Qualifications

  • L.L.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (1996)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar in May 1997
  • Admitted to the New York Bar in 2004

Blossom’s practice is focused on disputes as well as debt restructuring and insolvency work. She is actively involved in court (appearing as lead counsel before the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal) and arbitration (SIAC, LCIA, HKIAC, AIAC and IICRA) work, handling derivative actions, shareholder, corporate and commercial disputes. She works extensively with clients based in Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, the US and Europe as well as Singapore. 
 
Blossom is on the panel of arbitrators of the SIAC and HIAC. She was named Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm) in the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2020. Blossom has also been recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000, asialaw Leading lawyers, asialaw Profiles and Best Lawyers International for her dispute resolution and restructuring/insolvency work.

Blossom was named Litigator of the Year in Southeast Asia in the 2021 Asian Legal Business (ALB) Women in Law Awards, and she was also identified as one of Asia’s top 50 most highly recommended arbitration and litigation practitioners in ALB’s Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers in the same year. Earlier in 2020, she won the Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm) in the 2020 ALB SE Asia Law Awards.

Blossom’s recent disputes related work includes the following:

  1. Obtained a freezing order and an order for receivers to be appointed over the assets of GSF Capital Pte Ltd and its controlling director on the basis that they had committed a fraud of some EUR560 million against Suntech Power Holding Ltd, a listed company on the New York Stock Exchange and the world’s largest producer of crystalline silicon solar power units.

  2. Obtained judgment from the High Court and the Court of Appeal in favour of the founder and minority shareholder of Dovechem Holdings Pte Ltd (DHPL) which is part of the Dovechem group, a major solvent and chemicals group with interests in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and Vietnam.

  3. Obtained an arbitration award of some US$93 million in favour of one of the largest privately own trading companies in the world and some US$100 million against parties based in Indonesia.

Blossom’s recent restructuring and insolvency work includes the following:

  1. Advising Brightoil Petroleum (S’pore) Pte. Ltd. (BOPS), a subsidiary of the Hong Kong listed Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited (BOHL), in connection with the US$916 million debt restructuring of BOPS (see Re Brightoil Petroleum (S’pore) Pte Ltd [2022] SGHC 35). The debt restructuring of BOPS is undertaken as part of a holistic US$1.9 billion debt restructuring of BOHL and its subsidiaries.

  2. Advising the Securities Investors Association (Singapore), which represents the informal steering committee for the (a) S$400 million 6% cumulative non-convertible non-voting perpetual class A preference shareholders and (b) S$500 million 6% perpetual capital security holders (collectively Holders) issued by Hyflux Limited, in connection with the S$2.64 billion debt restructuring proposed by Hyflux Limited, of which the Holders are owed S$900 million.
  3. Acted for PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk, an Indonesian company listed on both the Singapore and Jakarta Stock Exchanges in its US$2.6 billion restructuring exercise. This deal has been awarded Asian-MENA Counsel: Deal of the Year – Honourable Mention and IFLR Asia Awards 2016: Restructuring Deal of the Year.

  4. Successfully acted for creditors to have Provisional Liquidators appointed over Celestial Nutrifoods Limited, a Singapore-listed but Bermuda incorporated company, with assets and subsidiaries in China.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 
Restructuring/Insolvency 2022 – Band 1 for 7 consecutive years
Dispute Resolution: Litigation 2022 – Band 5; Recognised Practitioner for 4 consecutive years (2017 - 2020)

go-to litigator

Clients note her for her “practical advice"

A market source explains that she "has a disarming style and is pleasant to deal with and also very active and effective in court."

She is "the person I would go to for disputes and restructuring work in Singapore and South-East Asia."

“She is commercial and focused on delivering results.”

“She provides practical solutions to legal problems. She understands the commercial reality and explains the legal implications so that we can make informed decisions that suit our needs.”

“She is someone who manages life and death and is someone who is very competent and whom you can trust; she has the decency to say: Don't pursue this course of action, it's not commercial.’”

