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Deacons advises on Main Board IPO of Lever Style Corporation
Deacons, November 2019
United States of America

Deacons advises the sole sponsor Altus Capital Limited and underwriters in relation to the Main Board IPO of Lever Style Corporation. This company provides supply chain solutions in multiple apparel product categories for notable brands across the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific region...

Deacons Financial Services Team Assists Mirae with the Successful Listing of Two New Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)
Deacons, August 2019
China

Deacons’ partner, Chuah Su Cheen, senior associate Pinky Siu and associate Winnie Cheung recently attended the listing ceremony, with the Manager, Mirae Asset, to celebrate the successful listing of two new ETFs...

Deacons Advises on GEM IPO of Kinetix Systems Holdings Limited
Deacons, July 2018
China

Deacons advised the sole sponsor Cinda International Capital Limited and underwriters in relation to the GEM IPO of Kinetix Systems Holdings Limited. Kinetix Systems is a well-established IT services provider with business portfolio including the provision of IT infrastructure solutions services, IT development solutions services, and IT maintenance and support services in Hong Kong...

Deacons advises on GEM IPO of Asia Grocery Distribution
Deacons, April 2017
China

Deacons has advised Asia Grocery Distribution Limited in relation to its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of share offer, seeking to raise up to HK$81.2 million (subject to the offer size adjustment option)...

CFPG advised Chongbang Holdings (International) Limited on its close to US$920 million institutional capital raising
Deacons, June 2015
China

24 June 2015 – Hong Kong) CFPG advised Chongbang Holdings (International) Limited (“Chongbang”) on its close to US$920 million institutional capital raising from, among others, Canadian real estate company Ivanhoe Cambridge and Dutch pension asset manager APG Asset Management N.V. in June 2015...

Deacons advises Chongbang Holdings on its US$920 million institutional capital raising
Deacons, June 2015
China

(24 June 2015 – Hong Kong) Deacons recently advised Chongbang Holdings (International) Limited on its close to US$920 million institutional capital raising from, among others, Canadian real estate company Ivanhoe Cambridge and Dutch pension asset manager APG Asset Management N.V.. Chongbang is a leading Shanghai-focused developer, owner and operator of retail-anchored mixed use projects...

Deacons advises JAC Capital on the $1.8 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors’ power amplifier business
Deacons, June 2015
China

(4 June 2015 – Hong Kong) Deacons recently advised JAC Capital, a subsidiary of JIC Capital - a Chinese state-owned investment company, on a $1.8 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors’ power amplifier business. To date, the transaction is one of the largest outbound technology deals of 2015...

Deacons acts for RaffAello Capital in relation to the GEM listing of Golden Power Group Holdings
Deacons, June 2015
China

(1 June 2015 – Hong Kong) Deacons recently represented the sole sponsor RaffAello Capital Limited and the underwriters in relation to the listing of Golden Power Group Holdings Limited on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The listing is expected to raise up to HK $75.6 million...

Deacons top ranked in Asian Legal Business Intellectual Property Rankings 2015
Deacons, May 2015
China

Asian Legal Business (ALB), a Thomson Reuters publication, has just released its Intellectual Property Rankings 2015. We are pleased to announce that Deacons is ranked in the top tier for both Patent and Trademark/Copyright work in Hong Kong. The editorial highlights our work on the landmark trademark dispute between Tsit Wing (Hong Kong) Company and TWG Tea...

Deacons Named Hong Kong Firm of the Year at the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2015
Deacons, May 2015
China

We're delighted to announce that Deacons was named the "Hong Kong Firm of the Year" at the annual Chambers Asia Pacific Awards for Legal Excellence on May 5th 2015. The Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards recognise the work of national and international law firms across the region on the basis of research for the 2015 edition of the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide...

Deacons advises on HK$3,386 million open offer of shares by Hua Han Bio-Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited
Deacons, May 2015
China

Deacons recently represented Haitong International Securities Company Limited as underwriter in relation to the HK$3,386 million open offer of shares by Hua Han Bio-Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited. Hua Han Bio-Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited is an investment holding company. It manufactures and sells pharmaceutical, medicinal healthcare and biopharmaceutical products...

