Tag Archives: Recruitment in Asia Pacific

CML’s Ben Cooper is being interviewed this evening by Terry Nealon on Radio 3 RTHK – Hong Kong’s most popular English language news show. The conversation will centre on the recent anouncement of redundancies at HSBC in Hong Kong and is also likely to cover the employment market within investment banking and financial services in general.

Fred Brooks said: “Nine women can’t make a baby in one month”. Brant Burke says: ” A dozen recruiters can’t find a nonexistent candidate in a 100 years.” Let’s keep Brooks’ Law in mind before we head off to sea like a hundred Captain Ahabs – with business cards and leather folios instead of harpoons, of course.

Commentary on the three types of client-side recruitment processes that agency recruiters often face: The Rogue, The Puppet-masters and the eternal battle between two equally powerful foes.

Vietnam, Beijing, Shanghai – it’s your choice

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 has seen a rise in the number of opportunities for derivatives and structured products lawyers over the past few weeks