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Intellectual Property Firm of the Year 2014

We're delighted to announce that Deacons was named the Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year at the China Business Law Awards, published by China Business Law Journal.

Deacons also received Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property Firm of the Year awards.

China Business Law Journal’s China Business Law Awards are based on hundreds of nominations received from China-focused corporate counsel and legal professionals around the world. In determining the winners, the nominations (and the justifications provided for each nomination) were considered carefully in combination with other factors, such as each firm’s landmark deals, cases and other notable achievements over the past year. The publication also consulted widely with law firm clients and conducted a large number of interviews to ascertain the level of satisfaction with the services provided by each firm.

The journal’s editorial reports:

The firm’s services, especially in intellectual property (IP), are “very efficient, very comprehensive”, says a legal and compliance chief of a leading independent investment bank in China. “Deacons has better creativity, maybe because it is more sensitive to the changes in mainland China,” adds a legal manager at Energizer (China). “The firm possibly knows more about the practice in China, and it is responsive.”

Deacons has been engaged on dispute matters by various clients including Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. Daisy Tong, who is a Hong Kong partner of Deacons and serves the bank in litigation cases, has been well recognised for her “responsiveness, diligence and attention to detail,” says the assistant general counsel of Bank of China (Hong Kong).

Daisy and her team have “a clear understanding of our needs, an acute commercial sense and an exceptional ability in providing strategic advice, which has proven to be invaluable in ensuring an effective resolution of some of our most complex and difficult cases,” he adds.

Please click here to read the awards round-up, beginning on page 33.

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