Jo specialises in cross-border restructuring and insolvency, and local debt restructuring matters (schemes and judicial management). She also advises on equity and trusts, as well as structured finance. Her work spans contentious, transactional and advisory spheres. Jo is also extensively involved in advising financial institutions on debt restructuring regimes in Singapore, in the context of complex financial transactions.

She is reviewed as “an excellent lawyer” who is “able to seamlessly provide advice”, with “on-the-mark advice and fast turnaround”.

Jo is actively involved in the local and international insolvency community.

She is a Fellow of INSOL International, having obtained Honours in its Global Insolvency Practice Course (2018/2019). She has also taken on leadership roles in the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Leadership Programme, IWIRC (Singapore Network), and the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore’s Young Insolvency Practitioners’ Committee.

Jo graduated with a Master of Laws (First Class) from the University of Cambridge with a specialisation in commercial law, and was awarded the Foundation Scholarship by Queens’ College, Cambridge for her excellent performance. Before that, she graduated from the Singapore Management University with the Kwa Geok Choo Top Law Student Award, having read a double degree programme in Law (LL.B.) and Business Management (BBM, Finance) under the auspices of the Lee Kong Chian Scholars’ Programme.

Work Highlights

  • Acted as restructuring counsel to a Singapore-listed REIT with US commercial property
  • Acted for a syndicate of lenders in one of the world’s largest collapses of an oil trading and shipping firm.
  • Acted for a syndicate of project lenders in the court-supervised reorganisation of a group of companies specialising in water and energy projects.
  • Acted for the Chapter 11 Trustee and Plan Administrator in the US Chapter 11 proceedings of a global conglomerate.
  • Acted for a bondholder group on the contentious restructuring of the debts of an Indonesian conglomerate in the Singapore courts.