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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 hr@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

Resourcing Manager

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

or by email to "hr@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 a well-established and substantial litigation and arbitration practice in Hong Kong. We are seeking a high calibre lawyer with 2-5 years of post-qualification experience, to join our Commercial Litigation Practice Group. The workload will consist of general commercial, shareholders and cross-border disputes. Applicants must be Hong Kong admitted solicitors with PRC legal qualification, possess solid technical legal skills and have had exposure to a variety of commercial disputes. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of experienced lawyers and will have the opportunity to get involved in challenging and high quality work. Applicants must have excellent English and Chinese language skills. Native in Putonghua is a must.

We have an opening for a lawyer with 4-7 years of post-qualification experience to join our award-winning Corporate Finance Practice Group.  Applicants should ideally be graduates from renowned universities and admitted in Hong Kong or other jurisdictions with solid experience in equity capital market and corporate transactional work involving listed companies.  Applicants must have excellent English language skills (spoken and written) with the ability to read and write Chinese (simplified and complex characters).  Fluency in Putonghua is definitely an advantage.  We are looking for a team player who possesses 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 a well-established and substantial litigation practice in Hong Kong.  We are seeking a high calibre lawyer with 5+ years PQE to join our fast growing Family and Vulnerable Client practice. Applicants with less than 5+ years PQE, with solid family litigation experience and excellent communication skills, will  also be considered.

Applicants must be Hong Kong admitted, possess solid technical legal skills and have had exposure to a variety of matrimonial and other civil litigation work.  The successful applicant will work closely with a team of experienced lawyers and have the opportunity to get involved in challenging and interesting 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. Our Patents & Designs Practice Group is seeking a highly motivated, bright and dynamic patent attorney/ patent agent with more than 5 years relevant experience gained from an international law firm or well established boutique firm.  Applicants with technical backgrounds in mechanical engineering or electronic engineering are preferred, although strong applicants with other technical backgrounds may be considered.

The successful candidate will be involved in handling all aspects of patent work, from drafting and prosecution to opposition and enforcement of patents and designs, and providing strategic advice for patent and design portfolios for a variety of clients.

Applicants should possess excellent English language skill (both written and oral). Proficiency in Chinese language is advantageous but not essential.

Deacons has a well-established and substantial litigation practice in Hong Kong.  We are seeking a high calibre lawyer with 2 to 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 interesting work.  Applicants must have excellent spoken and written English and Chinese language skills.  Proficiency in Putonghua is an advantage, but not essential.

Deacons has a well-established banking and finance practice in Hong Kong. We are looking for a highly self-motivated lawyer with 1 to 3 years PQE to join our Banking and Finance Practice.  

Applicants must be Hong Kong admitted, possess solid technical legal skills and have had exposure to a variety of banking and finance matters. The successful applicant will handle a wide range of banking and finance matters, and will work directly with senior lawyers. Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English and Chinese. Proficiency in Putonghua is an advantage.