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Deacons

Deacons  

Legal Services | China

http://www.deacons.com.hk
tel: +852 2825 9211 | fax: +852 2810 0431
Alexandra House | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | China


Main Contacts

Annie Tsoi

Annie TsoiCo-head of Intellectual Property Department

Offices

Hong Kong, China | Beijing, China | Guangzhou, China | Shanghai, China

Deacons's Overview

Deacons is the oldest and largest independent law firm in Hong Kong. We provide an extensive range of legal and commercial services to local and international corporations with business interests throughout this region. With over 160 years of experience in providing legal services, our clients are assured of the integrity and stability of one of the region's oldest and most respected law firms.

Beyond the firm's headquarters in Hong Kong, we have three representative offices in the People's Republic of China; in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou , ensuring we are conveniently located to provide market-sensitive legal advice.

Our principal service areas include Banking & Finance, China Trade & Investment, China Intellectual Property, Communications & Technology, Company Formation & Corporate Services, Competition, Compliance Services, Construction & Arbitration, Corporate Finance & Capital Markets, Entertainment & Media, Financial Services, Human Resources & Pensions, Insolvency & Restructuring, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Japan Services, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, M&A and Commercial, Patents & Designs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Property, Regulatory and Tax.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1851
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 4
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 279

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Banking & Finance
  • China Trade & Investment
  • Communications & Technology
  • Company Formation & Corporate Services
  • Competition
  • Compliance Services
  • Construction & Arbitration
  • Corporate Finance & Capital Markets
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Financial Services
  • Hong Kong and International Trade Mark Registration
  • Human Resources & Pensions
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Japan Services
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • M&A and Commercial
  • Patents & Designs
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Property
  • Regulatory
  • Tax
Professionals

Partners

Ronnie Bow

Ronnie BowPartner

Karen Chan

Karen ChanPartner


Lilian Chiang

Lilian ChiangSenior Partner, Head of Property Department


Ronny Chow

Ronny ChowPartner, Head of Corporate Finance Practice Group


Cynthia Chung

Cynthia ChungHead of Corporate Commercial Group


Keith Cole

Keith ColePartner

Simon Deane

Simon DeanePartner, Head of Finance & Insolvency Department


Rory Gallaher

Rory GallaherConsultant

Rodney Goh

Rodney GohPartner


Taylor Hui

Taylor HuiPartner


Charmaine Koo

Charmaine KooCo-head of Intellectual Property Department

Joseph Kwan

Joseph KwanHead of Litigation and Dispute Resolution Dept.

Paul Kwan

Paul KwanPartner


Esther Lai

Esther LaiPartner

Alex Lai

Alex LaiPartner

Jeremy Lam

Jeremy LamHead of Financial Services Practice Group


Patsy Lau

Patsy LauPartner

Teresa Lau

Teresa LauPartner

Linda Lee

Linda LeePartner


Alwyn Li

Alwyn LiPartner

Gary Lui

Gary LuiPartner



Myles Seto

Myles SetoPartner

Dora Si

Dora SiPartner

Gere Sit

Gere SitPartner


Peter So

Peter SoPartner

Alfred Tam

Alfred TamPartner


Daisy Tong

Daisy TongPartner

Kevin Tong

Kevin TongPartner

Annie Tsoi

Annie TsoiCo-head of Intellectual Property Department



Rhoda Yung

Rhoda YungPartner


Associates

Samantha Yung

Samantha YungAssociate


Other

Scott Carnachan

Scott CarnachanConsultant

Susan Gordon

Susan GordonConsultant

Seher Hussain

Seher HussainMarketing Communications Manager


Winnie Lai

Winnie LaiConsultant

Wing Wo Lam

Wing Wo LamConsultant

David Lawrence

David LawrenceConsultant


Gavin Nesbitt

Gavin NesbittConsultant

John Richardson

John RichardsonConsultant

John Rose

John RoseConsultant


Wendy Thian

Wendy ThianConsultant

Wai Pat Wong

Wai Pat WongConsultant

Articles

Hong Kong’s Simple Tax Code Days Are Over? – The Coming Storm
Deacons, June 2016

What is BEPS?Much has been said in both professional and commercial circles on the imminent introduction in Hong Kong of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) regime for the automatic exchange of tax information between participating jurisdictions. There is, however, a much lesser awareness of the commitments undertaken by the Government to the new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standard to combat base erosion and profits shifting (BEPS)...

Claims arising from the sale of financial products
Deacons, March 2016

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance recently considered another claim by a client against a bank arising from the sale of a financial product. The Judgment in Li Kwok Heem John v Standard Chartered International (USA) Limited (formerly known as American Express Bank Limited) was handed down in early January 2016. In a lengthy Judgment, the Court considered a number of issues highly relevant to banks and other institutions engaged in selling financial products. It is another victory for banks, following on the case of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd v Sit Pan Jit in 2015...

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Press

CFPG advised Chongbang Holdings (International) Limited on its close to US$920 million institutional capital raising
Deacons, June 2015

24 June 2015 – Hong Kong) CFPG advised Chongbang Holdings (International) Limited (“Chongbang”) on its close to US$920 million institutional capital raising from, among others, Canadian real estate company Ivanhoe Cambridge and Dutch pension asset manager APG Asset Management N.V. in June 2015. Chongbang is a leading Shanghai-focused developer, owner and operator of retail-anchored mixed use projects. This transaction has received wide media coverage including Reuters and Bloomberg...

Deacons advises Chongbang Holdings on its US$920 million institutional capital raising
Deacons, June 2015

(24 June 2015 – Hong Kong) Deacons recently advised Chongbang Holdings (International) Limited on its close to US$920 million institutional capital raising from, among others, Canadian real estate company Ivanhoe Cambridge and Dutch pension asset manager APG Asset Management N.V.. Chongbang is a leading Shanghai-focused developer, owner and operator of retail-anchored mixed use projects. This is the second institutional capital raising for Chongbang, which was created in Hong Kong by Singaporean and Hong Kong investors in 2003...

All press submitted by Deacons

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