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Dickson Ng, Partner

Dickson Ng

Partner

Languages

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice areas

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

Practice notes

Dickson is a partner in our Hong Kong corporate practice.

He specialises in corporate and capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and secondary offerings in Hong Kong, multi-jurisdictional private and public mergers and acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations and private equity. He also has extensive experience in advising Hong Kong-listed companies on their regulatory and compliance matters.

Dickson has advised clients (including corporates, financial institutions, venture capital and private equity funds) across a number of different industries and jurisdictions.

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

His selected past experience includes advising:

Mergers and Acquisitions / Disposals:

  • Sirtex Medical, 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 of Sirtex 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
  • a leading Asia regional bank on its acquisition of a financial institution, which is one of the largest provider of credit in Cambodia
  • ORIX Asia Capital on its US$105.6 million PIPE investment in Panda Green Energy Group, a Hong Kong-listed power plant company
  • the shareholders in the sale of Kono Insurance, an authorised insurer in Hong Kong, to Zurich Insurance Company
  • Tencent Holdings on its joint investment with Hillhouse Capital in Aviva Life Insurance Company, an authorised insurer in Hong Kong
  • Chow Tai Fook Enterprises on the sale of its interest in Lifestyle International Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed company, to Qatar Holding for approximately HK$4.78 billion
  • Alibaba Investment on its US$590 million investment in Meizu Technology Corporation, 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
  • CVC Asia Pacific on its US$100 million investment in C.banner International Holdings, 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:

  • Goldman Sachs and HSBC on the spin-off and US$3.1 billion Hong Kong listing of HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments Limited, which is the largest business trust listing in Hong Kong to date. The listing of HK Electric 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 on its US$2 billion Hong Kong listing, which was the world’s largest-listed jewellery retailer at the time of its listing
  • J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch on the US$1.5 billion Hong Kong listing of MGM China Holdings
  • Samsonite International (as well as CVC Capital Partners, the controlling shareholder) on its US$1.2 billion Hong Kong listing, which was the world's largest travel luggage company at the time of its listing
  • BOC International, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Morgan Stanley on the spin-off and Hong Kong listing by way of introduction of Swire Properties Limited
  • BOC International and Credit Suisse on the proposed spin-off and Hong Kong listing of Hopewell Hong Kong Properties Limited
  • Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch on the US$720 million Hong Kong listing of Evergrande Real Estate Group Limited (now known as China Evergrande Group), one of the largest property developer 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 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, TCC International Holdings, Uni-President China Holdings and Esprit Holdings

Dickson is ranked as a recommended lawyer in the corporate (M&A) practice in Hong Kong by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2019.