Eng-Lye Ong


Eng-Lye Ong


Hong Kong | Dechert, 31/F Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
+852 3518 4762 | +852 3518 4777


Eng-Lye Ong regularly advises private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and financial institutions on a broad range of complex financing transactions.  He has extensive financing experience in the European and Asian markets, with a focus on cross-border leveraged and acquisition financings.  His recent Asia experience includes leading roles on leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, margin loans, fund financings and syndicated facilities. 

Mr. Ong was recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” for Banking and Finance in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, 2018 and 2019, with clients commenting that he is "good to work with" and "focuses on finding solutions and getting the deal done".

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Ong was a Counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Hong Kong.

  • The University of Queensland, B.Com., 1993
  • The University of Queensland, LL.B., 1996, First Class Honours
  • University of Oxford, B.C.L., 2000
  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • A consortium of investors led by the founder, Ally Bridge Group and Boyu Capital on a US$800 million facility to finance the US$3.3 billion going-private acquisition of WuXi PharmaTech.
  • Baring Private Equity Asia on its leveraged financing to acquire HCP Packaging.
  • Baring Private Equity Asia on its leveraged financing to support its successful US$450 million voluntary general offer for all the shares in Interplex Holdings.
  • Oaktree Capital Management and Navis Capital Partners on the financing for the combination of the Fitness First Asia and Celebrity Fitness businesses.
  • A major private equity firm on its leveraged financing to acquire a TMT target in Southeast Asia.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • High Court of Australia, Honorable Justice M. G. Gaudron
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong