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Dickson Ng, Partner

Dickson Ng

Partner

Languages

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice areas

  • Capital market law
  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Financial services
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity

Practice notes

Dickson is a partner in our Hong Kong corporate practice.

As a results driven adviser, Dickson is committed to finding practical, innovative and commercial solutions for his clients in complex corporate mergers and acquisitions and equity capital market transactions. He has been consistently recognised for a number of years as a “recommended lawyer” in the Corporate (M&A) practice and Capital Markets (Equity) practice in Hong Kong by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

A seasoned corporate and transactional lawyer, Dickson advises in corporate and capital markets transactions (including initial public offerings and secondary offerings), multi-jurisdictional private and public mergers and acquisitions, disposals, strategic investments, joint ventures and reorganizations. In addition to his extensive transactional practice, Dickson also advises clients on a wide array of general corporate matters, including corporate governance, as well as regulatory and compliance matters for Hong Kong listed companies.

Dickson routinely advises clients which include conglomerates, multinational corporations, financial institutions, asset management companies, venture capital funds and private equity funds across a number of different industries and jurisdictions.

Dickson is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from King’s College London.

Dickson is also the Graduate Recruitment Partner and Trainee Development Partner for the Hong Kong office and helps the firm to achieve its objective to recruit, train and retain exceptional talent.

His selected past experience includes advising:

Mergers and Acquisitions / Joint Venture / Disposals:

  • NWS Holdings Limited, the Hong Kong listed diversified industries flagship of New World Development Company Limited, on its RMB2.29 billion acquisition of six premium logistics properties in Chengdu and Wuhan in Mainland China from Goodman Group as well as the associated formation of a joint venture company to manage and operate the portfolio and future assets
  • MCP Asset Management Company Limited, one of Asia’s leading independent asset management firm, on its investment in Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong blockchain and gaming unicorn company, and joint ventures with Animoca Japan and UCOLLEX which are engaged in digital entertainment, blockchain, gamification and NFTs
  • EuroEyes International Eye Clinic Limited, a Hong Kong-listed vision correction service provider, on its acquisition of London Vision Clinic Partners Limited, which is engaged in the provision of premium vision correction services in the United Kingdom
  • Hutchison Port Holdings Limited, a leading global port operator and subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, on its acquisition of a 50% interest in each of Hongkong United Dockyards Limited and The Hongkong Salvage & Towage Company Limited from Swire Pacific Limited
  • Store Friendly Self Storage Group Limited, a leading storage operator in Asia, on its joint ventures with Partners Group in Singapore and with Blackstone in Hong Kong, which established a large-scale self-storage platform to acquire, manage and operate industrial real estate in Singapore and Hong Kong that will be converted into institutional-grade self-storage assets
  • Sirtex Medical Limited, an Australian-listed medical devices company, on its US$1.5 billion takeover by CDH Investments Limited (a China-focused alternative asset fund manager) and China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings Limited (a Hong Kong-listed pharmaceutical company). The takeover was awarded one of the “Deals of the Year 2018” by China Business Law Journal in recognition of its complicated, cross-practice and multi-jurisdictional public M&A nature
  • Nokia Corporation in connection with the horizontal amalgamation of two Hong Kong subsidiaries under the Companies Ordinance as part of its global corporate restructuring
  • The Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank, Ltd. on its investment in AMK Microfinance Institution PLC, a microfinance institution which is one of the largest provider of credit in Cambodia
  • ORIX Asia Capital Limited on its US$105.6 million PIPE investment in Panda Green Energy Group Limited, a Hong Kong-listed power plant company
  • the shareholders in the sale of Kono Insurance Limited, an authorised general business insurer in Hong Kong, to Zurich Insurance Company Limited
  • Tencent Holdings Limited on its joint investment with Hillhouse Capital in Aviva Life Insurance Company Limited, an authorised long term business insurer in Hong Kong
  • Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited on the sale of its interest in Lifestyle International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-listed company, to Qatar Holding LLC for approximately HK$4.78 billion
  • Alibaba Investment Limited on its US$590 million investment in Meizu Technology Corporation Limited, a Chinese smartphone maker
  • a financial institution on its proposed acquisition of Tricor Holdings Limited, a leading global business, corporate and investor services provider, through a competitive bidding process
  • a financial institution on its proposed acquisition of Ageas Asia Holdings Limited, the Hong Kong life insurance business of Ageas, through a competitive bidding process
  • TPG Capital on the sale of 8.05% equity interest in MIE Holdings Corporation, a Hong Kong-listed oil and gas company, to Celestial Energy Limited for approximately HK$264.8 million
  • CVC Asia Pacific Limited on its US$100 million investment in C.banner International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-listed fashion company, through a combination of existing shares in C.banner, exchangeable bonds issued by C.banner's three major shareholders, as well as convertible bonds issued by C.banner

