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TO HIRE OR NOT TO HIRE

HR future, 6 September 2017  

My “To hire or not to hire?” article was recently featured in HR Future Magazine.

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Becoming a successful business owner

Rob Green, 29 August 2017  

Running your own business comes with many challenges, but having certain steps in place, particularly when starting out, means a greater chance of success.

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Lateral partner moves discussed by GRM.

BizCommunity, August 22, 2017

There are many lateral moves in the African legal market and, as more international firms enter the fray in the coming years, this will see a significant spike in activity.

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The many career paths of the modern lawyer

GoLegal, August 04, 2017

Our head of Legal for Africa (Darius Zeederberg) featured in a GoLegal Article.

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CULTURED APPROACH

The Global Recruiter, July 27, 2017

Our CEO and owner of GRM Search (Rob Green) featured in a GoLegal Article.

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South Africa Legal Salary Survey 2017

GoLegal, July 11, 2017

GRM and Rob Green featured in GoLegal for South Africa salary survey.

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Darius Zeederberg appointed as GRM Search’s head of legal recruitment for Africa

GRM Search has named Darius Zeederberg as head of legal recruitment for its Africa operations.

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Thomson Reuters 2017 Compliance Sector Salary Survey Report: HK Edition

Thomson Reuters Accelus, April 20, 2017

GRM and Rob Green featured in Reuters salary survey for Hong Kong.

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What is the current state of the legal recruitment market in Asia? A Q&A with GRMSearch

Asia Law Portal, December 6, 2016

GRM was recently named the Best Legal Recruitment Agency of the Year in Hong Kong. What did the awarding agency see in GRM as a unique competitive advantage?

To read the full Q&A, click here.


GRM retains the title as best Legal Recruitment agency in Hong Kong

APSCo, November 25, 2016

GRM’s Hong Kong Legal Recruitment team retained their title for the second year in a row at this year’s Recruitment International Awards.

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Private bank hiring in Asia: who’s leading the charge?

Citywire, October 17, 2016

Private bank hiring has shown mixed patterns in Asia, with some institutions in recruiting mode and others going slow.

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Legal Insight
Survey indicates further demand for legal professionals

The Global Recruiter, October 6, 2016

The Asia Pacific legal market has seen an increase in the need for lawyers with a litigation and FCPA background, according to findings from GRMSearch’s 2016 Law Salary Survey.

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GRMSearch Gain Managing Consultant
Executive search brand receives boost.

The Global Recruiter, August 11, 2016

GRMSearch has strengthened its Hong Kong executive search team with the appointment of Amelia (Milly) Black as managing consultant.

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GRM Appoints New Managing Consultant to Hong Kong Office

APSCo, August 9, 2016

GRMSearch (GRM) strengthens its Hong Kong executive search team with the appointment of Amelia (Milly) Black as Managing Consultant.

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Bright Future? Rob Green, CEO, GRMSearch suggests Brexit could be positive for ANZ.

The Global Recruiter, July 5, 2016

In what has started as a week of uncertainty in most of Europe, we have been speaking to clients and job seekers in the major Australian cities to get a sense of what affect a divided Europe may have on Australia’s job market.

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What the Brexit means for the Asia job market

APSCo, June 28, 2016

Although most commentators are proclaiming “shock” “terror” “crisis”, everyone knew there was a good chance that the UK would vote to leave the European Union, so countries and companies are prepared for it.

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The Asia Pacific View
Rob Green, CEO, GRMGroup gives an overseas insight into the referendum result

The Global Recruiter, June 27, 2016

Although most commentators are prclaiming “shock” “terror” “crisis”, everyone knew there was a good chance that the UK would vote to leave the European Union, so countries and companies are prepared for it.

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GRMSearch has massive growth after tremendous start to 2016

APSCo, June 22, 2016

GRMSearch (GRM) has strengthened its practice roups with new arrivals in Australia, Japan and South Africa.

