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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

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.

Deacons has the largest insurance practice in Hong Kong offering legal services and support to leading insurers based on extensive local knowledge and excellent industry contacts, as well as in-depth understanding of insurance claims, policy and regulatory issues. 

We are looking for high calibre lawyers to join our Insurance Litigation Practice.  Applicants must be Hong Kong admitted solicitors with solid experience in insurance litigation, particularly in handling personal injuries cases such as defending employees’ compensation and third party liability claims.  The successful candidates must be team playerand will work with a team of experienced practitioners, involving in top quality work.

The ideal candidates should have:

  • good technical legal skills
  • a practical and commercial approach to law
  • strong inter-personal communication skills
  • excellent English and Chinese language skills
  • knowledge in Putonghua would also be an advantage

Our dynamic Corporate Commercial Group has openings for lawyers at two levels:

  • Senior  level – at least 5 years of  post-qualification experience

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. 

  • Junior level – 2 to 3 years of post-qualification experience

We also consider applications from highly motivated young bright lawyers who have received training at major law firms to international standards to join the Group. The successful candidate will work closely with experienced lawyers and will have the opportunity to be involved in top quality work. 

For both levels, 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.

Deacons is one of the most prominent and experienced law firms in Hong Kong and was the first firm to obtain licences to operate in 3 representative offices in mainland China.  For more than 30 years, our China Practice Group has helped clients to establish and expand their businesses in China.  We are inviting applications from high calibre lawyers to join either one of our offices in Beijing or Shanghai.

Applicants should ideally be admitted as Hong Kong solicitors; however we will also welcome applicants with requisite legal skills who have been admitted in other jurisdictions.  Applicants should have at least 3 years (for middle level) and at least 7 years (for senior level) of post-qualification experience in corporate and commercial areas with solid relevant China experience.  Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese with total fluency in Putonghua.  Applicants should be dynamic, ambitious, hard working and a team player.   This is an exciting opportunity to join an established law firm to gain exposure to top quality work. For senior lawyers, with possible partnership available for the successful candidate.

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.

Deacons has one of Hong Kong's leading Intellectual Property practices.  We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual with one or two years of China IP experience to join our China IP Group.  The successful candidate will handle a wide range of related contentious and non-contentious matters.

Applicants should be fluent in written and spoken Mandarin and English.  Preferably candidates should be Hong Kong-admitted solicitors but we actively consider applicants with requisite legal skills who have been admitted in a jurisdiction other than Hong Kong.

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.

We are seeking a high calibre Hong Kong admitted 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. 

Depending on the candidate's experience, the successful candidate will handle property related  work including but not limited to sale and purchase of properties or acquisition/ disposal of property owning companies, loans and mortgages, leasing, tenancy agreements, joint ventures, property management related advice project development work and property related commercial work, depending on the candidate's experience.  Applicants should be meticulous and conscientious, with good interpersonal and communication skills. Good English and Chinese language skills are required.