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Main Contacts

Annie Tsoi

Annie TsoiPartner, Co-Head of Intellectual Property practice


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 longest-established. Established in 1851, we have deep roots and strong relationships with Hong Kong's business community, having advised clients in the city for 170 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, notarial services, private clients, real estate, regulatory and tax.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1851
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 4
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 205


Areas of Practice
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • China Trade & Investment
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Corporate Services
  • Employment & Pensions
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Notarial Services
  • Private Clients
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Tax

Senior Partner

Lilian Chiang

Lilian ChiangSenior Partner, Head of Property practice


Karen Chan

Karen ChanPartner

Elsie Chan

Elsie ChanPartner

Ronny Chow

Ronny ChowPartner, Head of Corporate Finance practice

Emmy Chow

Emmy ChowPartner

Cynthia Chung

Cynthia ChungPartner, Head of Corporate Commercial practice

Amy Chung

Amy ChungPartner

Fiona Fong

Fiona FongPartner

Philip Gilligan

Philip GilliganPartner of Banking and Finance practice

Taylor Hui

Taylor HuiPartner

Charmaine Koo

Charmaine KooPartner, Co-Head of Intellectual Property practice

Joseph Kwan

Joseph KwanPartner, Head of Commercial Litigation practice

Paul Kwan

Paul KwanPartner

Jeremy Lam

Jeremy LamPartner, Head of Financial Services practice

Patsy Lau

Patsy LauPartner

Teresa Lau

Teresa LauPartner

Canny Lau

Canny LauPartner

Linda Lee

Linda LeePartner

Joyce Li

Joyce LiPartner

Alwyn Li

Alwyn LiPartner

Helen Liao

Helen LiaoPartner

Ian Liu

Ian LiuPartner

Kelley Loo

Kelley LooPartner

Gary Lui

Gary LuiPartner

Carmen Ng

Carmen NgPartner

Dora Si

Dora SiPartner

Gere Sit

Gere SitPartner

Pinky Siu

Pinky SiuPartner

Peter So

Peter SoPartner

Alfred Tam

Alfred TamPartner

Kevin Tong

Kevin TongPartner

Annie Tsoi

Annie TsoiPartner, Co-Head of Intellectual Property practice

Gary Wong

Gary WongPartner

Erica Wong

Erica WongPartner

Rhoda Yung

Rhoda YungPartner


Scott Carnachan

Scott CarnachanConsultant

Eugina Chan

Eugina ChanConsultant

Simon Deane

Simon DeaneConsultant

So Yin Hui

So Yin HuiConsultant

Christina Hung

Christina HungConsultant

Cecilia Lau

Cecilia LauConsultant

Christine Li

Christine LiConsultant

Stanley Lo

Stanley LoConsultant

Gavin Nesbitt

Gavin NesbittConsultant

John Richardson

John RichardsonConsultant

John Rose

John RoseConsultant


Christine Chan

Christine ChanHead of Business Development and Marketing

Sharon Pang

Sharon PangPrincipal Economist, Competition

Aditi Raisurana

Aditi RaisuranaCommunications Manager


Hong Kong’s SFC concludes proposed amendments to Code on Pooled Retirement Funds
Deacons, November 2021

On 28 October 2021, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) released the consultation conclusions on proposed amendments to the Code on Pooled Retirement Funds (PRF Code). The amended PRF Code will become effective upon gazettal, which is expected to be some time in November 2021 (Effective Date). The proposals are part of the SFC’s holistic review of the PRF Code following the revision of the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds (UT Code) which was implemented in 2019, as well as the codifications of existing practices...

Recent update on Term SOFR and ARRC’s best practice recommendations
Deacons, October 2021

On 27 August 2021, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (“ARRC”), a group of private-market participants convened by the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2014 to lead the LIBOR transition in the United States, issued FAQs and Best Practice Recommendations on, among other things, the use of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) and its term rates (“Term SOFR”), following the ARRC’s formal recommendation to use Term SOFR on 29 July 2021...

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Deacons ranked as a First Tier Intellectual Property Law Firm in Doyle’s Guide Hong Kong 2021
Deacons, October 2021

<p>We are delighted to announce that Deacons has once again been ranked as a First Tier Intellectual Property Law Firm in Doyle’s Guide Hong Kong 2021. We have also been named as one of the Leading Technology, Media &amp; Telecommunications Law Firms in Hong Kong.</p> <p>For the second consecutive year, our Intellectual Property Co-head and Partner Charmaine Koo has also been recognised as a Preeminent Intellectual Property Lawyer. In addition, she has been named as a Recommended Lawyer in the Technology, Media &amp; Telecommunications category.</p> <p>Congratulations to Charmaine and our IP and TMT teams on these fantastic achievements...

CFPG Advised on the Debut Issue of Green Bonds by Guangzhou Metro
Deacons, October 2021

CFPG advised Guangzhou Metro Group Co., Ltd. (Guangzhou Metro) on its issuance of offshore green bonds due 2026 in the aggregate amount of US$200 million. It marks the first issuance of offshore green bonds by a stated-owned enterprise in the Guangzhou city. The net proceeds of the issue of the notes will be allocated to finance and/or refinance Eligible Green Projects as defined in Guangzhou Metro’s Green Finance Framework. Sustainalytics has provided a second party opinion on the environmental credentials of Guangzhou Metro’s Green Finance Framework and its alignment with the Green Bond Principles 2021. In addition, the notes have been certified by Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency...

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