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GRMSearch brings in new talent across Asia Pacific region and beyond

The Global Recruiter, June 22, 2016

GRMSearch (GRM) has strengthened its practice roups with new arrivals in Australia, Japan and South Africa.

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GRMSearch makes appointments in Japan, South Africa and Australia

Recruitment International, June 21, 2016

GRMSearch (GRM) has strengthened its practice roups with new arrivals in Australia, Japan and South Africa.

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Taking charge of TOB to steady stream

Mark Agnew, The Corporate Treasurer, June 20, 2016

Managing revenue streams can be hard when cash flows depend on numerous factors out of your control, but Graeme Duncan took charge of terms of business and now rarely experiences a delayed payment.

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Starting and running a recruitment business in Hong Kong

Rob Green, APSCo, April 26, 2016

The latest article written by Rob Green, CEO of GRMSearch on APSCo.

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Asia’s legal recruitment market grows as more foreign firms expand

John Grimley, Asia Law Portal, April 21, 2016

The latest article written by John Grimley on Asia Law Portal our CEO Rob Green was quoted in.

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Tips and Strategies for Rapid Business Growth in the Hong Kong Market with Rob Green

Global From Asia, March 22, 2016

Our CEO, Rob Green is interviewed by the Global From Asia podcast about how to successfully build a business in Hong Kong and how to scale up.

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Where Are Partners Moving in Asia?

Anna Zhang, The American Lawyer, March 14, 2016

The lastest article written by Anna Zhang from The American Lawyer our CEO Rob Green was quoted in.

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GRM/Feeding Hong Kong Fundraising Launch Night

APSCo, March 14, 2016

GRMSearch are proud to announce the formal launch of our 2016 corporate social responsibility programme in order to support the wonderful charity, Feeding Hong Kong. The launch night will take place later this month.

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GRM/Feeding Hong Kong Fundraising Launch Night

GRMSearch, March 14, 2016

GRMSearch are proud to announce the formal launch of our 2016 corporate social responsibility programme in order to support the wonderful charity, Feeding Hong Kong. The launch night will take place later this month.

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Panel Discussion is now up on Youtube!

March 7, 2016

Special thanks to Stephen Lai from Conventus Law for the production of this amazing video. This seminar was very successful and we look forward to the next one!

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GRMSearch Hosts Panel Discussion on Regulating Employee Usage on Social Media and Behaviour Outside of Work

APSCo, March 1, 2016

At the prestigious China Club in Hong Kong, we hosted a panel discussion in Hong Kong attended by MD’s, General Counsels and HR Directors from a plethora of industries to look into the issue of employees social media usage and the wider topic of their general behaviour outside the workplace and whether the employer can be held accountable should something go awry.

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Social Behavior – GRMSearch panel examines social media use.

The Global Recruiter, February 29, 2016

GRMSearch have hosted a panel discussion in Hong Kong to look into the issue of employees social media usage and the wider topic of their general behavior outside the workplace and whether employer can be held accountable shoule something go awry.

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GRMSearch CEO’s Weekly Market Review – Asia & Australia

Rob Green, CEO, February 12, 2016

Another tumultuous week on the markets but weirdly another record week for new job mandates being called in to GRM’s offices.

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GRMSearch CEO’s Weekly Market Review – South Africa

Rob Green, CEO, February 12, 2016

Another tumultuous week on the markets but weirdly another record week for new job mandates being called in to GRM’s offices.

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Shortlist chats with…Rob Green, GRMSearch

Shortlist, January 29, 2016

Rob Green was a “bored and frustrated” marketing manager in the UK 14 years ago when he decided to make the leap into recruitment, joining Badenoch & Clark.

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GRMSearch starts 2016 off with a bang!!

search-consult, January 19, 2016

GRMSearch (GRM) has kicked off the new year in fine style by signing Rob Mclean from Page Group UK into their Hong Kong based Legal recruitment team.

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GRMSearch starts 2016 off with a bang!!

