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Peace of mind in business dealings

Our priority is helping our clients to achieve their aims while avoiding unnecessary risks across all commercial contracts and agreements.

Ensuring your commercial documents, processes and procedures are in order is essential to carrying out your day-to-day business. It gives you the confidence that comes from knowing that potential problems and risks have been anticipated, and that your documentation complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.

As Hong Kong’s largest independent law firm and the first foreign law firm with three representative offices in mainland China, we work hard to give our clients peace of mind. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the challenges presented by doing business in the region, so whether you require ongoing commercial advice, or assistance with a specific project, we can help. Our broad experience encompasses, among other things, specific contract drafting and reviews, distribution and supply agreements, procurement, tendering, outsourcing, sponsorship, licensing, franchising and joint ventures as well as regulatory advice and business structuring.

Deacons regularly acts for major international and domestic companies, as well as the Hong Kong Government and quasi-governmental bodies, educational institutions and regulators. According to clients interviewed by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, our lawyers possess “strong industry acumen” and “professionalism”, and are some of “the best commercial lawyers in town”. This is just the combination of technical excellence and commerciality you would expect from one of Hong Kong’s leading commercial firms. Our recent experience includes:

  • Acting for various governmental and public bodies on a wide range of commercial matters, including tenders, contracts, procurement transactions, medical supply purchases, and development contracts; 
  • Advising educational institutions on technology cooperation, co-development and collaboration agreements;
  • Providing the Airport Authority in Hong Kong with commercial advice on a 20-year management contract with Zhuhai Airport and a joint venture agreement with another airport operator in the PRC;
  • Advising well-known global brands in the food and beverage, retail and luxury goods sectors in Hong Kong, Macau and the PRC on franchising, distribution and licensing arrangements, including joint ventures;
  • Advising multinational and regional corporates on all aspects of their Hong Kong and PRC commercial operations, legal documentation and regulatory approvals.

If you’d like more information on how we can help you with any type of commercial agreement, please feel free to get in touch. 

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