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Human Resources and Pensions Newsletter, Issue 2 of 2014: May
"Paternity Leave for Working New Fathers"; "How may the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill and the New Companies Ordinance be relevant in the human resources / employment context?"; "Yung Chi Keung v Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund Board"; "New Regulations on Labour Dispatch"
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution Newsletter, Issue 2 of 2014: April
"The New Government Guidelines on Gifts and Official Meals"; "Majority Shareholder wins a case of unfair prejudice under section 168A of the Companies Ordinance"; "New York Convention to have territorial application to the BVI with effect from 25 May 2014"; "High Court ruled against the Magistrate's approach in considering the charges of false trading"; "The Securities and Futures (Amendment) Ordinance 2014: New Investigative and Disciplinary Powers of SFC and HKMA"; "Recent Deacons' publications"
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Financial Services Newsletter, Issue 4 of 2014: April
"Hong Kong OTC derivatives regulation – amending legislation passed"; "HK domiciled funds - trustee liability"; "Overhaul of regulatory oversight for Hong Kong's insurance industry"; "SFC licensing and compliance hints"; "SFC routine inspection update"; "The Float Guide"; "Other recent publications"
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An Overview of the Recent Developments on Connected Transaction Rules
This client alert gives an overview of the recent developments on connected transaction requirements applicable to companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
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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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Deacons is voted an Employer of Choice in the Asian Legal Business annual survey

ALB's Employer of Choice 2014 survey was compiled taking into account responses from thousands of law firm employees across Asia, ranging from managing partners to support staff, as well as market knowledge. The survey was open in the months of April and May, and law firms have been ranked on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and other aspects. Respondents were asked to submit their responses anonymously to help maintain fairness and objectivity.
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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 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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