APSCo, January 7, 2016

GRMSearch (GRM) has kicked off the new year in fine style by signing Rob Mclean from Page Group UK into their Hong Kong based Legal recruitment team.

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Careering – GRM hosts rountable on regulating employee behaviour outside work

Global Recruiter, December 30, 2015

Employers have the ability to regulate thier employees’ behaviour outside of work hours and will increasingly move to exercise this, according to insights shared at a recent rountable event hosted by executive search firm GRMSearch (GRM)

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End of year celebrations for Asia Pacific recruiter

Global Recruiter, December 8, 2015

In Hong Kong, GRMSearch (GRM) is ending a record year on a high by celebrating promotions, anniversaries and new arrivals.

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How to effectively run and manage a recruitment business

Recruitment Juice, November 25, 2015

I am not going to pertain to know all the answers. I’ve made plenty of mistakes, but I’ve learnt from them and tried not to make them again. Here’s what I’ve learnt about effectively running and managing a recruitment business.

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GRMSearch Celebrates Team New Arrivals, Promotions & Anniversaries

APSCo, November 17, 2015

GRMSearch (GRM) is ending a record year on a high by celebrating promotions, anniversaries and new arrivals.

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What opportunity do law firm mergers in Asia create for foreign law firms?

Asia Law Portal, November 2015

Local law firms in China remain the most attractive merger partners in Asia for foreign law firms, according to Hong Kong-based Ben Cooper, Managing Director, GRMExecutive.

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GRMSearch success story in the AsiaPac region

APSCo, November 6, 2015

GRMSearch, one of Asia’s leading recruiters in legal and compliance founded by Londoner Rob Green, explains how they managed to expand so fast across Hong Kong, Melbourne, Johannesburg and Tokyo and the role that technology and people have had in it.

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GRMSearch Records Strong Revenue Growth

search-consult, November 3, 2015

GRMSearch has seen an increase in revenue in the past two quarters, with the recruitment, executive search and consulting firm recording year-on-year growth of 40.5% and 41.7% respectively in Q2 and Q3 of this year.

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The murky hedge fund pay in Hong Kong

efinancialcareers, October 30, 2015

Hedge funds have a reputation for paying huge sums, particularty in locations like London and New York, but what about Hong Kong? It is, after all, the biggest centre for hedge funds in Asia, even if it remains comparatively tiny to western markets.

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GRMSearch Celebrates Record Year for Industry Awards

Recruitment International UK, October 12, 2015

GRMSearch (GRM) has been named the Best Legal Recruitment Team in Hong Kong at the 2015 Recruitment International Awards.

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GRMSearch Awarded Best New Agency in Asia Pacific in 2015 Global Recruiter Awards

APSCo, October 6, 2015

GRMSearch (GRM) is thrilled to announce that it has been named Best New Agency in Asia Pacific at the 2015 Global Recruiter Awards.

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Asia Pacific – Recruitment Firms Recognised at Global Recruiter Awards

Staffing Industry Analysts, October 2, 2015

A host of staffing firms were recognised as the “best of the best” in the recruitment industry at the Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Industry Awards 2015, which was held in Singapore yesterday.

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GRMSearch Hosts Roundtable on Regulating Employee Behaviour Outside of Work

GRMSearch, September 28, 2015

Employers have the ability to regulate their employees’ behaviour outside of work hours and will increasingly move to exercise this, according to insights shared at a recent roundtable event hosted by executive search firm GRMSearch (GRM).

To read the full article, click here.


General Counsel Extend Reach Beyond Work Hours

Paul Garth, Lawyers Weekly, September 10 2015

The question of regulating employee behavior outside of work emerged as a hot-button issue at a recent general counsel roundtable, writes Paul Garth.

