We are pleased to announce that Deacons has achieved strong results in the 2019 International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 rankings.
The IFLR 1000 provides tiered rankings of the leading financial and corporate law firms for different regions, markets and practice areas, accompanied by analysis of the market trends and the business environment.
During the research process for the 2019 edition, IFLR 1000 spoke with over 2000 firms and contacted 53,000 client referees at financial institutions, corporations and other private practice firms.
Deacons features in the rankings for Hong Kong in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: Debt, Financial Services Regulatory, Hedge Funds, Retail Funds, M&A, Private Equity and Restructuring & Insolvency. We are particularly delighted to consistently be ranked Tier 1 for Retail Funds, with the editorial commentary stating “Deacons is best known for its investment funds work, especially in retail funds, where it dominates the market, and hedge funds.”
Clients praised the firm, commenting that Deacons “provides a high standard of work and are receptive to our needs” and that “the firm is very professional, has subject matter expertise, and is good value for money”, as well as being “attentive, responsive and up to date.”
An investment funds client expressed particular gratitude for our financial services practice saying “Deacons is well established as the leading Hong Kong investment funds practice and offer registration and licensing support to a large number of global asset managers. In my experience, Deacons excels in providing advice on fund regulatory matters. It has very frequent interaction with the local market and with regulators and are therefore well positioned to offer sound advice when needed."
The full results are available here.