Race & Ethnicity

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Fostering a culture that values and celebrates ethnic diversity is our top priority. It is about creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

Everyone should have the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their ethnic background, we are committed to continuing our efforts to promote ethnic diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our business.

Alfred Tam
Head of Graduate Recruitment Committee
Partner, Insurance Litigation



Recent Initiatives

Deacons joins Equal Opportunities Commission as a signatory of the Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter in August 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Deacons has joined the ranks as one of the 300+ signatories to the Diversity & Inclusion Charter of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC).

Cynthia Chung, our Staff Partner, signed “The Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter for Employers” on behalf of Deacons. This Charter encompasses nine goals centered around fostering an inclusive policy, culture, and work environment.

By signing the Charter, we reaffirm our dedication to championing racial diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion within our organization. Our partnership with the EOC also stands as a testament to our shared vision of transforming Hong Kong into a thriving and inclusive workplace.

Deacons empowers ethnic minority talents: partnering with the Zubin Foundation for internship opportunity in July 2023

As one of the signatories of the Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Deacons takes pride in our partnership with the Zubin Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities. Together, we are delighted to provide a two-week internship programme in July 2023 for Krizza Apo, an undergraduate law student.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Deacons remains committed to providing equal opportunities for individuals from all racial backgrounds. We believe in fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace that embraces the talents and contributions of every individual.

Hear What They Say

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It is our pleasure to partner with The Zubin Foundation in providing aplacement opportunity for an LLB student of ethnic minority. We welcomed Krizza to our Corporate Commercial Practice Group for a two-week internship programme this summer. The programme provided Krizza with a practical law firm experience and demonstrated our continued efforts in building a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Zubin Foundation is a charity dedicated to improve the lives of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities by reducing suffering and providing opportunities. We look forward to working with The Zubin Foundation again in the future.

Alfred Tam
Head of Graduate Recruitment Committee
Partner, Insurance Litigation

It was a real privilege to host Krizza in our office for two weeks’ work experience. From the very start, Krizza displayed a high level of confidence which allowed her personality to shine, even though this was her first work experience in a law firm.

The experience of supervising Krizza was rewarding and a timely reminder that we all need support and encouragement when entering into the legal or any other profession and that even a modest amount of mentoring can hopefully make a big difference!

Mark Stevens
Partner, Corporate Commercial

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I am fortunate to be able to join one of the best law firms in Hong Kong, Deacons, which offered me an enjoyable internship experience. The internship provided me insights on what lawyers and legal support staff do and how they contribute to our society. During the internship, I assisted and learnt from my supervisor and buddy which in turn grows my legal knowledge and practical skills. The support from Deacons is stupendous as they provided me assurance and moral support which has motivated me to work harder in order to be a successful lawyer.

The whole internship was an exciting learning opportunity and I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity.

Krizza Apo
Student who joined the Internship Programme in 2023

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