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Dr. Jason Corbett

Co-founder & Managing Partner

E-mail: jason@silkadvisory.com

Tel:  +66 02 107 2007, Ext. 310

Jason is co-founder and Managing Partner of Silk Advisory who has advised clients on a variety of matters including cross-border insolvency and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions.

His proficiency in matters pertaining to distressed debt and turnarounds has made him a leader in providing cutting-edge solutions to solve the challenges found in the practice. Jason’s over 15 years of experience as an insolvency specialist has allowed him to assist debtors, creditors, administrators, and many others navigate a variety of legal, business, and financial issues.

Given his proficiency in the practice, he has led several successful insolvency proceedings. His work has made him adept at formulating and executing out-of-court settlements that have bested inter-jurisdictional complexities. As the only member of the International Insolvency Institute in Thailand, he is considered one of the most sought-after legal counsel for creditors seeking to protect their interests in Thailand.

Jason’s doctoral thesis studied the protection of foreign creditors rights.

Education

Doctor of Juridical Science, La Trobe, Australia (2011)

Postgraduate Certificate, Asia-American Institute in Transnational Law, Duke University. Held at University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (2010)

Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Commercial Law and Practice, Shanghai University, China (2010)

Postgraduate Certificate, China University of Political Science and Law, China (2009)

Master of Laws (International Business Law), La Trobe, Australia (2006)

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Bond, Australia (2005)

Bachelor of Laws (Corporate & Commercial Law), Bond, Australia (2005)

Publications

“Twelve years to sharpen one sword, but can it cut? – Does China’s new bankruptcy law provide adequate protection for foreign creditors?” La Trobe University, October 1 2010.

This thesis investigates the effectiveness of China’s new 2006 Enterprise Bankruptcy Law (EBL) to provide protection to foreign creditors. The unprecedented growth of the Chinese economy over the past decade led to the development of a new bankruptcy regime intended to meet international standards. An analysis of select Chinese bankruptcy cases provides an understanding of endogenous problems with the current business framework, law and regulation in China. This thesis seeks to answer the following question: Does the new Chinese EBL provide adequate protection for foreign creditors? The working hypothesis of this thesis is that the answer to this question is negative: the EBL does not provide foreign creditors with sufficient protection.

Download the thesis here.

International Securities Regulations WestLaw, 1 August 2012.

Updated the Canadian Securities chapter. Updates included: Continuous disclosure requirements and proxy solicitation, expediting the prospectus process, multi-jurisdictional disclosure systems, and cross-border acquisitions.

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