HAN MING HO is a co-leader of the firm’s Asia Investment Funds practice. He focuses on fund formation of open-ended and close-ended entities and related regulatory matters as well as regularly advises fund managers on the establishment of business operations in Singapore, together with the establishment, structuring and registration of investment funds in Singapore and various other Asia Pacific jurisdictions. In addition, Han Ming’s regulatory experience includes advising on compliance and licensing issues relating to securities and financial advisory law as well as liaising regularly with Singapore regulators.
Han Ming has extensive experience counseling clients on the structuring and formation of a broad range of investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, exchange traded funds and other structured financial products. He has advised leading fund sponsors and managers, investment banks, financial institutions, venture capitalists and institutional investors.
Han Ming has a track record as a leading authority in the funds area in Asia, having been involved in various significant landmark deals in the region for over a decade. He has been recognized as a Band 1 leading individual in the Investment Funds practice in Chambers Asia-Pacific, Singapore chapter since 2008. In the 2021 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, he is described by clients as “a star performer” who is “well connected with the regulator and government.” Clients also praise him as “the go-to guy for innovative ideas and insights, and is a great sounding board for industry best practices and trends.” Han Ming was also described as “a premier name for real estate and private equity funds work and his wide range of expertise makes him a top choice for establishing, structuring and registering funds.” He was also praised as one who “knows the market very well” and is a “terrific hedge funds lawyer.”
Han Ming is described as “a market leader… the stuff he does is top class” (Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2018). He has been singled out by sources for his versatile experience in private funds, including the structuring and formation of hedge funds and real estate funds. He is a frequent representative of leading fund managers, who highlight his “client-oriented and commercial approach” and his ability to provide “salient advice on regulatory changes and their impact” (Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015).
He was recognized as a leading lawyer in a number of other legal publications including “Best Lawyers” for Investment Funds and Mutual Funds practice in Singapore; “Legal 500 Asia Pacific” and “Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds” described Han Ming as a “world-class name” who is "widely regarded as the voice of alternative funds in Singapore." He was named as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Private Funds category by the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Singapore.
Han Ming was also recognized as expert in the 2021, 2020 and 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Private Funds: Formation.