In the High Court decision of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad v Prolink Marketing Sdn Bhd & 2 others  1 LNS 702, the Court held that Bank Negara’s Small Debt Resolution Scheme (SDRS) merely provided advice to a bank to observe a standstill in legal proceedings against distressed borrowers. It was not mandatory for the bank to halt legal proceedings.
The High Court in the decision of Top Builders Capital Berhad and two others (grounds of judgment dated 30 April 2021) set out certain important principles on scheme of arrangement law. The decision dived deep into issues on assessing the proof of debt for the creditors’ vote in a scheme and how to obtain leave to proceed against a restraining order.
The Singapore High Court decision in Re HTL International Holdings Pte Ltd  SGHC 86 dealt with an unfair prejudice claim made against judicial managers. The decision confirms the high threshold to show the decision of the judicial managers was plainly wrong, unfair or perverse. This decision is very persuasive authority for Malaysia judicial management law. Continue reading
The Court of Appeal in its grounds of judgment dated 18 March 2021 in Sunrise Megaway Sdn Bhd (in liquidation) v Kathryn Ma Wai Fong set out the principles when there is a challenge on a liquidator’s decision to admit or reject a proof of debt. Exceptional circumstances are required to second guess the liquidator’s decision.
Wong Li Qi writes a case update on a Singapore High Court decision on the interaction between the judicial manager’s powers and the directors’ residuary powers of management.
The Singapore High Court in Ocean Tankers (Pte) Ltd v Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP  SGHC 47 dealt with the standing of directors to bring an action on behalf of the companies after interim judicial managers were appointed.