Our Firm

The Deacons Difference

Since 1851, we have been developing a unique culture, which blends traditional client care with modern technology and working practices. Our integrity and dedication to the highest service standards is matched by our cosmopolitan nature and commitment to innovation.

  • The resources of our international networks;
  • Three representative offices in Mainland China; and
  • The benefit of our deep knowledge of, and relationships with, Hong Kong’s business community, built up over many years.

It is no surprise that our achievements have been recognised by respected publications, such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and Asian Legal Business, including being voted “Hong Kong’s Law Firm of the Year” and ”Employer of Choice” on numerous occasions.

What really matters to us, however, is what our clients think. And they tell us that what they appreciate most is our ability to understand their businesses and time pressures, and to act as trusted advisors in helping them to take crucial business decisions.


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Message from Our Senior Partner, Lilian Chiang

Welcome to Deacons. For more than 170 years, our lawyers have dedicated themselves to delivering high quality legal advice.

We are Hong Kong’s oldest, independent law firm with deep roots in the community and a profound understanding of its legal, cultural and business environment. We are proud not only of our successes but also of the positions held by our lawyers in the community. With our talented and dynamic legal professionals, we are consistently ranked among the top law firms in Hong Kong across all major practice areas by market-leading legal directories and publications.

As Hong Kong’s own world-class full-service commercial law firm, we provide attentive and responsive client service on a wide range of legal matters. We are dedicated to understanding our clients’ businesses and bringing innovative thinking to highly complex matters.

I invite you to explore our website or visit our offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to learn more about how we may be able to assist you.

Lilian Chiang, Senior Partner


Deacons is one of Hong Kong’s largest law firms, providing world-class legal services across multiple sectors, at home and abroad. Our lawyers represent clients in many landmark transactions and other investment projects, and have accumulated a wealth of experience over the years. Watch this video to know more about our firm, its history and focus areas.


Our Heritage

Deacons was established in Hong Kong in 1851 and is Hong Kong’s oldest law firm. Deacons takes its name from a young English solicitor…

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Our Achievements

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Management Structure

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International Approach

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Corporate Responsibility

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Working with Us

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