Top law firm has a need for a Patent Prosecution Associate with 2-4 years of patent prosecution experience with electronic and mechanical technologies experience/background. There is some patent litigation work but the position is mostly patent prosecution. Required billables are 2,000 hours. Please have a JD from a top law school with a 3.3+ gpa. […]
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If you are a US associate at a top US firm and contemplating a move from US to Asia or within Asia, your choice of recruiter / agent may have a great influence over your job search experience. There are three realities of selecting a recruiter that have the potential to greatly influence your career: First, the vast majority of recruiters who are calling you have the time to make those calls only because there is nothing else they really do and their contacts at firms are minimal at best, notwithstanding their convincing claims to have close relationships with various US partners at target firms in Asia. Second, most recruiters in the Asia markets (whether they are based in Asia, US or elsewhere) will send your resume to many more firms than you give them permission to contact. This type of behavior of recruiters is unfortunately common in the US markets too, but even more prevalent in the Asia markets. Third, many recruiters who are calling you with news of an opening at your level at one or more of the three most targeted and popular firms in HK / China for US associates are simply making up a story (maybe there actually is an opening at one of those firms, but they don’t care or know, they only know they have a better chance to get your resume if they talk about “openings” at your level at a particular firm or firms).
Against this backdrop consider that most recruiters covering the Asia markets have not made more than 10 placements of US associates in Asia in their lifetimes. Read more…
One of our law firm clients has referred us to one of their important clients in the US, Europe and China – a leading global technology supplier for the auto industry – in order to handle their search for a new Asia General Counsel and Asia Chief Compliance Officer.
Kinney is exclusively handling this in-house search.
This position will have a lot of responsibility and include supervision of eight attorneys underneath them in the China in-house team. The new hire will report directly to the global general counsel and global chief compliance officer, who is based in the US. The new hire’s ability to make judgement calls is going to be as important as their technical skill set background.
The position is based in Shanghai and will deal with the company’s operations all over Asia and also in India, including frequent acquisitions in the region.
It is expected that the new hire will come from a top US firm’s Shanghai, Beijing or Hong Kong offices, currently in a top flight corporate practice at the senior associate, counsel or junior partner level.
Mandarin fluency is strongly preferred.
Compensation package is at over $500,000 USD.
Please reach out to Evan Jowers at or if you are interested.
Please note that Evan Jowers and Robert Kinney are still in Hong Kong and will stay FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK. We still have a handful of available slots for meetings with our Asia Chronicles fans. If we have not been in touch lately, reach out and let us know when we could meet! There is no need for an agenda at all. Most of our in-person meetings on these trips are with folks who understand that improving a legal practice through lateral hiring is an information-driven process that takes time to handle correctly.
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Regarding trends in lateral US associate hiring in Hong Kong, we of course keep much of what we know off of this blog. Based on placement revenue, though, Kinney is having one of our most successful years ever in Asia. We are helping a number of our law firm clients with M&A, fund formation, cap markets, project finance, FCPA and disputes openings. These are very specific needs in many cases, so a conversation with us before jumping in may be helpful. As always, we like to be sure to get the maximum number of interviews per submission, using a well-informed, highly targeted, and selective approach, taking into account short, medium and long-term career aims. Read more…
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Senior Banking Associate with 4-6 years of experience at a large law firm representing borrowers/lenders in a broad variety of financings, loans, and LBOs. Candidates must have substantial experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad variety of loan documents including credit and security agreements. The successful candidate […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Senior Bank Finance Associate with 7-10 years of experience at a large law firm representing borrowers/lenders in a broad variety of financings, loans, and LBOs. Candidates must have substantial experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad variety of loan documents including credit and security agreements. The successful […]
Prestigious law firm has a pressing need for a Stellar Mid-level Patent Litigation Associate Attorney, with 3-5 years of large law firm or IP boutique patent litigation experience. An EE or CS background is helpful, but not required. The office atmosphere is collegial and the partners are well-regarded in their field. As the law firm […]
Our client seeks an associate attorney to join its Hong Kong office. Candidates should have 3-8 years of corporate experience and knowledge of takeovers code. Hong Kong qualification is required. Mandarin language skills are preffered. Outstanding academic credentials, a history of major law firm employment, and great interpersonal skills are required. Contact us today to […]
Our client seeks an associate to join its Hong Kong office. Candidates should have 3-5 years of corporate experience. Prior experience with mergers and acquisitions and private equity is preferred. Mandarin language skills and a U.S. Bar are required. Outstanding academic credentials, a history of major law firm employment, and great interpersonal skills are required. […]
Our stellar global firm client with top practice group rankings has a need for Corporate Finance Associates with 4-6 years of experience to join its busy Los Angeles practice. Ideal candidates will have prior large firm experience in the corporate finance space with some M&A experience. If you have strong academics and want […]
Tokyo office of a prestigious international law firm has a need for a Junio Bengoshi Associate with 1-3 years of Japanese capital markets/securities law experience to work with a skilled partner. The candidate must be fluent in English and Japanese and MUST be admitted in Japan. They are a small, collegial group that does […]
The Firm recently represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, RBS Securities Inc. and other underwriters in connection with a $500 million offering of debt securities by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The offering closed on October 22, 2014. […]
Hogan Lovells advised EuropaCorp, the French mini-major co-founded by Luc Besson, on its US$600 million credit facilities. EuropaCorp announced it has arranged for US$600 million in financing, in large part to support plans for a larger slate of English-language movies. The new lines of credit include a US$400 million senior line of credit with a […]
International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised a consortium of underwriters on a rights issue and related finance facilities from Country Garden Holdings Company Limited. Country Garden is a Hong Kong listed company and one of the leading real estate developers in mainland China. The rights issue, consisting of 1,271,988,736 shares at HK$2.50 each, […]
Davis Polk advised PepsiCo, Inc. on its registered offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.25% senior notes due 2044. Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. PepsiCo is a leading global food and beverage company with […]
Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has advised ING Bank N.V. (“ING”) as sole bookrunner and facility agent for a syndicate of banks on a US$340 million loan facility made available to Euronav NV (“Euronav”). The facility is comprised of a US$192m term loan facility […]
The Firm recently represented Deutsche Bank, Crédit Agricole, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch and The Royal Bank of Scotland as underwriters’ counsel (and sole international counsel) in connection with the offering by Korea Land & Housing Corporation of its US$500 million 1.875% Senior Unsecured Notes due August 2, 2017, issued under its US$1 billion Global Medium […]
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP represented international banks acting as initial purchasers in offerings of two series of notes issued by Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) guaranteed by the US Export-Import Bank. The bank group for each offering of notes consisted of BNP Paribas, Citigroup and Santander. A series of $500 million […]
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Energy Development Corporation (EDC) on its US$315 million financing of the 150 MW Burgos Wind Farm Project (Burgos). Burgos is the largest wind farm developed in the Philippines to date and the financing represents not only the first international project financing of a wind farm project in the Philippines to […]