ipso facto clauses). Open Government Products, Information on the new licensing and regulatory regime (281KB), The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act (“, The Act is an omnibus legislation that consolidates Singapore’s personal and corporate insolvency and debt restructuring laws. In summary, the Act brings into force temporary measures, which: essentially suspend contractual obligations under a range of scheduled contracts As long as the transaction is with an associate, the transaction is presumed to be at an undervalue. Singapore’s new Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act will come into force on 30 July 2020, consolidating the jurisdiction’s corporate insolvency and personal insolvency regimes and establishing a regulatory regime for insolvency practitioners. About Us. The Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Limited (IPAS) was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 12 April 2005 with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) formerly known as Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) and the Law Society of Singapore (Law Society) pursuant to the recommendations of the Company Legislation and … In its Press Release of 10 September 2018, the Ministry of Law emphasised the desirability of com… The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (the “IRDA”) came into force on 30 July 2020. 30 July 2020, the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (IRDA) will finally come into effect. The Bill will consolidate our personal and corporate insolvency and debt restructuring laws, currently in two separate statutes (Bankruptcy Act and Companies Act) into a new omnibus Act. Under Company Law, it is the duty of Directors to wind up an insolvent company. What are some of the key changes and the implications for corporates who wish to restructure their debts, particularly against the backdrop of Covid-19 and the consequential economic repercussions? The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Bill was passed in the Parliament on 1 October 2018 and assented to by the President on 31 October 2018. Today, i.e. The Singapore Ministry of Law has published for public consultation amendments to the Singapore Companies Act (Cap 50). The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (IRDA) has come into force on 30 Jul 2020. Background information on IRDA (279KB), Annex B 163A); “liquidator” includes the Official Receiver when acting as the liquidator of a corporation; “member”, in relation to a company, means a member of a company mentioned in section 19(6) or (6A) of the Companies Act; “Official Assignee” means the Official Assignee appointed under section 16(1) and includes a Deputy Official Assignee, a Senior Assistant Official Assignee and an Assistant Official Assignee; “Official Receiver” means the Official Receiver appointed under section 17(1) and includes a Deputy Official Receiver, a Senior Assistant Official Receiver and an Assistant Official Receiver; money, goods, things in action, land and every description of property, wherever situated; and. This eservice will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: PART 1. 381 Re-direction of bankrupt’s letters, etc. On 1 October 2018, Parliament passed the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (IRDA), commonly referred to as the omnibus Insolvency Act consolidating Singapore… An insolvent company is a company that cannot pay its debts as they fall due. 360 Provisions as to second or subsequent bankruptcy, etc. This Act is the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution (Amendment) Act 2020 and comes into operation on a date that the Minister appoints by notification in the Gazette. SINGAPORE'S Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act (IRDA) which came into force on July 30, is the consolidation of two separate statutes - the Bankruptcy Act and Companies Act - into a single legislation. The unprecedented spread and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, together with closures and restrictions imposed by the safe distancing measures, has resulted in significant impact on businesses. The Bill establishes a licensing and regulatory regime for insolvency practitioners in Singapore, to be administered by the Insolvency and Public Trustee's Office. While substantially a consolidating statute preserving most of the provisions that have been collated under its ambit, key changes have been made to certain aspects of Singapore’s corporate insolvency and restructuring regime. Singapore's long awaited omnibus Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (IRDA) came into force on 30 July 2020. As long as the transaction is with an associate, the transaction is presumed to be at an undervalue. Prior to IRDA, the legislative framework for Singapore's insolvency regime was largely set out in the Companies Act (Cap. One noteworthy change is the increase of the maximum debt threshold for the Debt Repayment Scheme from $100,000 to $150,000. The IRDA is intended to be an omnibus piece of legislation which consolidates Singapore’s corporate and personal insolvency and restructuring laws into a single enactment and will also update and introduce a number of new provisions. Restriction on certain contractual rights that are triggered upon the commencement of restructuring proceedings (i.e. The new Singapore Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (IRDA) was passed by the Singapore Parliament on 1 October 2018 but has yet to come into force. The Insolvency law review also recommended that the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency be enacted into Singapore law through a single consolidated Insolvency Act. 441 Application of sections 442, 443 and 444, etc. The Singapore Parliament has passed the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act (2020) (Act) in an attempt to alleviate the consequences that the global pandemic has caused to businesses in Singapore. Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Bill introduced to unify personal and corporate insolvency laws into new omnibus Act The Restructuring Review (11th Ed, 2018): Singapore chapter MAS issues consultation paper on proposed regulations to enhance resolution regime for FIs in Singapore Today, i.e. On personal bankruptcy, the provisions largely retain the repealed Bankruptcy Act, following significant amendments to the latter in 2015. Enlarging the range of causes of action which may be funded by third parties, specifically certain officeholder avoidance actions, which may otherwise not be pursued due to lack of funds. Summary procedure to dissolve companies that have insufficient assets to pay for the administration of the winding up. The amendments, if enacted, have the potential to radically overhaul the existing insolvency and restructuring regime in Singapore. Singapore’s Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act (the “IRDA“), together with 48 pieces of subsidiary legislation, comes into force today, 30 July 2020 (available here). 5 Jurisdiction of Registrar under this Act, 9 Criminal jurisdiction of District and Magistrate’s Courts, 18 Removal of Official Assignee or Official Receiver, 19 Official names of Official Assignee and Official Receiver, 20 Delegation of powers and functions by Official Assignee and Official Receiver, 21 Official Assignee and Official Receiver deemed to be public servants, 22 General duties of Official Assignee as regards bankrupt’s conduct and affairs, 23 General duties of Official Assignee as regards estate of bankrupt, 24 Discretion of Official Assignee in administration of estate of bankrupt, 27 Records to be kept by Official Assignee, 28 Bankruptcy Estates Account and Debt Repayment Schemes Account, 29 Investment of surplus funds in Bankruptcy Estates Account and Debt Repayment Schemes Account, 30 Official Assignee to furnish list of creditors, 31 Control of Court over Official Assignee, 32 Control of Official Receiver by Minister, 33 Review by Court of Official Assignee’s act, omission or decision, 36 Appointment of person other than Official Assignee as trustee in bankruptcy, 37 Qualifications for appointment as trustee in bankruptcy, 38 Person appointed as trustee in bankruptcy to furnish security before acting, 39 General functions, duties and powers of trustee in bankruptcy, 40 Trustee in bankruptcy to pay moneys received into prescribed bank account, 42 Control of trustee in bankruptcy by Official Assignee, 43 Review by Court of trustee in bankruptcy’s act, omission or decision, 45 Vacancy in office of trustee in bankruptcy, 48 Person not to act as insolvency practitioner without licence, 49 Licensing officer and assistant licensing officers, 50 Eligibility of individual to hold insolvency practitioner’s licence, 54 Register of licensed insolvency practitioners, 55 Licensed insolvency practitioner not to act under certain circumstances. 20), with additional provisions scattered across a myriad of other legislations. The second element may be difficult to prove but the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 has provided a statutory presumption of insolvency. Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: Short title and commencement 1. Enhance Singapore’s insolvency and restructuring laws, in particular to strengthen our debt restructuring regimes. After given Presidential Assent on 31 October 2018, the IRDA was published in the Government Gazette on 7 November 2018. This facilitates restructuring of a distressed company’s business, where its contracts contain such clauses. The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act has increased monetary thresholds for insolvency from 20 April 2020 to 19 October 2020 (subject to further extension). Singapore Company Liquidation A company may be closed voluntarily by its owners or by an Order of the Court (under certain circumstances). 