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Annie Tsoi

Annie TsoiCo-head of Intellectual Property Department


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

Deacons's Overview

Deacons is Hong Kong's own world-class law firm. We are the largest full-service independent law firm in Hong Kong, as well as the oldest. Established in 1851, we have deep roots and strong relationships with Hong Kong's business community, having advised clients in the city for more than 165 years.

We understand our clients' businesses and time pressures, and act as 'trusted advisors' in helping them to make crucial business decisions. Blending traditional client care with modern technology and working practices, we provide clients with the highest quality advice to support their strategic business needs.

As well as our headquarters in Hong Kong, Deacons has representative offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.

Our principal service areas include: banking & finance, capital markets, china trade & investment, construction, corporate and M&A, employment & pensions, insolvency & restructuring, insurance, intellectual property, investment funds, litigation & dispute resolution, private clients, real estate, regulatory and tax.

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


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


Karen Chan

Karen ChanPartner

Elsie Chan

Elsie ChanPartners

Peter Cheng

Peter ChengPartners

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

Fiona Fong

Fiona FongPartners

Rory Gallaher

Rory GallaherConsultant

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

Jeremy Lam

Jeremy LamHead of Financial Services Practice Group

Patsy Lau

Patsy LauPartner

Teresa Lau

Teresa LauPartner

Canny Lau

Canny LauPartners

Linda Lee

Linda LeePartner

Alwyn Li

Alwyn LiPartner

Ming Chiu Li

Ming Chiu LiPartners

Ian Liu

Ian LiuPartners

Gary Lui

Gary LuiPartner

Carmen Ng

Carmen NgPartner

Myles Seto

Myles SetoPartner

Dora Si

Dora SiPartner

Gere Sit

Gere SitPartner

Pinky Siu

Pinky SiuPartners

Peter So

Peter SoPartner

Alfred Tam

Alfred TamPartner

Kevin Tong

Kevin TongPartner

Annie Tsoi

Annie TsoiCo-head of Intellectual Property Department

Gary Wong

Gary WongPartners

Icarus Yuen

Icarus YuenPartners

Justin Yuen

Justin YuenPartners

Rhoda Yung

Rhoda YungPartner


Scott Carnachan

Scott CarnachanConsultant

Christine Chan

Christine ChanHead of Business Development and Marketing

Gavin Nesbitt

Gavin NesbittConsultant

Sharon Pang

Sharon PangPrincipal Economist, Competition

John Richardson

John RichardsonConsultant

John Rose

John RoseConsultant


New Development in Insurance Regime: Insurance Amendment Bill and Insurance Amendment (No. 2) Bill
Deacons, May 2020

Two new bills, the Insurance Amendment Bill and the Insurance Amendment (No. 2) Bill have recently been gazetted making significant changes to the regulatory regime for insurance companies. Insurance Amendment Bill Special purpose insurer An amendment is made to allow registration of an insurance company which engages in special purpose business only. The salient provisions are as follows: (a) Special purpose business relates to the issue by insurers of policies to investors under which the return to the investor is linked to the insurance contract on a fully funded basis...

A Trustees’ Right to Obtain Information from Solicitors Firms under Section 29 of the Bankruptcy Ordinance
Deacons, May 2020

Section 29 of the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6) (BO) allows a trustee in bankruptcy to apply to the Courts for orders compelling disclosure of material documents and/or information of the bankrupt in order for the trustee to carry out his/her duties under the bankruptcy. For the authors’ previous article on Section 29, please see here...

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Deacons ranked in Managing IP Stars for 2020 in both Hong Kong and China
Deacons, May 2020

We are pleased to announce that our Intellectual Property department has been ranked again as a Top Tier firm by Managing IP (MIP) Stars for 2020 in both Hong Kong and China. In Hong Kong we are thrilled to be ranked as a Top Tier firm in the “Trade Mark Contentious” and “Trade Mark Prosecution” category. In China, our IP department is ranked as a Tier 2 firm for the “Trade Mark (Foreign Firms)” category. Our IP partners have also been recognised as IP Stars in their respective fields once again. Congratulations to Annie Tsoi, Charmaine Koo, Catherine Zheng, Patsy Lau and Dora Si...

Deacons wins in China Business Law Awards 2020
Deacons, April 2020

We are delighted to announce that Deacons has been recognised by China Business Law Journal in the annual China Business Law Awards 2020 for the following seven categories: Best Overall Law Firms (Hong Kong) IP (Trademark) IP (Patent) IP (Copyright) Asset management Construction & Infrastructure Media, Entertainment and Sport This is the fifth time Deacons has won the Hong Kong firmwide award. These awards are a special recognition of our outstanding achievements for the above practice areas and industrial sectors in Hong Kong. Please click here for the full list of the awards...

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