It Can’t Hurt To Ask: 12 Questions You Should Ask Any Potential International Recruiter

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 8:06 AM



Although thousands of attorneys will work with a recruiter this year, most will spend less time evaluating recruiters than they do researching airfares on the Internet or on Facebook.  A recruiter should play a much larger role in the job-search process than simply relaying information about opportunities, especially wh...

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Trailing Spouses and Other Dependents

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 11:06 AM



 If you want to know how an international assignment is really going, ask your spouse.  It is well known that the success or failure of a stint abroad can depend largely on the contentment of trailing family members.  Below you will find some personal insights gathered from our candidates throughout Asia regarding the p...

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Expat Lifestyle Guide: Raising an Expat Child in an Asian Country

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 12:12 AM



For lawyers working overseas in an Asian country, raising an expatriate family could be difficult. Though traveling might provide a wealth of job opportunities, sometimes it might be quite hard on the uprooted child who must readjust to a completely new social setting. Whether it is culture shock or homesickness, a chil...

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Living Abroad Spotlight: Hong Kong/Mainland China

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 28, 2016 at 12:11 AM



As the global economy becomes more interconnected, and working abroad becomes more desirable, many attorneys have looked to Hong Kong as an attractive location to work in China. In 2014, Hong Kong increased the number of work visas issued to foreign professionals to 31,676.  Hong Kong is one of the world’s largest finan...

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Expat Lifestyle Guide: Schooling Options in Asia

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 10, 2016 at 12:11 AM



Living and moving abroad brings about many challenges besides just landing the right law firm job.  We have started the Expat Lifestyle Series to help our expat candidates make a smooth transition to what can be a disruptive and stressful process.  It’s important that your family feels at home in their new locale and sc...

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An Expat’s Guide to Finding an Apartment Abroad

by: Kavita Maini

Posted on October 28, 2016 at 12:10 AM



No matter what city an expat relocates to, it is becoming increasingly simple to find living accommodations which cater to a foreigner’s needs and there are people at each step of the process to make the relocation as easy and comfortable as possible.TokyoOnce moving to Tokyo, apartments are usually acquired through a r...

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A Brief Note: The Great Move to China

by: Thomas Hayward

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 10:02 PM



Modern China offers great opportunities for foreign lawyers, in a climate of geographical and cultural diversity, speed of change, deregulation and unprecedented economic development.  For more information on the expat lifestyle in China, please click here.In his book, One World, Ready or not, William Graider gives the ...

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Living Abroad Spotlight: Singapore

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 8:08 PM



As the global economy expands and more and more companies move overseas, many law firms have begun to open offices in Southeast Asia.  In particular, Singapore has been an active area for international firms.  Firms such as Latham & Watkins, O'Melveny & Myers, and Morrison & Foerster have all opened or expan...

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Asia: Finding the Right Recruiter

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM



Foreign firms are starting to proactively approach foreign universities seeking attorneys for their China offices. US and UK firms have always been eager to bring over bilingual expats from the US, UK and AUS. Over the last few years, firms have been increasingly focusing on attorneys with exposure in the US, UK or AUS,...

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Expat Compensation: 2012

by: Joshua Flagg

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 12:11 AM



With top firms having weathered the economic crisis, these firms are now continuing to offer competitive packages in Asia in order to attract and retain top legal talent. Firms remain committed to the Asian markets, investing resources into their foreign offices, hiring or promoting partners, and offering competitive re...

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