Deacons strengthens firm with three new strategic partner appointments

03 January 2019

Deacons has strengthened the firm with three new partner appointments, effective from 1 January, 2019.

All three partners were previously senior associates who have been promoted to the partnership. They include Ian Liu from the Intellectual Property practice, Icarus Yuen from the Corporate Finance practice and Justin Yuen from the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice.

These appointments bring the total number of partners to 54, cementing Deacons’ position as Hong Kong’s largest law firm.

The promotions reflect Deacons’ continued investment and commitment to providing clients with top quality talent and ensure the firm further strengthens its capabilities in the areas of corporate finance, intellectual property and litigation and dispute resolution.  The appointment of Icarus in particular, who specialises in debt capital markets demonstrates Deacons’ continued dedication to bolster its capital markets practice. His appointment follows the hire of partner Peter Cheng, an experienced equity capital markets lawyer in August.

Ian, Icarus and Justin all join exceptionally strong practices which are award winning and widely recognised as market leaders.

Ms Lilian Chiang, Deacons’ Senior Partner congratulated the new partners, commenting “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Ian, Icarus and Justin to the partnership. Their dedication to the firm coupled with exceptional individual qualities will strengthen our market-leading offering and continue to enhance our position as Hong Kong’s own world-class law firm.”