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Bio

Angelina Wong is an Associate in the corporate department of Appleby’s Hong Kong office. Angelina advises major international and Asian institutions, listed and private companies, securities providers and leading onshore law firms on the laws of Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. Her offshore law practice spans banking and finance transactions including acquisition, leveraged and project financing, privatisation financing, shipping and aircraft financing, structured products, fund financing, crypto/digital financing, non-contentious insurances, bond issuance and restructuring of corporates and financial institutions.

Prior to Appleby, she practiced as a corporate lawyer in a major law firm in Hong Kong where she had gained experience in a wide variety of matters in corporate finance, including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, listed company compliance and other general corporate and commercial matters.

Work Highlights

Some of Angelina’s recent cases include:

  • acted as Cayman counsel to Allied Group on the closing of Allied Merger Corporation’s private placement financing for approximately USD267 million relating to a series of transactions including a reverse take-over which culminated in the listing of the resulting issuer’s shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange, being Canada’s largest mining IPO since 2010 with a market capitalisation of CAD1.3 billion (USD970 million) on the first day
  • acted as Cayman counsel to Zhongliang International Holdings Group Limited, a Shanghai-based company listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange and primarily engaged in real estate development business, on all financing aspects of the restructuring of its offshore debts, totaling approximately USD1.2 billion, which was implemented by way of a Hong Kong scheme of arrangement and received overwhelming support from its creditors
  • acted as BVI and Cayman counsel to a Chinese bank on all the fund financing aspects of the EUR428 million term loan facilities for the purpose of advancing intercompany loan to certain PRC project companies with an extension mechanism subject to NDRC approval and refinancing the existing loan of a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (acting through its general partner, being a Cayman exempted company) as borrower, which involved Cayman law governed charges over limited partnership interest granted by BVI chargors
  • acted as Bermuda and Cayman counsel to the syndicated lenders on all the financing aspects of the up to CNH2.8 billion (or equivalent) multi-tranche real estate refinancing facility to a Bermuda incorporated borrower, which involved (i) security over the shares of a private Bermuda company which required, among other things, approval from the Bermuda Monetary Authority for potential transfer of shares upon enforcement of the share security, and (ii) facility linked to certain sustainability criteria verified by an independent environmental certification agency provided to a leading property developer and manager in the PRC with extension mechanism subject to NDRC approval
  • acted as BVI counsel to a financial institution on all acquisition financing aspects for investments in PRC logistics development projects, which involved (i) the BVI incorporated lender subscribing for majority shares of the BVI incorporated borrower pursuant to a subscription and shareholders agreement with put option and call option exercisable upon the full repayment of the loan, and (ii) various personal guarantees and finance documents that constitute a NBWD (nei bao wai dai) transaction pursuant to the PRC Administrative Regulations on Cross Border Guarantee and was subject to SAFE registration
  • acted as BVI counsel to a Chinese bank on term loan facilities to refinance existing loan and to finance the privatization of a Bermuda exempted company listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, which involves a scheme of arrangement under Section 99 of the Companies Act of Bermuda involving the cancellation of all the Scheme Shares and the issuance to the BVI Borrower such number of Target Shares equal to the number of Scheme Shares cancelled under the proposal

Qualifications & Education

Angelina is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Angelina was admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong (non-practicing) in October 2020 and as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (practicing) in November 2020.

Angelina passed the National Unified Legal Professional Qualification Examination, PRC in 2021.

  • The University of Hong Kong (LLB, PCLL)

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