Deacons adds banking and finance partner

Erica Wong

Deacons has hired banking and finance lawyer Erica Wong to partner its corporate finance practice in Hong Kong. Wong joined from Ogier, where she was a managing associate for more than a year in its Hong Kong office, focusing on complex cross-border banking and financing transactions.

A dual-qualified solicitor in New South Wales (Australia) and Hong Kong, Wong started her career in 2009 as an associate at Linklaters. Over the years, she practised law with a number of international firms in Hong Kong including King & Wood Mallesons, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy, dealing with syndicated, club and bilateral financing, real estate financing, acquisition financing, pre-IPO financing and margin financing.

Deacons’ co-head of the corporate finance practice group in Hong Kong, partner Ronny Chow, said Wong’s experience would enable the firm to provide more comprehensive advice to clients on the banking and finance aspects that may be involved in capital markets and M&A transactions.