Biography

Chong is a Partner in Linklaters’ Capital Markets Department in Hong Kong who has over 25 years’ experience. His practice covers a full range of financial derivatives and structured finance including over-the-counter and primary markets.  He regularly advises on a wide spectrum of sophisticated and highly structured derivative products, including structured credit, equity and fund linked derivatives.

Mr. Liew has also been closely involved in the development of derivatives in China since 1995. He has been advising ISDA and market participants on important initiatives in China including the enforceability of close-out netting and collateral.  He has also advised market participants on the various new master derivative agreements in China including the 2007 CFETS Agreement, the 2007 NAFMII Agreement and the new 2009 NAFMII Agreement.

More recently, Chong has advised on Financial Market Infrastructures initiatives in Asia including setting up clearing houses for OTC derivatives (OTC Clear Hong Kong and Shanghai Clearing House), the launch of the innovative Mainland China-Hong Kong Stock Connect (including both Shanghai-Hong Kong Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Connect) and various payment and settlement issues for Renminbi and RMB products. He is one of the principal draftsmen of the recently published 2011 ISDA Equity Derivative Definitions which are designed to make equity derivatives clearing friendly. 

Mr. Liew holds a BCL (Hons) degree from Oxford University, England and an LLB (Hons) degree from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Mr. Liew is admitted to practice law in England and Wales, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and New Zealand. Mr. Liew is co-author of Hong Kong Derivatives: Law & Practice, a leading text on derivatives in Hong Kong, an adjunct professor at the University of Hong Kong and a CFA Charterholder.