Expert resume of Rishi Hindocha
Rishi’s expertise focusses on restructuring, insolvency and financing matters. He advises on financings for distressed and special situations, informal (consensual) restructuring, formal (court based) statutory rehabilitation and reorganisation (such as via scheme of arrangement) and on insolvency, recovery and enforcement (such as through judicial management, liquidation and receivership).
Rishi is a Counsel and a core member of A&O’s APAC Restructuring & Recovery Group based in Singapore. Rishi has over 13 years of experience advising stakeholders across the capital structure on restructuring and enforcement options, distressed debt trading and financings, distressed M&A acquisition finance and structured financings across South and Southeast Asian markets. He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.
Before joining A&O's Singapore office, Rishi was based in London with Allen & Overy’s award winning London restructuring practice group and has advised on some of the largest and most complex cross-border financings and restructurings, including on Metinvest Group’s award-winning scheme of arrangement and the COMI-shift scheme of arrangement for Celsa Huta, the first time an English scheme had been used to restructure a Polish corporate.
Rishi was voted “Up and Coming” at the Chambers Asia Pacific 2023 awards, a Rising Star at the 2023 IFLR Asia Pacific Awards, a Rising Star in the 2022 Global Restructuring Review 40 under 40 and featured in INSOL International’s 2022 Young Practitioner Spotlight.
Clients say: “Rishi Hindocha is an emerging name in Singapore's restructuring space, often representing clients in relation to cross-border debt restructuring matters.“ "He demonstrates keen commercial awareness and is able to advise on complex legal issues in a clear and concise manner.” Chambers Asia Pacific 2024 (Restructuring/Insolvency – International, Singapore)
In addition, Rishi has authored and co-authored restructuring and insolvency related publications, including an article for IFLR and INSOL on various crypto-currency-related topics, for the Business Times in Singapore on Singapore’s aims to be a restructuring hub, and on the Re Prosafe SE decision which discusses the Rule in Gibbs, a principle which provides that an English law debt may only be modified or extinguished under English law.