Chai Ridgers Partner

Restructuring & Insolvency
+852 5806 7869
+852 6929 9404

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: 
Prior to joining the firm, Chai was a senior associate at a global law firm in Singapore and London.

Education & Admissions

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


Restructuring and Insolvency


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