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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

Associate, Guernsey

"Jason was incredibly helpful, reliable and proactive.  He put so much thought into enhancing my application and assisting with interview preparation.  He’d promptly seek feedback to share with me as soon as he could, which was very welcome after an interview!  I can’t recommend him and his team enough if you’re looking for a new role as their wealth of experience places you in safe hands." - Associate, Guernsey

Associate, Guernsey

"Whilst searching for an NQ role, I came across multiple recruitment consultants who were all too willing to push me in to roles that were not suited to me. Jason took the time to truly understand my requirements, listened to my concerns, and importantly, gave frank and honest advice. He went over and above to help me secure my dream job and I genuinely cannot recommend him highly enough." - Associate, Guernsey

Candidate

"I couldn't recommend Jason highly enough. He has his finger on the pulse of the offshore legal world and is very professional to work with. He is also very responsive and knowledgeable on the practicalities of moving offshore, especially from London. Great to work with."

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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Summarise your experience and show how it fits the role with our CV Template

Summarise your experience and show how it fits the role with our NQ CV Template

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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