Mandy Wong is counsel in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

Ms. Wong advises on a broad spectrum of general commercial and corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, and listing rules compliance matters. She was seconded to the Listing Department of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019. During her one-year secondment, she focused on listing vetting, in particular secondary listings and Chapter 18A biotech company listings. She was also involved in a number of Hong Kong listing initiatives including the secondary listings and the recently published paperless listing initiatives. Ms. Wong returned to Latham & Watkins in August 2020.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Wong worked in the Hong Kong office of a leading US law firm and was an executive director in the legal and compliance department of a leading investment bank, where she managed legal compliance and regulatory issues in North Asia.

Ms. Wong’s recent experience includes advising:

  • The underwriters on the HK$1.824 billion initial public offering of H shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for Suzhou Basecare Medical, the leading innovative platform of genetic testing solutions for assisted reproduction in China
  • The underwriters on the HK$2.59 billion initial public offering and listing of Venus MedTech (HangZhou) Inc. on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
  • The underwriters on the HK$2.1 billion initial public offering and listing of Alphamab Co., Ltd., a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to global development of innovative biologics for cancer therapy, on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • ESR Cayman Limited on its US$1.6 billion initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • China New Higher Education Group Limited on its private placement of 110,000,000 Shares listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange and issuance of convertible bond
  • China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings on private placement of 604,296,222 new shares
  • The underwriters on the HK$4.48 billion initial public offering of Zhenro Properties Group Limited on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange*
  • The underwriters on the HK$9.28 billion H-share initial public offering of Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange*
  • The underwriters on the HK$920 million initial public offering of JNBY Design Limited on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange*
  • Haichang Holdings Limited, a leading theme park operator in China, on its HK$2.45 billion initial public offering on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange*
  • IRC Limited, a Russian-based mining company, on its HK$1.87 billion global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange*
  • Bloomage BioTechnology Corporation Limited on its issuance of convertible bonds and subscription shares to a subsidiary of GIC Pte. Ltd, and the issuance of management subscription shares to the directors and senior management of the company*    
  • Nord Anglia Education, Inc., a leading global operator of premium schools, on its issuance of the Senior Payment Notes due 2018 — recognized as High Yield Deal of the Year at IFLR’s Asia Awards 2014*
  • Bloomage BioTechnology Corporation Limited in its privatization and delisting by way of a scheme of arrangement
  • Goodbaby International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong listed international durable juvenile products company, in acquisition of the distribution business and the retail network from its parent, which constituted a major and connected transaction under the Listing Rules and involved the application of a whitewash waiver*
  • LVGEM (China) Real Estate Investment Company Limited on its very substantial acquisition and reverse takeover involving a new listing*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Hong Kong (Solicitor)

Education

  • PCLL, City University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Law (Hons), City University of Hong Kong

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • English