This is Robert, writing from back in the USA after another interesting week in Hong Kong. I took the photo above in a market in Hong Kong last week because it reminded me of some lawyers I know. These are tough times for many, no doubt. Many of the readers of this column have probably [...]
Evan here, writing from Hong Kong, where Robert and I are slammed all week. I just now managed to break away from some clients we were having drinks with at Sevva to get on a computer and quickly punch out a new post. I plan to meet these same clients at another location in about [...]
Evan here, writing from Hong Kong, where we just made two more US associate placements last week and expect another one this week. I just arrived back in Hong Kong late last night, after a family holiday in Bali, and planned to return to US today, but a couple of pending partner level placements in [...]
Chadbourne & Parke boosts its Moscow office with the hires of Olga Koniuhova and Jeff Browne and the transfer of current partner Jennifer Handz. Handz moves from the London to the Moscow office to focus on bank restructuring and various other banking/finance matters. New to the firm, Olga Koniuhova, joins from PricewaterhouseCoopers in Moscow. Her vast experience in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters will greatly aid the office. She joins as counsel. Also new to the Chadbourne’s Moscow office is Jeff Browne, who joins as a senior banking associate. He comes from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Robert here. Evan had intended to follow up on his article from last week regarding expat packages, but he’s stuck in a hotel in Hong Kong that our travel people chose, called the Garden View, which has a great location on MacDonnell Road but nothing else to recommend it. Not only is the internet down, [...]
This is Evan from Hong Kong, writing on the fly for about 20 minutes, at 2am, after a long day of meetings, late client dinner and before an early flight to Jakarta. We have recently been asked, by both firms and candidates, whether the downturn is changing the landscape of cola / housing / expat [...]
Robert here. … 80+ US associate offers in Asia in the past year! This post space will be a shameless advertisement of Kinney Recruiting’s recent accomplishments in Asia. Why? The information we have presented about the market over the last couple of years has been spread around and there are some slick recruiters out there [...]
This is Robert, writing jet-lagged after just having returned to Texas from Tokyo, where Evan remains right now prior to returning to Hong Kong in a couple of days for a stay of several weeks. I live in Austin, Texas because this is where I last practiced law, with Brobeck from 2000-2002, Austin is [...]
Evan here, writing from Tokyo, late Monday night, hoping you are laughing at my attempt at humor above. So what is the latest on the general lateral market in Asia and the Middle East? Things have not changed much in the past six weeks, with many firms most definitely still interviewing on a fairly regular [...]
Herbert Smith is joined by Ed Baring as partner. Previously with Allen & Overy, Baring will based in Herbert Smith’s Moscow office. Baring, who focuses on project finance, will join partners Alexander Currie and John Balsdon in the fiance department.
Evan here. Robert and I were both recently asked by American Lawyer for our take on the current overseas US lateral hiring market. In preparing an informative article on this topic, Brian Baxter, of AmLaw, interviewed many well regarded attorney recruiters, both in the US and abroad, including but not at all limited to the [...]
Evan here, continuing yesterday’s post. I am sure you lost sleep in anticipation… We believe that the level of participation at the recent Dubai conferences can be viewed as a barometer of market optimism. If the barometer is working, then there is some cause for hope. Over 70,000 people from 150 countries were in attendance [...]