Michael P. Wong


Michael P. Wong


Hong Kong | Dechert, 31/F Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
+852 3518 4738 | +852 3518 4777


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.

Mr. Wong is ranked among the leading individuals for China investment funds by Chambers Asia Pacific. He has also been recommended in the areas of investment funds and financial services regulatory by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for 8 years since 2013. Clients commented that he delivered "more than the scope of the work: his quick responses and outstanding knowledge impress client," and the 2017 edition described him as “an excellent, efficient and professional lawyer, with strong industry knowledge and high integrity." In addition, he is named a "highly regarded" lawyer for Hong Kong investment funds by IFLR1000. Mr. Wong is a frequent contributor to funds and financial services publications and is a regular speaker at industry events. 

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

  • 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
External Articles

How Sponsors Can Benefit From Fund Launches Under Hong Kong’s Proposed Limited Partnership RegimePrivate Equity Law Report (August 2020)

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • English
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong
Speaking Engagements
  • All You Need to Know About Share-Backed Financing — CPD Seminar
  • East Moving West - The Chinese Dimension — ALFI Global Distribution Funds Conference, Luxembourg
  • Hedge Fund Documentation — Courses and Seminars
  • The Balancing Act: The Changing Financial Regulatory Regimes and Implications on Business Operations — CPD Seminar
  • Regulatory Developments and Opportunities for Asset Managers in Asia - Hong Kong (March 14, 2017)