Blossom is regarded for her debt restructuring and insolvency expertise, with sources noting that she is "intelligent and someone you want on your side." 

"I find her to be very strong and very practical; she always gives us what we need." 

She is an "excellent lawyer who is very aggressive, intelligent and effective in litigation." She has "an incredible work ethic," and she is "very competent, with lots of experience."

Chambers Global
Dispute Resolution: Litigation 2022 – Band 5; Recognised Practitioner for 4 consecutive years (2017 - 2020)

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Dispute Resolution 2022 – Recommended Lawyer for 5 consecutive years
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022 – Recommended Lawyer for 6 consecutive years
International Arbitration 2021 – Recommended Lawyer

“Tenacious and strong litigator.”

“I always have been impressed with the first-rate quality of [her] work and [her] dedication to helping [her] clients work through and emerge from difficult times.”

“Blossom Hing has wonderful experience in [the restructuring] sector having been involved in some of the biggest, most complex cases in Asia and globally.”

Blossom is “meticulous in her approach to arbitration matters and has strengthened her position in this area.”

She is “by far the best arbitration lawyer at this firm. She works tirelessly to help her clients and adopts a commercial and resolute approach when advising.”

"Has extensive experience working with clients from Indonesia, China and Hong Kong."

“Blossom Hing ‘owns’ the matters that she handles and provides top quality and very commercial advice. Her years of experience are fully brought to bear on all the restructuring and insolvency matters that Blossom advises on.”

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022/2023 – Highly regarded for 4 consecutive years

"Super-responsive and sharp. Provides excellent advice, always taking into account the commercial aspects and goals of a matter. A pleasure to work with." 

"The client’s interests come first. A star in this field and in disputes. Commercially minded. Very bright." 

"A great leader of her team. Fully focused on her clients’ problems – she “owns” all the cases she handles. Highly experienced and super-competent." 

"She is the reason to hire Drew & Napier in restructuring and insolvency situations. She is the standout partner at the firm and her reputation for problem-solving in complex situations has grown enormously in recent years." 

"Blossom is a hugely experienced partner whose legal skills are first rate. Importantly, Blossom has a strong grasp of non-legal issues, including the financial drivers of a restructuring and the psychology of different stakeholders. This really sets Blossom apart from other practitioners." 

"Blossom Hing is the standout restructuring lawyer at the firm who has deep experience in this area. She is building a strong team to support her."

"In the restructuring and insolvency arena, the biggest 'plus' of the firm is having Blossom Hing on the team. Blossom is tenacious and thoughtful, energetic and creative."

“highly skilled, intelligent, creative and aggressive litigator.”

“Blossom stands out at her firm as a highly dedicated, conscientious and thoughtful. Blossom has a wealth of experience in insolvency and litigation in Singapore and is very versatile. She brings all her experience to bear in solving complex legal issues.”

“Extremely competent and commercial. Addresses not just the legal problems facing the client, but provides solutions tailored to the client's needs.”

Who’s Who Legal
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022 – Leading lawyer for 6 consecutive years
Also identified as Global Elite Thought Leader fand a National Leader in Southeast Asia for Restructuring & Insolvency in the 2022 edition

Blossom Hing is a go-to name in the region. She earns effusive praise for her handling of debt restructurings and contentious matters both in court and in arbitration.

Appreciated by peers as “an extremely capable practitioner”.

Investigations 2020 – Future Leaders

“Very affable and easy to work with” according to impressed sources who highlight her “fantastic attention to detail”

Southeast Asia: Restructuring & Insolvency 2022 – Recommended lawyer

Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Restructuring & Insolvency 2023 – Elite Practitioner for 4 consecutive years
Dispute Resolution & Litigation 2019 – Market-leading lawyer for 3 consecutive years

“Blossom Hing, a partner in the firm is an outstanding lawyer with in-depth knowledge and experience and a very creative approach to problem-solving.” 

“Blossom is a very experienced litigator, arbitration lawyer and arbitrator. She combines a strong work ethic with a highly approachable demeanour. She is a total team player and a pleasure to deal with.”

