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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 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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • BOC International, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Morgan Stanley on the spin-off, and Hong Kong listing by way of introduction, of Swire Properties Limited
  • BOCI 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 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 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 ranked as a recommended lawyer in the corporate (M&A) practice in Hong Kong by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2019.