Ada Ying Kay Wong was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in 1986 and joined Philip K.H. Wong & Co in the same year. In January 2003 she became a China Appointed Attesting Officer appointed by the Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China.
Ada majored in foreign languages and literature at university and can speak fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Her language ability has facilitated her in communicating with international and PRC clients.
Ada is the partner-in-charge of the firm's commercial and corporate finance department. She was responsible for a number of public company listings, placings and rights issues, acquisitions and mergers, take-overs, and restructurings. In the 1990s, she handled the IPO of Dongfang Electrical Machinery Company Ltd and Nanjing Panda Electronics Co Ltd. She is now an independent non-executive director of Hengan International Group Co., Ltd. and Pak Fah Yeow International Ltd.
Ada maintains a general corporate and commercial practice and also handles joint ventures and related legal matters of the China Department.
Philip K H Wong, Kennedy Y H Wong & Co.
In 1961, the firm's founder Dr. Philip Wong opened his first law firm, Philip K.H. Wong & Co. The business of that firm grew steadily over the next 30 years as Hong Kong transforms into an international business and finance centre and demand for legal services increases. In 1990, Dr. Philip Wong restructured the partnership and co-founded the present firm, Philip K.H. Wong, Kennedy Y.H. Wong & Co. (the firm), with his son Kennedy Ying Ho and daughter Ada Ying Kay.
In 1992, the PRC Ministry of Justice gave its approval to the firm to establish an office in mainland China. It was the first Hong Kong law firm to open an office in Shanghai.
The firm now comprises 8 solicitors, including 1 registered foreign lawyer admitted in the PRC. Everyone is committed to providing quality professional service to clients, working closely with them through careful and thoughtful planning, in order to achieve their goals while remaining sensitive to the control of costs and fees.
The firm has developed its China-related business since the early 1990s, handling many large scale PRC investment projects for clients. The firm also established business connections with major PRC enterprises, and was legal adviser to two companies which were among the first batch of PRC enterprises listed in Hong Kong in the mid-1990s.
At the same time, the firm has entered into strategic alliances with law firms in other major cities of China to strengthen its capability to advise clients in the fastest growing economy of the world .