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Widely identified as a leading practice in Hong Kong, particularly sought after for real estate-centred work and transactions with a significant regulatory component. Assists various Mainland clients, both state-owned and private, with their M&A and joint venture transactions, utilising its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou for cross-border deals. Particularly adept at handling acquisitions involving Hong Kong-listed companies. Also experienced acting for aviation, energy and logistics clients.
"Deacons has earned huge respect and trust from businesses in Hong Kong," opines a source, adding: "Its lawyers are more like business partners and problem-solvers, rather than purely textbook lawyers."
"They are clearly a top law firm for M&A," report further interviewees, who praise the team of "flexible lawyers with good commercial acumen," and explain: "They have a very long history in Hong Kong, so they know the market very well."
Assisted Manfield Chemical with its acquisition of 51% of the issued share capital in Mao Hong Information Technology.
A market source is quick to single out Alexander Que for the breadth of his transactional expertise. He offers over two decades of experience leading public and private M&A deals and counts several PRC and Hong Kong-headquartered companies among his clientele.
Eugina Chan is a seasoned corporate practitioner, with over three decades' experience handling transactional work. Interviewees recognise her longstanding and strong foothold in the Hong Kong corporate and finance market.
Machiuanna Chu is an experienced adviser, well placed to assist PRC, Hong Kong and international clients on cross-border M&A transactions, private equity investments and joint ventures. A client says: "Machiuanna was always on top of her game. She has a tremendous sense of negotiation and was able to drive our deal to a successful conclusion."