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opportunites for UK qulified corporate lawyer

Postby almostthere » Fri, 08 Sep 2006 3:58 pm

Hi

My wife :girl: and I :o will be moving to Singapore at the beginning of Nov. I have a role arranged, but my wife who is a 4 year PQE UK qualified corporate lawyer from good univeristy and experience in regional firms in the UK will be looking for a role.

Can anyone advise on what the market is like if you are not from a magic circle firm and recommend what approach to adopt to find a corporate lawyer role in singapore. She would be happy to take on a more junior role on a local contract for the opportunity to gain Far East experience.

Thank you for any advice you can give.

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HI All

Postby almostthere » Mon, 18 Sep 2006 10:48 pm

would appreciate any comments on this. Does this mean there are not good opportunities for a UK qualified lawyer? :shock:

thanks
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Postby almostthere » Tue, 03 Oct 2006 11:47 pm

:(

guess there are no opportunities for a Uk qualified lawyer then....?

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Re: opportunites for UK qulified corporate lawyer

Postby ksl » Wed, 04 Oct 2006 12:14 am

almostthere wrote:Hi

My wife :girl: and I :o will be moving to Singapore at the beginning of Nov. I have a role arranged, but my wife who is a 4 year PQE UK qualified corporate lawyer from good univeristy and experience in regional firms in the UK will be looking for a role.

Can anyone advise on what the market is like if you are not from a magic circle firm and recommend what approach to adopt to find a corporate lawyer role in singapore. She would be happy to take on a more junior role on a local contract for the opportunity to gain Far East experience.

Thank you for any advice you can give.

Almostthere...


Not my field, although I can only say that it will not be easy, I believe Singapore policy, is that a company may employ one foreign employee, for every 3 Singaporean. There are however quite a few UK & US Corporate lawyers offices available.

I would drop them a standard format letter, of introduction, offering her services (Maybe free) just to get the foot in the door, kind of thing. She also needs to keep her hand in, do some networking and feel her way around the corporate world out here.

Keep an open mind, she will survive if clever, and use her wits.

I can only suggest to research the Corporate Lawyers out and apply direct
http://www.helplinelaw.com/lawyers/singapore/singapore

Think of the positive aspect, this is a good time to test her survival skills, not being funny, but once one is here, left alone, while the spouse is working, it's either survive, by using her skills, or go to bed crying every night.

There have been many in the same boat, and they seem to find out of something along the way, even if it's charity work. Don't worry so much, things will turn out just fine.

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Postby almostthere » Wed, 04 Oct 2006 4:11 pm

Thanks for the advice KSL! Much appreciated.

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Postby kirribilli » Tue, 10 Oct 2006 11:12 pm

They are absolutely desparate for UK / Aussie lawyers here - especially if you work in the following areas of practice: Construction, Projects and Project Finance, Banking and Finance. Best bet is to get with one of the UK firms operating here. Also US firms are recruiting as well. Spectacular salaries too BTW.

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sounds promising....

Postby almostthere » Mon, 16 Oct 2006 5:31 pm

Hi

Do you happen to know of any firms recruiting or can recommend a good agent?

Thanks

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Postby rupertstreet » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 1:40 pm

Just came across your post and though it may come a little late, better late than never.

From what I know, a lot of UK and US firms are hiring in Singapore. SOme of these include UK firms such as Norton Rose (Corp finance, asset and project finance, banking) and Ince and Co (Shipping and energy).

Her best bet would be to get in touch with one of the local legal recruiters here such as Law Alliance, Legal Labs, Recruit Legal, Hughes Castell, Taylor ROot, MIchael Page. Do a google search to get to their websites!

Best of luck!


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