Peter So > Deacons > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile
5TH FLOOR, ALEXANDRA HOUSE
18 CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL
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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)
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.
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 experienced‘ KK Cheung, and associate Michelle Li.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Commercial, corporate and M&A: independent Hong Kong law firms
- Intellectual property
- Investment funds
- Labour and employment
- Real estate
- Antitrust and competition
- Capital markets (debt)
- Capital markets (equity)
- Corporate (including M&A)
- Dispute resolution: international arbitration
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Domestic and International Corporate Tax
- Private Client and Family
- Banking and finance