Stephanie YEO is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency and Special Situations Advisory Practices.

Her main area of practice is restructuring and insolvency with a focus on formal and out-of-court cross border restructurings.

Stephanie graduated from Singapore Management University in 2012 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2013. During her time in SMU, she participated in various international moot competitions including the International Law Moot Court Competition “Asia Cup” in Japan and the William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.

She is a member of IWIRC and INSOL and has been a facilitator for the Insolvency Law Practice Sessions in the Preparatory Course leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations since 2015.

Stephanie was seconded to the Restructuring Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis for seven months during 2018 to 2019.

Matters of significance in which Stephanie has been involved in include:

  • Acting as lead counsel for the Japanese bankruptcy trustee in Re Opti Medix (in liquidation) and another matter [2016] SGHC 108, a landmark decision recognizing the trustee’s appointment over two British Virgin Islands companies that was nominated for Most Important Recognition Decision in the Global Restructuring Review Awards 2017.
  • Acting for an international logistics and shipping group in respect of an out-of-court restructuring of their debts of over US$1 billion.
  • Acting for the ad hoc committee of bondholders in respect of the cross-border restructuring of Noble Group Limited.
  • Acting for and advising the judicial manager of Altus Shipping & Logistics Pte Ltd, an international conglomerate which involved a novel credit-bid structure for the acquisition of the assets.
  • Acting for 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: [2018] SGHC 275.
  • Acting for Indian Senior Advocate, Mr Harish Salve, in the first application ever made to the Singapore courts for ad hoc admission of an Indian Senior Advocate: [2017] SGHC 28.

Related Practices

  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Special Situations Advisory
  • LexisNexis Practical Guidance Commercial Module: Financial distress, bankruptcy and insolvency 2019
  • South Square Digest (March 2017) - “Navigating Singapore’s restructured restructuring and insolvency framework”