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Deacons has once again achieved strong rankings in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 guide

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 rankings were recently released and Deacons is delighted to announce that we have once again achieved excellent results across different practice areas. Overall, we are ranked in 19 practice areas. Four partners are inducted into the Hall of Fame, five lawyers are recognised as Leading Individuals in their practice areas, six partners are named as Next Generation Partners, and two lawyers are named as Rising Stars. In total, 39 lawyers from Deacons were mentioned in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 guide.

Practice groups

Top Tier:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds
  • Labour and Employment 

Tier 2:

  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property: Foreign firms (Mainland China) 

Hall of Fame

  • Lilian Chiang for Real Estate
  • Robert Clark for Dispute Resolution: Litigation
  • Cynthia Chung for Labour and Employment
  • Joseph Kwan for Regulatory 

Leading Individuals

  • Simon Deane for Banking and Finance
  • Ronny Chow for Capital Markets (Equity)
  • Charmaine Koo and Patsy Lau for Intellectual Property
  • Jeremy Lam for Investment Funds

Recommended Lawyers

  • Machiuanna Chu and Sharon Pang for Antitrust and Competition
  • Philip Gilligan for Banking and Finance
  • Kevin Tong for Capital Markets (Debt)
  • Eugina Chan and Canny Lau for Capital Markets (Equity)
  • KK Cheung, Joseph Chung and Justin Yuen for Construction
  • Ronny Chow, Eugina Chan, Machiuanna Chu and Canny Lau for Corporate (including M&A)
  • Machiuanna Chu and Myles Seto for Corporate and M&A: Foreign firms (Mainland China)
  • Joseph Kwan, KK Cheung, Robert Clark and Joseph Chung for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
  • Joseph Kwan, Paul Kwan and Carmen Ng for Dispute Resolution: Litigation
  • Annie Tsoi, Charmaine Koo and Catherine Zheng for Intellectual Property (Mainland China)
  • Alfred Tam for Insurance
  • Cynthia Chung and Helen Liao for Labour and Employment: Foreign firms (Mainland China)
  • Karen Chan and Wallace Wong for Real Estate
  • Jeremy Lam, Simon Deane and Stephen Tisdall for Regulatory
  • Charmaine Koo, Machiuanna Chu and Alice Li for TMT

Next Generation Partners

  • Justin Yuen for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
  • Jeffrey McLean for Intellectual Property
  • Ming Chiu Li and Pinky Siu for Investment Funds
  • Elsie Chan for Labour and Employment
  • Stefano Mariani for Tax and Trusts

Rising Stars

  • Doris Leung for Capital Markets (Equity)
  • Michelle Li for Dispute Resolution: Litigation

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific is a leading independent publication which ranks the region’s best firms and lawyers based on extensive research through interviews, peer reviews and client feedback. Congratulations to all our ranked practices and lawyers, these results once again reinforce Deacons’ position as a leading law firm within the region. Click here for the detailed ranking results in full.

Key Contacts

Lilian Chiang

Senior Partner | Property

Email or call +852 2825 9234

Jeremy Lam

Partner | Financial Services

Email or call +852 2825 9732

Ronny Chow

Partner | Corporate Finance

Email or call +852 2825 9435

Cynthia Chung

Partner | Corporate Commercial | Employment and Pensions

Email or call +852 2825 9297

Joseph Kwan

Partner | Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Email or call +852 2825 9324

Charmaine Koo

Partner | Intellectual Property

Email or call +852 2825 9300

Paul Kwan

Partner | Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Email or call +852 2826 5354

Patsy Lau

Partner | Intellectual Property

Email or call +852 2825 9500

Carmen Ng

Partner | Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Email or call +852 2825 9502

Simon Deane

Consultant | Banking and Finance

Email or call +852 2825 9209

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