Ronny Chow
Ronny Chow

Ronny Chow


Hong Kong
+852 2825 9435

Ronny Chow


Hong Kong
+852 2825 9435

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Ronny is the co-head of the Corporate Finance Practice Group and is based in Hong Kong.  He has almost 30 years of experience in the corporate finance field and his practice spans across corporate finance and securities work as well as private and public mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions (with a cross-border focus).  He is particularly well-known for advising on global offerings and listings of corporations on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  

Ronny advises a wide range of sponsors and underwriters including BNP Paribas Capital, CLSA, DBS, BOCI, China Construction Bank, ABC International, Haitong, China Merchants Securities, Guotai Junan and Shenwan Hongyuan in relation to the global offerings and listings of:

  • AcrossAsia, Anchorstone, Baofeng Modern, Beijing Jingkelong (a Beijing government-controlled chain store operator), BGMC International, BYD, Canvest Environmental Protection, China Art Financial, China Industrial Securities International Financial, China Saite, Convenience Retail Asia (“Circle K”), Ever Sunshine Lifestyle Services, Feiyang International, Focus Media, FSE Engineering,    Goldenmars Technology (listing in 2013 and transferred from GEM to Main Board in 2016), Grace Wine, Great Wall Motor, Guangdong Adway Construction, Guangdong Join-Share Financing Guarantee, Hainan Meilan International Airport (including advising on its strategic partnership with Copenhagen Airports A/S), Hong Long Holdings, Huiyin Household Appliances, In Technical Productions, International Taifeng, Jianzhong Construction Development, JiaXing Gas Group, JY Grandmark Holdings, Kam Hing, Kerry Logistics (spin-off from Kerry Properties), KFM Kingdom, Kingdom Holdings, Lever Style Corporation, LH Group, LUZHENG FUTURES, Maike Tube Industry, O-Net Communications, Odella Leather, Okura Holdings, OOH Holdings, Pan Asia Environmental, Quali-Smart, Sheng Ye Capital, Shirble Department Store, Silverman,  Smart-Core, Somerley Capital, Sprocomm Intelligence, Steve Leung Design Group, Suchuang Gas, Sunlight (1977), Sunny Optical, Ten Pao Group, Time Watch, TL Natural Gas, Tonly Electronics (spin-off from TCL), Tradelink (a Hong Kong government-backed enterprise), Tu Yi Holding, Value Partners China Greenchip Fund, Vincent Medical, Vital Mobile, Wah Sun Handbags, WINDMILL Group, Wing Fat Printing (proposed spin-off from Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited), Xiamen International Port, Xin Point, Xinyi Energy (spin-off from Xinyi Solar) and Zhejiang Cangnan Instrument

He also advises well-known international/domestic household names and enterprises in their global offerings and listings, including:

  • Dynam Japan (the first Japanese company achieved a primary listing in Hong Kong and the first pachinko business listed in the world), NIRAKU GC (a Japanese pachinko hall operator and the second Japanese company having a primary listing in Hong Kong), Esprit (secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange and proposed spin-off and listing of its European business on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange), EGL, Fulum Group, Hung Fook Tong, Tsui Wah, Xiao Nan Guo, Hong Kong Economic Times,   Chong Hing Bank’s Tier 2 Subordinated Bonds, Kwong On Bank, Luen Thai (including its strategic partnership with Yue Yuen Group), SUNDAY Communications (dual listing on NASDAQ and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange), Qualipak (spin-off from C C Land), Broad Greenstate, AP Rentals, Anacle Systems, Wharf Real Estate Investment (spin-off from Wharf (Holdings)), Trio Industrial Electronics, 1957 & Co. (Hospitality), Smart Globe, S.A.I. Leisure Group, Tai Hing Group, Shinelong Automotive Lightweight Application,  Analogue Holdings and Renrui Human Resources Technology

Ronny has also led Deacons’ team in advising on a number of secondary share offers, including the placings of shares of PCCW, Luen Thai, Beijing Jingkelong, Tong Ren Tang, Chevalier Pacific and Playmates, and  the rights issues / open offers of securities of The Wharf (Holdings), Harbour Centre Development, China Aerospace International, Century Legend, JCG Holdings, Playmates Holdings and EPI.

More significant merger and acquisition transactions which Deacons’ involvement can be disclosed and Ronny handled include advising the Wharf Group in its disposal of Wharf T&T to MBK and TPG, the privatisations of HAECO and China Power Clean Energy and the open offer by i-Cable.


Member, Listing Review Committee, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited


Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong

Member, The Law Society of England and Wales


LLB (Hons), University of Hong Kong

PCLL, University of Hong Kong

LLM, University of Hong Kong  


Legal 500 Asia Pacific

-       Leading Individual for Capital Markets: Equity in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2006 – 2013, 2016, 2019 – 2021)

-       Recommended Lawyer for Capital Markets: Equity in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2006 – 2013, 2016, 2019 – 2021)

-       Recommended Lawyer for Corporate including M&A in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)

PLC Which Lawyer?  

-      Corporate / M&A - Leading Individual (2005 - 2011)

-      Equity Capital Markets - Leading Individual (2008 - 2011)

Chambers Global

-      Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms - China) - Ranked Lawyer (2015 & 2017)

Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

-      Hong Kong Capital Markets - Leading Individual (2006 & 2007)

Chambers Asia-Pacific

-        Equity (International Firms) China - Leading Individual (2007 - 2009, 2012- 2021)


-      Capital Markets: Equity - Leading Lawyer (2011 - 2014)

-      Mergers & Acquisitions - Leading Lawyer (2014)

-      Capital Markets: Equity, M&A - Leading Lawyer (2015)

-      Financial & Corporate Law - Leading Lawyer (2016)

-      Capital Markets: Equity, M&A - Leading Lawyer (2017)

-      Capital Markets: Equity, M&A - Highly Regarded Lawyer (2018 - 2022)

China Business Law Journal 

-      Recognised as one of “China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms)” on the A-List (2020)

Asialaw Profiles

-      Capital Markets - Recommended Lawyer (2013), Leading Lawyer (2016) and Market Leading Lawyer (2017 & 2018) and Elite Practitioner (2020)

-      Corporate / M&A – Leading Lawyer (2016) and Market Leading Lawyer (2017 & 2018) and Elite Practitioner (2020)

Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards
Shortlisted for:

-     M&A Deal of the Year - Privatisation of Wheelock (2020)

-     Debt Market Deal of the Year - China Overseas Land & Investment’s GMTN Programme (2020)

Leading LAWYER 100 ASIA PACIFIC” 2011 Guide - Corporate Finance

IFLR Asia Awards

-        Private equity: MBK Partners and TPG acquisition of Wharf’s telecom unit (2017)

The Asia Legal Awards

-        M&A Deal of the Year: Private Equity & Venture Capital - MBK & TPG’s US$1.2 billion Acquisition of Wharf T&T (2017)