Denise Wong

Denise Wong


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Practice Areas

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.​

Admitted In:
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

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 Lawyers

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 Lawyer

Chambers 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 - 2015

PLC Cross-border Investment Funds Handbook 2011​