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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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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Mergers and Acquisitions of the first half of 2012

by: Kavita Maini

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM



Though the first half of 2012 proved to be disappointing for Mergers and Acquisitions activity, there seems to be signs indicating there can be a significant rebound in prospering sectors. For example, while Asia Pacific M&A fell 5.9 percent outbound M&A from China increased 16.7 percent with a majority of inves...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/27/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       DLA Asia Pacific Gains New Managing DirectorPartner and group head of finance and projects, Bob Charlton, will be the new managing director of DLA Piper Asia Pacific as of May 1, 2012. He is replacing Alastair Da Costa who is leaving to pursue a Masters Degree at the London School of Economics. Charlton is highly...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/12/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       Hogan Lovells Corporate Partner Relocates to UlaanbaatarHogan Lovells has moved corporate partner Chris Melville from London to Ulaanbaatar in response to the rapidly growing economy in Mongolia.  Melville has experience in M&A, joint ventures, and corporate finance.  He will be the 2nd partner to join the of...

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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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Office Openings 3/6/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM



New Akin Gump Office Opening in Hong KongWithin the next few weeks, Akin Gump is planning to open a new office in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong firm will be headed by Gregory Puff, former M&A partner of Shearman & Sterling, and Andrew Abernethy, the Hong Kong partner of Norton Rose.This new Hong Kong office is sure t...

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