues within English law
Rishi is a technically strong lawyer and a future market leader in restructuring
Chambers and Partners, 2022
Rishi is a technically strong lawyer and a future market leader in restructuring.” “He is a really strong lawyer on matters that are difficult and he has a good ability to manage various stakeholders, which is as important as the technical piece.
Chambers and Partners, 2023
Awards & accolades
Rising Star Award
IFLR Asia Pacific Awards for International Firms, 2023
Rising Star Award
Global Restructuring Review 40 under 40, 2022
Featured in INSOL
International’s Young Practitioner Spotlight, 2022
- Rishi Hindocha, Michael Pek, Jonathan Cho (2022), “Fishing in turbulent waters: crypto opportunities in Singapore and the US”, IFLR
- Ian Chapman, Rishi Hindocha, Michael Pek (2022), “Crypto loans and security: Lessons from the crypto winter”, INSOL International
- Article on the Re Kobian Pte Ltd decision in which the Singapore High Court, for the first time, exercised its discretion to decide that a scheme of arrangement proposal put forward by a company was not feasible and ultimately did not grant the scheme company leave to hold scheme creditor meetings.
- Article on the Re Prosafe SE decision, which discusses the Rule in Gibbs, a principle which provides that an English law debt may only be modified or extinguished under English law. This article was requested for re-publication by Herstructurering en Recovery Online (Business Restructuring & Recovery Online) in the Netherlands.
- Article on the key changes introduced by the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act.
- Article on the Re Rooftop Group International Pte Ltd case of a Singapore company that was subject to Chapter 11 proceedings in the US and whether the moratorium protection under Chapter 11 extended to enforcement action taken in Singapore.