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James Wong

T: +852 3166 6933 M: +852 9447 7337 Email James | vCard Office: Hong Kong

James Wong Associate

Contact details

James Wong

James Wong
Associate

T: +852 3166 6933 M: +852 9447 7337 Email James | vCard Office: Hong Kong

James is a banking and finance lawyer with a focus on regulatory compliance work, lending and asset financing (involving aircraft and ships). He is also a core member of the firm's yacht and superyacht team who advises on non-contentious matters in the sector.
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James regularly advises clients on issues regarding regulation and compliance (particularly those relating to the SFC), money lending, data privacy and more recently, navigating the SFC's virtual assets regime. In this regard, he has represented several high-profile securities brokerage firms, insurance brokerage firms, fund houses, money lenders and large banks. He has assisted several such firms on revamping their standard form documentation.

James also advises multi-national banks and leasing companies in their lending and asset financing transactions (including ship and aircraft financing, refinancing, obtaining security, and discharging security).

James has also developed a niche practice in high value superyachts, having represented a range of individuals and companies in their financing, sale and purchase of  yachts , often spanning across several Asian and European jurisdictions.

James is a native English and Cantonese speaker and is also fluent in Mandarin.

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Yacht and superyacht
  • Finance

Financial business licensing

Advising what regulatory licences are needed for banking, lending broking, advisory, asset management, fintech and other financial services businesses and obtaining those licences.

Financial product authorisation

Advising on whether and, if so, how financial products may be marketed and obtaining any regulatory authorisations needed.

Financial services compliance

Advising on compliance with financial services laws, regulations and codes and assisting with investigations by regulatory bodies, including the drafting and revamping of standard documentation.

Sale and purchase

Advising both sellers and buyers on the legal aspects of a yacht sale and purchase, particularly as it pertains to documentation, title due diligence, closing, flagging and title transfer.

Yacht financing

Advising lenders on yacht financing loans as regards both new builds and non-new builds.

Yacht advisory

Advising yacht owners, shipbuilders and berth managers on yacht-related regulatory and licencing issues.

Lender side

Structuring, documenting and negotiating secured and unsecured financings of all kinds for banks, money lenders, funds and other lenders.

Borrower side

Negotiating secured and unsecured financings of all kinds for financial institutions, corporates, individuals, funds and other borrowers.

Finance assets

Advising buyers and sellers of loans and other finance assets.

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