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Kingsley Ong leads the firm’s restructuring, insolvency, structured finance, derivatives and DCM practices in Asia. He is a notary public, FCIArb, FHKIArb, solicitor (Hong Kong), barrister and solicitor-advocate (England), and advocate and solicitor (Singapore).
Legal directories have described Kingsley as ‘Revered for his ability to advise on complex financial structures’ (Chambers 2017); ‘Go-to counsel’ (Legal 500 2017); ‘An absolute superstar. An all-rounder in the corporate finance space, whose practice also extends into contentious restructuring and insolvency’ (IFLR1000 2019); ‘Kingsley Ong has a phenomenal client base among Mainland China and the Cantonese community. That is what differentiates him from other professionals in the market’ (Chambers 2018); and ‘Market-leading reputation for unwinding securitisations, derivatives and complex structured products’ (Legal 500 2019).
Kingsley is also an adjunct professor at the University of Hong Kong’s Law Faculty. His published opinions have been cited as legal authority in the US courts (LBSF v BNY, 2010), the Hong Kong Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, the Financial Stability Board and leading textbooks. In 2016, Kingsley served as a Hong Kong law expert witness before the US Bankruptcy Court in Re Manley Toys, where the recognition of Hong Kong liquidators appointed under Hong Kong’s voluntary liquidation regime was contested.