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Sun Hung Kai International Limited v SFC - Lessons for IPO sponsors in conducting due diligence and record-keeping
This legal update discusses the following six lessons for IPO sponsors resulting from the Sun Hung Kai International Limited v SFC (Application No.3 of 2013) decision in conducting due diligence and record-keeping.
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Doctrine of Privity of Contract Reform - Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill
The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill ("the Bill") was gazetted on 28 February 2014. The Government will introduce the Bill into the Legislative Council for first reading on 26 March 2014.
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Financial Services Newsletter, Issue 3 of 2014: March
"Proposals for a new HK fund vehicle"; "SFC consults on dark pools"; "Third party rights - contract law reform"; "SFC licensing and compliance hints"; "The new Companies Ordinance"; "Other recent publications"
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Construction Newsletter, Issue 1 of 2014: March
"Take care when agreeing settlement terms!"; "Is help on the way for Hong Kong contractors?"; "Court considers proper approach for re-rating under GCC 59(4)(b)"; "KK Cheung and Joseph Chung recognised in Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide and Asia Pacific Legal 500"
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The New Companies Ordinance Series (4) – Reduction of Capital, Share Buy-back and Financial Assistance
In this legal update, we will discuss changes relating to reduction of capital, share buy-back and financial assistance under the new Companies Ordinance.
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Priority of floating charges
A floating charge is a type of security which may be created over a class of moveable assets (such as current assets, trading stock or cash on hand), and are commonly sought by banks and other credit-providers as security for money which has been lent to a borrower. Under a floating charge, the borrower (or chargor) may continue to deal with its assets subject to the charge in the ordinary course of business until the charge crystallises and the creditor takes steps to enforce it. However, a creditor holding a floating charge over some or all of a borrower's assets may find such security challenged by other secured creditors in the event of the borrower's insolvency, giving rise to questions of priorities between them.
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Strong set of results in Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2014

We are pleased to announce a strong set of results for the firm in the 2014 edition of Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific which was published on February 18.
Deacons has maintained its top tier rankings, increased our firm ranking in two practice areas and secured three new rankings for leading individuals in this year’s round of research.

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Deacons wins Client Service Law Firm of the Year

We’re delighted to announce that Deacons was named the “2014 Client Service Law Firm of the Year” for Hong Kong at the annual Chambers Asia Pacific Awards on February 17.
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Deacons wins Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

We're delighted to announce that Deacons was named the Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year by China Business Law Journal.
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Deacons' partners Lilian Chiang and Charmaine Koo both winners at prestigious Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that Lilian Chiang, Head of Property Department and Charmaine Koo, Head of Commercial IP were winners at the Asia Women in Business Law Awards on Wednesday, 20 November. Lilian was awarded “Best in Real Estate” while Charmaine was awarded “Best in IP Litigation".
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Deacons is voted Employer of Choice in Asian Legal Business annual survey

Deacons is voted Employer of Choice in Asian Legal Business annual survey 2013. ALB's Employer of Choice 2013 survey was complied from the responses of thousands of law firm employees, ranging from managing partners to support staff. The survey was open between May and June 2013, with law firms asked to rank their employers on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and other aspects.
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Deacons awarded "Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year" at 2013 Asian Legal Business China Awards
On 28 March 2013, Deacons was awarded "Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year" at 2013 Asian Legal Business China Awards.
 
Deacons has been recognised as a Caring Company for 3 Years in a Row
Deacons has been presented with the Caring Company Award by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service in recognition of the firm's commitment in Caring for the Community, Caring for the Employees and Caring for the Environment for the 3rd consecutive year. This is a clear proof of Deacons' persistence in sustainable development and contribution to the community.
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