Michael P. Wong
Partner | Hong Kong
Michael P. Wong

Michael P. Wong’s practice focuses on alternative investment funds, particularly on the formation and structuring of private equity, hedge and digital asset funds. In addition, Mr. Wong regularly advises on secondaries, co-investment arrangements and carried interest schemes. His clients include investment managers, sovereign wealth funds, banks, venture capitalists and institutional investors.

Mr. Wong also has extensive experience advising on financial services regulatory matters such as licensing issues under the Securities and Futures Ordinance and fund distribution in Hong Kong and Asia, and has been active in advising on transactions relating to mergers and acquisitions of asset managers in Hong Kong and Asia.

Mr. Wong is ranked among the leading individuals for China investment funds and China financial services regulatory 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 since 2013. Clients commented that he delivered "more than the scope of the work: his quick responses and outstanding knowledge impress client," and 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.

  • A panelist at the AIMA APAC Fund Manager Briefing: Setting Up Crypto Funds – Practical and Regulatory Considerations, September 2022
  • A panelist at the AIMA APAC Annual Forum 2022: Has the Confidence Been Shaken – Latest Trends in Digital Assets, September 2022
  • A panelist at the HKVCA China Private Equity Summit - Secondaries Panel, August 2022
  • Invited by IQ-EQ to join as a panelist together with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Deloitte at a webinar on Hong Kong As a Global Hub for Asset Management, March 2022
  • Invited by KPMG to present at a webinar on APAC Tax Series Relating to Onshore Funds in Hong Kong and Singapore, October 2021
  • A panelist at the AIMA APAC Fund Manager Briefing: Key Considerations for Setting up a Cryptocurrency Fund, August 2021
  • A panelist at the AIMA APAC Fund Manager Briefing: Key Considerations in Setting up a Private Debt Fund in Asia, February 2021

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    • 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
    • Cantonese
    • Mandarin
    • English
    • The Law Society of Hong Kong