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Penelope Shen

T: +852 3166 6936 Email Penelope | vCard Office: Hong Kong

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Recommended lawyer for Investment Funds – Hong Kong/ Fintech: foreign firms- China

Recommended lawyer for Investment Funds – Hong Kong/ Fintech: foreign firms- China

Penelope Shen Partner

Contact details

Penelope Shen

Penelope Shen
Partner

T: +852 3166 6936 Email Penelope | vCard Office: Hong Kong

Penny is one of Hong Kong’s leading funds lawyers who counts among her clients the region’s top asset managers.  She is consistently sought after for both direct expertise and keen market intelligence.
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Penny focuses on the establishment and structuring of private investment funds, with a particular emphasis on hedge funds and private equity funds.

Her years of providing legal leadership advice to such clients extends naturally to advising on fund restructuring, distribution and private placement, compliance and regulatory requirements, side letters and derivatives documentation (including ISDA and prime brokerage agreements). Her clients include some of the largest asset managers in Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore.

Penny’s substantial experience from working at top-tier law firms, both onshore and offshore, has equipped her with first class knowledge in her chosen field while exposing her to its biggest players.

The asset management market in Asia is constantly evolving based on dynamic economic and political components. But with a nuanced and experienced finger on this pulse, and close working relations with industry service providers including administrators, custodians, trustees and prime brokers, Penny is well placed to provide clients with sterling service.

Penny kickstarted the Firm’s Asia ESG initiative, and was instrumental to the Firm joining the Hong Kong Green Finance Association. As a leading funds practitioner, and corporate/social responsibility advocate, Penny is dedicated to ESG issues affecting fund managers in the region.

Penelope is "knowledgeable and well-informed".

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

  • Investment funds

Advised a Hong Kong subsidiary of a Chinese trust company to establish various hedge funds and private equity funds.

Advised an international asset manager to set up a fund to invest in real estate projects through debt financing.

Advised on the establishment of an award winning hedge fund.

Advised a limited partner to negotiate a limited partnership agreement to invest in an offshore private equity fund bidding for a high profile transaction of close to US$3 billion.

Advised a Chinese asset manager specializing in futures trading to establish a classified fund with tiered return arrangement investing in futures, ELNs, options, ETFs and ETNs.

Awards

Recommended lawyer for Investment Funds – Hong Kong/ Fintech: foreign firms- China

Recommended lawyer for Investment Funds – Hong Kong/ Fintech: foreign firms- China

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