Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets and trusts.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Denise Wong is based in Walkers' Hong Kong office and is a partner in the firm's Global Investment Funds and Corporate Groups. She has a broad investment funds practice specialising in both private equity and hedge funds.She has extensive experience advising private equity and hedge fund sponsors on the structuring and formation of funds and co-investment and alternative investment vehicles and the completion of transactions undertaken by them.Her practice also encompasses advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, initial public offerings as well as general corporate matters. Denise leads regular seminars in relation to the legal issues affecting investment fund formation and Cayman corporate and transactional matters.
Denise trained as a solicitor with Herbert Smith in Hong Kong where she remained after qualification and specialised in corporate matters. She acted for investment banks and corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and general corporate matters.
Admitted In: British Virgin Islands England and Wales (not practising) Hong Kong (not practising)
Qualifications: Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Distinction), The University of Hong Kong Bachelor of Laws, University of London Bachelor of Commerce (High Distinction), University of Toronto
The Legal 500 2020 – Leading Individual – "A fluent Mandarin speaker, the 'thorough and commercial' Denise Wong heads up the China practice and excels in handling private funds work, both on the fund formation side and M&A front."Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020 - Band 2 – "Denise Wong is a well-known practitioner based in Hong Kong, and is described by one client as a 'very responsive and knowledgeable lawyer'."IFLR 1000 2018 – 2020 - Highly RegardedWho's Who Legal: Private Funds 2011 – 2019Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2018 Citywealth Magazine - 2016-2018 IFC Power Women Top 200 Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016 - Best in Offshore Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 - 'Denise Wong is described as having "a great reputation" by interviewees.'Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 - "Denise Wong is fluent in Mandarin and is very popular among interviewees, who consider her to be 'very responsive' and testify to her 'good reputation in the market'."Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 - "Denise Wong attracts strong market recognition for her broad corporate and investment funds practice acting for significant Chinese clients on major transactions."Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 - "Denise Wong is well known in the market for her hedge fund and private equity fund work. 'She's very practical, very commercial and responsive and she anticipates what our needs are'." Admitted In
"Denise Wong is ‘a go-to lawyer’."