Kester K. W. CHEN

Kester K. W. CHEN


Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Hons) (1986) – The University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Business Administration (1997) – The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (2002) –University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (2003) – The University of Hong Kong
  • Master of PRC Laws (2006) – Renmin University of China

Jurisdiction (Year of Admission)

  • Hong Kong (2005)
  • Other Professional Qualification
    Associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1990)

Practice Areas, Experience and Languages

  • • Company secretarial services to private and listed companies.
  • • Advise on corporate finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, initial public offers and other fund raising exercises.
  • • Advise on establishment of investment funds by way of limited partnership.
  • • Advise on money lending transactions to money lenders.
  • • General corporate and commercial advice e.g. shareholders agreement, investment agreement.
  • • Regulatory and compliance matters in securities industry e.g. application for license to Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and investigations of SFC.
  • • Previous career in accounting and compliance
    - worked in an international accounting firm and obtained professional qualification in accounting and audit.
    - thereafter worked in compliance departments of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Securities and Futures Commission on supervision of securities houses in Hong Kong for eight years.
  • Fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English.
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