Deacons HK makes headway in China with third mainland office

Begum, Husnara
September 2005
Lawyer;9/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports that Deacons Hong Kong has become the first foreign firm to win a licence to open a third office on the Chinese mainland. The move follows the Chinese Ministry of Justice's decision to relax the rules limiting the number of offices that foreign firms are allowed to have on the mainland. Deacons was awarded its first foreign firm licence in the People's Republic of China in 1994 when it opened its office in Guangzhou. It subsequently became one of five Hong Kong law firms to be awarded a second licence in 2002 for its Beijing office following China's accession to the World Trade Organization.


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