Firm Profile


Deacons advises on all aspects of building, construction and civil engineering law. Acting for developers, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and suppliers, the work of Deacons’ Construction Practice extends beyond Hong Kong into China. In mainland China, our Chinese speakers are able to advise developers on construction contracts, local labour laws, joint ventures and regulatory requirements of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Within the region there also is growing demand for specialised legal advice in developing and investing in energy and infrastructure projects. Deacons’ extensive involvement in these projects in the PRC and other Asian countries has earned wide recognition that the firm is at the forefront of this specialised area.
Our litigation lawyers are also extensively experienced in dispute management and resolution, as well as handling international arbitrations in Hong Kong and China.


Why choose Deacons for construction & arbitration legal advice?


Deacons’ Construction Practice Group comprises lawyers with extensive experience in all aspects of the construction industry in Hong Kong and China. Our lawyers also possess construction qualifications which are of added values to our clients. We therefore are in a better position to provide sound and market sensitive legal advice to both local and foreign clients.
Deacons’ leadership in the construction field is also recognised by independent surveys and research. A recent edition of Asia Pacific Legal 500 described our construction practice as “…’excellent’, ‘responsive’ and ‘down to earth’, while being applauded for its ‘no-nonsense approach’…”.


  • Services offered include:
  • Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Domestic and international arbitration in Hong Kong
  • Claims in Hong Kong High Court Construction and Arbitration List
  • Building and engineering and major project contracts, drafting and vetting
  • Commercial and legal risk analysis
  • Project planning, financing and documentation
  • Pre-tender and pre-contract advice, as well as practical advice throughout the course of the project
  • Contract negotiations
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Building and planning appeals
  • Joint ventures, formation and resolution of disputes
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Committee arbitration in the PRC
  • Enforcement of foreign and Mainland arbitration awards




Deacons’ has been securing the top rankings in the area of Construction of Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2001-2011 editions).
Deacons’ has been recognised in the area of Construction by PLC Which Lawyer? (2001-2011 editions)
Deacons has been ranked as a leading law firm in the area of Construction in China and Hong Kong by Chambers Asia (2007-2012 editions).


Notable Practitioners


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