Jo specialises in cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters and structured finance transactions, and practises generally in the area of equity and trusts. She works in both the contentious and transactional spheres, and in matters that involve clients and counterparties from multiple jurisdictions.
Jo has been extensively involved in advising financial institutions on the debt restructuring regimes in Singapore, in the context of complex financial transactions. She has been reviewed in IFLR1000 as “an excellent lawyer” who is “able to seamlessly provide advice”.
She is a Fellow of INSOL International, having obtained Honours in INSOL International’s Global Insolvency Practice Course (2018/2019). She is also a member of the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Leadership Programme, a Board Member of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (Singapore Network), and a member of the Turnaround Management Association of Singapore.
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 excellent performance in her graduate studies. 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.
- Acted for a syndicate of lenders holding more than US$530 million in debt 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 appointed to the Singapore entity in the US Chapter 11 proceedings and global restructuring of a Hong Kong-based conglomerate.
- Acted for a bondholder group on the contentious restructuring of the debts of an Indonesian conglomerate in the Singapore courts.