Restructuring is a part of business. When the need arises, the multidisciplinary DFDL team has extensive experience advising clients across a range of local and cross-border restructuring, refinancing and insolvency matters.

DFDL’s expertise in banking, corporate, energy, employment, real estate, insolvency and tax – complemented by our network of local litigators – positions us well to advise on complex restructuring, insolvency and cross-border matters and plan effective strategies. Our clients include debtors, creditors and other distressed entities across South and Southeast Asia.

DFDL is a member of the Global Restructuring and Insolvency Professionals network – a dynamic referral system of independent insolvency firms that further strengthens our capabilities and offerings.

How we can help:

  • Cross-border corporate restructuring and workouts;
  • Debt restructuring and rescheduling;
  • Distressed situations and contingency planning;
  • Divestment of distressed businesses and assets;
  • Enforcement of securities;
  • Formal bankruptcy and insolvency procedures;
  • Insolvency planning and negotiations;
  • Renegotiation of commercial agreements, including leasing contracts;
  • Settlement of unpaid taxes in the course of liquidation and dissolution;
  • Tax advisory and tax return review for entity liquidation and dissolution;
  • Tax debt restructuring and forgiveness; and
  • Workforce restructuring.

Key Credentials

  • British American Tobacco Myanmar on local law advisory and strategy on key considerations for exit, including comprehensive due diligence on risks, liabilities and mitigation strategies considering the exit. The transaction also includes a debt restructuring between the group companies.
  • A telecom services provider, controlling shareholder of the debtor, in relation to the first insolvency proceedings to go through the entire insolvency and liquidation process in Cambodia.
  • Belt Road Investment Group, one of the largest funds investing in the Mekong region, on the restructuring of the target group, which consists of entities in Singapore, Cambodia and Myanmar engaging in digital media, online retail and logistics businesses, in anticipation of Belt Road’s subscription for 24.27% of the shares in the parent company.
  • Bank of China, one of China’s biggest state-owned commercial banks, in relation to a refinancing of an existing USD 421 million facility for a telecommunications group in Cambodia.
  • A leading e-commerce services platform in relation to its proposed global liquidation and dissolution process in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong.


2023 asialaw

  • Restructuring and Insolvency ThailandRecommended

2023 iflr 1000

  • RestructuringOther Notable
  • RestructuringOther Notable

2023 legal 500 asia pacific

  • Restructuring And Insolvency ThailandTier 3

Key Contacts

Partner and Managing Director, Myanmar | Head of Regional Dispute Resolution
Cambodia, Myanmar
+95 997 612 1022 / +855 783 335 66
Tax Director | Co-Head of Regional Compliance & Investigations | Head of Learning and Development
+66 830 096 446


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