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We understand that our people are the key to our success. That is why Deacons provides a challenging and dynamic environment, fostering a culture in which people share knowledge and contribute to the firm’s continued growth. We are also committed to supporting our people, providing opportunities for ongoing learning and professional development.

We have the highest standards. Deacons delivers world-class legal solutions to our clients and operates at the forefront of significant developments in Hong Kong and China, as well as internationally. As a Deacons lawyer, you will be confident, intelligent and have an excellent academic and professional record. An awareness of current affairs and the global market is also something that we look for, as well as enthusiasm and the ability to work as part of a team. You will have excellent legal, analytical and communication skills, and combine these with a determination to succeed and a practical approach to problem solving.

So if you want an exciting and dynamic career at Hong Kong’s leading independent law firm, and believe you have what it takes to be a successful member of our team, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact hresources@deacons.com  for more information about career opportunities at Deacons or click on the link below for details of our current vacancies.

How to apply

Please send your full CV either by post to

The Head of Human Resources Department 

Deacons
5th Floor, Alexandra House
18 Chater Road
Central
Hong Kong 

or by email to "hresources@deacons.com"
or to private fax: +852 2810 9126. 

We will only consider applicants who apply directly to our firm and not through recruitment agencies. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Applicants who do not hear from us within 4 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful and the applications will be destroyed within 6 months.

CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Deacons has one of Hong Kong’s leading Intellectual Property practices. Our Patents & Designs Practice Group is seeking a highly motivated, bright and dynamic patent attorney/lawyer with relevant experience gained from working at an established law firm or Patent Agency.  The successful candidate will be involved in handling all aspects of patent work, from drafting and prosecution to opposition and enforcement in Hong Kong and/or China (PRC). Science or engineering background is required.

Applicants should be fluent in written and spoken English and Chinese (Putonghua/Cantonese).

We are seeking a Hong Kong qualified solicitor with at least 3 years' post qualification experience in handling matters in relation to sale and purchase of shares. The successful candidate will involve (but not limited to) in drafting and preparation of share sale and purchase agreements, conducting due diligence exercise, preparation of due diligence reports, board resolutions and share transfer documentation; and liaising with clients.

Requirements:

Applicants should have solid experience in handling commercial works. Good communication skills in English and Chinese.

 

Deacons has a well-established and substantial litigation practice in Hong Kong. We are seeking a high calibre lawyer, with at least 3 years’ PQE, to join our Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Applicants must be Hong Kong admitted, possess solid technical legal skills and have had exposure to a variety of commercial litigation. The successful applicant will work closely with a team of experienced lawyers and have the opportunity to get involved in challenging and high quality work. Applicants must have excellent spoken and written English and Chinese language skills. Proficiency in Putonghua is an advantage, but not essential.

Our dynamic Corporate Commercial Group has opening for lawyers at senior level with at least 5 years of post-qualification experiences.

We invite applications from high calibre lawyers to join and handle all aspects of client’s commercial operations in Hong Kong. We provide our clients with timely and high quality work and applicants must have a strong academic record and should possess a background encompassing private M&A and transactional work, as well as drafting, reviewing and advising on a wide range of commercial agreements. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join an established law firm to gain exposure to top quality work. 

Applicants should ideally be admitted in Hong Kong; however we also welcome applicants with requisite legal skills who have been admitted in other jurisdictions. Applicants must possess excellent English and Chinese language skills. Proficiency in Putonghua is an advantage but not essential. A team player with good interpersonal skill.

We have an opening for a lawyer with NQ to 4 years of post-qualification experience to join our award-winning Corporate Finance Practice Group. The role will focus on debt capital markets (DCM) projects. Applicants should ideally be graduates from renowned universities and have gained solid experience and sound training from major law firms. Applicants should ideally be admitted in Hong Kong with solid experience in DCM transactions. However we also welcome applicants with requisite legal skills who have been admitted in other jurisdictions. Applicants must have excellent English and Chinese language skills (spoken and written) and with the ability to read and write Chinese (simplified and traditional characters). Proficiency in Putonghua is essential. Applicants should possess strong legal and inter-personal skills. This is an excellent opportunity for lawyers with outstanding credentials to be involved in top quality work.

We are looking for a bright lawyer with at least 1 year PQE, ideally in the financial services, funds and regulatory area.  Applicants with a China commercial or corporate finance background, wishing to make a career change, would also be considered.

  • Solicitors from overseas jurisdictions need not be admitted in Hong Kong, although experience in Hong Kong / Asian markets would be an advantage.
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English is a prerequisite.  Chinese is essential and Mandarin would be an advantage.
  • All applicants should have an excellent academic record, a sound training to international standards and strong inter-personal skills.

The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to be part of a highly regarded practice group which is collaborative and supportive and has a strong team spirit.

Deacons has one of Hong Kong's leading Intellectual Property practices. Our Hong Kong and International Trade Marks Group is looking for highly motivated, bright and dynamic lawyers with trade mark experience. The successful candidates will handle a wide range of trade mark matters including trade mark searches, prosecution work, oppositions and portfolio management, and will work directly with partners, senior lawyers and paralegals. Applicants should have either obtained a law degree in Hong Kong or other common law jurisdictions and should be fluent in Chinese and English (both written and spoken).

We are seeking a high calibre Hong Kong qualified solicitor with solid experience to join our well-established Property Department. Our conveyancing practice is diversified and our clientele includes major property developers, renowned local and international banking and financial institutions, private and listed companies.

We will consider applicants who have solid experience to handle conveyancing work including but not limited to leasing, tenancy agreements, sale and purchase of properties, mortgages, depending on the candidate's experience.