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Kevin Shum

Associate, Corporate Department


Kevin Shum is an associate in the Financial Restructuring practice at Paul Hastings, based in the firm’s London office.

Mr. Shum specialises in financial restructuring, distressed investing (distressed M&A and debt trading), enforcement options, and formal insolvency situations.

Mr. Shum regularly represents creditors, borrowers, boards, sponsors, trustees, special situations funds, insolvency practitioners, and shareholders in both non-contentious and contentious settings.

Mr. Shum previously undertook a nine-month secondment to the workout division of a leading global bank, during which he provided legal support to the business team on numerous complex debt restructurings, enforcements, debt trades, and credit management projects in the Asia-Pacific region.


  • Australasian Lawyer, Rising Star (2022)
  • Australasian Law Awards, Excellence Award – Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year (30 or under) (2021)
  • Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 (Insolvency category), Winner (2020)
  • Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 (Insolvency category), Finalist (2019)


  • University of Technology Sydney, ARITA Advanced Certification, Advanced Restructuring and Turnaround (2018)
  • The College of Law, Sydney, GDLP (2014)
  • University of New South Wales, LL.B. and BComm (Accounting) (with Distinction) (2013)


  • Law Society of New South Wales

Practice Areas


Financial Restructuring


Chinese (Cantonese)

Chinese (Mandarin)



England and Wales Solicitor

New South Wales Solicitor


The College of Law, Sydney, GDLP 2014

University of New South Wales, LL.B. 2013

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