Corporate Commercial Newsletter - 7 April 2017

Submitted by Firm:
Firm Contacts:
Cynthia Chung
Article Type:
Legal Article

What’s inside?

MPF Default Investment Strategy launched on 1 April 2017. To read more please click here
Is this for real? To read more please click here
New measures imposed by SAFE on cross-border capital flow. To read more please click here
Hong Kong’s budget 2017-2018 tax proposals: more of the same, reheated. To read more please click here  
Awards and Recognition. To read more please click here  


Deacons recongnised in Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Deacons has maintained its top tier rankings in the Asia-wide and China (including Hong Kong) chapters in the 2017 edition of Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific.

We are delighted to maintain our Band 1 rankings for Corporate M&A, Intellectual Property, Investment Funds: Registered Funds.

Deacons wins Deal of the Year at the Asia Legal Awards

We are pleased to announce that Deacons won M&A Deal of the Year: Private Equity & Venture Capital at the Asia Legal Awards, hosted by The Asian Lawyer, China Law & Practice and Legal Week.

The Asia Legal Awards recognise the best examples of complex, high-stakes legal work in the region.

Deacons recognised at the IFLR Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that Deacons won Private Equity Deal of the Year and Hong Kong Firm of the Year at the IFLR Asia Awards 2017.

Hosted in Hong Kong on 2 March 2017, the annual IFLR Asia Awards recognise innovative and top-tier legal work performed by private-practice and in-house attorneys in the region. The IFLR awards cover finance & insolvency, investment funds and corporate finance work.

Deacons recognised as a Caring Company for 6 years consecutively

We are proud to announce that Deacons has been presented with a 5 Years + Caring Company Award by the Hong Kong Council of Social Services in recognition of the firm's commitment to caring for our employees, community and environment. This is the sixth consecutive year that we have received this recognition.


CCG partners attended international networking meeting in Singapore

Cynthia Chung, Machiuanna Chu and Myles Seto, partners, attended a global networking conference in Singapore on 5-6 March 2017. The conference was attended by representatives of law firms in the Asia Pacific region, the US and Europe.

The three partners also visited a number of Singaporean law firms after the meeting.

Cynthia Chung featured in special employment video report

Cynthia Chung, partner, recently featured in a video special report discussing termination issues in the Asia Pacific region. Moderating the discussion, Cynthia offered a Hong Kong perspective and was joined by panellists from Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. The conversation focused on what employers should be aware of when terminating employees including common pitfalls and the differences between the jurisdictions. Please click here to view the video.

Recent publications.

China Updates its Requirements for Making Large-sum Transaction Reports and Suspicious Transaction Reports

China Issues Plan to Further Attract Foreign Investment