Naomi Moore focuses her practice on cross-border insolvency and restructuring, special situations, distressed debt and private credit. She has worked on transactions and cases across multiple jurisdictions throughout the Asia-Pacific region and has experience in a wide range of sectors, including but not limited to energy and resources, real estate, aviation and retail.
Naomi represents investment funds, creditors’ committees, insolvency office-holders, debtors and other stakeholders in restructurings, insolvency procedures and distressed situations. She also assists investment fund clients and other financial institutions with private lending and other credit transactions.
Naomi leads the firm’s Asia Pacific restructuring practice, dividing her time between Asia and Australia.
Asia Pacific Legal 500 notes that Naomi is ‘a very experienced and hands-on lawyer, with broad knowledge of both restructuring and finance. She is easy to work with, collaborative and commercial.' She has also been described in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide as 'highly respected in the Hong Kong market'.
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2000Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2004Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, 2009
Represented the voluntary administrators of Australia’s second largest airline, Virgin Australia Holdings Limited (Administrators Appointed), as special noteholder liaison counsel to liaise with holders of various tranches of notes in excess of AUD1.9 billion.*
Represented an ad hoc committee of holders of USD420 million of notes issues by China Singyes Solar Technologies, a Bermuda incorporated HKSE listed Chinese provider of renewable energy solutions in connection with its note restructuring through parallel schemes of arrangement in Bermuda and Hong Kong.*
Advised an ad hoc committee of noteholders of USD senior notes issued by a large Chinese multinational conglomerate in relation to an event of default and potential restructuring.*
Represented a steering committee of noteholders in the restructuring of USD309 million of notes issued by Winsway Enterprises Holdings Limited, an HKSE-listed and British Virgin Islands company with a coal processing and trading business in China via parallel schemes of arrangement in the BVI and Hong Kong and chapter 15 recognition in the United States.*
Advised an Asian-based asset management company on a USD115 million notes issuance and intercompany financing.*
*denotes experience from previous firm.
University of Technology Sydney, LL.B. (Hons), 1999
University of New South Wales, B.A., 1995
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Naomi has been recognized in “Banking, Finance and Transactional Law” and “Women in Business Law, Insolvency and Restructuring” by Euromoney’s Expert Guides. She was also named “Best in Insolvency and Restructuring” (2020 and 2016), and has been frequently shortlisted in the same category by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards.
From 2013 – 2023, she has been listed as a leading lawyer in various leading publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000 and Who’s Who Legal.
“Is the Bankruptcy Wave Called Off? Does Government Support Make Restructuring Obsolete or Simply Change It? Experiences, Evolutions and Perspectives in the Insolvency Field in the Post-Pandemic Era”, International Bar Association, September 2021
“Cross-Border Restructuring”, 5th Annual Legal Era Virtual Insolvency Summit 2020, Mumbai, India, October 2020
“Strategies and trends in the current environment”, INSOL Hong Kong Virtual Seminar Programme, Hong Kong October 2020
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Naomi was a partner of an international law firm in Hong Kong, and has previously worked for international law firms in Hong Kong, London and Australia.
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