On 28 February 2013, Deacons was awarded "Hong Kong National Law Firm of the Year" at the Chambers China Award for Excellence 2013 ceremony held in Beijing.
The Chambers China Awards for Excellence honours national and international law firms on the basis of the research for Chambers Asia-Pacific. The awards recognise law firms' pre-eminence in key practice areas. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.
According to Chambers China,"This (Deacons) full-service practice is one of oldest and most prominent independent firms in Hong Kong. It maintains an excellent reputation in the Hong Kong market, and has additional licensed offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. It is especially highlighted for its prowess in investment funds, corporate M&A and intellectual property, and has continued to perform well in the area of financial regulation."
The event was organised by Chambers and Partners, the independent leading commentator on the legal market since 1990, in association with Lex Mundi.