A partner in the Corporate Department, Tong focuses on representing Japanese and other Asian issuers in connection with global capital markets transactions and public mergers and acquisitions transactions with U.S. components. Tong is resident in the firm's Tokyo office and is a member of the Capital Markets and Securities Group.
In the capital markets and securities area, Tong has represented both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, secondary offerings, debt offerings (investment grade and high-yield debt, and hybrid capital securities), exchange offers and multi-jurisdictional tender offers. He has been involved in transactions for issuers in the United States, Canada, Germany, Greece, China, Japan and Korea. Tong's major representations include:
- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. in connection with several global offerings of common equity securities as well as various hybrid securities;
- The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. in connection with several offerings of its senior debt securities;
- NEC Corporation in connection with global offerings of its common equity securities; and
- Tencent Holdings Limited in connection with its initial public offering.
In addition, Tong advises companies listed in the United States on reporting obligations, corporate governance matters and other securities law and stock exchange issues.
In the mergers and acquisitions area, Tong has done work for both public and private companies, and advised on strategic joint ventures and various other forms of equity transactions. Tong has also provided U.S. securities law advice on business combinations among non-U.S. companies, including both SEC-registered and non-registered business combination transactions.