“Blossom is an outstanding all-around lawyer. She is great in meetings and when negotiating with the other side. She is also a very capable advocate and has an excellent presence in the courtroom.”

“Blossom shows unbelievable commitment to her clients and helps them achieve goals in a commercial and efficient way.

“She is an excellent communicator and invariably gets on well with clients due to her very positive and effective ‘bed-side manner’ that puts clients at ease yet instils great confidence in Blossom's ability.”

“Blossom has been at the forefront of the recent developments in Singapore when it comes to rescuing companies and giving companies a fair opportunity to survive.

“She has a ‘can-do’ attitude and is different from her peers in Singapore who tend to see liquidation and similar processes as the answer for a distressed company. So, she is far more open-minded and creative than her peers in Singapore.”

“Blossom is the reason why we hire Drew & Napier. She is an excellent lawyer and very dedicated.”

“Blossom Hing is the standout individual in insolvency and restructuring. Blossom is very dedicated and hardworking and a pleasure to work with.”

She is very responsive, determined, and an excellent person to work with,” says a client.

Another describes her as “very capable with a good grasp of Indonesian legal matters.”

Best Lawyers International: Singapore
Insolvency and Reorganisation Law 2023 – Endorsed individual for 10 consecutive years
Litigation 2023 – Endorsed individual for 10 consecutive years

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 
Insolvency 2023 – Identified as a Litigation Star for 5 consecutive years
Also identified as one of the Top 100 Women in Litigation for 3 consecutive years since 2020 

Asian Legal Business (ALB) Women In Law Awards
Named Litigator of the Year, SE Asia in 2021

Recognised for her achievements in handling litigations that significantly impacted the client and the industry

Asian Legal Business (ALB) Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers
Identified as one of Asia's most highly recommended arbitration and litigation practitioners in 2021

“Absolutely excellent. She has a brilliant mind, an exceptional work ethic, and an expert commercial strategist. Absolutely the best there is”.

Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards
Named Woman Lawyer of the Year 2020 in recognition of her remarkable achievements not only in the practice of law, but also in the larger community especially in the empowerment of women

Women in Business Law Expert Guide
World’s leading female lawyers in 2021 – Listed lawyer (For 2 consecutive years)

Asia Business Law Journal
Identified as one of Singapore’s Top 100 lawyers in 2019

  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)
  • Member, Sub-committee on Litigation Funding in Insolvency Cases, SAL, Law Reform Committee
  • Member, Advocacy Committee, The Law Society of Singapore
  • Fellow, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Limited (IPAS)
  • Member, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (Singapore Chapter)
  • Associate Mediator and Insolvency Mediator accredited by the Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators
  • Hainan International Arbitration Court Panel of Arbitrators
  • Panel Assessor for COVID-19 Temporary Relief (PACT), appointed by the Minister for Law
  • Speaker/Panelist, “Seat of Arbitration and Arbitration Clauses” – 2nd IPBA Asia-Pac Arbitration Day, Kuala Lumpur, 8 September 2016
  • Speaker/Panelist, “The Challenges Facing the Restructuring and Insolvency Profession” – INSOL International  One Day Seminar, Kuala Lumpur,  28 November 2017
  • Participant, Mock JIN Hearing, Singapore Insolvency Conferences in 2017 and 2018
  • Speaker/Panelist, “Out of Court Workout Guidelines Chair”  INSOL International One Day Seminar, Tokyo, 7 November 2019
  • Speaker/Panelist, YSIAC Webinar on “Virtual Mock Hearing: Cross-Examination”, 15 May 2020
  • Faculty Member, SIAC Indochina Academy “Time and Cost Savers at SIAC: Emergency Arbitration, Expedited Procedure and Early Dismissal”, 15 – 16 October 2020
  • Co-authored the Singapore Chapter in the annual publication of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending & Secured Finance from 2013 to 2022, published by Global Legal Group Ltd.
  • Co-authored the Report of the Law Reform Committee on litigation funding in insolvency cases in 2014, published by the Singapore Academy of Law