Deacons
Member firm for Hong Kong

Firm Overview

Deacons is Hong Kong’s own world-class law firm and provides an extensive range of legal and commercial services to local and international businesses. With 16 key service areas and three representative offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Deacons is Hong Kong’s largest independent law firm with 50 partners, 260 lawyers and lawyer equivalents and approximately 700 employees overall.

Firm Awards Chambers Asia-Pacific “Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year 2016”, China Law & Practice, IFLR and China Business Law Journal’s “Hong Kong Firm of the Year 2016” and recognized in Asian Legal Business as an “Employer of Choice 2016”.

Banking and Finance Awarded “International Trade Firm of the Year 2014” by China Business Law Journal.

Capital Markets Past winner of “Debt Capital Markets Deal of the Year” by ALB.

China Trade and Investment “Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year” by China Law & Practice in 2013-2016and “Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year” by ALB China in 2006 and 2008-2013.

Construction Consistently ranked as a leading firm by Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific, and awarded “Construction Law Firm of the Year” by China Business Law Journal in 2016.

Corporate and M&A An ASIAN-MENA Counsel Firm of the Year 2015 for Corporate M&A. Also won “M&A Deal of the Year 2014” by China Law & Practice and Deals of the Year by China Business Law Journal 2016.

Employment & Pensions Consistently ranked as a leading firm by Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific. Nominated regularly for “Best in Labour & Employment” at the Euromoney LMG Asia Women in Business Law Awards.

Insurance Consistently ranked as a leading firm by Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Asia- Pacific. Awarded “Insurance Law Firm of the Year” several times by ALB. Honourable Mention for Insurance in ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Firms of the Year 2015.

Insolvency & Restructuring Consistently ranked as a leading firm by Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Intellectual Property Awarded Hong Kong Firm of the Year 2015 and in 2016 by Managing IP. Awarded “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year” in 2016 by ALB.

Investment Funds Won Best Onshore Law Firm- Client Service in 2015 and 2016 and Best Onshore Law Firm in 2014 at the HFM Asia Performance Awards. Honourable Mention for Alternative Investment Funds/Private Equity in ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Firms of the Year 2015.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Recognized as an ASIAN-MENA Counsel Firm of the Year 2015 for Litigation and Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration.

Real Estate Consistently ranked as a leading firm by Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Asia- Pacific, and awarded “Hong Kong Real Estate Law Firm of the Year” by ALB. Honourable Mention for Real Estate in ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Firms of the Year 2015. Noted as a Firm of the Year for Real Estate in China Business Law Journal 2016.

Regulatory Honourable Mention for Compliance/Regulatory in ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Firms of the Year 2014.

Tax Consistently ranked in International Tax Review and Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers.