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Stephenson Harwood

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Stephanie Wong

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Stephenson Harwood

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Stephanie is a partner in our Hong Kong office who specialises in banking and finance transactions.Stephanie has over 20 years of experience advising various local, PRC and international banks on different kinds of banking transactional work.

Her in-house experiences with two leading European banks gives her insight into what her banking clients need.She also focuses on shipping finance, having worked with various banks on pre and post-delivery financing as well as MOA financing.


English, Mandarin, Cantonese

China: Banking and finance

Banking and finance: foreign firms

Within: Banking and finance: foreign firms

Stephenson Harwood's Hong Kong banking team advises Chinese and international banks on bilateral loan transactions and a variety of general banking matters. Though the firm is often instructed by the Hong Kong branch of Chinese banking institutions, the Hong Kong team has also been instructed by the Beijing head office of one of the country's most prominent banks in relation to cross-border lending transactions. Agricultural Bank of China Hong Kong Branch and Bank of China (Hong Kong) are among the team's major Chinese clients. Key figures in the department include practice head Mark Reed and Stephanie Wong.

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Hong Kong

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Stephenson Harwood's practice and market profile have grown since it hired King Tak Fung and a trade finance team from Eversheds Sutherland in 2016, and also promoted Elton Chan to partner in 2017. The firm is highly regarded by PRC and international banks (and other financial institutions), as well as borrowers. Mark Reed leads the team, which acts for a sizeable number of the largest and most active market participants, such as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bank of China and Bank of East Asia. In addition to handling trade finance matters, Reed's group also advises borrowers and lenders on many other types of finance transactions, including syndicated lending (secured and unsecured), pre-IPO finance and real estate finance. Stephanie Wong's wide-ranging expertise includes ship finance transactions. In addition to handling financing deals, Reed also assists financial institutions with various specialist issues, such as bank mergers, employment and financial services regulatory matters. Reed and senior associate Katherine Liu advise Hong Kong-based e-wallet and remittance service provider TNG (Asia) on a wide variety of ongoing regulatory issues associated with its operations, such as data privacy, securities and anti-money laundering.

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Legal Developments by:
Stephenson Harwood

  • Companies should plan now to minimise their pension protection levy

    The amount that pension schemes have to pay to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for the year 2006/07 may have increased by as much as five times the previous year's levy. Employers who ultimately bear the cost of many pension schemes will need to make plans now to ensure the levy payable for the year 2008/09 is kept to a minimum.
    - Stephenson Harwood

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