50) and the Bankruptcy Act (Cap. On 1 October 2018, the Singapore Parliament passed the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (‘IRDA’). A general list of priority of debts and creditors is as follows (see s 203 of the Singapore Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (“IRDA”) which came into force on 30 July 2020): (1) Fixed charge / secured creditors—e.g. A Singapore Government Agency Website. The Omnibus Bill seeks to consolidate the relevant statutory provisions into a single enactment. The consolidation of all personal and corporate insolvency and debt restructuring legislation into a single statute, along with other legislative changes, seeks to further strengthen Singapore's position as an international debt restructuring hub. The personal insolvency/bankruptcy regime is currently governed by the Bankruptcy Act, while the corporate insolvency regime falls under the Companies Act. 241 Prosecution of delinquent officers and members of company, 243 Duty to cooperate with judicial manager and liquidator. (A) New omnibus legislation. The Omnibus Bill seeks to consolidate the relevant statutory provisions into a single enactment. Prior to IRDA, the legislative framework for Singapore’s insolvency regime was largely set out in the Companies Act (Cap. It brings to fruition the most fundamental reform process, beginning in 2017, to Singapore’s insolvency laws since independence. 382 Power to impound passport, etc., of bankrupt, 383 Incurring expenses where property insufficient, 384 Official Assignee not to incur further expenses if majority in value of debts owed to institutional creditors, 390 Payment of interest exceeding what is allowed under section 356 out of surplus, 392 Court’s power to annul bankruptcy order, 393 Annulment of bankruptcy order by certificate of Official Assignee where debts and expenses fully paid, 395 Discharge by certificate of Official Assignee, 396 Objection by creditor to discharge of bankrupt under section 395, 398 Discharged bankrupt to give assistance. 247 Contributories in winding up of unregistered company, 248 Power of Court to stay or restrain proceedings, 249 Outstanding assets of defunct unregistered company, 250 Liquidation, dissolution, etc., of foreign company in its place of incorporation, 253 Interaction with Singapore insolvency law, 257 Rectification by Registrar of Companies on application, 258 Rectification or updating on initiative of Registrar of Companies, 260 Relodging of lost registered documents, 261 Size, durability and legibility of documents delivered to Registrar of Companies, 275 This Part not applicable to undischarged bankrupts, 279 Conditions for making of interim order, 280 Nominee’s report on debtor’s proposal, 285 Review of decision of creditors’ meeting, 286 Implementation and supervision of approved voluntary arrangement, 287 Consequence of failure by debtor to comply with voluntary arrangement, 290 Debtor’s statement of affairs and proposal for repayment of debts, and creditors’ proofs of debts, 292 Commencement and administration of debt repayment scheme. The IRDA is an omnibus legislation housing all of Singapore’s insolvency and restructuring laws in one single piece of legislation. In this article, which is the first of five in a series of articles covering various aspects of IRDA, we will provide an overview of its main features. 19 August 2020 . 130 Avoidance of dispositions of property and certain attachments, etc. See also, Published in Acts Supplement on 07 Nov 2018, Date of Commencement: 30 July 2020 Sections 2 to 466, 468 to 478, 480 to 494, 495(, Date of Commencement: 15 September 2020 Section 467(. The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act (the IRDA) commenced on 30 July 2020.The IRDA is an omnibus legislation that consolidates Singapore’s personal insolvency, corporate insolvency and debt restructuring laws into a single legislation. By Aurelio Gurrea-Martínez (Singapore Management University). Our Vision and Mission. [30 September 1967] BE IT ENACTED by the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong … out of an obligation to make restitution; “licensed insolvency practitioner” and “licensee” mean the holder of a licence granted under section 51; “limited liability partnership” has the meaning given by section 4(1) of the Limited Liability Partnerships Act (Cap. 240 Power of Court to assess damages against delinquent officers, etc. The IRDA consolidates Singapore’s personal and corporate insolvency and debt restructuring laws into a single piece of legislation. The Act was assented to by President Tony Tan Keng Yam on March 29, 2017, and is expected to become effective later this year. About Us. It brings to fruition the most fundamental reform process, beginning in 2017, to Singapore’s insolvency laws since independence. Singapore’s new Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act will come into force on 30 July 2020, consolidating the jurisdiction’s corporate insolvency and personal insolvency regimes and establishing a regulatory regime for insolvency practitioners. whether the individual is a bankrupt) in Singapore. 