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Lauren Tang

T: +65 6835 8664 Email Lauren | Vcard Office: Singapore

Awards

Recommended Lawyer for Dispute resolution: Singapore

Recommended Lawyer for Dispute resolution: Singapore

Listed as a name to know in Singapore by Global Restructuring Review

Listed as a name to know in Singapore by Global Restructuring Review

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Lauren Tang Partner

Contact details

Lauren Tang

Lauren Tang
Partner

T: +65 6835 8664 Email Lauren | Vcard Office: Singapore

Lauren is a partner at Virtus Law* and is an experienced commercial litigator with a focus on restructuring and insolvency.
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She has advised and assisted one of the first foreign companies in successfully obtaining a scheme moratorium after the 2017 amendments to the Singapore Companies Act (Cap.50) (which resulted in the first reported judgment on the requirements of a scheme moratorium); acted for a financial institutional (secured) lender in a separate scheme moratorium and successfully obtaining a carve out for her client; acted for the agent bank of a syndicate of banks in the restructuring of the obligations of a business trust through the placing of its trustee manager under a scheme of arrangement, which was the first of its kind; acted for a global freight forwarder in a complex Singapore High Court matter involving allegations of breach of duty of care; and acted for a Singapore public listed company and its subsidiary in a complicated vessel-related dispute.

Lauren has appeared at all levels of the Singapore courts, including the Court of Appeal and also has been involved in SIAC/ HKIAC / LMAA arbitrations. Lauren is qualified in practise in Singapore and England & Wales.

She is a member of the Singapore Law Society and is Secretary to the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (Singapore).

She was recognised by Global Restructuring Review (GRR) in 'Names to know in Singapore' in June 2018 (click here for details).
 

*Virtus Law LLP (T13LL0339K) and Stephenson Harwood LLP (T13LL0821C) are registered as a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore under the name Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance. Both firms are registered in Singapore under the Limited Liability Partnership Act (Chapter 163A) with limited liability. The term "partner" is used to refer to a member in one of the constituent law firms.
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Marine and international trade
  • Commercial litigation

Skaugen

Advising and assisting the Skaugen Group to apply in Singapore for protection under the s. 211B scheme moratorium regime. This resulted in the first reported Singapore court judgment (Re IM Skaugen SE and other matters [2018] SGHC 259) on the requirements of a scheme moratorium.

Pacific Radiance Group

Acting for a financial institutional (secured) lender in respect of the scheme moratoria applications by Pacific Radiance Limited and Pacific Crest Pte Ltd made in 2018 and successfully obtaining a carve-out of the lender's secured assets from the moratoria orders.

FSL Trust Management Pte Ltd

Acting for the Agent bank of a syndicate of banks in respect of a scheme of arrangement application made by FSL Trust Management Pte Ltd, which was the first case seeking to restructure the obligations of a business trust through the placing of its trustee manager under a scheme of arrangement.

EMAS Group

Acting for and advising creditors against EMAS-AMC Pte Ltd (part of the EMAS Chiyoda Subsea Limited group undergoing restructuring under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code) regarding a stay order granted in Singapore and also acting for creditors against EMAS-AMC AS.

Swiber

Acting for creditors against a well-known offshore construction and support services provider undergoing judicial management in Singapore.

MF Global

Acting for the liquidators in the liquidation of a financial brokerage (Singapore office) resulting from the filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy by its ultimate parent company in the United States.

Lehman Brothers

Acting for an established financial institution against customer claims concerning structured products, following the filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy by its ultimate parent company in the United States. 

More: Restructuring and insolvency

Charterers

Acting for charterer and guarantor in a dispute concerning an allegedly unseaworthy vessel in back-to-back charterparties. This matter spanned multiple actions in court and arbitration. For court actions, they included an injunction application against the owners to restrain winding up, defending owners' claim against the guarantor and winding up application against the sub-charterer. These were in conjunction with two back-to-back LMAA arbitrations between the owners, charterers and sub-charterers.

Ship managers

Advising ship manager in reaching a settlement with ship owners in respect of disputes involving a South Africa vessel arrest.

Charterers

Advising charterer on various claims made by cargo interests and ship owners in a matter involving lost cargo at sea.

Freight forwarders

Acting for a freight forwarder in a claim for services provided to a customer.

More: Marine and international trade

Financial institutions

Acting for financial institutions against claims of misrepresentations and failure in performing statutory obligations. Also acting for liquidators of an established financial brokerage in Singapore.

Charterers

Obtaining an injunction restraining the ship owner/beneficiary from calling on a bank guarantee.

Freight forwarders

Defending against a claim by an introducer for alleged commission.

More: Commercial litigation

Awards

Recommended Lawyer for Dispute resolution: Singapore

Recommended Lawyer for Dispute resolution: Singapore

Listed as a name to know in Singapore by Global Restructuring Review

Listed as a name to know in Singapore by Global Restructuring Review

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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