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 a partner in the Global Corporate and Investment Funds Groups of Walkers' Hong Kong office. She specialises in hedge funds and private equity funds, as well as all areas of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and capital markets transactions.Denise regularly advises investment managers on investment fund formation and ongoing matters. She has advised on numerous private equity fund formations as well as private equity investments. She also has an active corporate practice where she represents investors and corporates in connection with pre-IPO investments, joint ventures and listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Taiwan Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and NYSE.
Prior to joining Walkers in 2004, Denise was a corporate lawyer at Herbert Smith in Hong Kong where she specialised in corporate finance and general corporate matters. She has acted for investment banks and multi-national corporates on listings of companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as well as mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.
British Virgin Islands
England and Wales (not practising)
Hong Kong (not practising)
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Distinction), The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Laws, University of London
Bachelor of Commerce (High Distinction), University of Toronto
2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2019 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Recomended Lawyer - " 'Resourceful and understanding of Chinese clients' needs', Denise Wong spearheads the firm's corporate and funds practice; she recently acted as Cayman Islands counsel to Tencent Holdings and Tencent Music Entertainment in connection with their equity investments with Spotify."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) - Recommended Lawyer - 'Denise Wong is described as having "a great reputation" by interviewees.'
2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2019 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "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."
2018 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)
2018 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Recommended Lawyer - "Denise Wong provides a ‘responsive and cooperative service’."
2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2017 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2017 CityWealth Leaders List
2017 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyer
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."
Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016 – Best in Offshore
2016 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
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'."
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - "Denise Wong is ‘a go-to lawyer’."Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 - "Denise Wong is singled out by clients for her 'good Chinese language capabilities' and experience in dealing with China-facing funds.The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 - "Denise Wong 'can be trusted to deliver the desired result while working to the client’s budget and delivering on a deadline'."IFLR1000 2014 Leading LawyerChambers Asia-Pacific 2014 - "Denise Wong is strong technically and has a good understanding of different deal structures."The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 - "Team head Denise Wong is 'a delight to work with’."Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 - "Denise Wong is a highly respected practitioner in the investment funds field. 'She is very good and always very helpful – when I have a problem, I can just pick the phone up and she will have an answer right away', remarked one client."The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013 - "Denise Wong is ’a delight to work with’."Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 - "Denise Wong is widely regarded as a 'very responsive practitioner who offers a seamless service to clients'. Winning praise as 'a hands-on partner who can also support a good client relationship'."The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012 - “Hong Kong investment funds group now has a new head in the ‘technically strong and commercially savvy’ Denise Wong.”International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2011 - 2015PLC Cross-border Investment Funds Handbook 2011
"Denise Wong is ‘a go-to lawyer’."