Legal 500 Asia Pacific
The decision to merge, acquire a competitor, attract new investors, or sell a subsidiary, can be the most important you ever take.
At Deacons we understand that every deal is different, and every business has its own unique culture and priorities. At the same time, common themes connect all successful transactions. Advice must be practical, timely and comprehensive but concise.
As Hong Kong’s leading independent law firm Deacons has amassed considerable experience in M&A transactions, both cross-border and domestic. Distinguished by the depth of our market knowledge, which stems from over 160 years in Hong Kong, we are also known for the range of our services.
Our highly regarded team serves an extensive client base that includes local and international companies in a variety of fields, banks, private equity and other investment funds, government bodies, partnerships and private individuals. We handle all aspects of corporate M&A, including public takeovers, private mergers, acquisitions and disposals, private equity and venture capital investments and exits, and local and cross-border joint ventures.
This experience has been recognised with a number of awards, including Asian Legal Business’s ‘M&A Deal of the Year’. We are ranked in leading directories, such as Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and IFLR 1000, which recently praised our “depth of local touch and network within Hong Kong”.
And for clients looking at the great opportunities on offer in the People’s Republic of China, our representative offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai offer dedicated lawyers with extensive experience and contacts in the PRC market. This longstanding presence in the PRC means that we also have a clear understanding of the needs and culture of PRC clients, and can help them to make the right moves when acquiring assets overseas.
We also have particular strength in advising Japanese companies on a wide range of legal services. Our team is staffed with Japanese nationals who provide high-quality corporate and commercial advice in Japanese, Chinese or English to meet the needs of the market.
For more on how we could help your company, please have a look around the site. And if you would like to discuss any issues further, we would be delighted to hear from you.