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Hong Kong

Work Department

Property practice group


Senior Partner, head of Property practice group


Senior Partner of the firm and Head of the Property Department, Lilian is a doyen of the real estate world in Hong Kong. She is among the best-established and best-known names in the field, with strong links to many of the major players and a track record that includes many of the key real estate deals of the last decade.

Lilian is deeply experienced in all kinds of property related transactions, including sale and purchase of commercial, residential and industrial properties, tender and auction transactions, exchange and partition of land arrangements and documentation, all types of conveyancing matters, leases, tenancies, joint venture agreements and all types of property related advice including stamp duty and regulatory advice. She also advises on planning and zoning advice and appeal.

She has considerable experience of residential and commercial development project works including negotiations with the Hong Kong Government on terms of the Land Grants, preparation of Deeds of Mutual Covenants and Agreements of Assignments.

Lilian frequently counsels major banks in Hong Kong on numerous land related security financing including building mortgages, all types of mortgages and security documentation.




Head of Property Department, Deacons

Member, Land Titles Ordinance Steering Committee of the Land Registry (Present)

Member, Title Registration Education Committee of the Land Registry (Present)

Member, Committee on Real Estate Investment Trusts at the Securities and Futures Commission (April 2017 –  Present)

Chairman, Property Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong (15 April 2015 – Present)

Deputy Chairman,  Council of the City University of Hong Kong (1 January 2020 – Present, member since 1 January 2014)

Member, Nominations Committee of the City University of Hong Kong (20 June 2019 – Present)

Honorary Legal Advisor, Hong Kong Society of Transplantation (2007 – Present)

Chairman, HR Sub-Committee of the City University of Hong Kong (1 June 2014 – 31 December 2019)

Member, Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards of the Social Welfare Department (2006 – 2008)

Vetting Committee Member, Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (2006 – March 2008)

Adjudicator, Immigration Tribunal of the Security Bureau (1998 – 2004)

Adjudicator, Registration of Persons Tribunal (1998 – 2004)

Member, Hong Kong Housing Authority Complaints Committee (1996 – 2001)

External Examiner in Law, The University of Hong Kong (1989 – 1991)

Notary Public, Hong Kong, (1991 – present)

China-Appointed Attesting Officer, PRC, (1995 – present)


LLB, University of Hong Kong

PCLL, University of Hong Kong

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Real estate

(Hall of Fame)

Lilian ChiangDeacons

A firm founded in Hong Kong, Deacons offers a thorough knowledge of the market and local regulations, as well as the capability to advise on large developments and cross border transactions. The real estate practice is led by the ‘outstandingLilian Chiang, who advises on major development projects and is recommended for her ‘technically sound advice‘. Wallace Wong has over two decades of experience and has handled many large real estate M&A deals in that period. Consequently, Wong has developed strong and lasting relationships with several major developers in Hong Kong, including the Urban Renewal Authority. Karen Chan and Wai Tung Yu are also key names to note. They assist on property transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and property investment.