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Wong regularly advises sponsors, investment managers and investors in establishing and structuring private equity and hedge funds, making investments into funds, and placing fund interests. He also advises on regulatory matters relevant to licensing fund managers and securities advisory operations in Hong Kong.
Wong was an associate in the Hong Kong office of White & Case from 2001 until 2006, and was involved in the establishment of the officeÆs investment funds practice. Prior to returning to White & Case, he worked in Hong Kong as a legal counsel in the real estate capital markets arm of an international bank and a lawyer in a leading offshore law firm.
White & CaseÆs Asian investment funds practice group has a total of 23 lawyers, consisting of seven partners, two counsels and 14 associates. This team brings together specialists who work alongside clients in the investment funds on a daily basis.
WongÆs experience also includes representing clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions and advising on Hong Kong securities and corporate law-related matters.
White & Case has investment funds specialists based in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore in Asia and elsewhere in New York, London, Germany and Stockholm.
Investors still favour private equity assets for their higher growth, better governance structures, and diversification potential.
The recent focus on greenwashing has put bond issues under greater scrutiny. However, some market participants believe this risks paralysis by analysis.
The AU$85 billion ($61.6 billion) Australian super fund has some exposure to indebted property developer Evergrande. Meanwhile, China’s construction finance is part of its core strategy in real estate.
Investors are seeing the risks, but also the opportunities of the logistics sector. Warehousing their fears for the moment, they can see it's a good conduit to high-growth assets.