Our Professionals

Philip Wong

Philip Wong

Partner

Head of Commercial Department

Tel : +852 2825 2607
Fax : +852 2845 9294
Email : philipwong@gallantho.com
Address : 5/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

Education and Qualifications
  • LL.B. (Hons.) University of Hong Kong
  • LL.M. University of Hong Kong
  • M.B.A. Open University of Hong Kong
  • Solicitor of Hong Kong (1994)
  • Solicitor of England and Wales (1995) (non-practising)
  • Civil Celebrant of Marriages (2006)
  • Notary Public (2006)
  • China-Appointed Attesting Officer (2009)
  • Certified Tax Adviser of Hong Kong (2010)
Experience
Banking
  • Advising on secured and unsecured lending in Hong Kong and cross-border loans including project financing, real estate financing, syndicated loans and trade finance
  • Advising banks on Hong Kong and cross-border legal and quasi-legal regulations on lending, security, compliance and connected transactions
  • Acting for PRC and foreign lenders as their Hong Kong legal counsel on loans to Hong Kong or matters involving Hong Kong and oversea security and guarantors
  • Setting and reviewing standard forms and documents for use in Hong Kong and/or PRC in relation to banking and securities business
  • Acting for banks and financiers on standstill arrangements and debt restructuring
  • Advising on charge of listed securities and other collaterals provided by listed issuers

Commercial

  • Advising on and preparing legal documentation in relation to mergers and acquisitions
  • Preparing and negotiating on shareholders and joint venture agreements
  • Advising on Listing Rules and Securities and Futures Ordinance compliance and preparing compliance documentation
  • Advising on corporate re-structuring and pre-IPO re-organization
  • Preparing distributorship agreements, franchising agreements, licensing agreements and other general commercial and trading agreements
  • Advising on startup incubation joint ventures, shareholding structures and financing strategies involving listed companies and private equities
Commercial Trust
  • Advising on share award scheme, share match scheme and other employee incentive scheme for listed companies and private companies (including foreign exchange and tax compliance advisory matters involving PRC domestic employees and PRC domestic companies)
  • Drafting employee incentive scheme rules and trust deeds
  • Preparing fund administration and custodian agreements
  • Advising trustees on their rights, powers and obligations
  • Structuring alternative incentive schemes and advising settlors on legal and quasi-legal regulatory and compliance issues
Regulatory
  • Providing legal services to licensed corporations in Hong Kong regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC"), mostly holding Type 1, 4 and 9 licenses.
  • Advising on a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters including the following:
    • the Securities and Futures Ordinance and the relevant subsidiary legislation
    • codes, rules and guidance notes issued by SFC including but not limited to the SFC Code of Conduct for persons licensed by or registered with SFC
    • anti-money laundering
    • data protection
    • IPO and margin financing
    • market misconduct
Languages
Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English
Public Services
  • Honorary Law Lecturer for P.C.LL. of the University of Hong Kong since 1999
  • Honorary Legal Advisor of Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd. since 2006
  • Member of the Standing Committee on External Affairs, The Law Society of Hong Kong since 2007
  • Member of the International Legal Affair Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong since 2010
  • Chairman of the Community Relations Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong since 2010
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for Law Week, The Law Society of Hong Kong (2007- 2011)
  • Panel Adviser of The Commissioner for Television and Entertainment Licensing under the Film Censorship Ordinance (Cap.392) (2011 - 2013)
  • Notary Public Member of the Notaries Public Disciplinary Tribunal Panel since 2013
  • Council Member of the 4th China Overseas Friendship Association since 2013
  • Legal Adviser of The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association since 2017
  • Legal Adviser of The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Charitable Foundation Limited since 2017
  • Legal Adviser of Po Leung Kuk since 2017
  • Hon Legal Adviser of The Hong Kong Society for the Aged since 2017
  • Non-scientific member of the Institutional Review Board of the University of Hong Kong/Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster since 2018
  • Member of Disciplinary Tribunal Panel of the Association of China-Appointed Attesting Officers Limited since 2018