Deacons

Legal Services | Hong Kong, China
tel: +852 2825 9211 | fax: +852 2810 0431
Alexandra House | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | HKG | China

Main Contacts

Gavin Nesbitt

Consultant

Annie Tsoi

Partner, Co-Head of Intellectual Property practice

Offices

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
Lawyers Worldwide: 205

Notable

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Senior Partner

Lilian  Chiang

Lilian Chiang

Senior Partner, Head of Property practice

Partner

Karen  Chan

Karen Chan

Partner
Elsie  Chan

Elsie Chan

Partner
Peter  Cheng

Peter Cheng

Partner
Ronny  Chow

Ronny Chow

Partner, Head of Corporate Finance practice
Emmy  Chow

Emmy Chow

Partner
Cynthia  Chung

Cynthia Chung

Partner, Head of Corporate Commercial practice
Joseph  Chung

Joseph Chung

Partner
Amy  Chung

Amy Chung

Partner
Fiona  Fong

Fiona Fong

Partner
Sabrina  Fung

Sabrina Fung

Partner
Philip  Gilligan

Philip Gilligan

Partner of Banking and Finance practice
Taylor  Hui

Taylor Hui

Partner
Charmaine  Koo

Charmaine Koo

Partner, Co-Head of Intellectual Property practice
Joseph  Kwan

Joseph Kwan

Partner, Head of Commercial Litigation practice
Paul  Kwan

Paul Kwan

Partner
Jeremy  Lam

Jeremy Lam

Partner, Head of Financial Services practice
Patsy  Lau

Patsy Lau

Partner
Teresa  Lau

Teresa Lau

Partner
Canny  Lau

Canny Lau

Partner
Loretta  Lau

Loretta Lau

Partner
Linda  Lee

Linda Lee

Partner
Ming Chiu  Li

Ming Chiu Li

Partner
Joyce  Li

Joyce Li

Partner
Alwyn  Li

Alwyn Li

Partner
Helen  Liao

Helen Liao

Partner
Ian  Liu

Ian Liu

Partner
Kelley  Loo

Kelley Loo

Partner
Gary  Lui

Gary Lui

Partner
Carmen  Ng

Carmen Ng

Partner
Dora  Si

Dora Si

Partner
Gere  Sit

Gere Sit

Partner
Pinky  Siu

Pinky Siu

Partner
Peter  So

Peter So

Partner
Alfred  Tam

Alfred Tam

Partner
Kevin  Tong

Kevin Tong

Partner
Annie  Tsoi

Annie Tsoi

Partner, Co-Head of Intellectual Property practice
Wallace  Wong

Wallace Wong

Partner
Gary  Wong

Gary Wong

Partner
Erica  Wong

Erica Wong

Partner
Wai Tung  Yu

Wai Tung Yu

Partner
Icarus  Yuen

Icarus Yuen

Partner
Justin  Yuen

Justin Yuen

Partner
Rhoda  Yung

Rhoda Yung

Partner

Consultant

Scott  Carnachan

Scott Carnachan

Consultant
Eugina  Chan

Eugina Chan

Consultant
Simon  Deane

Simon Deane

Consultant
So Yin  Hui

So Yin Hui

Consultant
Christina  Hung

Christina Hung

Consultant
Cecilia  Lau

Cecilia Lau

Consultant
Christine  Li

Christine Li

Consultant
Stanley  Lo

Stanley Lo

Consultant
Gavin  Nesbitt

Gavin Nesbitt

Consultant
John  Richardson

John Richardson

Consultant
John  Rose

John Rose

Consultant

Others

Christine  Chan

Christine Chan

Head of Business Development and Marketing
Sharon  Pang

Sharon Pang

Principal Economist, Competition
Aditi  Raisurana

Aditi Raisurana

Communications Manager

Articles

Hong Kong’s SFC concludes proposed amendments to Code on Pooled Retirement Funds

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

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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Press

Deacons launches NFT to mark landmark anniversary

Leading Hong Kong law firm, Deacons launched its inaugural Non-Fungible Token (NFT) today to mark the culmination of its 170th anniversary celebrations. The firm has partnered with HashKey Group, a digital asset financial services group in Asia, for institutional-grade minting, distribution and custody support for its commemorative NFT. Registration for the complimentary, limited edition NFT is open for the public on the firm’s website. The Deacons 170th Anniversary NFT is a mosaic comprising 85 unique images contributed by Deacons’ staff members. The pictures capture the photographers’ favourite Hong Kong moments of 2021, and are a celebration of the human spirit and of Hong Kong...

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

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