Viola Jing



Hong Kong SAR

Viola is a restructuring and insolvency expert who advises clients across various industries and regions on how to navigate complex and challenging financial situations. 
She has extensive experience in representing debtors, creditors, committees and insolvency practitioners in all stages of restructuring and insolvency processes, with a focus on cross-border cases involving PRC elements. She regularly leads cross-office, multi-practice teams to advise on complex, cross-border restructuring matters and has a strong track record in representing steering committees of creditors on restructuring, refinancing and/or enforcement options in regard to distressed Chinese real estate developers. Viola was voted Rising Star of the Year at the 2020 IFLR Asia Pacific Awards. She is named as the Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer of the Year by the Women in Business Law Awards Asia 2022, a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2021, and is one of three finalists for the IWIRC’s Women of the Year in Restructuring Award (Asia) 2021.


Representative matters

Aoyuan: A co-ordination committee of syndicated lenders on the restructuring of the offshore debt liabilities of China Aoyuan Group Limited, a leading commercial and residential property developer which focuses on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and covers four major regions in the PRC. 

Hong Kong Airlines: An ad hoc group of perpetual noteholders in relation to the debt restructuring of Hong Kong Airlines, which is implemented by way of a parallel Hong Kong scheme of arrangement and English restructuring plan.

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.

She has an impressive track record on complex restructurings.
IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards, 2020
Viola Jing regularly assists with multi-jurisdictional restructurings. A client describes her as ‘extremely experienced in understanding and guiding clients through the Chinese market’.
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2021


  • Rising Star of the Year, IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards, 2020
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer of the Year, Women in Business Law Awards Asia, 2022



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


English, Cantonese, Mandarin
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.