Equity Capital Markets:

  • TOM Group Limited, a Hong Kong listed technology and media company (and member of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited), on the capitalisation and restructuring of its associate company, Ule Holdings Limited, an e-commerce joint venture with China Post
  • Imagi International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-listed company, on its proposed very substantial acquisition of Les Ambassadeurs Club Limited, the operator of a high-end casino in London, United Kingdom and its associated reverse takeover and new listing application
  • EuroEyes International Eye Clinic Limited on its Hong Kong listing (sponsored by BOCI), which raised approximately US$76.5 million. EuroEyes is the first German healthcare company to list in Hong Kong and involved a complex restructuring exercise to achieve a primary listing for EuroEyes
  • AOBiome Therapeutics, Inc., a US-headquartered biotech company, on its proposed Chapter 18A listing in Hong Kong
  • Goldman Sachs and HSBC on the spin-off and Hong Kong listing of HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments Limited, which raised approximately US$3.1 billion. The listing of HK Electric is the largest business trust listing in Hong Kong to date and was voted "Equity Market Deal of the Year" at the Hong Kong Law Awards 2014 organised by Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business (ALB)
  • Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited on its Hong Kong listing (sponsored by Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank), which raised approximately US$2 billion and was the world’s largest-listed jewellery retailer at the time of its listing
  • J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch on the Hong Kong listing of MGM China Holdings Limited, which raised approximately US$1.5 billion
  • Samsonite International LLC (and its controlling shareholder, CVC Capital Partners) on its Hong Kong listing (sponsored by Goldman Sachs), which raised approximately US$1.2 billion and was the world's largest travel luggage company at the time of its listing
  • BOCI, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Morgan Stanley on the spin-off, and Hong Kong listing by way of introduction, of Swire Properties Limited by Swire Pacific Limited
  • BOCI and Credit Suisse on the proposed spin-off, and Hong Kong listing of, Hopewell Hong Kong Properties Limited by Hopewell Holdings Limited
  • Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch on the Hong Kong listing of Evergrande Real Estate Group Limited (now known as China Evergrande Group), which raised approximately US$720 million. Evergrande is one of the largest property developers in China
  • G-Resources Group Limited, a Hong Kong-listed company, on its HK$4.5 billion placing of new shares which was utilised to purchase and develop the Martabe gold mine project in Indonesia
  • Morgan Stanley on two block trades relating to the sale of shares of Belle International Holdings Limited by the controlling shareholder and senior management for a cumulative value of HK$6.0 billion
  • as underwriters’ counsel or company’s counsel on the rights issue of HKT Trust and HKT Limited, Country Garden Holdings Company Limited, TCC International Holdings Limited, Uni-President China Holdings Limited and Esprit Holdings Limited

Dickson is recognised as a “recommended lawyer” in the Corporate (M&A) practice in 2019-2021 and Capital Markets (Equity) practice in 2020-2022 in Hong Kong by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

“Dickson Ng is knowledgeable and hands-on, understands clients’ needs and is pragmatic”

- Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022)

“Dickson Ng stands out from the very strong corporate team”

“Dickson Ng leads by example and always puts his clients first”

“Dickson Ng has a level-headed character and a pragmatic approach”

- Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)

“Dickson Ng provides hands-on, proactive and commercial advice.”

Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020)

                      

 

Dickson is recognised as a “recommended lawyer” in the Corporate (M&A) practice in 2019-2021 and Capital Markets (Equity) practice in 2020-2022 in Hong Kong by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

 

Dickson Ng is knowledgeable and hands-on, understands clients’ needs and is pragmatic

 

Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022)

 

Dickson Ng stands out from the very strong corporate team

 

Dickson Ng leads by example and always puts his clients first

 

Dickson Ng has a level-headed character and a pragmatic approach

 

- Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)

 

“Dickson Ng provides hands-on, proactive and commercial advice.”

 

Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020)