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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 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


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

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


Samantha Yung

Samantha YungAssociate


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


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...

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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...

Deacons advises on GEM IPO of Asia Grocery Distribution
Deacons, April 2017

Deacons has advised Asia Grocery Distribution Limited in relation to its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of share offer, seeking to raise up to HK$81.2 million (subject to the offer size adjustment option). Asia Grocery Distribution is an established food and beverage grocery distributor in Hong Kong with over 40 years of experience since its original “Hung Fat Ho” grocery store was established in the 1970s. Asia Grocery Distribution published its prospectus on 31 March 2017. Dealings in its shares are expected to commence on 13 April 2017. Deacons’ team is led by corporate finance partner Kelvan Cheung...

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