Dr. Jason Corbett

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Dr. Jason Corbett

Managing Partner

Jason is the founder and Managing Partner of Silk Legal who has advised clients on a variety of matters including cross-border insolvency and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, fintech, and blockchain.

His interest and proficiency in matters pertaining to technology and innovation have made him a leader in providing cutting-edge solutions to solve the challenges found in the practice. Jason’s notable competencies in this area have allowed him to assist investors, managers, and other stakeholders tackle a variety of legal and business issues.

Moreover, with over 15 years of experience as an insolvency specialist, he has also assisted debtors, creditors, administrators, and many others successfully conclude insolvency proceedings. His work has made him adept at formulating and executing out-of-court settlements that have bested inter-jurisdictional complexities. As the only member of the International Insolvency Institute in Thailand, he is considered to be one of the most sought-after legal counsel for creditors seeking to protect their interests in Thailand.


Doctor of Juridical Science,
 La Trobe, 2011

Postgraduate Certificate, Asia-American Institute in Transnational Law, Duke University. Held at the University of Hong Kong, 2010

Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Commercial Law and Practice, Shanghai University, 2010

Postgraduate Certificate, China University of Political Science and Law, 2009

Master of Laws – International Business Law, La Trobe, 2006

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Bond, 2005

Bachelor of Laws – Corporate & Commercial Law, Bond, 2005


Member, International Insolvency Institute

Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

NextGen Member, International Insolvency Institute

National Committee on Accreditation, Federation of Law Societies

Associate Member, The Law Society

Solicitor, Supreme Court


Twelve years to sharpen one sword, but can it cut? : Does China’s new bankruptcy law provide adequate protection for foreign creditors?
, La Trobe University, October 1, 2010.

This thesis investigates the effectiveness of China’s new 2006 Enterprise Bankruptcy Law (EBL) to provide protection to foreign creditors. The unprecedented growth of the Chinese economy over the past decade led to the development of a new bankruptcy regime intended to meet international standards. An analysis of select Chinese bankruptcy cases provides an understanding of endogenous problems with the current business framework, law and regulation in China. This thesis seeks to answer the following question: Does the new Chinese EBL provide adequate protection for foreign creditors? The working hypothesis of this thesis is that the answer to this question is negative: the EBL does not provide foreign creditors with sufficient protection.

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International Securities Regulations, WestLaw, August 1, 2012. Updated the Canadian Securities chapter. Updates included: Continuous disclosure requirements and proxy solicitation, expediting the prospectus process, Multi-jurisdictional Disclosure Systems, and Cross-border acquisitions.

 Favorite books

Think and Grow Rich
 Napoleon Hill
The Art of War Sun Tzu
The Aladdin Factor Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hanson
The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli
Zero to One Peter Thiel
Anything by Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum and John Grisham


Exploring new countries
Fine Dining

 Favorite quotes

“Action is  the foundational key to all success.”– Pablo Picasso

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