In a world where news travels fast and image is everything, protecting your reputation has never been more important. Any slur on your good name, or that of your organisation, has the potential to cause lasting damage. The rise of digital publishing and social media has increased the risks dramatically, with rumour-mongers hiding behind the anonymity that the internet affords.
As Hong Kong’s oldest independent law firm, Deacons has been helping clients protect their reputations for decades. Our experienced lawyers act for both claimants and defendants in defamation actions and advise clients (and their in-house and PR teams) on the most appropriate course of action to prevent, contain and minimise the harm done by negative publicity.
We act for the South China Morning Post, YouTube, Google and other well-known international publishers, as well as high profile public figures. Our aim is always to resolve disputes swiftly and efficiently, and our forceful but flexible negotiating style has persuaded many claimants to settle or back down completely. On those occasions where court action is unavoidable, we have an impressive track record of success.
Please take a look at our litigation and disputes pages for more information on the wide range of work we undertake. And if you would like more information on how we can help you, please feel free to get in touch.