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Sound advice based on extensive industry knowledge

Clients come to us for pragmatic risk management advice and a realistic approach to regulatory requirements.

Effective pension arrangements have far reaching implications for both employers and employees. A successful pension strategy can help you attract and retain the best talent, while badly planned schemes all too often result in excessive financial and administrative burdens and endless disputes.

Deacons offers a wide ranging service to clients that include trustees, pensions providers, managers and employers. Our clients benefit from the high quality advice you would expect from Hong Kong’s own world-class law firm, founded on extensive knowledge of the industry and regulatory framework. We are also admired for our ability to advise on cutting-edge developments connected with the reform of pension provision in Hong Kong. 

The team is particularly well known for its advice on the Mandatory Provident Fund and ORSO schemes, including planning and establishing new retirement schemes and provident funds, as well as day-to-day management issues, handling pension-related disputes, and advising on issues involving international subsidiaries and employees working abroad. Recent work has included:

  • Assisting a client with establishing two private master ORSO (Occupational Retirement Scheme Ordinance) trust schemes in Hong Kong;
  • Advising clients regarding the applicability of FATCA to retirement schemes and making relevant changes to the trust documents in preparation of FATCA;
  • Assisting clients with restructuring / consolidating multiple retirement schemes.

If you’d like to discuss how we could help your company with its pension-related requirements, as well as with integrated employee benefits advice, we would be delighted to hear from you.