Daniel LIU is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency and Special Situations Advisory Practices.

His main areas of practice are restructuring and corporate disputes. He also advises on corporate governance and financial services regulatory matters.

Daniel graduated from Singapore Management University as the School of Law Valedictorian of the graduating class in 2013. He was a recipient of various scholarships and was awarded subject prizes in corporate and commercial law, the law of equity and trusts, legal theory and philosophy, legal research and writing, and ethics and social responsibility.

Daniel was also part of the team that represented Singapore Management University in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2013, emerging Runner-Up at the Washington D.C. international championship rounds.

Daniel is admitted to the Singapore Bar and was ranked joint 3rd in the 2013 Singapore Bar Examinations. He served as a Justices’ Law Clerk with the Singapore Supreme Court, before entering private practice. He was also appointed as a Law Clerk to assist the Competition Appeal Board during his time with the Singapore Supreme Court.

Matters of significance in which Daniel has been involved in include the following:

  • Acting for the PIL Shipping Group in respect of the restructuring of its debts of over US$1 billion.
  • Acting for Hyflux Ltd in respect of the restructuring of approximately S$3.1 billion in liabilities.
  • Acting for EMAS Chiyoda Subsea Limited and its subsidiaries in respect of their cross-border restructuring of debt in excess of S$1 billion.
  • Acting for the ad hoc committee of bondholders in respect of the cross-border restructuring of Noble Group Limited.
  • Acting for Indonesian entities against subsidiaries of a Chinese SOE in two related ICC arbitrations arising from a joint venture for the construction and operation of an oil storage complex and terminal facilities valued at more than US$500 million.
  • Acting for a South Korean entity in two related ICC arbitrations concerning web and mobile games published using one of the most valuable software IPs in China.

Related Practices

  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Special Situations Advisory