Daniel Shum handles disputes for directors and shareholders of listed companies, major creditors, and liquidators. He has experience in general and civil litigation involving complex commercial cases, alleged misconduct by directors/companies, regulatory investigations pursued by market regulators including the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), and insolvency and construction disputes.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2020, Daniel worked on a wide range of matters and acted for more than 3,000 beneficiaries in a trust action in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance against a number of trustees for breach of trustees' duties and obligations. He also represented a Big Four accounting firm in its capacity as receiver of a Hong Kong-listed holding company for a Championship league football club in the United Kingdom; a listed construction company in an arbitration action in the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) involving a dispute against its "employer" arising from a construction project on an international hotel in Macau; and 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.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Acted for a Malaysia company against a substantial shareholder of a Hong Kong-listed company in an arbitration action under ad hoc rules in the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) for a claim involving more than HK$700 million.
Acted for a China state-owned enterprise in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance against the enforcement of an arbitration award.
Acted for a Hong Kong-listed company against its former directors for various actions, including breach of fiduciary duties and misappropriation of company's assets, in Hong Kong and in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
Acted for a Hong Kong-listed company against a BVI company in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of the British Virgin Islands for leave to commence multi-derivative action in Hong Kong.
Acted for the joint and several liquidators of a Hong Kong company for claims against its former directors.
Acted for a substantial shareholder of a Hong Kong-listed company for leave to engage Queen's Counsel from the United Kingdom to attend a hearing at the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.
Acted for the former directors of a Hong Kong company in liquidation against the liquidators' claims for misfeasance and unfair preference claims in Hong Kong Court involving HK$300 million.
Acted for a Hong Kong securities broker in defending a claim for mishandling client's shares in their accounts involving more than HK$100 million.
Acted for an international investor against an Australian international fund house for nonpayment of dividend and breach of subscription agreement.
Acted for a 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.
Acted for a Hong Kong-listed company against three Philippine companies for their defaults on various loan facilities.
Acted for a controlling shareholder of a Hong Kong-listed company against a UK prime broker for mishandling the pledged shares without consent.
Milestone in Cross-Border Insolvency: A Successful Application Under the Pilot Measure from Hong Kong to Mainland China
- City University of Hong Kong (Postgraduate Certificate in Law 2011); Leo Cussen Centre for Law (Australia) (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 2010); Monash University (Australia) (LL.B. 2009)
- Solicitor and accredited mediator, Hong Kong and Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
- Trainee solicitor, Hong Kong Department of Justice (2011-2013)
- The Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono Services Silver Award (2012-2014)
- Cantonese, Mandarin, and English