Kathleen Wong


Kathleen advises creditors and debtors on international financings and restructurings, with expertise in the Emerging Markets and Sovereign Debt.
She is recognised for her global outlook combined with local experience, having worked on-the-ground in various key financial markets around the world, including Singapore, Shanghai and Johannesburg.
Kathleen is fluent in French and English and operates in three dialects of Chinese.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Loan Market Association (LMA) Developing Markets Working Party
  • Member, Institute of International Finance (IIF) Committee on Sovereign Risk Management (CSRM)
  • Former Member , INSOL World Editorial Board



Admitted as a solicitor, England and Wales, 2005
Qualified as barrister and solicitor, Québec, Canada, 2001


LLM (with Merit), London School of Economics and Political Science
LLB, Université de Montréal


French, (Level 1 - Fluent/Bilingual)|English, (Level 1 - Fluent/Bilingual)|Chinese (Mandarin), (Level 2 - Can draft and review legal documents/lead negotiations),Chinese (Cantonese), (Level 2 - Can draft and review legal documents/lead negotiations)|Chinese (Other), (Level 2 - Can draft and review legal documents/lead negotiations)|
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.