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31/F JARDINE HOUSE, ONE CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, CENTRAL HONG KONG
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Work +852 3518 4700
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Fax +852 3518 4777
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www.dechert.com/hong_kong

Michael Wong

Tel:
Work +852 3518 4738
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com/people/w/michael-wong.html
Dechert LLP

Work Department

Investment Funds: Asia; Financial Services and Investment Management; Investment Advisers; Investment Funds and Investment Companies; Private Equity; Private Funds; Regulatory Compliance

Career

Michael P. Wong’s practice focuses on fund formation, fund investments and retail fund registration. Mr. Wong covers a broad range of investment funds, including hedge, private equity, private debt and venture capital. His clients include international and PRC asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, investment banks, venture capitalists and institutional investors.

Mr. Wong also has extensive experience advising on financial services regulatory matters such as financial intermediaries licensing, compliance, financial products marketing and distribution, listed shareholdings disclosures and market misconduct, and has been active in advising on acquisitions of financial intermediaries in Hong Kong and Asia.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Wong was a partner in the investment management practice at another international law firm.

Languages

Cantonese; Mandarin; English

Education

University of New South Wales, B.Com., 1999
University of New South Wales, LL.B., 2000
The University of Hong Kong, P.C.LL., 2001
The College of Law, Sydney, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2002


Hong Kong

Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

Dechert's diverse Asia funds practice, which is headed up by Michael Wong, is strong in a wide range of asset classes, including real estate funds, private equity buyout funds, debt funds, hedge funds and registered funds. The firm stands out in fund formation mandates involving highly complex structuring, operational and regulatory issues. In a recent highlight, Wong and associate Simon Wong acted for China Everbright on the formation of a $1bn fund, Everbright Overseas Infrastructure Investment Fund, which targets overseas infrastructure opportunities. Having previously advised the same client on the formation of feeder fund Everbright Dynamic Bond Fund Feed Fund I in November 2015, the firm is also assisting the client with establishing a second feeder fund, CEL Huarong Dynamic Bond Feeder Fund. Primavera Capital, Integrated Asset Management and HarbourWay Investment Management are other active sponsor clients. In addition to advising sponsors, the team is active in investor-side representations, as was evidenced when Michael Wong (and practitioners from other overseas offices) recently acted for Silk Road Fund in its US$200 million investment in the China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-Operation Fund II SCS SICAV-SIF.

Dechert's diverse Asia funds practice, which is headed up by Michael Wong, is strong in a wide range of asset classes, including real estate funds, private equity buyout funds, debt funds, hedge funds and registered funds. The firm stands out in fund formation mandates involving highly complex structuring, operational and regulatory issues. In a recent highlight, Wong and associate Simon Wong acted for China Everbright on the formation of a $1bn fund, Everbright Overseas Infrastructure Investment Fund, which targets overseas infrastructure opportunities. Having previously advised the same client on the formation of feeder fund Everbright Dynamic Bond Fund Feed Fund I in November 2015, the firm is also assisting the client with establishing a second feeder fund, CEL Huarong Dynamic Bond Feeder Fund. Primavera Capital, Integrated Asset Management and HarbourWay Investment Management are other active sponsor clients. In addition to advising sponsors, the team is active in investor-side representations, as was evidenced when Michael Wong (and practitioners from other overseas offices) recently acted for Silk Road Fund in its US$200 million investment in the China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-Operation Fund II SCS SICAV-SIF.

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Regulatory

Within: Regulatory

Michael Wong¬†and Kareena Teh¬†head up the ‚Äėresponsive and knowledgeable‚Äô team at Dechert. Recent work includes advising Stifel Financial Corp on its acquisition of Eaton Partners, addressing all US and Hong Kong regulatory matters in connection with the application, including the relevant shareholder approvals and regulatory disclosures. The Investment Company Institute also counts among the team's clients. Karl Paulson Egbert¬†departed for Baker McKenzie LLP‚Äôs New York office in January 2018.

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