Established in Hong Kong in 1851, with a staff of over 600 including 250 lawyers and other professional fee earners, Deacons is Hong Kong’s oldest and largest independent, full-service law firm. The firm provides an extensive range of legal and commercial services to local and international corporations with business interests throughout the region. Some of the recent awards and recognition that the firm and key practice groups have received include:
Firm: Chambers’ “Best Hong Kong National Law Firm 2012,” winner of 2012 Asian Legal Business (ALB) China “Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year” award and ASIAN-MENA Counsel 2012 “Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year.”
Banking and Finance: Awarded 2012 “Syndicated Lending Law Firm of the Year: Hong Kong” by Acquisition International and Trade Finance’s 2011 “Best Trade Law Firm in Asia.”
China Trade and Investment: “Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year” by ALB China in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2006.
Corporate Finance and Capital Markets/Mergers and Acquisitions and Commercial: 2012 Finance Monthly “Corporate Finance Firm of the Year Hong Kong” and winner of “Debt Capital Markets Deal of the Year” by ALB in 2011.
Financial Services: 2012 and 2011 Finance Monthly "Financial Services Law Firm of the Year-Hong Kong."“Best Law Firm for Asset Management, Asia Ex-Japan” by AsianInvestor; “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 in 2010.
Insurance: Consistently ranked as a leading firm by the APL 500 and Chambers Asia. Awarded “Insurance Law Firm of the Year” several times by ALB.
Intellectual Property: Winner of Chambers China Award 2012 “International Law Firm of the Year.” “Hong Kong Firm of the Year” by Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007. Consistently ranked as a leading firm by the APL 500, PLC Which Lawyer? and Chambers Asia.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution: “2011 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 in 2011. Consistently ranked as a leading firm by PLC Which Lawyer? and Chambers Asia.
Property: Consistently ranked as a leading firm by the APL 500 and PLC Which Lawyer?, and awarded “Hong Kong Real Estate Law Firm of the Year” by ALB.
Tax: Awarded “Corporate Tax - Hong Kong” at the Lawyers World Country Awards 2012.