Till We Fly Again - Aviation Restructuring Globally and Regionally

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This webinar looks at how airlines are seeking to restructure globally and regionally.

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This webinar takes place from 3pm to 4:15pm (Singapore time) on Wednesday, 2 December 2020.

Members of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) who want to take advantage of their SAL credit dollars can sign up at https://www.sal-e.org.sg/webinar-till-the-day-we-fly-again-a-webinar-on-aviation-restructuring-globally-and-regionally. Do note SAL's system is unable to cater to promo codes if you hold any.


The aviation industry is one of the hardest-hit by Covid-19. News of airlines grounding planes, struggling to stay afloat or announcing mass furloughs appear frequently on headlines. Some of them are on government life-support, while some others have announced business closures.

With international travel expected to remain thin for some time due to continued movement restrictions, what are airlines globally doing to restructure so as to survive this crisis and even thrive in the post-pandemic world?

This webinar, organised by the Asian Business Law Institute, will touch on the following aspects:

  • Issues the airline industry is facing and industry players that have been affected
  • Airline industry response — formal restructuring, government bail-out, bankruptcy or closure, furlough and retrenchments
  • Deep dive into particular regimes for airline restructuring — with a focus on the US, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand
  • Interplay with other regimes — recognition of multi-jurisdictional restructuring under US Chapter 15, the UNCITRAL Model Law and general common law principles of recognition
  • The role of the Cape Town Convention

When is this webinar scheduled?

This webinar will take place from 3pm to 4:15pm (Singapore time) on Wednesday, 2 December 2020.

Please be mindful of the time difference if you are joining from outside of Singapore.

Who will be speaking at this webinar?

Joel Hogarth

Managing Director, Eliot & Luther, Singapore

Joel is a senior financial and restructuring advisory professional with 20 years' experience in Asia. He worked as a partner at major US and English law firms, acting on over USD30 billion of restructuring, structured finance, M&A and private equity transactions, with a strong focus on South East Asia, particularly Indonesia.

Joel’s experience includes in and out-of-court restructurings, including over 30 Indonesian PKPU proceedings, UK Schemes of Arrangement, US Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 Proceedings, Hong Kong Judicial Management Proceedings, Singapore Schemes of Arrangement and applications under the IRDA.

Joel has acted for lease finance companies in airline bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, including the repossession of two aircraft for International Lease Finance Corporation in the bankruptcy of Batavia Air.

Kris Ingram

Chief Aviation Officer, Eliot & Luther, London

Kris is the Chief Aviation Advisor for Eliot & Luther, focusing on developing relationships with clients in the region supplying commercial, operational and management guidance and general information on the sector. Recently he has been directly involved in lobbying and assisting the DGCA & Boeing Corporation on the East Indonesia Aviation Safety Development program as well as the approval of Single Engine Commercial IFR standards and best practices for Indonesia.

Kris has previously held positions as an Airline Pilot in European and Asian Airlines, Director of Eurasia Avia-tion, Corporate Secretary for a large Part 135 operator in Asia and has also held the position of Quality Man-ager and later Director of Operations.

He has also been engaged as an Advisor to the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries aircraft acquisition team, assisting on their surveillance aircraft requirements

John M. Marsden

Partner, Mayer Brown, Hong Kong SAR

John Marsden is a partner of Mayer Brown and co-leads its Global Restructuring practice. He represents clients in a wide range of matters in the commercial and corporate context. His assignments have included financing transactions, non-performing loan disposals and corporate restructurings. John has provided advice in such large-scale restructurings or insolvencies as Asia Pulp and Paper, Pacific Andes, the Moulin Group, TMT and Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, all of which are multi-jurisdictional transactions.

John has been named a Band 1 Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific (2013-2020), Market Leader in Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 (2018-2020) and Leading Lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 (2010-2017). Chambers Asia Pacific (2018) described John as he provides an “aggressive and punchy service, but is very commercial too”. John is also recognised as one of the 120 “Asia Best Lawyers” by IFLR1000 (2019, 2020).

Is this webinar accredited for continuing professional development (CPD) points for Singapore-admitted lawyers?

This webinar has been accredited for 1 public CPD point. Attendees who wish to claim CPD points are reminded to provide their AAS numbers or other number issued by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) during registration. You are required to strictly follow the attendance policy of SILE before CPD points can be awarded. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

I am a member of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), and would like to use my SAL credit dollars to sign for the webinar. How do I do so?

SAL members who want to take advantage of their SAL credit dollars can sign up at https://www.sal-e.org.sg/webinar-till-the-day-we-fly-again-a-webinar-on-aviation-restructuring-globally-and-regionally. Do note that if you sign up there, you will receive an invoice generated by SAL. SAL is a GST-registered organisation. ABLI does not charge GST and will absorb GST on its own for registrations via SAL.

If you are from any of ABLI's Founding Partners and would like to enjoy the discount to which you are entitled, you will need to sign up on Eventbrite as SAL's system does not cater specifically to such arrangements.

This is the same case if you have received any special promo code directly from ABLI.

How do I register for this webinar?

To register for this webinar:

Step 1: Purchase a ticket here on Eventbrite, and make sure you enter the correct email address to receive the webinar registration link that will be sent to you separately;

Step 2: Once ABLI is notified of your ticket purchase, we will email you a separate link for you to sign up for the Zoom webinar in advance. This is mandatory as the webinar link sent to you is unique and manual approval of your webinar registration ensures that your attendance can be recorded at the back-end for CPD purposes.

Step 3: After your sign-up is approved by the organiser, simply follow the instructions indicated in the approval email to attend the webinar on 18 November 2020. Please be punctual as the system captures your log-in time, which is especially relevant if you are claiming for CPD points.

Please be mindful of the time difference if you are joining from outside of Singapore.

What if I am unable to attend this webinar after registration? Are the fees paid refundable?

Unfortunately, the payments made are not refundable. If you are unable to attend the webinar, we request that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can let you transfer your slot to your colleague.

I am interested in this webinar but unable to make it for the live session. If I register, will a recording be made available to me?

Yes, a recording of the webinar can be made available upon request via a private link, though it is important to bear in mind that viewing the recording will not entitle you to CPD points.

Are the fees payable inclusive of GST?

No. ABLI is not GST-registered, and therefore does not charge GST.

Eventbrite sends me an order confirmation after registration, but I need a formal invoice so as to submit a webinar fee claim to my employer. How do I go about doing that?

Please write to catherine_shen@abli.asia. ABLI can issue a formal e-invoice to you for expense claim purposes upon receiving your request.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Please write to catherine_shen@abli.asia for any query you may have about this webinar.

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