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Viola Jing


Hong Kong

Jing Viola
Viola Jing


Hong Kong

Viola has experience in advising on restructurings, insolvencies and workouts in a wide range of industries and jurisdictions.

She advises and assists debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, coordinating committees, creditors’ committees, debtors and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of financial restructuring and insolvency cases. Viola is highly experienced in advising steering committees of creditors on complex, cross-border financial restructurings involving PRC elements, and has particular experience in bankruptcy and insolvency litigation. Viola was voted Rising Star of the Year at the 2020 IFLR Asia Pacific Awards.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • A syndicate led by a leading PRC commercial bank on the restructuring of a multi-billion USD syndicated facility to one of the largest lithium producers in the world with investments and assets located in London, Australia, Chile, Hong Kong and China.
  • ICBC (Asia) as senior secured lender and PwC as joint and several receivers on the receivership sale of the Kimberley Hotel (a four star hotel located in Hong Kong) and its associated business in Hong Kong. 
  • Steering committee of creditors on the restructuring and amendment of approximately USD500m of obligations of a high profile PRC conglomerate, which is holding a controlling interest in a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • A leading Chinese bank as one of the key creditors of the Suntech Power group in an onshore restructuring under domestic PRC law, an on-going offshore liquidation and a consensual restructuring in connection with the client’s exposures to the European subsidiaries of the group.

Experience highlights



Banking and Finance



Hong Kong

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Admitted as a Solicitor (Hong Kong), 2009


Diploma in Insolvency, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2012

PCLL, Law, The University of Hong Kong, 2007

LLB, Law, The University of Hong Kong, 2006

B.Sc., Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003


Awards & accolades

Rising Star of the Year

IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards, 2020

Published Work

  • Jane Jiang, Viola Jing, Joanne Lau and Ella Richards (2020), “Cross-border Restructuring Involving Assets in the PRC – Are Onshore Assets Still out of Reach?”, INSOL World First Quarter 2020
  • Richard Woodworth, Viola Jing and Alison Fok (2017) “Directors in the Twilight Zone – Hong Kong”, INSOL International

News & insights

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Publications: 22 JUNE 2021

Great Fund Insights podcast: Spotlight on opportunities in alternative investments in the Middle East

This timely discussion is part of a series of Allen & Overy conversations on opportunities in alternative investments across our global funds network.

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Publications: 22 APRIL 2021

Podcast: Hong Kong’s approach to cross-border and insolvency recognition

Our APAC Restructuring & Recovery lawyers take a detailed look at the recent and significant decision by the Hong Kong court in Re Lamtex Holdings Limited.

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Podcast - Keepwell arrangement claim rejected by bankruptcy administrator of Peking University Founder Group: What does this mean for offshore creditors with keepwell deeds?

Publications: 31 AUGUST 2020

Podcast - Administrator for PUFG rejects keepwell arrangement claims: What does this mean for offshore creditors with keepwell deeds?

The bankruptcy administrator of Peking University Founder Group Company Limited (PUFG) has decided (the Decision) to reject claims submitted by the Trustee under the keepwell deeds and deeds of equity…

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Publications: 02 MARCH 2020

Hong Kong recognises administrators appointed under the Enterprise Bankruptcy Act of the People’s Republic of China

On 15 January 2020, we published a newsflash regarding the decision of the Hong Kong Court of First Instance dated 13 January 2020 (Decision) on the recognition of the appointment of bankruptcy…

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