Mr Simon Wong > Dechert > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Dechert
31/F Jardine House
One Connaught Place, Central
CENTRAL HONG KONG
Hong Kong
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Work Department

Financial Services M&A; Financial Services and Investment Management; Investment Funds and Investment Companies; Private Equity; Regulatory Compliance

Position

Associate

Career

Simon Wong focuses his practice on financial services and investment management matters, with particular emphasis on investment funds, financial services regulations, private equity and venture capital transactions. He advises investment managers on the structuring, establishment and distribution of private equity, hedge and mutual funds, as well as representing investors on their investments into funds.

Mr. Wong also advises investment managers and financial institutions on legal issues relating to their business, including licensing and registration, marketing and distribution of financial products, corporate governance, operational setup and other regulatory matters. He has experience dealing with fund offering issues in Hong Kong, PRC, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and the U.S.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Wong served as an associate in the investment management practice at another international law firm. His previous experience also includes working as legal counsel at two international investment managers.

Languages

Cantonese; Mandarin; English

Memberships

The Law Society of Hong Kong

Education

University of New South Wales, B.Com., LL.B, 2007
The College of Law, Sydney, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2007
The University of Hong Kong, P.C.LL., 2008

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Investment funds

Dechert advises on private equity funds, private credit funds, hedge funds, retail funds, mutual funds, venture capital and co-investments, as well as regulatory, licensing and downstream investment matters. The firm has a global network of offices and mainly focuses on Asia, the US and Europe. Areas of expertise include fund formation and registration, investor representation and fund due diligence work. Clients include international and PRC asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, investment banks, trustees, venture capitalists and institutional investors. Team head Michael Wong is recommended for his experience in fund formation and registration, among other areas. Simon Wong left the firm for Minter Ellison.