Kevin Tong
Kevin Tong

Kevin Tong

Partner

LOCATION:
Hong Kong
DIRECT:
+852 2825 9229

Kevin Tong

Partner

LOCATION:
Hong Kong
DIRECT:
+852 2825 9229


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Kevin heads up the debt capital market (DCM) team at Deacons. He has extensive experience in a full range of DCM transactions, with a particular focus on offshore debt and equity-linked capital raising instruments issued by PRC and other entities. Kevin has advised issuers and managers on a number of ground breaking and industry award-winning debt capital markets issuances, including issues by PRC commercial/policy banks, PRC SOEs, international and multinational companies, sovereign and government entities. Kevin has also represented issuers and managers on liability management exercises and the issue of regulatory capital instruments. 

In addition to DCM transactions, Kevin also has considerable experience in a comprehensive range of equity derivatives, financial products, new financial product platforms and other general capital markets work. 

Kevin is one of the very few practitioners in the market who has been actively involved in the development of the offshore RMB bond market since it opened in 2007. Since then, Kevin has advised on a number of landmark bond issues, including both retail and institutional bond offerings in various currencies, such as the issues by McDonald's, BP Capital Markets PLC, China General Nuclear Power Corporation, Bank of China Limited and The Bank of East Asia (China) Limited. Kevin also has a strong track record in advising sovereign bond issuances, having advised the sovereign RMB bond issues in Hong Kong by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China since 2010, the debut RMB bill issues in Hong Kong by the People’s Bank of China and the retail bond issues by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.

Kevin has significant experience advising listed companies, corporates in a diverse array of industries, financial institutions and government entities on bond transactions with varying structures, including direct issuance by PRC state-owned enterprise, as well as issuance by offshore entities of PRC corporations supported by various forms of credit enhancement and/or security arrangements.

Kevin is also closely involved in the development of the retail structured products, new financial product platforms and derivatives in Hong Kong. He has advised major financial institutions and issuers on a number of “first of its kind” issuances in the retail structured products space (covering retail structured notes, equity linked investments and SEHK listed structured products platforms).

Education

1999 - LL.B. First Class Honours, The University of Hong Kong 

2000 - P.C.LL., Passed with Distinction, The University of Hong Kong

Accolades

Mentioned in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for Capital Markets: Debt, 2016

Recommended as a Notable Practitioner for Capital Markets: Debt in the IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading International Business Law Firms (2019 edition).

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