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Kevin Shum

Senior Associate


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Kevin Shum

Senior Associate


Kevin is a senior associate in Allen & Overy's Asia Pacific Restructuring and Recovery Group, specialising in contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency. He advises on financial restructuring, distressed transactions (distressed asset sales/acquisitions and debt trading), cross-border insolvency and all aspects of corporate insolvency, including receivership, voluntary administration, deed of company arrangement, creditors’ scheme of arrangement and liquidation.

He also has significant experience advising boards in relation to their statutory duties and informal workouts. Kevin was named the winner of the 2020 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 (Insolvency) and a finalist of the 2019 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 (Insolvency).

News & insights


Publications: 06 DECEMBER 2021

Implementation of the BRRD II in Italy: key points to note

On 1 December 2021, Legislative Decree No. 193 of 8 November 2021 (the Decree) implementing Directive 2019/879/EU (the BRRD II) into domestic law entered into force. Below is a short summary of some…

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Publications: 03 DECEMBER 2021

Jokowi affirms Government's commitment to implement 'fix' of Omnibus Law

On 25 November 2021, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (the Court) declared that the formation of Law No. 11 of 2020 regarding Job Creation (the Omnibus Law) violated the 1945 Constitution of…

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Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

The sun never sets on English law governed debt: reviewing the Re Prosafe SE decision

The recent decision in Re Prosafe SE pits the principle of freedom of contract against the increasingly popular modified universalism in the cross-border restructuring and insolvency space.

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Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Germany's new coalition agreement: Change is afoot for the financial services industry?

The three political parties set to form the next German government published a coalition agreement on 24 November. Its part on the German and European financial market in most respects seems to…

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Published work

  • The Dragon Pearl Case - The travails of cross-border pursuit of voidable transaction recoveries and the reform opportunity presented by the new UNCITRAL Model Law (co-authored with David Walter), The Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association Journal, June 2019