Chai Ridgers

Partner
Restructuring & Insolvency
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Expertise and Professional Background

Chai Ridgers is a partner of the firm’s litigation, restructuring and insolvency group in Hong Kong and supports Ian Mann in leading the practice in Asia. 
 
Chai specialises in cross-border restructurings, insolvency and workouts of distressed companies. He advises leading international and regional accountancy practices, onshore law firms, financial institutions, insolvency office holders, official and unofficial creditors’ committees, private equity sponsors, hedge funds, debtor-in-possession loan providers, directors, trustees, shareholders and corporate debtors. He has worked extensively on assignments throughout Asia, including in the PRC, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
 
Recently, Chai has played an instrumental role advising on a number of global restructurings concerning offshore entities, including: 
  • Mongolian Mining Corporation (acting for certain lenders)
  • The Pacific Andes group of companies (acting for certain lenders and the liquidators of certain group entities)
  • Z-Obee Holdings Ltd (acting for certain lenders and the provisional liquidators)
  • China Lumena New Materials Corp. (acting for certain lenders and the provisional liquidators)
  • Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd (acting for the company)
  • The LDK Solar group of companies (acting for the Adhoc Committee of bondholders)
  • Birmingham City Football Club (acting for the parent company)
  • China Shanshui Cement Group Limited (acting for certain shareholders)
  • Greens Holdings Limited (acting for the company and subsequently for certain bondholders)
  • Titan Resources Management Limited (part of the Titan Petrochemicals Group) (acting for the company)
  • Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd (acting for the largest creditor)
Prior to joining the firm, Chai was a senior associate at a global law firm in Singapore and London.

Education

University of the West of England (LLB) 2001
College of Law, London (Post Graduate Diploma in Law) 2003
HKICPA Professional Diploma in Insolvency – SQ (Insolvency)

Bar Admissions

England and Wales 2006
British Virgin Islands 2014


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