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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Partner Hiring Trends: Expected Growth In the Year of the Monkey

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 9:03 AM



In 2015, the market witnessed its most robust year in over five years in terms of partner movement at Am Law 200 law firms in Asia (please see Representative Partner Moves in 2015) and this trend is set to continue in the Year of the Fire Monkey.  The Hildebrandt Consulting Report and the Citi Private Bank have both rel...

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Compensation Report

by: William Wesley

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 5:03 PM



We are pleased to share this compensation report to provide guidance to our partner and associate candidates.  We have gathered information with the help of our law firms clients and candidates and from our in-depth knowledge of the market.  Please note that this report isn't all inclusive as we represent mostly Am Law ...

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Myanmar Today: Aung San Suu Kyi-- A Sign of Hope, Transformation and Opportunity?

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on March 1, 2016 at 7:03 PM



Myanmar has become one of Southeast Asia's more alluring destinations for foreign investment and law firms are paying attention along with the world as Aung San Suu Kyi, who won the Noble Peace Prize in 1991, was recently sworn in as an MP in Myanmar's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years.  With...

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Asia Law Firms Giving Back to Their Communities

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 6:02 PM



International law firms are in a unique position to have a significant positive impact for individuals in need, local communities and our planet and its natural resources. A sterling example of that outreach, Linklaters LLP has donated thousands of hours to various events, non profit organizations, and endeavors to assi...

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