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Deacons achieves strong rankings in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 guide

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 rankings were unveiled recently and Deacons is delighted to announce that we have once again achieved outstanding results across different practice areas. Overall, we are ranked in 19 practice areas.

Three Partners are included in the exclusive “Hall of fame”, five lawyers are listed in the elite “Leading lawyers” group, seven lawyers are listed in the “Next generation Partners” group and two lawyers are listed in the “Rising stars” group. In total, 36 lawyers from Deacons are mentioned in the guide for their contribution to their respective practices.

Practice groups

Top Tier:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds
  • Labour and Employment
  • Real Estate

Tier 2:

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

Individuals

Hall of fame

  • Lilian Chiang, Senior Partner, for Real Estate
  • Cynthia Chung, Partner, for Labour and Employment
  • Joseph Kwan, Partner, for Regulatory 

Leading lawyers

  • Simon Deane, Consultant, for Banking & Finance
  • Ronny Chow, Partner, for Capital Markets: Equity
  • Charmaine Koo, Partner, and Patsy Lau, Partner, for Intellectual Property
  • Jeremy Lam, Partner, for Investment Funds

Next generation Partners

  • Maynard Leung, Partner, for Capital Markets: Equity
  • Justin Yuen, Partner, for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration      
  • Jeffrey McLean, Partner, for Intellectual Property (HK)    
  • Ming Chiu Li, Partner, for Investment Funds
  • Pinky Siu, Partner, for Investment Funds
  • Elsie Chan, Partner, for Labour and Employment
  • Stefano Mariani, Partner, for Domestic and International Corporate Tax   

Rising stars

  • Samantha Chau, Senior Associate, for Capital Markets: Equity
  • Michelle Li, Associate, 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 list of “Recommended Lawyers” as well as the detailed rankings.

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

Patsy Lau

Partner | Intellectual Property

Email or call +852 2825 9500

Elsie Chan

Partner | Employment and Pensions

Email or call +852 2825 9604

Jeffrey McLean (Jeff)

Partner | Intellectual Property

Email or call +852 2826 5320

Maynard Leung

Partner | Corporate Finance

Email or call +852 2825 9415

Justin Yuen

Partner | Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Email or call +852 2825 9734

Ming Chiu Li

Partner | Financial Services

Email or call +852 2825 9752

Pinky Siu

Partner | Financial Services

Email or call +852 2825 9568

Stefano Mariani

Partner | Corporate Commercial

Email or call +852 2825 9314

Simon Deane

Consultant | Banking and Finance

Email or call +852 2825 9209

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