411 Fraudulent dealing with property obtained on credit, 412 Obtaining credit, engaging in business, or standing as guarantor, 413 Failure to keep proper accounts of business, 415 Bankrupt incurring debt without reasonable ground of expectation of being able to pay it, 419 Administration in bankruptcy of estate of person dying insolvent, 420 Arbitration agreements to which bankrupt is party, 422 Actions by Official Assignee and bankrupt’s partners, 423 Action in aid of courts of Malaysia and designated countries, 424 Reciprocal recognition of Official Assignees, 425 Evidence of proceedings at meetings of creditors, 426 Evidence of proceedings in bankruptcy, 430 Formal defect not to invalidate proceedings or acts, 431 Acts of corporations, firms and lunatics, 432 Exclusion of liability relating to computerised information service, 433 List of undischarged bankrupts, etc., to be kept, 435 Debt Repayment Scheme Assistance Fund, 439 Provisions which may be made by order under section 438. The existing regime is governed by several acts but the two main ones are (a) the Bankruptcy Act (Cap. 380 Power to allow bankrupt to manage property and make allowance to bankrupt, etc. The Act is a ground-breaking development in Singapore's corporate rescue laws and includes major changes to the rules governing schemes of arrangement, judicial management, and cross-border insolvency. 103 Suspension of requirements to call annual general meeting and to file annual returns and audited accounts, 105 Information to be given by judicial manager, 108 Consideration of proposals by creditors’ meeting, 110 Duty to manage company’s affairs, etc., in accordance with approved proposals, 112 Duty to apply for discharge from judicial management, 113 Application to Court for approval of remuneration and expenses of former judicial manager, 114 Order of priority for expenses of judicial manager and interim judicial manager, 115 Protection of interests of creditors and members, 116 Trade union representation on behalf of members who are creditors and employees of company, 117 Application of certain provisions in Companies Act and Part 5 to company under judicial management, 118 Transition from judicial management to winding up, 119 Modes of winding up and application of this Division, 120 Government bound by certain provisions, 121 Liability of present and past members as contributories, and unlimited liability of directors, 123 Contributories in case of death or bankruptcy of member, 125 Circumstances in which company may be wound up by Court, 128 Powers of Court on hearing winding up application, 129 Power to stay or restrain proceedings against company. A bankruptcy search is an enquiry conducted on individuals to ascertain his/her bankruptcy status (i.e. History of Singapore’s insolvency regime Parliament of Singapore, as follows: Short title and commencement 1. 23 Jul 2020 Posted in Press releases. Office of the Official Assignee and Official Receiver. What is a Bankruptcy or Corporate Insolvency Search in Singapore? 30.1.2 Our insolvency ecosystem comprises of both winding up procedures and rehabilitative procedures (namely, judicial management and schemes of arrangement). mortgagees; (2) Expenses, fees, costs, of the insolvency … Ministry of Law - Insolvency Office. The definition of “associates” is the same as that for unfair preference. The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (the “IRDA”) was passed in Parliament on 1 October 2018 and is expected to come into force during 2020. 338 Official Assignee to settle list of debtors to bankrupt’s estate, 339 Determination of monthly contribution and target contribution, 340 Review by Court of determination of monthly contribution and target contribution, 341 Power of Court to vary monthly contribution and target contribution, 342 Power of Official Assignee to reduce monthly contribution and target contribution, 343 Review by Court of decision of Official Assignee under section 342, 344 Review by Official Assignee of administration by trustee in bankruptcy, 345 Description of debts provable in bankruptcy, 347 Creditors to file proof of debts within time limited, 348 Surrender of security for non-disclosure, 354 Right of landlord to distrain for rent, 357 Creditors may accept composition or scheme by special resolution, 358 Discharge or annulment of bankruptcy order by certificate of Official Assignee where composition or scheme accepted by creditors. 