Deacons
Member firm for Hong Kong

Firm Overview

Deacons is Hong Kong’s premier, independent law firm and provides an extensive range of legal and commercial services to local and international businesses. With roots beginning in 1851, Deacons has built a worldwide reputation by providing high-level, quality legal advice to companies conducting business in Hong Kong. With more than 20 practice areas and three representative offices in Mainland China, Deacons is the largest, full-service local law firm with 54 partners, 250 lawyers and lawyer equivalents and approximately 630 employees overall. Some of the recent awards and recognition that the firm and its key practice areas have received include:

Firm Awards Chambers China’s “Hong Kong National Law Firm of the Year 2013”. Asian Legal Business (ALB) China’s “Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year 2013”. China Law & Practice’s “Hong Kong Firm of the Year 2013” and ASIAN-MENA Counsel 2013’s “Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm of the Year.”

Banking and Finance Awarded “Hong Kong Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year 2013” by Dealmakers Monthly and Lawyers World. Awarded “Structured Finance Law Firm of the Year 2013 Hong Kong” by InterContinental Finance and Acquisition.

China Trade and Investment “Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year” by ALB China in 2006 and 2008-2013.

Corporate Finance and Capital Markets/Mergers and Acquisitions and Commercial Finance Monthly’s “Corporate Finance Firm of the Year, Hong Kong” in both 2013 and 2012. Past winner of “Debt Capital Markets Deal of the Year” by ALB.

Financial Services Awarded Finance Monthly “Financial Services Law Firm of the Year – Hong Kong” from 2011 to 2013. Past winner of “Best Law Firm for Asset Management, Asia Ex-Japan” by Asian Investor; “Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year– Hong Kong” by Finance Monthly; and “Firm of the Year: Alternative Investment Funds in Hong Kong“ by Asian Counsel. Insurance Consistently ranked as a leading firm by APL500 and Chambers Asia. Awarded “Insurance Law Firm of the Year” several times by ALB.

Intellectual Property Awarded “HK Patents Firm of the Year 2013” by Asia IP. Awarded “IP Protection Law Firm of the Year - Hong Kong” by Acquisition International M&A in 2013. Awarded “IP Due Diligence Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong” by Corporate Intl Magazine in 2013. Winner of Chambers China Award 2012 “International Law Firm of the Year.” Awarded “Hong Kong Firm of the Year” of Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards several times. Consistently ranked as a leading firm by APL500 and Chambers Asia.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Awarded “Litigation Firm of the Year in Hong Kong” by Global Law Experts in 2013. Past winner of “Leading Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year: Hong Kong” by ICFM, “Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year: Dispute Resolution” by Asian-Mena Counsel, and “Leading Alternative Dispute Resolution Firm in Hong Kong” by ALB. Consistently ranked as a leading firm by APL500 and Chambers.

Property Consistently ranked as a leading firm by APL500 and Chambers and awarded “Hong Kong Real Estate Law Firm of the Year” by ALB.

Tax Past winner of “Corporate Tax – Hong Kong” at the Lawyers World Country Awards.