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The Deacons difference  

Whether you are doing business in Hong Kong for the first time, or understand its business environment perfectly, it is still good to know that you are in safe hands. It is good to know, for example, that Deacons is the largest full-service independent law firm in Hong Kong, as well as the longest established. 

Since 1851 we have been developing a unique culture, which blends traditional client care with modern technology and working practices. Our integrity and dedication to the highest service standards is matched by our cosmopolitan nature and commitment to innovation. Deacons’ clients receive: 

  • Top quality advice in 16 key service areas;
  • Access to the experience of our 49 partners and over 200 lawyers; 
  • The resources of our international networks; 
  • Three representative offices in mainland China; and
  • The benefit of our deep knowledge of, and relationships with, Hong Kong’s business community, built up over many years. 

It is no surprise that our achievements have been recognised by respected publications, such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and Asian Legal Business, including being voted ‘Hong Kong’s Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘Employer of Choice’ on numerous occasions. 

What really matters to us, however, is what our clients think. And they tell us that what they appreciate most is our ability to understand their businesses and time pressures, and to act as ‘trusted advisors’ in helping them to take crucial business decisions. 

Please take a look over our website to see how our unique culture could benefit your organisation. 


MESSAGE FROM OUR SENIOR PARTNER, lilian chiang

Welcome to Deacons. For more than 160 years, our lawyers have dedicated themselves to delivering high quality legal advice. 

We are Hong Kong’s oldest, independent law firm with deep roots in the community and a profound understanding of its legal, cultural and business environment. We are proud not only of our successes but also of the leadership positions held by our lawyers in the community, whether it is the Hong Kong Law Society or other charitable organisations. With over 630 dynamic people, we are consistently ranked among the top law firms in Hong Kong across all major practice areas by market-leading legal directories and publications. 

As Hong Kong’s own world-class law firm, we provide attentive and responsive client service on a wide range of local and international matters. We are dedicated to understanding our clients’ businesses and bringing innovative thinking to highly complex matters. 

I invite you to explore our website or visit our offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to learn more about how we may be able to assist you. 

Lilian Chiang, Senior Partner.