442 Electronic delivery in insolvency proceedings — general, 443 Electronic delivery by relevant officeholders, 444 Use of Internet websites by relevant officeholder, 452 Amendment of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority Act, 455 Amendment of Bus Services Industry Act 2015, 456 Amendment of Business Names Registration Act 2014, 459 Amendment of Child Development Co-Savings Act, 461 Amendment of Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Act, 463 Amendment of Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act, 464 Amendment of Conveyancing and Law of Property Act, 465 Amendment of Co-operative Societies Act, 466 Amendment of Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, 467 Amendment of Cross-Border Railways Act 2018, 468 Amendment of Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes Act, 470 Amendment of Early Childhood Development Centres Act 2017, 471 Amendment of Education Endowment and Savings Schemes Act, 472 Amendment of Education Service Incentive Payment Act, 475 Amendment of Environmental Public Health Act, 479 Amendment of Financial Holding Companies Act 2013, 481 Amendment of Home Affairs Uniformed Services Superannuation Act, 482 Amendment of Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act, 484 Amendment of International Interests in Aircraft Equipment Act, 486 Amendment of Land Titles (Strata) Act, 487 Amendment of Legal Aid and Advice Act, 489 Amendment of Limited Liability Partnerships Act, 490 Amendment of Limited Partnerships Act, 491 Amendment of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act, 492 Amendment of Monetary Authority of Singapore Act, 494 Amendment of Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) Act, 495 Amendment of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, 496 Amendment of Mutual Benefit Organisations Act, 497 Amendment of Nanyang Technological University (Corporatisation) Act, 498 Amendment of National University of Singapore (Corporatisation) Act, 501 Amendment of Payment and Settlement Systems (Finality and Netting) Act, 502 Amendment of Prevention of Corruption Act, 505 Amendment of Rapid Transit Systems Act, 506 Amendment of Registration of Criminals Act, 507 Amendment of Securities and Futures Act, 508 Amendment of Singapore Armed Forces Act, 509 Amendment of Singapore Institute of Technology Act, 510 Amendment of Singapore Management University Act, 511 Amendment of Singapore Tourism (Cess Collection) Act, 512 Amendment of Singapore University of Social Sciences Act 2017, 513 Amendment of Singapore University of Technology and Design Act, 514 Amendment of Skills Development Levy Act, 518 Amendment of Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act, 519 Amendment of Third-Party Taxi Booking Service Providers Act 2015, 524 Amendment of Work Injury Compensation Act, 525 Saving and transitional provisions relating to repeal of Bankruptcy Act, 526 Saving and transitional provisions relating to amendments to Companies Act, 527 Other saving and transitional provisions, —(1)  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —, Revised Editions of Subsidiary Legislation, The following Act was passed by Parliament on 1 October 2018 and assented to by the President on 31 October 2018:—. 57 Power to require documents or information, 62 Matters constituting affairs of company, 64 Power of Court to restrain proceedings, etc., against company, 65 Power of Court to restrain proceedings, etc., against subsidiary or holding company, 66 Restraint of disposition of property, etc., during moratorium period, 68 Filing, inspection and adjudication of proofs of debt, 71 Power of Court to approve compromise or arrangement without meeting of creditors, 72 Power of Court to review act, omission or decision, etc., after approval, etc., of compromise or arrangement, 74 Disqualification from appointment as receiver or manager, 77 Liability for invalid appointment of receiver or manager, 78 Power of Court to fix remuneration of receivers or managers, 79 Appointment of liquidator as receiver or manager, 80 Time from which appointment of receiver or manager is effective, 81 Notification of appointment of receiver or manager, 82 Statement that receiver or manager is appointed, 83 Provisions as to information where receiver or manager is appointed, 84 Special provisions as to statement submitted to receiver or manager, 85 Lodging of accounts of receivers or managers, 86 Payments of certain debts out of property subject to floating charge in priority to claims under charge, 87 Enforcement of duty of receiver or manager, etc., to make returns, 89 Purpose of judicial management and judicial manager, 90 Application to Court for company to be placed under judicial management and for appointment of judicial manager, 91 Power of Court to make judicial management order and appoint judicial manager, 92 Power of Court to appoint interim judicial manager, 93 Restrictions 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