Jeremy Lam > Deacons > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Hong Kong

Work Department

Financial Services practice group


Partner, head of Financial Services practice group


Jeremy is head of the financial services practice. He has over 20 years’ experience advising on the structuring, establishment and promotion of private funds as well as the authorisation of retail funds for sale to the public in Hong Kong.

Jeremy also advises across a wide spectrum of legal and regulatory matters relevant to the asset management industry. His practice includes assisting clients with the establishment of SFC-regulated businesses in the territory; assisting with SFC licensing matters; advising on ongoing regulatory and compliance obligations; and advising on the marketing of collective investment schemes.


  • Jeremy oversees a significant platform of retail funds offered in the Hong Kong market, by both international and local fund management organisations.
  • Jeremy serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Government’s Financial Services Development Council, and is appointed as a New Business Committee member.




Member, Board of Directors, Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute

Member, Board of Directors, Financial Services Development Council

Member, Executive Committee, Alternative Investment Management Association

Member, New Business Committee, Financial Services Development Council

Member, Regulatory Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association

Member, Regulatory Committee, Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry

Member, Investment Funds Committee, International Bar Association


LLB (Hons), South Bank University, London

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Regulatory

(Leading individuals)

Jeremy Lam – Deacons

Deacons has a large financial services regulatory team based in Hong Kong, utilising specific experience of senior partners across banking and finance to offer comprehensive advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters. The firm focuses its attention on the Hong Kong regulatory terrain, building connections with statutory regulators such as the SFC, and sitting on government-facing committees to offer recommendations on incoming legislation. The firm offers tailored advice for finance clients entering the region, such as institutional asset managers, securities houses and investment banks, and is particularly well-regarded for its fund management regulatory services. The expertise of contentious and non-contentious practice heads respectively, Joseph Kwan and Jeremy Lam, are valued highly in this practice area.

Hong Kong > Investment funds

(Leading individuals)

Jeremy LamDeacons

Drawing upon significant market intel and also benefitting from strong ties with Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Deacons ‘understands the Hong Kong fund market very well’, particularly in the context of retail funds. In this segment of the market, Jeremy Lam spearheads a ‘cost-effective’ team that ‘handles the majority of authorised funds in Hong Kong’, for Chinese and international fund managers. The ‘very dependable’ Su Cheen Chuah and Pinky Siu, who is able to draw from an ‘abundance of experience’, both excel in the ETF space, and are able to guide many leading sponsors through the fund life cycle, from structuring advice and stock exchange listing guidance, through to advice on marketing and distribution, as well as on post-authorisation and regulatory developments. Taylor Hui has excellent traction among Chinese stakeholders across both retail and private funds; he excels at advising PRC fund managers on fund establishment in Hong Kong and on bringing RMB investment products to the Hong Kong market.