- Deacons (law firm)
Deacons 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 Website www.deacons.com.hk
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.
Deacons is listed in the Asia Pacific Legal 500. The firm's areas of practice include Banking & Finance; 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; Japan Services; Litigation; M&A and Commercial; Private Equity & Venture Capital; and Property
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. 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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