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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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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Representative Partner Moves to Date - Hong Kong

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 5:12 PM



         REPRESENTATIVE PARTNER MOVES TO DATE- HONG KONG  November 2014  Mark Johnson, Litigation, moved from Herbert Smith, Hong Kong to Debevoise & Plimpton. Martin Lister, Insurance Law, moved from Edwards Wildman Palmer, Hong Kong to Simmons & Simmons, Hong Kong. October 2014  Bronwen May, Derivatives law, m...

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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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The Yuan

by: Joshua Flagg

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM



As mentioned in the Wall Street Journal today, China has taken new steps to loosen restrictions on the range in which the yuan trades against the US dollar.  The Chinese Central Bank still maintains a relatively tight grip on the yuan by setting a daily "parity" rate for trading the yuan against the US dollar.  China un...

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State of the HK IPO Market

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM



In the past few years, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has emerged as a global IPO leader, dominating the market for several years consecutively. The scaled back pricing of a few large IPOs and investor nervousness have done little to seriously alter the financial world’s shift to the Asian market. Likewise, the reclamatio...

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KORUS FTA

by: Shayne Barr

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 2:03 PM



Ironic that U.S. Free Trade Agreements—emphasis on “agree”—invariably rile bilateral dispute.  Will a foreign presence dominate domestic markets?  Will steep tariffs and strict regulations frustrate fruitful commerce?   These predictable rumblings peaked after October’s ratification of the South Korea-United States FTA ...

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Deal Watch 3/2/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM



Freshfields has advised Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. with their move to privatize Alibaba.com Ltd, China’s biggest corporate e-commerce site. On February 21st, 2012 Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. bought out all of the shares of Alibaba.com Ltd. that were not owned already. The entire share capital of Alibaba.com is now $8.71 ...

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