Peter So > Deacons > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Hong Kong

Work Department

Commercial Litigation practice group




Peter practice focus is on litigation and dispute resolution and advises on a broad range of commercial disputes and contentious matters, including regulatory investigations by the SFC, HKMA, ICAC, and Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC), financial institutions and banking litigation, arbitrations, shareholder disputes, disputes amongst members of high net worth families, injunctions and asset tracing.

Peter regularly advises financial institutions, banks and licensed persons and entities on contentious regulatory and securities law related issues, including insider dealing, market misconduct, mis-selling, disclosure of interests, sponsors’ liabilities, anti-money laundering (AML), anti-bribery and corruption and unlicensed regulated activities. In particular, Peter has extensive experience in advising banks on mis-selling of financial products and dealing with complex issues arising from regulatory / criminal investigations and civil proceedings.

Peter regularly conducts training and seminars for clients on insider dealing, the Hong Kong Prevention of Bribery Ordinance and AML.

Peter also advises clients on competition law related issues and handles investigations by the HKCC and subsequent legal proceedings at the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal. He has provided training and seminars for clients on the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance and related compliance and best practices.




Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong

Member, Hong Kong Notary Public


BSc., LLB, University of New South Wales

PCLL, University of Hong Kong (Distinction)

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Antitrust and competition

Deacons is a long-established firm with sizeable expertise in competition and international M&A advice, due in large part to the knowledge of practice head Machiuanna Chu. The team is also experienced at handling high-profile Competition Tribunal cases. Clients praise the firm’s in-house competition economist Sharon Pang, whose ‘deep insight of the local market’ has been vital when assisting lawyers with antitrust litigation cases. Peter So is another name to note, with experience in a number of high-profile competition and investigation matters.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: litigation

Independent Hong Kong-based heavyweight Deacons provides ‘exceptional value and quality advice’ to local and regional companies, public sector entities and private clients, across a wide variety of disputes. ‘Extremely innovative and hardworking’ team head Joseph Kwan‘s eclectic practice – which includes advice on shareholder disputes, financial services regulatory mandates and trusts matters – is emblematic of the diversity of the firm’s offering, ensuring that clients are well-served irrespective of the nature of the dispute. Other key practitioners include the ‘innovative and approachable’ Peter So, who excels at advising financial institutions on contentious regulatory and securities law-related issues, the ‘very experiencedKK Cheung, and associate Michelle Li.