Adnaan NOOR is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice, Special Situations Advisory Practice, and Indonesia Practice.

His main areas of practice involve commercial litigation, international arbitration and restructuring and insolvency. He has significant experience in handling complex commercial and corporate disputes, having advised and represented a wide range of clients which include multinational corporations, financial institutions, and high net-worth individuals. He has also appeared as lead counsel before the Court of Appeal and the General Division of the High Court. On the restructuring and insolvency front, he regularly acts for insolvency practitioners such as liquidators and judicial managers in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Adnaan is an active volunteer with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme and the bulk of his pro-bono work involves representing migrant workers and also supporting various legal clinics.

Matters of significance in which Adnaan has been involved in include acting/advising for the following:

  • Lead counsel before the Court of Appeal for a Mexican attorney to vary an injunction restraining insolvency proceedings in Mexico – Oro Negro Drilling Pte Ltd and others v Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro SAPI de CV and others and another appeal (Jesus Angel Guerra Mendez, non-party) [2020] 1 SLR 226.
  • The Interim Judicial Managers and Liquidators of Hodlnaut Pte Ltd, one of Singapore’s leading crypto assets borrowing and lending platforms that collapsed, in multiple Court proceedings including successfully resisting an application by the directors to remove them and also dealing with the legal issue of whether a cryptocurrency debt can be used to wind up a company – Loh Cheng Lee Aaron and another Hodlnaut Pte Ltd (Zhu Juntao and others, non-parties) [2023] SGHC 323.
  • The Liquidators of the Greatearth group of companies which were handling, amongst others, projects with the Housing & Development Board, the National Environment Agency and the Land Transport Authority. Also provided advice on contentious and non-contentious matters on the group’s regional interests relating to projects across Malaysia and Brunei.
  • A Japanese conglomerate for the recovery of vessel financing debts from a Venezuelan entity in a matter wherein there were insolvency proceedings, multiple garnishee proceedings, and also economic sanctions. This matter was recognised as an “Impact Case Winner” at Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2023.
  • Architects in an 87-day trial in the Singapore High Court to defend against allegations of negligence, fraud, and conspiracy – GTMS Construction Pte Ltd v Ser Kim Koi [2021] SGHC 9.

Related Practices

  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Special Situations Advisory
  • Indonesia