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Recruiter Abroad – London to the cayman Islands and now CEO of Hong Kong headquartered GRMSearch

Dualta Dohertv, Pro Recruitment Solutions, August 27 2015

UK Entrepreneur Rob Green tells Pro Recruitment Solutions about his experiences from recruiting in London and the Cayman Islands to setting up an award winning recruitment agency (GRMSearch) with offices in Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Tokyo and Melbourne.

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Bullhorn Case Study: Leading Recruitment Agency Chooses Bullhorn to Expand Internationally

Rob Green, Chief Executive Officer GRMSearch

Rob Green, CEO of GRMSearch has recently worked on a case study with Bullhorn about how Bullhorn has proven to be an invaluable asset, supporting GRMSeacrch throughout its growth and continuing to evolve alongside the company.

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Where are all the GC roles?

Lawyers Weekly, August 2015

An article of Paul Garth, Managing Director of GRMSearch. While the in-house market is growing, securing a general counsel position still requires a degree of planning and strategy, Paul Garth writes.

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From in-house to private practice?

“The article first appeared in the August edition of without prejudice.” – August 2015

An article of Dale Verster, Managing Director of GRMSearch – some thoughts about whether it is possible to move from private practice to an in-house role or vice versa. Is it possbile?

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GRMSearch Continues its Awards Success

APSCo Asia, August 2015

Fresh on the heels of winning Silver in the ‘Recruitment Agency of the Year’ category of the Asia HR Awards, APSCo member GRMSearch (GRM) has been named a finalist in multiple categories of the Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Industry Awards 2015.

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Going International: The Asian Opportunity

Luke Hawkins, Director and Head of Insurance Asia Pacific, GRMSearch

A sneak preview of an article of Luke Hawkins, Director and Head of Insurance Asia Pacific of GRMSearch, regarding the rise of Actuarial related career opportunities throughout Asia.

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Dedicated For Success

The Global Recruiter, July 2015

Meeting with Rob Green, CEO of GRMSearch and APSCo Asia Representative Committee member, to find out how he is finding current market conditions.

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Case study: Managing an ownership, brand change without losing staff or clients

Shortlist Magazine, July 2015

Identifying the challenges of a simultaneous ownership and brand change and tackling them “head on” helped one recruitment company avoid a drop-off in business and improve its retention.

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GRMSearch’s Silver

The Global Recruiter, July 2015

GRMSearch have been awarded the silver prize for Recruitment Agency of the Year 2015, at the Asia Human Resources Awards.

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GRMSearch wins SILVER in the Asia HR Awards, Recruitment Agency of the Year 2015

Apsco, June 2015

GRMSearch (GRM), the global executive search firm specialising in legal, compliance, insurance and banking, were awarded the silver prizes for Recruitment Agency of the Year 2015, at last Thursday’s Asia Human Resources Awards, held at Hotel Icon in Hong Kong.

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Number crunching

The Global Recruiter, April 2015

Rob Green, CEO of GRM and Exec Committee member of APSCo, discusses data in recruitment.

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AML and sanctions compliance demand continues to drive Hong Kong recruitment market

Thomson Reuters, April 2015

Hong Kong’s compliance recruitment market was buoyant in 2014 and is expected to remain active this year due to an increase in demand for anti-money laundering and sanctions specialists. GRM’s Ben Cooper joins the conversation.

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The soft approach

The Global Recruiter, March 2015

Rob Green, CEO of GRMSearch, looks beyond base salary and annual leave days at the rise of soft benefits and its increasing importance in negotiations. Also included are the top 10 soft benefits offered by GRMSearch.

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Global spotlight on South Africa

Recruiter, March 2015

South African recruitment has a unique set of complexities, says GRMSearch South Africa Director Dale Verster.

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The private practice pull

Lawyers Weekly, March 2015

Ever thought about moving – or moving back – to private practice? It can be done, writes GRMSearch Australia Director Paul Garth.

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Wanted: Lawyers who are specialists in niche industries

Singapore Business Review, March 2015

Ben Cooper, Head of Legal & Compliance at GRMSearch, says regulatory knowledge of specific or niche industries is highly sought after and the trend is likely to continue.

