Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. 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, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
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 and general corporate 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:Bermuda, Registered Associate 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
2022 Who's Who Legal: Most Highly Regarded – Mainland China & Hong Kong 2022 (Private Funds) – Denise is "an accomplished private funds specialist who is highly sought after for her expertise by private equity and hedge fund sponsors"
2022 Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Mainland China & Hong Kong 2022 (Private Funds)
2022 Asia Business Law Journal’s A-List of Top 50 Offshore Lawyers
2022 Chambers Global - Offshore - Notable Practitioner
2022 Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Leading Individual - Denise Wong is recommended for corporate and investment work; she advises private equity and hedge fund managers on fund formation, structuring, acquisitions and disposals.
2022 Chambers Asia Pacific - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - Recommended
2021 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2021 Chambers Asia Pacific - Notable Practitioner - "Hong Kong-based Denise Wong receives widespread endorsement and stands out for her expertise in private equity and hedge fund matters, working with many sponsors on fund formation and investment mandates. 'She's great,' one client enthuses, adding: 'She is very client-oriented and very commercial. She really wants to know what the client wants and creates a win-win situation.' "
2021 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Leading Individual - "The 'responsive and highly professional' Denise Wong has a strong reputation on the fund structuring front, in relation to private equity and hedge funds, and is one of many within the firm that has excellent language skills, and is thereby effectively able to advise PRC-based clients."
2020 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Thought Leader)
2020 Chambers Asia Pacific - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - 'Denise Wong is described by one client as a "very responsive and knowledgeable lawyer." She advises on all aspects of hedge funds and private equity funds as well as handling M&A and capital markets transactions.'
2020 Legal 500 - 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.'2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded2019 Who's Who Legal: Private Funds
2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2019 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'Denise Wong is described as having "a great reputation" by interviewees.'
2018 Who's Who Legal: Private Funds
2018 Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded
2018 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'Denise Wong is very popular among interviewees, who consider her to be 'very responsive' and testify to her 'good reputation in the market'.'
2018 Citywealth Magazine - IFC Power Women Top 200 2017 Who's Who Legal: Private Funds
2017 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'Denise Wong attracts strong market recognition for her broad corporate and investment funds practice acting for significant Chinese clients on major transactions.'
2017 Citywealth Magazine - IFC Power Women Top 200
2016 Who's Who Legal: Private Funds
2016 Citywealth Magazine - IFC Power Women Top 200
2016 Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards - Best in Offshore 2016 Chambers Asia Pacific - '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".'
2015 Who's Who Legal: Private Funds
2014 Who's Who Legal: Private Funds
2013 Who's Who Legal: Private Funds
2012 Who's Who Legal: Private Funds
2011 Who's Who Legal: Private Funds
"A very responsive and knowledgeable lawyer."
"Denise Wong is ‘a go-to lawyer’."