Singapore is currently experiencing a surge in international legal recruitment as law firms expand into its bustling Asian metropolis.

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Apr 30, 2012 | Lifestyle | 

There are wide differences in cultural norms between the North American and Asian continents.

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Alexis Lamb here, fresh off a trip to the Lion City where I enjoyed daily jogs in the Botanic Gardens, lip-smacking good pepper crab at Lau Pa Sat hawker centre, a stunning sunset view with craft beer in hand at Level 33, and some unexpectedly tasty tapas at Sabio in Duxton Hill, a newly-gentrified neighborhood [...]

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The United States can be a confusing country for tourists, but this is nothing compared to the headaches that face international businesses who wish to expand into America.

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I learned the hard way on an early trip to Hong Kong that spending a week or two in the terriory roaming on a US mobile phone can get expensive quickly. Fortunately, there are several solutions, and probably many more I have yet to discover.  Here are my favorites. 1.  The first solution is by [...]

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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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Mongolia.   The name itself conjures up images of warrior horse-lords, high-end cashmere, vast expanses of steppe, endless “ceremonial” toasts of vodka and fermented mare’s milk, and the legendary Genghis Khan (who, in my mind’s eye, looks a bit like Jason Momoa in HBO’s Game of Thrones).   OK, maybe I’m the only one who thinks of [...]

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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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Alexis Lamb here, writing from my soon-to-be-old flat (err, apartment) in Hong Kong. Housing markets tend to be a barometer of more general market conditions, and nowhere is that more apparent than in more emerging economies. While China is more of an emerging superpower than an emerging economy, the grand fall and rise of the [...]

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Feb 7, 2011 | Associates' Corner, Lifestyle | 
By: Alexis Lamb

Alexis Lamb here.  Just fresh off of 5 days in Singapore, where I enjoyed the night-time views at Lantern and the easy vibes of the Tanjong Beach Club on Sentosa Island, as well as some cheap and cheerful Asian food at the Lau Pa Sat hawker centre.  I arrived on January 19, which allowed me [...]

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An interesting article on Hong Kong’s ever-increasing rental rates:  www.bloomberg.com

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