Deacons

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) (International Firms) Department

China
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What the team is known for Hong Kong outfit with pronounced expertise in intellectual property, licensing and data-related matters. Solid transactional practice with capacity to handle M&A, investment funds and capital markets deals on behalf of technology companies. Has good regulatory knowledge of innovative technologies, including blockchain and cryptocurrency. Additionally active in the media and entertainment sectors, including advertising and film.

Strengths"The firm provides timely legal guidance and advice on the no-clear-answer issues," confirms one client, while another impressed source praises the team's "strong understanding of the business world and initiative in coming up with business-savvy recommendations on strategies."

Work highlights Represented Gmedia in a patent infringement action brought against Tencent over the use of Gmedia’s 2D code technology in Tencent’s Weixin and Wechat products.

Notable practitioners

Machiuanna Chu and Charmaine Koo are key contacts for clients.