Singapore Law for Cross-Border Loans


This seminar will discuss the use of Singapore law as a governing law in cross-border lending transactions. We will cover some of the key implications that follow where a loan transaction is governed by Singapore law, including in relation to documentation, lending and collateral structures, enforcement and foreign recognition, and the effects of insolvency and the IRDA. We will also discuss some of the differences between English law and Singapore law, particularly in the context of insolvency, as well as the recent English decision in Prosafe and its implications for the choice of Singapore law cross-border financings.



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Presentations by:

· Mr Prakash Segaran, Partner, Allen & Overy

· Mr Rishi Hindocha, Counsel, Allen & Overy


Discussion and Q&A


End of webinar


Speakers / Panellists

Mr Prakash Segaran

Partner, Allen & Overy

Prakash advises lenders and borrowers on a wide variety of debt transactions with a particular focus on property development finance, acquisition finance, Islamic finance and vessel finance matters. He regularly acts as Singapore law counsel on cross-border transactions across the ASEAN region as well as in China and India.

He is widely recognised in legal benchmarking publications as a strong practitioner in his field and has been ranked in Chambers since 2015.  Sources say Prakash offers expertise in high-value cross-border corporate and project financing. He often assists clients with the Singapore law aspects of cross-border loan facilities. Chambers Asia Pacific (Banking & Finance Domestic- Singapore, 2022, Prakash Segaran is a partner we will go to for Singapore law and also regional law matters. He is a “commercial, technically strong and responsive lawyer.” Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 (Banking & Finance Foreign Firms) and he has an ability to “think a step ahead for us and understand where we're coming from and what we need.” Chambers Asia Pacific (Banking & Finance Domestic - Singapore) 2018.


Mr Rishi Hindocha

Counsel, Allen & Overy

Rishi is a Counsel and a core member of A&O’s APAC Restructuring & Recovery Group (‘APAC RRG’). Rishi is based in Singapore and focusses exclusively on restructuring and insolvency, including 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 is highly experienced advising on cross-border corporate and financial restructurings for stakeholders across the capital structure, including advising on various restructuring and enforcement options. He also advises on general banking transactions, including syndicated lending and acquisition finance, and distressed debt trading.

Rishi was based in A&O’s London office and was a lead senior associate on a number of high-profile restructuring deals in Allen & Overy’s award winning London restructuring practice group for a number of years before relocating to Singapore.


Number of Public CPD point: 1.0

Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Training Level: General

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