Dr. Jason  Corbett  picture Dr. Jason Corbett

Managing Partner

Silk Legal Co., Ltd.


Dr. Jason Corbett is the founder and Managing Partner of Silk Legal who advises shareholders, creditors, receivers, trustees, and many others on cross-border insolvency, restructuring, transactional matters, M&A, conflict resolution, and contingency planning. His more than 15 years of experience as an insolvency specialist has seen him work in advisory and operating roles for foreign entities that have vested interests in Southeast Asia and China.

Given his understanding of cross-border insolvency matters, Dr. Jason has become adept at formulating and executing out-of-court settlements that have bypassed interjurisdictional complexities and successfully yielded results for those he represented. During his time as an insolvency specialist, he has been involved in several matters involving fiduciaries, fintech companies, and tech startups.

Dr. Jason also published an investigative doctoral thesis regarding the effectiveness of China’s 2006 Enterprise Bankruptcy Law in providing protection for foreign creditors as part of his doctorate works at La Trobe University, Australia. He is also an entrepreneur has been involved in start-ups in multiple sectors including fintech, finance, e-commerce, beverage manufacturing, hospitality, blockchain, and technology.

Dr. Corbett was part of NextGen Class V (Tokyo) before becoming a full member of the III in 2019.

Doctor of Juridical Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia. Awarded in 2011
Master of Laws – International Business Law, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia. Awarded in 2006.
Bachelor of Laws – Corporate & Commercial Law, Bond University, Gold Coast Australia, Awarded in 2005.
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast Australia, Awarded in 2005.
Post Graduate Certificate, Asia-American Institute in Transnational Law, Duke University, held at University of Hong Kong. Awarded in 2010.
Post Graduate Certificate, Chinese Commercial Law and Practice, Shanghai University, Shanghai China. Awarded in 2010.

• Solicitor of Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia. Admitted 2006.
• Associate Member of the Law Society of New South Wales. Member since 2006.
• Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Member since 2006.
• National Committee on Accreditation. Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
Accredited in 2011.
• Member of the American Association of Justice. Member since 2012.