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Daniel Shum

Associate
+852.2230.3558
Fax +852.2230.3500
Daniel Shum is a disputes lawyer based in the firm’s Hong Kong office with a focus on commercial litigation, international arbitration, mediation and restructuring and insolvency. He has been involved in a broad range of disputes, including complex commercial cases, shareholders’ disputes (regarding listed companies or otherwise), Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) investigations, personal injury litigation and judicial review cases.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Shum was at a large local Hong Kong law firm practising commercial litigation. After completing his studies, he was a trainee solicitor in the Hong Kong Department of Justice where he gained experience in a wide range of legal practice, including civil litigation and criminal litigation where he conducted criminal trials as a prosecutor in the Magistrates’ Court and assisting to provide legal advices to various government departments.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • The Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono Services - Silver Award (2012-2014)
  • Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited, 2011
  • Acting for a French luxury fashion brand against its joint venture partner, a Chinese fashion company, in an arbitration action in Hong Kong for breach of the Joint Venture Agreement.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong securities broker in defending a claim for mishandling client’s shares in their account in the amount of over HK$100 million.
  • Acting for an international investor against an Australian international fund house for non-payment of dividend and breach of the Subscription Agreement.
  • Acting for a PRC company in enforcing a Final Judgment awarded by a Hong Kong Court against the Defendants.
  • Acting for Hong Kong based money lender against four Judgment Debtors for examination of debtors hearing and application for contempt of court and against a third party for knowing assist.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong listed company against three Philippine companies for their defaults in respect of various loan facilities.
  • Acting for different creditors against debtors and/or guarantors for debt recollection involving amounts up to HK$60 million including drafting demand letters, Writ of Summons, Statement of Claim and enforcing the Final Judgment.
  • Acting for a controlling shareholder of a Hong Kong listed company against a UK prime broker for mishandling the pledged shares without consent.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong listed company against a statutory derivative action for the alleged misconduct committed by the company.
  • Acting for a former director of a Hong Kong listed company in defending unfair preference claims by liquidators in the amount of HK$50.6 million.
  • Advising a controlling shareholder of a Hong Kong-listed company on its alleged breach under the Sales and Purchases Agreement.
  • Acting for a multinational shipping company in defending a claim for breach of employment contract.
  • Acting for over three thousands beneficiaries in six legal actions against numbers of trustees for breach of trustees’ duties and obligations.