Deacons boosts Financial Services practice with new partner hire

March, 2023 - China

Hong Kong – 7 March 2023 – Deacons, Hong Kong’s longest established and largest
independent law firm, has deepened its regulatory expertise by bringing in Isabella
Wong as a Partner in the Financial Services Practice Group.

Isabella has re-joined Deacons from a global asset manager after acquiring in-house
experience by counselling the manager’s investment management and funds distribution
businesses in APAC (ex-Japan) regions. Before moving to an in-house counsel role,
Isabella worked at Deacons as a regulatory lawyer for 8 years. As a former regulator,
Isabella also gained hands-on experience in dealing with SFC regulatory matters (covering
licensing and compliance aspects) for different financial institutions, alongside
in policy drafting and consultation works in relation to new regulatory
Jeremy Lam, Partner and Head of Financial Services Practice Group, Deacons
commented: “We are delighted to have Isabella re-join our team as a partner, to further
strengthen our market leading regulatory and compliance practice. Isabella will play a key
role in supporting our clients expand their offering in the virtual assets space, where
there are significant growth opportunities as Hong Kong’s regulatory environment
continues to evolve.”

With experience in servicing financial institutions in private practice, coupled with her
recent in-house counsel experience and regulatory background, Isabella will help us
deliver quality legal services with business acumen, provide practical solutions to clients,
and bridge the gap between industry practice and regulatory expectations. She was
recognised as a “Finance Rising Star” by Women in Business Law Awards Asia in 2021. She
speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Isabella joins our highly ranked Financial Services practice which now comprises 10
partners, 1 consultant and more than 30 legal professionals.