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Deacons

Deacons  

Legal Services | Hong Kong, 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

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

Simon Deane

Simon DeanePartner, Head of Finance & Insolvency Department


Rory Gallaher

Rory GallaherConsultant


Rodney Goh

Rodney GohPartner

Taylor Hui

Taylor HuiPartner


Christina Hung

Christina HungConsultant

Charmaine Koo

Charmaine KooCo-head of Intellectual Property Department

Joseph Kwan

Joseph KwanHead of Litigation and Dispute Resolution Dept.


Paul Kwan

Paul KwanPartner

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


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

Winnie Lai

Winnie LaiConsultant

Wing Wo Lam

Wing Wo LamConsultant


David Lawrence

David LawrenceConsultant

Gavin Nesbitt

Gavin NesbittConsultant

Sharon Pang

Sharon PangPrincipal Economist, Competition


John Richardson

John RichardsonConsultant

John Rose

John RoseConsultant

Nina Fitzgerald

Nina FitzgeraldSenior Associate


Carmen Ng

Carmen NgPartner

Articles

Hong Kong Court Orders Director to Personally Pay Litigation Costs
Deacons, January 2019

It appears that Big Island Construction (HK) Limited (BIC) and Wu Yi have had a long drawn out battle since 2005, with numerous judgments reported, starting from the District Court and going all the way up to  the Court of Final Appeal. The Wu Yi Parties made an application under s 52A of the High Court Ordinance (Cap 4) for an order for a director of Big Island, Mr Lee, to personally bear the costs orders made against the company in three High Court Actions (Big Island Construction (HK) Ltd v Wu Yi Development Co Ltd & Anor, [2018] HKCFI 899). The Wu Yi Parties claimed that being the 99...

Conviction for Failing to Keep Significant Controllers Register on the Increase
Deacons, January 2019

In the beginging of 2019, the Companies Registry announced that twelve Hong Kong companies were prosecuted for failing to keep the significant controllers register at their registered offices. The result of this prosecution led to the companies being fined. Under the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, companies incorporated in Hong Kong (except companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) are required to take reasonable steps to ascertain and identify persons who have significant control over the company. They are also required to maintain a significant controllers register (SCR) to be accessible by law enforcement officers...

All articles submitted by Deacons

Press

Deacons Financial Services Team Assists Mirae with the Successful Listing of Two New Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)
Deacons, August 2019

Deacons’ partner, Chuah Su Cheen, senior associate Pinky Siu and associate Winnie Cheung recently attended the listing ceremony, with the Manager, Mirae Asset, to celebrate the successful listing of two new ETFs. The two new ETFs: Mirae Asset Horizons China Biotech ETF and Mirae Asset Horizons China Cloud Computing ETF allow investors to gain exposure to China’s biotech and cloud computing sectors and are the first ETFs in Hong Kong which track these sectors...

Deacons Advises on GEM IPO of Kinetix Systems Holdings Limited
Deacons, July 2018

Deacons advised the sole sponsor Cinda International Capital Limited and underwriters in relation to the GEM IPO of Kinetix Systems Holdings Limited. Kinetix Systems is a well-established IT services provider with business portfolio including the provision of IT infrastructure solutions services, IT development solutions services, and IT maintenance and support services in Hong Kong. Kinetix Systems published its IPO prospectus on 30 June 2018, seeking to raise up to HK60 million (subject to the exercise of offer size adjustment option). Dealings in its shares on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange are expected to commence on 16 July 2018...

All press submitted by Deacons

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