Deacons scoops Citizenship Award at The Asian Lawyer Asia Legal Awards
Deacons, March 2015
China

We are delighted to announce that Deacons picked up a Citizenship Award at The Asian Lawyer Asia Legal Awards. The award related to the ABCs of Law programme, organised by the firm’s corporate social responsibility initiative Deacons Cares. The Asia Legal Awards were presented at a gala dinner at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong...

Deacons appoints two new partners
Deacons, January 2015
Hong Kong, China

Deacons has promoted two Senior Associates to the Partnership. Gere Sit and Kelvan Cheung joined the Partnership as of 1 January 2015. The above appointments bring the total number of partners to 53 as of 1 January 2015. Deacons’ Senior Partner Lilian Chiang congratulated the new partners: “On behalf of the firm I would like to welcome Gere and Kelvan to the Partnership...

Deacons advises Huatai Financial Holdings on HK$540 million of top-up shares
Deacons, January 2015
Hong Kong, China

Deacons recently advised Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, acting as the placing agent, on the top-up placing of shares of AVIC International Holding (HK) Limited raising up to approximately HK$540 million. AVIC International Holding (HK) is a Hong Kong unit of state-backed aviation equipment maker, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China...

Deacons advises Haitong International Capital in relation to SiS Mobile Holdings’ spin-off and IPO
Deacons, January 2015
Hong Kong, China

Deacons recently acted for the sole sponsor Haitong International Capital and the underwriters in relation to the spin-off and separate listing of SiS Mobile Holdings on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of distribution in specie and global offering. SiS Mobile is one of the leading distributors of mobile phones in Hong Kong...

Spring Update
Deacons, March 2014
Hong Kong, China

As the first day of spring passes, Deacons is pleased to look back and announce that we have garnered many prestigious awards and accolades over the last year. From market-leading financial journals to independent legal directories to corporate social responsibility programmes, our successes have been acknowledged on both a practice and firm-wide level...

Deacons Advises on the Spin-Off and HK$2.2 Billion Main Board IPO of Kerry Logistics Network Limited
Deacons, December 2013
Hong Kong, China

Deacons advises the joint sponsors and underwriters on the spin-off and Main Board IPO of Kerry Logistics Network Limited, which is expected to raise up to approximately HK$2.2 billion (subject to the exercise of over-allotment option). Kerry Logistics Network is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kerry Properties Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 683)...

Listing of shares of Silverman Holdings Limited (“Silverman”) on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
Deacons, October 2012
China

Advised the sole sponsor Mizuho Securities Asia Limited and other underwriters in relation to the global offering and Main Board listing of Silverman in Hong Kong, raising a maximum of approximately HK$212 million from the offering...

Deacons Advised China Everbright Capital Limited in a HK$294 Million Offering
Deacons, October 2012
China

Deacons listed shares of Fine Holdings Limited (“Fine Holdings”) on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Deacons consulted the sole sponsor China Everbright Capital Limited and underwriters in relation to the global offering and Main Board listing of Fine Holdings in Hong Kong, raising a maximum of approximately HK$294 million from the offering...

Deacons Advised Xiao Nan Guo Restaurants in HK$512 Million Deal
Deacons, October 2012
China

Listing of shares of Xiao Nan Guo Restaurants Holdings Limited (“Xiao Nan Guo”) on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.Advised Xiao Nan Guo on its global offering and Main Board Listing in Hong Kong, which raised approximately HK$512 million from the offering. Our team was led by Ronny Chow and Eugina Chan...

Deacons awarded "Best Hong Kong National Law Firm 2012" by Chambers Asia
Deacons, March 2012
Hong Kong, China

On 1 March 2012, Deacons was awarded "Best Hong Kong National Law Firm 2012" at the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2012 ceremony held in New Delhi. The award recognises the work of national and international law firms across the region on the basis of research for the Chambers Asia Pacific...

Deacons awarded "International Law Firm of the Year" at Chambers China Awards 2012
Deacons, March 2012
Hong Kong, China

On 23 February 2012, Deacons was awarded "International Law Firm of the Year" in the practice area of Intellectual Property at the Chambers China Awards 2012 ceremony held in Beijing. More than 250 guests attended the ceremony...

Deacons awarded Asian Legal Business China "2012 Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year"
Deacons, March 2012
Hong Kong, China

Deacons was awarded Asian Legal Business China "2012 Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year" at the awards ceremony at The Park Hyatt Hotel in Beijing on Wednesday, 28th March. The firm has won this award six times since 2006...

