Our lawyers have extensive experience in commercial transactions, dispute resolution and other matters in Asia and elsewhere in the world.

Our Managing Director

Our Managing Director, Sandor Schick, is a U.S.-qualified attorney who, after practicing with prominent law firms in New York for over fifteen years, has practiced in Singapore since 2001.

Mr. Schick has acted as counsel in some of the largest and most complex transactions in Asia. These include:

the creditors in the US$14 billion restructuring of Asia Pulp & Paper;
China Netcom in its acquisition of Asia Global Crossing;
the Government of Guangdong Province as shareholder in the US$6billion restructuring of Guangdong Enterprises;
a leading bank in Vietnam in its proposed sale of an equity interest to foreign strategic investors;
the agent in the buyout of the foreign lenders in the US$2.9 billion Dhabol Power Company project;
the agent to the lenders to Thai Oil in the restructuring of about US$1.5 billion in debt;
the underwriter in the US$325 million refinancing of Berau Coal of Indonesia;
international equipment vendors in the restructuring of the debt of Excelcomindo, an Indonesian telecoms operator;
the steering committee of creditors of PT Semen Cibinong Tbk, an Indonesian cement producer, in the restructuring of approximately US$1.2 billion of debt;
a Philippines food and beverage company, in the restructuring of its capital markets indebtedness; and
the sponsors in a 1,200 megawatt power project in the Philippines.

Mr. Schick has handled transactions in, or represented clients from, jurisdictions in six continents, including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Libya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Timor Leste, the United States and Vietnam. His clients have included central banks, commercial banks, investment banks, governmental export credit agencies, hedge funds, industrial corporations, insurance companies, private equity firms, retailers, sovereign wealth funds, trading companies and various other types of entities.

Mr. Schick is also an experienced litigator and has been appointed as an arbitrator by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

Mr. Schick has been repeatedly ranked as one of the leading lawyers in Asia. For example, Chambers & Partners (2011) wrote that Mr. Schick “has an outstanding reputation and is valued for his "’complete mastery of the intricacies of the Indonesian market,’" “is a well-known figure across South-East Asia” and “Interviewees commend his remarkably effective manner.” The Legal 500 (2010/2011) stated that: “Clients commend ‘his knowledge of Asian business and pragmatic approach.’”

Mr. Schick is a founding member of the International Insolvency Institute, a by-invitation only association of the leading insolvency practitioners in the world. He has spoken at conferences and seminars around the world and written numerous articles on mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and other subjects. His publications include:

“Globalization, Bankruptcy and the Myth of the Broken Bench,” 80 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 219 (2006)
“Mergers and Acquisitions of Foreign Debtors under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code,” 6 Business Law International 1 (2005)
“What China’s Bankruptcy Reform Means for Creditors,” International Financial Law Review (September 2004)
“Keiei akka kigyo no baishu oyobi baikyaku: hibeikoku kigyo no M&A torihiki ni kansuru chaputa 11 no tekiyo,” Kaigai toyushi (Overseas Investment) (July 2004)

Mr. Schick holds a Ph.D. and A.M. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Contact Details:
Telephone: +65 6858 5440
Email: sschick@schick-associates.com