Sean Lee
Senior Associate

LL.B (Magna Cum Laude)
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

Sean joined BlackOak LLC in 2017 to pursue his passion in the practice of Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency. Within a short timeframe, he developed a burgeoning reputation in this area of practice, winning multiple commendations and recognition from clients and fellow practitioners.

He is always ready to step into distressed situations at a moment’s notice. In a situation when time is key and split-second decisions are demanded, he is always on hand to provide creative solutions that are legally sound and commercially practical.

Contact Information
DID: (65) 6521 6743
FAX: (65) 6443 0887
Sean is a firm believer of SMEs and the importance they play in Singapore’s society. Aside from his core specialisation in Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency, Sean has developed a practice in assisting SMEs and startups in their establishment and growth, from their incorporation to their fund-raising efforts. Leveraging on his experience in handling distressed scenarios, Sean advises founders on the requirements and ingredients for a firm business foundation.

"Very responsive, commercial lawyer with good legal analytical skill."
- Asialaw Profiles

"Very smart, exceptionally hardworking and very pleasant to deal with."
- Legal 500

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Law, Singapore Management University
Recent Deals
  • Advised BLD Investments Pte Ltd (“BLD”) on the restructuring of 8.265% guaranteed equity linked bonds due 2015, issued by BLD and guaranteed by PT Bakrieland Development Tbk, and obtained the first worldwide moratorium in Singapore.
  • Acted as local counsel for an Ad Hoc Committee of Noteholders of Blue Ocean Resources Pte Ltd on the restructuring of USD325 million, 11% guaranteed senior secured notes due 2012.
  • Advised the Co-ordinating Committee of a group of approximate 30 bondholders of Trikomsel Pte Ltd on the restructuring on SGD 115 million 5.25% Senior Fixed Rate Notes due 2016 and SGD 100 million 7.875% Senior Fixed Rate Notes due 2017 issued by Trikomsel Pte Ltd and guaranteed by PT Trikomsel Oke Tbk
  • Acted as local counsel in relation to the global dissolution of Lehman Brother Holding Inc’s subsidiaries and related entities worldwide.
  • Acting for a Norwegian shipping company and its subsidiaries in contentious restructuring of the corporate group in one of the first restructuring of a foreign company under the recent amendments under the Singapore Companies Act. This involved obtaining a worldwide moratorium in Singapore to halt litigation and arbitration proceedings occurring worldwide.
Reported Decisions
  • Re IM Skaugen SE and other matters [2018] SGHC 259
Honors / Awards
  • Raiah & Tann Prize for Top Student in Insolvency Law (2014)
  • Dean’s List (2013)
  • ATMB Bird & Bird Prize for Best Research Paper (2013)
  • Dean’s List (2012)