Deacons awarded "Debt Capital Market Deal of the Year" by Asian Legal Business
Deacons, October 2011
Hong Kong, China

Deacons was awarded the "2011 ALB Debt Capital Market Deal of the Year" for advising McDonald's on the Hong Kong law aspects of the issuance of a yuan corporate bond in the principal amount of RMB200 million at the Asian Legal Business Awards ceremony held in Hong Kong...

Deacons advised Minmetals Resources Limited on deal value of US$1.846 Billion acquisition of Album Resources Private Limited
Deacons, January 2011
Hong Kong, China

Deacons advised Minmetals Resources Limited on the acquisition of Album Resources Private Limited (which holds a portfolio of international mining assets previously owned by OZ Minerals Ltd and now known as MMG, a significant producer of zinc, copper, lead, gold and silver) through a combination of cash, shares and perpetual subordinated convertible securities, which constituted a very substantial

Formation of a joint venture by Wheelock Properties Limited and New World Development Company Limited for making successful tender offer to MTR Corporation Limited for the development of the Austin Station property
Deacons, January 2011
Hong Kong, China

Deacons advised Wheelock and Company Limited and Wheelock Properties on compliance with the Listing Rules in relation to the formation of a joint venture company by Wheelock Properties and New World for making the successful tender offer to MTR for the development of the Austin Station property (the "Project")...

Privatisation of Wheelock Properties Limited by Wheelock and Company Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement
Deacons, January 2011
Hong Kong, China

Deacons advised WPL in relation to its privatisation by Wheelock by way of a scheme of arrangement and the proposed withdrawal of listing of WPL from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, constituting a discloseable transaction for Wheelock. The aggregate amount of cash payable by Wheelock for the cancellation of the scheme shares is approximately USD885million...

Deacons awarded 2010 Hong Kong Law Firm, PRC Office of the Year at the Asian Legal Business China Awards ceremony in Shanghai
Deacons, April 2010
Hong Kong, China

On 16 April 2010, Deacons was awarded the 2010 Hong Kong Law Firm, PRC Office of the the Year at the Asian Legal Business China Awards ceremony held in Shanghai. Myles Seto, Vickie Liang and Jenny Jin of the firms's China Practice Group accepted the award on behalf of the firm. Deacons won the same award in 2009, 2008 and 2006...

Deacons is voted best domestic law firm in ALB's Employer of Choice 2010 survey
Deacons, April 2010
Hong Kong, China

Deacons has been voted best domestic law firm to work for in Hong Kong, according to the Asian Legal Business Employer of Choice 2010 survey. The online survey was conducted between December 2009 and February 2010 among more than 20,000 lawyers in the Asia-Pacific and Gulf region...

Deacons Has Won Four Prestigious Awards in 2009 from Leading International Publications and Directories in Recognition of the Firm’s Outstanding Legal Service
Deacons, May 2009
Hong Kong

Deacons has won four prestigious awards in 2009 from leading international publications and directories in recognition of the firm’s outstanding legal service. In March 2009, Deacons was named one of the Best Firms in Hong Kong to work for in the 2009 ALB Employer of Choice Survey conducted by the prominent regional legal publication Asian Legal Business (ALB) magazine...

Another Deacons "Authorisation First": 130/30 Fund
Deacons, November 2007
Hong Kong

Deacons Financial Services Practice Group recently assisted an international fund manager in obtaining SFC approval for the first retail 130/30 fund to be authorised in Hong Kong...

Deacons Wins Prestigious 2007 Asia Pacific Firm of the Year Award
Deacons, May 2007
Hong Kong

In London, at an awards ceremony event hosted by the UK publishers of the prestigious publication, Legal Business, Deacons won the 2007 Asia Pacific Firm of the Year. Legal Business, the market-leading monthly publication in the UK, with a readership of over 25,000, is published by the Legalease group, which also publishes The Legal 500 series of publications, including Asia Pacific Legal 500...

Deacons Compliance Services Practice Group
Deacons, January 2007
Hong Kong

We are delighted to announce that Deacons’ industry leading Financial Services Practice Group is now offering an expanded range of compliance services through a team of seven regulatory and compliance professionals...

