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Alwyn has extensive experience in establishing and seeking SFC-authorisation of unit trusts and mutual funds domiciled in Hong Kong and overseas, with particular expertise in ESG funds, RMB denominated funds, QFI funds and UCITS funds. He also advises on fund restructurings, and assists clients with on-going compliance and post-authorisation issues.
In addition, Alwyn advises on the structuring and establishment of private investment funds. He regularly advises on regulatory matters across a broad spread of issues affecting the asset management industry in Hong Kong. He helps clients to set up their Hong Kong offices and obtain appropriate SFC licences.
Alwyn is experienced in advising on Hong Kong profits tax and stamp duty issues.
As one of the leading partners in the area of Mainland China-related investment funds, Alwyn and his team advised over 90% of the first two batches of South-bound funds to obtain SFC approval under the Mainland-Hong Kong mutual recognition of funds scheme since its launch in 2015. Other highlights include:
Recognised as leading individual in the area Investment Funds (International Firms) by Chambers & Partners Greater China Region, 2022
Recognised as leading individual in the area of China, Investment Funds (International Firms) by Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, 2014 to 2021
Mentioned in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Investment Funds, 2014 to 2022
Acknowledged as World’s leading Private Funds Lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds, 2020
Recognised in the Formation & Regulatory chapters of Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds, 2018
Awarded International Law Office’s Client Choice Award for Excellence in Capital Markets, 2016
Recommended in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for QFII and RQFII funds expertise
Named in the Client Choice Hot 75 Survey by Asian Legal Business
Member, Regulatory Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association
BA (Political Science), The University of British Columbia, Canada (1995)
LLB, The University of Hong Kong (1996)
PCLL, The University of Hong Kong (1997)