Deacons (law firm)

Deacons (law firm)
Headquarters Hong Kong
No. of offices 4 worldwide
No. of attorneys 190 (plus 60 in associated firms)
No. of employees About 600
Major practice areas General practice
Date founded 1851
Founder William Bridges
Company type partnership

Deacons is Hong Kong's oldest and largest independent, commercial law firm with three representative offices in Mainland China, in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. Deacons also has a network of affiliate firms in Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia and well established relationships with other independent law firms around the world through its membership of international networks of independent law firms such as Lex Mundi, Interlex, World Services Group and Employment Law Alliance.

Effective January 1, 2010, Deacons Australia will merge with Norton Rose Group.[1]

Deacons is listed in the Asia Pacific Legal 500.[2] The firm's areas of practice include Banking & Finance;[2] China Trade & Investment; Communications & Technology; Company Formation & Corporate Services; Compliance Services; Construction & Arbitration; Corporate Finance & Capital Markets; Entertainment & Media; Financial Services; Human Resources & Pensions; Insurance; Intellectual Property;[2] Japan Services; Litigation; M&A and Commercial; Private Equity & Venture Capital; and Property

The firm is based in Hong Kong and has representative offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.[3] In addition, it is associated with network firms in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei.

The firm is named for the English solicitor Victor Deacon, who in 1880 joined the legal practice established by William Bridges in 1851 in Hong Kong.[4] Deacons is now the largest and longest established independent law firm in Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong and China, Deacons provides legal services to medium and large businesses.


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