Taylor Hui > Deacons > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Hong Kong

Work Department

Finacial Services practice group




Taylor leads the China team within Deacons’ financial services practice. He has more than 20 years of experience advising on the structuring, establishment and distribution of all types of investment funds in both the retail funds and private funds space. He also advises on securities regulations and assists clients with ongoing legal, regulatory and compliance obligations.

Taylor regularly advises clients on setting up fund management businesses in Hong Kong. He also assists with onshore and offshore hedge fund start-ups and the establishment of private equity funds, hybrid funds and other alternatives, particularly with managers of Mainland Chinese background. His practice includes advising foreign fund managers on Mainland Chinese QFI matters, regulatory issues and setting up offices in Mainland China.

Taylor has advised on many innovative products including the first of many RQFII funds, the first RQFII ETF and the first RMB bond fund. He also advised on the HSBC China Dragon Fund – the first closed ended fund listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007 for public offer, the first China A-Shares QFII fund and the first retail fund of hedge funds.

Taylor’s China team advised over 90% of the first two batches of South-bound funds to obtain SFC approval under the Mainland-Hong Kong mutual recognition of funds scheme launched in 2015.




Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong


LLB, BEc (Finance) Macquarie University, Australia (1993)

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Investment funds

(Leading individuals)

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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.