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10 reasons why 2015 will be a bumper year for staffing firms in Asia

APSCo, January 2015

GRMSearch CEO Rob Green believes 2015 will see a mix of great opportunities and a “red hot” race for talent, leading to a booming market for the leading recruiters and executive search firms. In this article, he outlines a number of solid reasons and market indicators for the positive vibes rolling around inside the firm’s offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Melbourne, Johannesburg and Yangon.

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International law firms and the South African legal job market

De Rebus, December 2014

GRMSearch South Africa Director Dale Verster takes a look at the influx of international law firms into South Africa and the impact it is already having on the legal job market landscape for local lawyers.

To read the full article, click here.


Tang joins GRMSearch to address buy and sell side clients and candidates

The Global Recruiter, October 2014

GRMSearch has appointed multi-award winning financial services headhunter Laikee Tang as Director, Head of Front Office. She will spearhead the launch and development of a front office desk serving both buy and sell side clients and candidates across the Asia-Pacific region. Tang will be based in Hong Kong with a specific focus on the equities, private equity and investment banking sectors.

To read the full article, click here.


GRMSearch wins Best Consultant at the Global Recruiter Awards 2014

Search-consult, October 2014

Executive search firm GRMSearch has been named a winner and a commended winner in the Best Consultant and Best Specialist Agency categories, respectively, at the Global Recruiter Awards 2014, held in Singapore on Thursday, 2 October.

To read the full article, click here.


GRMSearch grows across Asia

Recruitment International Asia, September 2014

Following a 32% year-on-year growth in gross profit for Q3, executive search firm GRMSearch has announced its plans to expand across Asia. The award-winning executive search firm has re-launched its Australian office under the leadership of leading legal recruiter Paul Garth.

To read the full article, click here.


GRMSearch networking event The Exchange returns to Hong Kong

Recruitment International Asia, September 2014

Over 120 of Hong Kong’s top lawyers, bankers and insurance professionals gathered at private members club Bouijs in Central, Hong Kong on 17 September for the return of the city’s most exclusive networking event, The Exchange.

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The road to Asia is not necessarily paved with gold

Recruitment International Asia, June 2014

Rob Green, CEO of GRMSearch, says those looking towards Asia must expect a difficult path as the road here is not necessarily paved with gold but rather filled with opportunity if you do the right things.

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The AIFMD and what it means for the Asian job market

RegulationAsia.com, June 2014

The AIFMD regulates alternative investment fund managers who market or manage funds in Europe targeted at professional investors. While its effect on the asset management sector is clear, it has also had a huge impact on the legal, insurance and compliance sectors with increased work or referrals for work or expertise needed leading to job openings. Rob Green, CEO at GRMSearch, takes a look at how this will effect the job market in Asia.

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In-house careers: The view from Asia in 2014

Inhouseblog.com, April 2014

2013 was very much a year of maintenance with encouraging areas of growth and a YOY decline in job cuts for in-house legal teams in Asia. Ben Cooper, Barrister-at-law and Executive Director at GRMSearch, takes a look at the job market and salary trends in 2013 and Q1 of 2014.

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Beating the law of diminishing returns

LawyersWeekly.com.au, January 2014

A potent mix of national and global forces looks set to slash the number of law firms and lawyers in coming years, but as Rob Green points out, the revolution in the global jobs market will throw up winners as well as losers.

To read the full article, click here.


Legal jobs in Asia: A guide for lawyers

Inhouseblog.com, June 2013

Asia’s markets are still growing and the need for legal services is increasing with them. Many legal teams are now expanding (albeit cautiously at the moment) and it is starting to become apparent that certain skill-sets are once again becoming scarce in the region. Whether you are already in-house, or looking to move from private practice, Ben Cooper from GRMSearch says there are a few things to bear in mind if you are considering a move over or are investigating legal jobs in Asia.

