Our Professionals

Philip Wong

Philip Wong

Co-Managing 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, acquisition financing, margin financing, general offer financing, real estate financing, syndicated loans, construction loans, offshore loans and trade finance
  • Acting for banks and lenders from Hong Kong, PRC, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and other countries in loan and collateral transactions
  • Advising banks and lenders in relation to Hong Kong and cross-border legal and quasi-legal regulations on lending, security, compliance, registration, enforceability, insolvency and connected transaction issues
  • Acting for PRC and foreign lenders as their Hong Kong legal counsel on loans to Hong Kong and offshore entities and matters involving Hong Kong and oversea security and guarantors
  • Setting, amending, reviewing and translating bank forms and documents for use in Hong Kong, Macau and/or PRC in relation to account opening, loan facilities, trade facilities, credit and debit cards, mobile payments, unit trust and debt equity, derivatives, shares and securities business
  • Acting for banks and lenders on structured finance, standstill arrangements and debt restructuring
  • Advising banks and lenders on charge of and custodian arrangement over 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 re-organization
  • Advising on general offer and pre-IPO strategic investments, re-structuring and re-organization
  • Preparing agency agreements, management agreements, investment agreements, distributorship agreements, franchising agreements, licensing agreements and other general commercial and trading agreements
  • Advising on startup incubation joint ventures, shareholding structures, class rights, call and put options, investment arrangements 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
  • Advising on pre-IPO trust
  • Preparing fund administration and custodian agreements
  • Advising trustees, protectors and investment managers on their rights, powers and obligations
  • Structuring alternative incentive schemes and advising settlors and beneficiaries 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 (2010 - 2018)
  • 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 (2013 - 2019)
  • Council Member of the 4th and the 5th 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
  • Deputy Tribunal Convenor of the Notaries Public Disciplinary Tribunal Panel since 2019