Kevin Tong > Deacons > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Deacons
5TH FLOOR, ALEXANDRA HOUSE
18 CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Work Department

Corporate Finance practice group

Position

Partner

Career

Kevin Tong heads up the debt capital markets (DCM) practice of Deacons. He has around 20 years of extensive experience in a full range of DCM transactions, with a particular focus on offshore bonds issued by PRC and other entities. He is one of the very few practitioners in the market who has been actively involved in the development of the offshore bond market since it opened in 2007.

Highlights

Kevin has advised both issuers and arranger / dealer groups on a number of notable and industry award-winning DCM issuances, including the issuance of sovereign RMB bond issues by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, the offshore bill issuances by The People’s Bank of China in Hong Kong and the issuance of iBond and Silver Bond by the HKSAR Government. Kevin has also advised listed companies and corporates in a diverse array of industries, financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, government entities and statutory bodies on bond transactions with different structures supported by various forms of credit enhancement and/or security arrangements.

Kevin also advises issuers, financial institutions and managers on liability management exercises and the issue of regulatory capital instruments.

Kevin is also actively involved in the development of the retail financial products, new financial product platforms and derivatives in Hong Kong. He has advised major financial institutions and issuers on a number of “first of its kind” issuances, both in the retail financial products space (including retail bonds, retail structured notes, equity linked investments and SEHK-listed structured products platform) as well as the offshore bond arena.

Kevin is a regular speaker at industry conferences and seminars.

Languages

English
Cantonese
Mandarin

Education

1999 – LL.B. First Class Honours, The University of Hong Kong 

2000 – P.C.LL., Passed with Distinction, The University of Hong Kong

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Capital markets (debt)

Led by Kevin Tong, the ‘professional and responsive’ team at Deacons is particularly effective at advising Greater China-based issuers, including SOEs, sovereigns and corporates, on a range of offshore bond issuances. Tong is ‘very knowledgeable’ of the regulatory strictures emanating from the HKSE, and has been at the vanguard of the offshore bond market since it was established in 2007. Consequently, he is a popular choice to advise clients across the life-cycle of deals, including providing standalone regulatory advice, handling transactional matters, and assisting with liability management exercises.