Legal Market

“New jobs available!”  “Everyone is hiring in Legal & Compliance!”  “The market’s booming!” Recent market information seems to suggest that new jobs are everywhere: from the pages...
July 2017
The close of 2016 brought about unique patterns within Hong Kong’s legal sector, the effects of which we are still feeling. In this article, we will discuss the key trends and their impact on the...
May 2017
It’s been eight years since the start of the global financial crisis, and like a bushfire that has left turmoil in its wake, recovery and regrowth soon follows. Given the time that has now passed,...
December 2016
According to John Knox, Co-Founder of AdventBalance, which has recently merged with the UK’s LOD (Lawyers On Demand), it is now a buyer’s not seller’s market, with in-house counsel having more choice...
September 2016
Addressing structural barriers and creating cultural change is needed at the organisational level for women to succeed and advance in the legal industry. Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law (“...
September 2016
With the many, inexpensive ways we are able to communicate, effective marketing has shifted from interruption-based advertising to information-based content marketing. In a world that values good...
June 2016
Despite a healthy volume of new mandates coming to market, Q1 has seen a relatively ‘sticky’ start to the year within the in-house financial services legal space with protracted hiring processes and...
April 2016
Mike Wright, Associate Director, Private Practice, Pure Search Despite a few bumps in the road in 2015, it has been a busy year in legal recruitment across Hong Kong. Next year looks to follow...
January 2016
Matthew Whalley, Head of Legal Risk Consultancy, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP In May 2015, international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner asked the UK’s first Contract Robot to review live...
November 2015
Jeffrey Brandt, Principal, Brandt Professional Services With the exploding amount of internal data, law firms are instituting governance systems to collect, organise and secure their digital...
August 2015
Silvia Coulter, Principal, Law Vision Group The tide may be turning when it comes to the “non-lawyer” senior business professionals in today’s law firms. It’s a slow-...
May 2015
Ricky Mui, Director-Legal...
April 2015
Angel Wing Chung Although it is toward the end of the year, the compliance job market in Hong Kong is still very active as financial institutions look for experienced compliance personnel to manage...
December 2014
Bryane Michael, Senior Fellow, HKU Faculty of Law and Ajay Shamdasani, Senior Regulatory Analyst, Thomson Reuters Introduction What if born-and-bred-in Hong Kong law firms could list on the...
December 2014
Writtern by Gareth Bridges, Senior Manager, Enterprise Markets, Equinix Asia Pacific Every organisation fights internal battles, but few are more emotive or critical than the struggle over control...
October 2014
Legal Market Corporate The legal recruitment market began in 2014 with a number of hires in corporate finance at the associate level. The activity was not confined to any type of law firm –...
September 2014
Chris Tang, Director Star Anise Legal Recruitment The demand for partners in international law firms in Asia is reaching its highest levels in recent years, which is a direct benefit of the improved...
July 2014
The Rise of the Boutique Law Firm in Hong Kong Introduction As the Hong Kong legal market continues to evolve, one unrelenting reality that corporate counsel continue to grapple with is doing more...
June 2014
Compliance: an alternative land of promise for the modern day lawyer Compliance In terms of hiring 2013 was all about compliance. Strict headcount freezes in the legal market meant vacancies for...
March 2014