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Scott Bache

Scott Bache


Scott Bache

Scott Bache specialises in advising financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, financial advisers and turnaround professionals on the full range of restructuring matters, including corporate restructuring, distressed mergers and acquisitions and special situations investing. He also advises clients on a broad range of insolvency issues, security enforcement and general banking litigation. He has over 20 years experience working in Greater China.

Scott is widely recognised as a leading lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency by independent legal directories, including The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers guide book.

  • the Finance Parties and Receivers in connection with a restructuring of the financial indebtedness of Trans Maldivian Airways Private Limited and related entities, which operate the world's largest seaplane fleet based in the Republic of Maldives
  • Deutsche Bank in connection with its role as incoming trade finance provider and major creditor in relation to the restructuring of Noble Group Limited – Restructuring Deal of the Year: IFLR Awards 2019
  • the ad-hoc committee of lenders in the initial stages of the restructuring of Noble Group Limited
  • BNPP, Industrial Commercial Bank of China Limited and ICBC (London) plc in relation to their exposure to Mongolian Mining Corporation in Mongolia – Restructuring Deal of the Year: IFLR Awards 2018
  • Oslo-listed accommodation vessel operator Prosafe in a US$1.1 billion debt restructuring that has so far taken in a moratorium in Singapore and a recognition application in Scotland
  • the global working capital bank on the restructuring of Billabong’s debt facilities
  • the ad hoc committee of middle eastern financial investors in relation to an extension of a US$500 million sukuk issued by Garuda
  • the steering committee of lenders on the restructuring of LG. Philips Displays obligations pursuant to a US$2 billion facility

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Career and qualifications

  • Admitted as a barrister in High Court of Australia 1995
  • Admitted as a solicitor in South Australia 1995, Victoria, Australia 1997, Hong Kong 2003
  • Finlaysons, Adelaide, South Australia 1996
  • Corporate Lawyer, National Australia Bank 1996 (Adelaide) and 1997 (Melbourne)
  • Allen & Overy, Hong Kong 1999
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2003
  • Partner since 2005

Awards and citations

  • Leading Individuals
    Legal 500 – Hong Kong Restructuring and Insolvency - 2024
    Legal 500 – China Restructuring and Insolvency: Foreign Firms - 2024
  • Highly regarded
    IFLR1000 – Hong Kong Restructuring and Insolvency – 2023
  • "He's excellent technically, I don't think there's a better person from a technical point of view and he provides very punchy and pointed advice."
    Chambers Asia Pacific: Restructuring and Insolvency 2020
  • Band 1, Restructuring and Insolvency China
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2020