Simon Wong

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Simon Wong

Associate

Hong Kong | Dechert, 31/F Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
+852 3518 4772 | +852 3518 4777

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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.

Mr. Wong is again recognized as a "Next Generation Lawyer" by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 for his work in investment funds in Hong Kong.

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.

Experience

Investment Funds

  • A Singapore manager on the structuring of RMB-USD parallel funds.
  • A Chinese financial institution on the establishment of a US$500 million global mergers and acquisitions fund.
  • A leading Singapore venture capital firm as replacement counsel on subsequent closings of an alternative investment fund investing in seed, series A and bridge rounds of internet and mobile startups, including negotiations with institutional and sovereign investors.
  • A Singapore venture capital firm on the establishment of an alternative investment fund investing in seed stage internet and mobile start-ups.
  • A Chinese financial institution on the establishment of a US$900 million alternative investment fund investing in public and private companies and engaging in leveraged buyouts.
  • A Hong Kong manager on the establishment of an alternative investment fund investing in real estate developments in Vietnam.
  • A UK manager on its investments in a US$1.8 billion RMB-USD parallel fund investing in China.
  • A UK manager on its investments in a US$800 million private equity fund investing in mid-market in Asia.
  • A Japanese bank on its investment in a US$750 million aviation private equity fund.
  • A Chinese financial institution on the establishment and maintenance of its range of hedge funds, including a master-feeder fund with capital protection and preferential payment features.
  • A Hong Kong manager on the establishment of a U.S. feeder fund to an existing hedge fund, and on the liquidation of another hedge fund.
  • A Hong Kong financial institution on the establishment of a HK$2 billion hybrid fund peer-lending platform.
  • Various managers on the establishment and maintenance of hedge funds.
  • A central bank on its investments in two hedge funds.
  • Various international managers on SFC-authorized fund matters, including authorization of sub-funds investing in complex instruments.
  • A U.S. manager on the restructuring of its Hong Kong offering documents.

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

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
Admissions
  • Hong Kong
  • New York
Languages
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • English
Memberships
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong