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Deacons

Investment Funds (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Large funds team renowned for its mastery of the retail fund market. Much admired for its regulatory expertise and a standout track record in achieving SFC authorisations for a variety of public funds, including unit trusts, RFQII and UCITS funds. Also proficient in the private funds space, particularly with regard to the establishment and regulation of hedge funds, including knowledge of Hong Kong's OFC regime. Experienced advising fund managers based in Mainland China on investment in Hong Kong, and in dealing with a wide range of investment sectors, including insurance and securities.

Strengths

"One of the firm’s primary strengths lies in its ability to accurately advise on the latest market and regulatory trends and practices as a result of its experience acting for a majority of the authorised funds in Hong Kong and its close working relationship with local regulators," one client explains.

Another interviewee praises the team's working style, saying: "It is very responsive - when you send an email you get a call back very quickly. The availability is there and I always received very contextualised answers to my questions, even though they're usually technical and difficult to answer."

Notable practitioners

Alwyn Li has an active practice facilitating retail funds such as unit trusts and money market funds. Knowledgeable about SFC authorisation and maintenance requirements, he elicits praise from a client who reports that he is "very responsive and has a very good commercial sense."

Practice group head Jeremy Lam enjoys a well-established market profile based on his acumen in the open-ended fund sub-markets, principally hedge and retail funds. He is singled out for the depth of his practice by a client who reports that he "has over 20 years' extensive experience in the industry dealing with the regulators and industry leaders, and provides big-picture commercial advice from various perspectives."

Taylor Hui is recognised for his knowledge of registered fund regulatory procedures and is praised by a client for "giving good advice on complicated and sensitive issues, and understanding the industry practices and regulatory preferences." The client concludes: "His experience is the most important part of helping us make the right call." He is also regularly instructed to handle hedge fund launches.

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Investment Funds (International Firms)

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5th Floor Alexandra House

18 Chater Road

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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