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If this is the ‘Asian Century’, where better to build your legal career than Hong Kong? A world-class financial centre that provides the natural junction between China and the global economy. This is one of the great ex-pat legal markets and every major international firm is represented here. The quality of work will be first-rate and your exposure to clients strong. Experience gained in this market will be valuable anywhere. Career moves don’t come much better.

In your spare time, you will have one of the world’s great metropolises on your doorstep. Hong Kong is a 24/7 city which runs at a pace and boasts a legendary nightlife. You won’t lack places to see or things to do. There are plenty of ways to pass a relaxed Sunday afternoon too, whether it is in the mountains overlooking the city or at one of the bays that fringe the island. If you need to get away from it all, its location puts most of Asia within short-break range.

The demand for lawyers in Hong Kong is dominated by corporate, funds, finance and dispute resolution, although in a mature market like this, jobs come up in all practice areas. There is a strong leaning in onshore law firms towards people with Mandarin language skills; less of a requirement for most offshore firms which makes this an increasingly popular move for English speaking lawyers.

There is a lot to consider in any international career move and many lawyers find that it pays to have the experts on your side. The international team at Origin Legal has been working in the Hong Kong market for many years and can advise you on every step of the process. To find out more about legal jobs in Hong Kong, contact Jason or Charlotte at:

Head of International Team
Jason Horobin

Consultant
Charlotte Hooper

Testimonials

Senior Associate

"Jason was one of the most proactive and helpful recruiters I have dealt with. He identified a suitable position in the jurisdiction where I was considering a transfer, which I certainly would have not found on my own. He then made sure that communication with HR was continual and that the recruitment progressed." - Senior Associate, Guernsey

Associate, Cayman Islands

"Jason really is outstanding.  He helped place me in the perfect firm for me; his reading of the firm's culture and fit was second to none.  His in-depth and hands on knowledge of the offshore legal world was a welcome support and he was responsive and engaging throughout - no question was too small (or daft!).  He made the move offshore a genuine pleasure and helped manage a really smooth transition and process, from initially being put forward for the role to starting.  I will be recommending Jason to anyone considering a move offshore - he's the "go to" in my eyes." - Associate, Cayman Islands

Candidate

"Jason is by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with and his key strength is that he is genuinely open and honest with candidates. I've worked with recruiters before who I felt were willing to push me into roles that weren't suited to me and Jason stood out because I trusted his advice completely. Thanks to Jason I was able to secure a great position in the Cayman Islands and I haven't looked back since!"

Featured Vacancies

This major global law firm has an opening for a Hong Kong qualified Corporate/M&A lawyer with at least four years’ post-qualification experience of high-value transactional work.

This elite UK/ Global law firm is looking for an experienced Banking Associate to join its highly-rated Hong Kong Finance practice.

Not all of our jobs are advertised on our website. We get new jobs on a daily basis and we would be delighted to talk to you in more depth, please pick up the phone or email us.

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When it comes to international recruitment, the option to interview over Skype, BlueJeans, or one of the many other online videoconference platforms.

Although it is increasingly commonplace for firms to use videoconferencing at some stage in their international recruitment.

Bringing your CV up to date should be easy shouldn’t it?

Bringing your CV up to date should be easy shouldn’t it?

Good CV’s, and bad, come in all shapes and sizes, and if you ask ten people for advice, they will likely give you ten different answers

If this is your first time interviewing for Partnership or another senior level post you are likely to notice some significant differences.

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