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News from the Legal Market in the Cayman Islands

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Is it too much to ask to be nice to lawyers for just one day? The jury says, “NO” (as does creator of this momentous day, Steve Hughes)

CML’s Ben Cooper was interviewed on RTHK last night on Newswrap – Hong Kong’s leading current affairs radio program. Forming an expert panel alongside the Minister for Trade and the Head of the Unions, Ben was interviewed about the recent job cuts at HSBC and the effect on financial services recruitment. To listen to the interview go to: http://podcast.rthk.org.hk/podcast/item.php?pid=83

Having successfully placed a number of senior lawyers in the past year, CML’s legal executive search team has been instructed on a number of exclusive mandates for Director level roles and above. If you are interested in discussing a potential mandate or if you are a senior lawyer looking for a unique managerial position please do not hesitate to get in touch.

As any lawyer in the IPO team of a Private Practice Firm, or in the Investment Banking Division of a bank in Hong Kong will tell you, IPO activity is still very high in Hong Kong.

Despite an increase in debt capital markets activity and a greater appetite for both RMB and US Dollar bonds, there is still some fear in the market place.

A continued increase in trade, combined with a small number of lawyers wth the pre-requisite skill-set, has led to a number of high-profile banks and commodities trading companies struggling to find legal talent in the commodities area.

Please see below a picture of Ben Cooper, Vice President of CML, and Su Shan Chan, General Counsel of Singtel – winners of the best in-house team of the year. Picture courtesy of ALB and Thomson Reuters.

CML were once again invited to sponsor the ALB Law Awards Friday evening and once again the night was a resounding success. Ben, Eunice, Xavier and Jen attended the event at the end of a few days of client and candidate meetings in Singapore. We are all working on a number of interesting opportunities and it was great to meet with our clients and candidates in both formal and informal environments.