Deacons' Landmark Deal with Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong (SCB)
Deacons, January 2007
Hong Kong

Finance Partner Lam Wing Wo and Entertainment and Media Senior Associate Michael Leow recently advised Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong (SCB) on the bank’s (and probably Asia’s) first of its kind film financing project “Curse of the Golden Flower” directed by Zhang Yimou...

Deacons wins 3rd Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year Award for 2006
Deacons, October 2006
Hong Kong

On Friday, 22 September, Deacons was named the Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year at an awards ceremony at the Conrad Hotel. Deacons also won two other notable awards, the Insurance Law Firm of the Year and the Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year. Deacons' tally of three awards for the evening was more than any other firm...

Door widens for foreign fund managers to invest in China
Deacons, September 2006
Hong Kong

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), People's Bank of China (PBOC) and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) jointly issued new regulations effective 1 September 2006 that govern the regime allowing qualifying foreign institutions approved by the CSRC as Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFIIs) to invest in China A shares and other Renminbi (RMB)-denominated se

Deacons wins 2006 IFLR Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year award
Deacons, March 2006
Hong Kong

Deacons was awarded the 2006 IFLR Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year by the International Financial Law Review magazine (IFLR) at the IFLR Asian Awards ceremony held in Hong Kong on 15 March 2006. This highly prestigious and coveted award is given in recognition of innovative and complex work in the areas of capital markets work, M&A, project finance and restructuring...

Deacons Hong Kong the first firm to be awarded a third foreign law firm licence in mainland China
Deacons, September 2005
Hong Kong

Deacons, the Hong Kong law firm, is the first firm to achieve the historic milestone of a third foreign law firm licence in the People's Republic of China. At a ceremony to mark the occasion at the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, 30 August, Franki Cheung, Head of Deacons' China practice group, proudly accepted the third licence for a Shanghai office from a senior official of the Ministry...

Hong Kong: Deacons advised Hong Kong Economic Times on its HK$177 million IPO
Deacons, August 2005
Hong Kong

Deacons acted for Hong Kong Economic Times Holdings Limited (“HKET”), a leading branded provider of integrated financial information and services in Hong Kong, on its Main Board listing of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Hong Kong Stock Exchange”)...

Deacons Upgrades its DeaconsDirect Extranet Service for clients
Deacons, July 2005
Hong Kong

As part of a continuing programme to improve the quality of its service to clients, leading Hong Kong law firm Deacons has recently upgraded its free DeaconsDirect Extranet Service to include many new, and possibly unique, features. While extranets are not new to law firms, the content of many extranet services is limited just to selected documents relevant to current matters...

Abolition of Estate Duty
Deacons, March 2005
Hong Kong

The abolition of estate duty which was announced by the Financial Secretary in his Budget Speech on 16 March 2005 will represent a significant change for Hong Kong. For the first time in almost 100 years there will now be only one tax on wealth, i.e. stamp duty...

Deacons’ 24x7 Extranet Service for Corporate Services Clients
Deacons, February 2005
Hong Kong

Deacons is proud of being the first corporate services provider in Hong Kong to provide clients an Extranet Service as part of the firm’s standard service. With its customised Extranet Service, Deacons’ Corporate Services clients may enjoy the benefits of a 24x7 real-time access to full and detailed corporate information...

Philip Gilligan Joins Deacons As Partner in Finance & Insolvency Department
Deacons, January 2005
Hong Kong

Deacons is pleased to announce that Philip Gilligan has joined the firm as a partner in the Finance & Insolvency Department. Prior to joining Deacons, Philip was a partner at Lovells Hong Kong and before that White & Case Hong Kong...

Deacons progress with the first Chinese Language implementation of Elite
Deacons, November 2004
Hong Kong

The Holy Grail for legal firms doing business across multiple geographical locations - particularly in multiple languages using non-English characters - is to have a single, integrated computing environment which supports all languages. This is easy to say, but has proved in the past to be extremely difficult to put into practice...

Deacons wins Investment Funds and Intellectual Property awards at The 2004 Asian Legal Business Awards
Deacons, October 2004
Hong Kong

Deacons is pleased to announce that the firm was awarded the 2004 Asian Legal Business "Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year" and "Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year" awards at a presentation ceremony held on 24 September 2004...

 

 


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