Kent Wong is a partner at VCI Legal, a leading national law firm in Vietnam. Previously, Kent was a partner at APEX LLC, a first-tier law firm in Korea. Kent heads the Banking & Finance/Capital Markets team, where he represents major financial institutions as well as foreign clients with business interests in Vietnam and Korea. Kent advises on a broad range of banking and corporate matters and has acted in a variety of international finance transactions including secured bank lending, project finance, acquisition financing and restructuring. In addition, Kent has considerable experience in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, and has advised on numerous joint ventures, private acquisitions and divestitures. Kent was awarded the title of “IBA Fellow in International Legal Practice” by the International Bar Association in 2009. He is recognised as a leading practitioner by Chambers Asia-Pacific, asialaw, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.
Areas of specialisation: Banking & Finance; Corporate; Project Finance; Renewable Energy (Biomass, Wind and Hydropower); Cross-Border M&A (inbound and outbound); Private Equity; Capital Markets (IPOs, bond issuances and private placements); Foreign Direct Investment in Korea; Business in Korea, the ASEAN Region (Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines) and Mongolia (Project Finance and Mining); and Reinsurance.
Kent has experience in the following areas:
Banking and finance, Commercial, Commercial (general), Competition / anti-trust, Competition / anti-trust, Compliance and risk management, construction and infrastructure, Corporate, Corporate and commercial (contentious), Debt capital markets, Debt recovery, Disputes / litigation, Emerging markets (finance), Employment / labour (general), Employment / labour law and pensions, Financial services, Fintech, Franchising, Insurance / reinsurance, Investment funds, Joint ventures, Legal Project Management, Legal Technology, M&A deals (large / premium), M&A deals (small / domestic), Major projects / infrastructure, Operations, Private equity, Real estate, Real estate finance, Regulatory (General)
Kent has previously helped clients in the following industries: