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Agnes Tsang

Partner

Offices

Hong Kong SAR

Agnes advises on a broad range of debt capital markets transactions including ESG bonds, regulatory capital and convertible debt issuances. 

She works with sovereigns, major financial institutions, and corporates and is widely recognised by independent legal directories including Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the leaders in her field.

Agnes has advised clients on countless cutting-edge capital markets transactions including the largest ESG bond issuance in Asia to date, first offshore blue and sustainability bond issuance for a sovereign and carbon neutrality-theme green bond issuance. She is passionate about pioneering change in particular on the use of DLT in capital markets transaction and has advised on the first tokenised bond issuance and world’s first multi-currency digitally native green bond issuance out of Hong Kong on cross border transactions.

Experience

Representative matters

HKSAR Government on the world’s first multi-currency digitally native green notes issuance.

HKSAR Government on the first tokenised green bond issuance out of Hong Kong.

Sovereigns, financial institutions, and corporate issuers on panda bond issuances.

Joint lead managers on green bond issuance by major financial institutions.

Recognition
Agnes is the go-to person for all technical questions. She never gets tired servicing her clients.
Chambers Greater China 2024
I appreciate Agnes's practical approach to transactions and her responsiveness.
Chambers Greater China 2024

Awards

  • Leading Individual – The legal 500 Hong Kong: Capital Markets (Debt) (2024) 
  • Notable practitioner – IFLR1000 2023 
  • Innovative Lawyers in Digital Assets, FT Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific, 2023 
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year (HKSAR’s Inaugural Tokenised Green Bond Offering), ALB Hong Kong Law Awards, 2023 
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year – Midsize (Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government’s local government bonds issuance), ALB China Law Awards, 2022 

Qualifications

Admissions

Admitted as solicitor, Hong Kong, 2004.

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2005.

Academic

Bachelor of Commerce, The University of British Columbia, 1999.

Postgraduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law, The Manchester Metropolitan University, 2001.

Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, The University of Hong Kong, 2002.

Languages

Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English