To read the full article, click here.


First Competition Law Trial Might Surface in 2016, Says Expert

Hong Kong Lawyer, May 2013

Competition law expert Marc Waha said Hong Kong might hear its first competition law case in 2016, after the ordinance is expected to kick in late-2014. This takes into account an estimated year of investigations after the law takes effect, and some more time to see if disputes may first be settled out of court.

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Market Review for Legal Secretaries and Other Support Staff 2013

by Clara Cheung, Professional Support Recruitment Specialist

We are all aware of how the legal market is affected by both the economic situation, as well as simply the time of year; there is unquestionably more activity in some quarters than in others. This is not, however, restricted to just lawyers and partners, but can also be seen amongst legal secretaries, as well as other legal support staff.

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Restoring Confidence in 2013

China Law and Practice, Jan/Feb 2013

During the first half of 2012, the Asian legal job market felt the knock-on effect of the European economic crisis. The first two quarters of the year saw a lack of confidence in hiring, compared with 2011.

Towards the middle of the year, however, confidence started to reappear. There was an increase in the number of roles for both private practice and in-house in Hong Kong.

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Women in the legal job market: Is it a level playing field?

Asian Legal Business, July 2012

In a city where everyone is fighting for success and law firms in particular are battling for the best talent and the leading position in the market, female lawyers are certainly at the forefront of this battle. Over the past 10 years, Hong Kong’s legal profession has seen a remarkable increase in the number of female lawyers. Where there were once only a handful of women in any position at all within law firms, female lawyers now constitute almost 50 percent of Hong Kong’s 10,000 lawyers, and in fact 24 percent of local law firm partners are women, according to the Law Society of Hong Kong.

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Women rise to the top

China Law and Practice, July 2012

Hong Kong has always been a city driven by competition. Law firms are constantly looking for the best talent and a leading position in the market. It has recently come to our attention that female lawyers are key players in this battle for success.

The structure of law firms has changed over the past decade. According to the Law Society of Hong Kong, 46% of Hong Kong’s legal profession are female and 24% of local law firm partners are women. These are remarkable statistics considering the few women that held lower-level positions two decades ago.

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The legal job market: what a difference a year makes

Hong Kong Lawyer, July 2012

What a difference a year makes. In Q1 and Q2 of 2011, the legal job market was booming, IPOs were flooding into the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the law firms and in-house teams were reacting accordingly.

Turn to Q1 and Q2 of 2012, and it is a different story. Greatly caused by the mess in Europe and relative unease about the US recovery, the knock on effect for the Hong Kong legal job market was that the confidence began to wane.

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How litigation funding could transform Hong Kong

China Law & Practice, April 2012

Litigation funding describes the method were potential claimants finance their litigation claims through a third party funding company. Generally, the funding company provides an advance to the litigant and receives a share of the settlement, if the litigation claim is successful.

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Law firm mergers – the new trend in Asia

China Law and Practice, March 2012

2011 was rife with rumours about mergers between law firms. There has never been so much merger activity between firms as there was last year. It is believed 2012 will see just as many, if not more mergers. The most notable merger of 2011 was between leading Chinese firm King & Wood and top Australian firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques.

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Asia’s battle for law firm partner retention

China Law and Practice, February 2012

Both regional and international law firms in Asia are continually fighting for a leading position in the Asian legal market.

As we enter 2012, we can see that the year is likely to see a great deal of competition between international law firms, as more of them, particularly those from America, look to solidify their position and reach their considerable growth plans.

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How will partner retention rates fare in 2012?

IFLR 1000, Dec 2011

Law firms in Asia, whether regional or international, are continually fighting for a leading position in the Asian legal market.

This year has seen an average retention rate of around 80% for Chinese law firms; rates for junior lawyers have been slightly lower, at around 73%, whilst the rate for partners rests at around 85%. With respect to US law firms, the rate for partner retention has soared at around 95%.

To read the full article, click here.