By: Alexis Lamb

We have recently been working with several firms in Tokyo on hiring needs which range from M&A/cap markets to project finance to litigation/dispute resolution.   In the past 5 months, the following roles in Tokyo BigLaw have popped up: Junior to mid-level US associate candidates with capital markets experience.  Ideal candidates will also have experience in [...]

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Please feel free to check out this link to see some of our recent articles on expat / cola allowances in Asia. As we predicted in November, ’10, US$80,000 has become much more the standard in Hong Kong and China.  80k has replaced 60k as what is considered a highly competitive number. Most US and [...]

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Evan Jowers here. There is nothing like expat package discussion to get our readership up. It seems like we have recently written on this topic, but there has since then continued to be an uptick in housing / cola, as well as a lot of momentum for a cross the board market shift upwards regarding [...]

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Evan here. Please note that Robert Kinney and I will be back in Hong Kong all next week for meetings. Although our schedule is tight, we can fit in some meetings with prospective biglaw or in-house candidates. Feel free to reach out to us at asia@kinneyrecruiting.com. In just the past few weeks, we have seen [...]

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A great draw of US biglaw associates to Hong Kong is the lucrative and somewhat illogical expat / cola allowances. Even though the cost of living in Hong Kong is not much different than New York (housing is a bit higher in HK), it is common to receive an expat / cola allowance of well [...]

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In 2009, investment guru Jim Rogers quipped, “If you were smart in 1807 you moved to London, if you were smart in 1907 you moved to New York City, and if you are smart in 2007 you move to Asia.” Asia’s fertile investment potential tends to attract the entrepreneurial, motivated, risk-taking and driven sort – [...]

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Evan here. The number of US associate openings in Asia continue to increase substantially (including at two top 10 US firms coming off hiring freeze very recently), especially in HK / China, where we have been making multiple placements on a weekly basis recently. This week has been a particularly good week, with Yuliya and [...]

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Evan here, writing from Miami airport lounge, about to head off for the weekend (does not mean my phone will not work for candidates this weekend, as usual) and trying to get another Asia Chronicles post out. Just returned Wednesday from a hectic NYC to Hong Kong to Tokyo to NYC trip. When I am [...]

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Evan here, writing from New York. Apologies for no new post for a few weeks. It was an extremely busy October, including multiple trips to NYC and Asia (and those trips are of course continuing, with two more NYC and one Hong Kong trip scheduled over the next few weeks). I will be in Hong [...]

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Evan here, writing from Miami, working from home base on the beach for a two week stay sandwiched between hectic Europe (London and Warsaw, of all places) and Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing) trips. I will return to our Hong Kong offices for a few weeks starting this weekend and will also be in [...]

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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 [...]

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By: Evan Jowers

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 [...]

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