William Wong

Partner


Direct +852 2803 3602
Mobile +852 5298 3051
Fax +852 2803 3618
Email [email protected]


Jurisdictions Hong Kong
England and Wales
Languages English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Profile

William specialises in contentious regulatory work and financial services and commercial litigation. He represents both institutional and individual clients in investigations by regulatory authorities and law enforcement agencies in Hong Kong on matters including market misconduct, money-laundering, bribery and corruption, mis-selling, internal controls failure, fraud, employee whistleblowing and data breaches. Benefiting from his in-house experience, he is frequently called upon to provide counsel on a broad range of regulatory compliance issues concerning financial institutions and listed companies, including emerging trends such as the use of Tech and virtual assets.


As a litigator, William has over 15 years of experience in advising financial institutions, listed and private companies and family offices/high net worth individuals on high-stake commercial disputes, from pre-action strategy and settlement negotiations, interim injunctive relief, commencement of proceedings and trial, to enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards.


William has been ranked by Who's Who Legal as a Futures Leader in Investigations and by Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" for Dispute Resolution in Hong Kong.

 

William was one of the authors of the Hong Kong chapter of The Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigation (3rd-6th editions) and Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption (3rd edition).  He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Experience

2022 Howse Williams
2014 Clifford Chance
2011 Credit Suisse
2010 Merrill Lynch
2005 Simmons & Simmons

Education

2005 Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, University of Hong Kong
2004 Bachelor of Laws, University of Hong Kong

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

2008 England and Wales
2007 Hong Kong

Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, OLQE Eligibility and Exemption committee, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Investment Products and Financial Services Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong (2020-2021)
Member, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, HKSAR Government
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)