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At Legal Labs, we recognise the challenges which organisations face in recruiting the right person. We know this process is not just about matching numbers or areas of expertise. It is a process by which we first understand your business, corporate culture and recruitment needs. We believe in partnering you in building appropriate recruitment strategies and goals. We will help ensure that any recruitment exercise undertaken is a step in the continual growth, renewal and improvement of your business.

Over the last decade, we have built a portfolio of candidates that is superior in its quality, depth and breadth. Our extensive database, vast combined contacts and personal relationships on the ground in core markets have contributed to our ability to produce quick and reliable results. We assist you in selecting the best candidate for the role and for your business, and also provide our insight and market knowledge during the negotiations for the remuneration package.

Above all, our integrity and values have established our reputation as trusted legal recruiters in Asia.

  • Singapore

    Our office in Singapore was established in 1999 and remains our key market. Over the years, we have worked closely with the major local and multi-national corporations, government linked companies, statutory boards and financial institutions. Clients engage our services on both contingency and retained basis. We have also acted on several confidential, high level searches where discretion is paramount.

    We have established relationships with some of the largest law firms in Singapore as well as Magic Circle firms and top-ranked US law firms. Our clients range from the instantly recognizable law firms to QFLPs, joint ventures and alliances to boutique specialty firms that focus on a single practice. More recently we have advised law firms that are exploring the Singapore market and provide advice on the structuring of the practice as well as the key personnel required to achieve the goals that the clients are seeking.

  • Hong Kong / Greater China

    We have worked with clients and candidates in Hong Kong and China for over a decade. Our clients include multi-national corporations, global and regional financial institutions, international and local law firms, as well as local companies in the region. We have successfully placed candidates with local and/or international experience, both in legal and compliance positions across various industries including communications, technology, media, manufacturing and financial services.

  • India

    India has been at the forefront of our emerging markets group and we have developed a strong India portfolio over the years. The key strength of our India practice is an experienced, committed team with deep knowledge of the legal and business environment in India. We have been successful in fulfilling staffing requirements across different levels and major industries. An indicative list of recent placements is set out below:

    • Regional Counsel, US MNC (Payment services), 12 PQE
    • Corporate Counsel, Global corporation (Financial services), 10 PQE
    • Counsel, US MNC (IT), 11 PQE
    • Regional Counsel, US MNC (Healthcare), 13 PQE
    • Trade & Structured Finance Counsel, US MNC (Diversified business), 6 PQE
    • General Counsel, US MNC (Industrial products and services), 15 PQE
    • Compliance Leader, US MNC (Energy), 9 PQE
  • Malaysia

    Our Malaysia practice is managed from our Singapore office and is dedicated to meeting the recruitment needs of clients in Malaysia and matching Malaysian qualified lawyers with suitable opportunities in the region.

    Having been present in Malaysia for the past decade, we are proud to have established a strong foothold in the market.  Our knowledge and understanding of the local market and its ensuing cultural issues have enabled us to successfully make placements at all levels of seniority with multi-national corporations in a range of industries.

  • Indonesia

    With Indonesia being increasingly recognised by companies as a key Asian market, there has been a growing demand for strong legal talent.

    Our recruitment consultants are actively building a database of private practice and in-house candidates in Indonesia to meet the needs of our clients, who comprise local and international companies and law firms looking to strengthen their Indonesia practice.

  • South East Asia