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“Having long been established as a beacon of quality in the funds arena, this firm remains a first choice for sophisticated industry players, particularly those operating in the vibrant Hong Kong market."

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide


An innovative approach to alternative assets

In the highly complex, fast-moving field of alternative investments, Deacons is recognised as a ‘beacon of quality’.

Hong Kong is Asia’s most important fund management hub, with its largest concentration of fund managers. Known for its sophisticated, cosmopolitan approach, it is the key to mainland China for a range of investors. 

And within Hong Kong, Deacons has the largest, longest-established investment funds department of any law firm. Our hedge fund practice is among the region’s leaders – independent research confirms that we represent the majority of Hong Kong-based hedge fund managers, and over 40% of the 25 largest Asia hedge fund managers (by assets under management). 

In the private equity arena the team enjoys a growing reputation. Our full service offering spans every stage in the lifecycle of private equity and other illiquid or hybrid funds, from establishing and structuring the funds, through advice on all types of portfolio investment, to assistance with finding and implementing the best exit strategy. 

In addition, Deacons is at the forefront of the liberalisation of China’s asset management sector, for both retail and private investment funds. We have considerable experience of RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) issues, including for private funds. 

If you would like to discuss in more detail how we could assist your business with any aspects of alternative investment work, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Alternative Investments SERVICES