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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Asia Market Update

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 10:11 PM



As the global economy continues to feel the effects of the 2008 recession, it faces both short and long-term challenges. But new and exciting opportunities are being created as the world’s markets walk the road to recovery. Southeast Asia has become an area of growth, attracting many firms and attorneys wishing to expan...

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Japanese Firms Expanding into Southeast Asia

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM



In an attempt to escape stagnating domestic markets, major Japanese law firms have begun a campaign of expansion into nearby markets abroad.  Over the last two years, there has been a marked increase in Japanese overseas investment, and Japan’s biggest law firms are not looking to be left behind.  In the last year alone...

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Obama Meets with Shinzo Abe, Japan's New Prime Minister

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 7:03 PM



Japan’s government debt could lead to economic opportunities for the U.S.  Japan's new Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, recently met with President Obama for the first time to talk face-to-face about an ambitious program to revive his country's stalled economy.  Japan's unfortunate government debt, negative trade balance and...

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Partner Watch

by: William Wesley

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 2:12 PM



The global economy faces a number of short and long-term challenges in Europe and elsewhere.  That said, legal activity remains buoyant in Asia and there are many outstanding opportunities for partners considering a move as firms open new offices, replace departing partners or implement strategic hiring initiatives.Acco...

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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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Allens Signs Agreement With NO&T

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Posted on October 6, 2010 at 3:10 PM



Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson signed a collaborative agreement with Japanese firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (NO&T), affording each firm the opportunity to expand their presence in the global market.By making this deal, Allens is seeking an opportunity to provide their Japanese clients "premium level s...

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Japan's New Work Visa System

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Posted on June 30, 2010 at 3:06 PM



Starting in July 2012, as part of an effort to overhaul its immigration system, Japan will abolish the Alien Registration Act. In its place, the amended Immigration Act will manage the corresponding issues and information of the Alien Registration System for foreigners working in Japan. Though the new law has been passe...

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