Basil H. Hwang is the managing partner of the Hong Kong office and the founder of Dechert's Asia practice. Mr. Hwang’s areas of expertise include cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, investment transactions and financial markets regulation.
Mr. Hwang is recognized by clients for his business insight and the quality of his advice, his familiarity with regulations and business practices in China and Hong Kong, and his ability to reliably and successfully execute transactions. He has led several award-winning transactions in Greater China and Asia, and frequently represents Chinese clients on outbound investment and public listing transactions.
Mr. Hwang has been recognized as a leading private equity lawyer by legal directory Asia Pacific Legal 500, which cited him as a “renowned private equity specialist” whom clients regard as “responsive, well-connected and having a deep understanding of Hong Kong and China.” Chambers Asia also ranked Mr. Hwang as one of the leading individuals for investment funds, noting that “market sources single out Basil Hwang for his in-depth knowledge of the Hong Kong legal and business market and good local connections.” Chambers also recognized Mr. Hwang as “a ‘responsive and accessible lawyer’ whose focus lies on private fund work.”
National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Graduated in top tenth of law school class
Board of Legal Education, Singapore
HKUST-NYU Stern School of Business, M.Sc., Global Finance
England and Wales