Legal Update: Impact of the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 on Contractual Clauses
The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (No. 40 of 2018) (“IRDA”) which aims to consolidate Singapore’s corporate and personal insolvency and restructuring laws, came into force on 30 July 2020.
Of particular interest to commercial parties is the introduction of the restrictions on ipso facto clauses, which are often contained in commercial agreements to allow a party to unilaterally terminate the agreement or exercise certain remedies usually if the counterparty becomes insolvent or commences insolvency proceedings. Previously, there were no restrictions on the exercise of ipso facto clause under Singapore law.
In this legal update, we examine the scope and impact of the restrictions placed on ipso facto clauses under the IRDA and discuss how commercial parties may address the insolvency risks of counterparties going forward.
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