Deacons lawyers give Lamma's elderly gift of companionship

Deacons' volunteers at the Hans Anderson Club Lamma Island Centre, during a visit to the local elderly citizens. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

One of the kindest things that one can do for the elderly is listen to their life stories.

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 5:44am

Firms seek deals but unsure on funding

One-third of mainland companies plan to grow through mergers and acquisitions in the next three years, but a considerable number don't know how to fund their ambition, a survey by Grant Thornton International indicates.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Lawyers from Leeds visit, offer 'expertise at competitive rates'

A delegation of lawyers from Leeds, England, is in town as part of a marketing campaign to explore business opportunities with Hong Kong and mainland counterparts.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Oscars for legal eagles

Sponsored by Hong Kong's biggest companies, who obviously see the need for a good lawyer or two, the Asian Legal Business Awards (aka the Oscars for lawyers) will be presented on September 24 at the Conrad Hotel. Sponsors say that no one can 'purchase' these awards; winners are based entirely on peer and client recommendations.

9 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

International practices clear hurdles to gain China foothold

More than 100 foreign firms now have offices registered across the mainland

For law firms, China's status as a land of unparalleled opportunity has persisted for many years. Given Hong Kong's strategic proximity to the mainland, it is not surprising that local firms, or local offices of international firms, have taken the lead in establishing offices across the border.

28 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Andersen leaves legal vacuum

IT TOOK NEARLY a decade to build Andersen Legal and, in a heartbeat, it is gone. The legal arm of the rapidly-evaporating Big Five accountancy firm is unravelling fast.

20 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Deacons cuts ties with US partner

One of Hong Kong's largest law firms, Deacons Graham & James, is to sever ties with its troubled US associate on July 1.

The SAR firm - which will retain the name Deacons - is at odds with Graham & James' merger plans and is instead in talks with other firms, both in the United States and Britain for a potential tie-up.

21 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Law firms alter scale of practice

Lawyers are doing what they have always done, now they are doing it everywhere: following the money means going global. Financial giants with cross-border agendas - and deep pockets - need one-stop, multi-jurisdictional legal services. Enter lawyers without frontiers.

5 Aug 1999 - 12:00am