Jennifer Wong

Partner

Jennifer Wong has been with Robertsons for 20 years and is a partner in the Private Equity & Commercial Department.  She is a corporate lawyer and focuses on practice areas related to cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments, financing transactions, corporate restructurings, and post-IPO regulatory compliance.

She also heads the China Practice at Robertsons and has led a number of significant M&As, financing and investment projects in diverse sectors throughout mainland China.

Prior to joining Robertsons, Jennifer was part of the Company Secretarial team for a large locally listed bank.

Practice Areas

China Practice, Private Equity & Commercial, Employment, Licensing & Compliance, Banking & Finance - Non-Contentious

Languages

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Qualifications & Education

Solicitor, Hong Kong (2000)

Solicitor, England and Wales (2002)

 

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), University of London

 

Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries

 

Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

 

Chartered Governance Professional

Memberships

The Law Society of Hong Kong

The Law Society of England and Wales

 

The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

PRIVATE EQUITY & COMMERCIAL

  • Acting jointly with US & European counsels for a number of multinational clients in their global restructurings.
  • Acting for a China state-owned enterprise, an electricity supplier, in its RMB1,000 million loan facility granted by the Hong Kong branch of a mainland based bank, the loan being utilized by a China parent company but secured and guaranteed by its Hong Kong subsidiary.
  • Acting for a mainland Chinese client in acquiring a Hong Kong incorporated company with property development projects in China which worth RMB400 million; working with mainland Chinese counsel on related due diligence investigation.
  • Acting for a pioneering French stationery client in its acquisition of the stationery business of two wholly foreign owned enterprises operated by Taiwanese entity worth US$7.5 million through setting up and reorganization of Hong Kong incorporated holding company structure and transfer of business (including assets) in China; subsequently exercising its call option for a successful buyout at US$4 million.
  • Acting for an advertising group for its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of placing raising proceeds of approximately HK$60 million; subsequently assisting the group in its post-listing compliance matters including placing of unlisted warrants conferring rights to subscribe for shares raising funds of not more than HK$30 million.
  • Acting for several Cayman funds run by Singaporean/Chinese entities on a number of investment projects in various industries namely hygiene products (through purchase of shares for a consideration of US$18.5 million), cement (through joint acquisition of shares in a Shenzhen listed company for an aggregate consideration of US$573 million), wind power plant (through acquisition of shares for a consideration of US$42 million) and other food and pharmaceutical businesses in China.
  • Acting for a locally listed bank in granting a loan facility of more than HK$200 million to a Hong Kong listed company and its subsidiaries carrying on hotel business including facility agreement and a wide range of security documents in Hong Kong, China and BVI.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong renowned beverage distributor in its corporate restructuring exercise for better management control and future IPO purposes.
  • Acting for a Taiwanese client in its several rounds of pre-IPO investments totalling RMB450 million in a China based group of companies carrying on clothing and merchandizing business, aiming for an IPO on Euronext, such process involving setting up of a listing vehicle and intermediary entities and internal group restructuring.
  • Acting for a Canadian listed company in its placing of shares and warrants to companies controlled by mainlanders, raising funds of CAD$8 million.
  • Assisting a mainland company in the automobile leasing industry raising US$5 million from a private equity fund by issuing convertible notes secured by various assets of the mainland company and its overseas holding company.
  • Acting for an Australian client in the media industry in its acquisition of media related public relations and marketing business in Hong Kong.
  • Acting jointly with a number of European law firms for a client in its cross-border sale of a group of companies engaged in toy-related business.
  • Acting as the legal adviser of a main board listed company carrying on trading and repair of telecommunications products on a yearly basis, providing full range of legal-cum-company secretarial services to the group.