Eden LI is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency, and Special Situations Advisory Practices.

Her main areas of practice include restructuring and insolvency, commercial litigation and international arbitration. She has extensive experience acting for corporate debtors, creditors, and turnaround professionals. On the disputes front, Eden routinely acts for a variety of clients in court and arbitral proceedings, with a particular focus on complex, high-value and cross-border matters.

Eden was emplaced on the Supreme Court of Singapore's Young Independent Counsel Scheme in 2022, and was appointed as Young Independent Counsel in Nicholas Tan Siew Chye v Public Prosecutor [2023] SGHC 35 (wherein a three-judge coram expressed their “deep appreciation to [Eden] for her thorough research and comprehensive submissions on the legal issues raised in this appeal” in its written judgment).

Outside of practice, Eden is an active member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and the ICC Singapore Arbitration Group. She also actively contributed to the global ICC Task Force on ADR and Arbitration.

Eden graduated summa cum laude from Singapore Management University as the Kwa Geok Choo Top Law Student for the graduating class of 2016, with a double degree in law and business management. She was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2019, after serving for two years as a Justices’ Law Clerk in the Supreme Court of Singapore.

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

  • Pacific International Lines (Private) Limited, an international logistics and shipping group, on its US$3.3 billion restructuring through a successful scheme of arrangement sanctioned by the Singapore High Court involving over US$1 billion, as well as an out-of-court restructuring of the company's remaining debts. The restructuring also involved a US$600 million investment by Heliconia Capital Management through a combination of debt and equity instruments.
  • The interim judicial managers and liquidators of Hodlnaut Pte Ltd, one of the largest Singapore-based cryptocurrency borrowing and lending platforms.
  • A Korean gaming company in two ICC-administered arbitrations against its Chinese licensees for claims of breach arising out of Korean law-governed contracts, with claim amount of approximately RMB 225 million.
  • A Delaware-based limited liability company against a BVI company in two SIAC-administered arbitrations for claims of breach arising out of Delaware law-governed contracts, with claim amount of approximately US$9 million.
  • A Hong Kong S.A.R. based private equity company in (i) a SIAC-administered arbitration for claims of breach of shareholders' agreement and minority oppression, with claim amount of approximately US$100 million, and (ii) a statutory derivative action in the Singapore High Court with a damage claim of approximately US$750 million.
  • The former shareholders of a public-listed multinational pharmaceutical company, in an application to set aside an arbitration award granting damages amounting to more than US$500 million against them.

Related Practices

  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Special Situations Advisory
  • Case Watch, “Obligation to Pay Cryptocurrency May Count as Debts in Determining Insolvency, Singapore High Court Rules” (29 November 2023)
  • Duties, Obligations and Potential Liability of Directors and Insolvency Professionals: A Brief Review of Recent Decisions of the Singapore Courts” Chambers Global Practice Guide Insolvency 2023 – Trends and Developments, Singapore
  • Cross-class cramdown of secured creditors – Singapore’s implementation of a US Chapter 11 tool” International Insolvency & Restructuring Report 2023/24.
  • Tread Carefully: Asymmetric Arbitration Clauses and their Potential Pitfalls” SIAC India Newsletter, Third Issue (January 2023).
  • The Insolvency Review, Singapore Chapter (10th Edition) (2022); (8th Edition) (2020)