Prestigious law firm has a need in their NY office for a Mid-Level IP Transactional Associate with 3-4 years of IP and technology transactions experience at a major law firm. Candidates should have a JD from a top 20 law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript to be considered.We will never […]
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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.
Email to set up a meeting with us!
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 in their NY office for a Mid-Level Insurance Associate with 3-5 years of insurance regulatory experience at a major law firm. Candidates should have a JD from a top law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript to be considered.We will never submit your resume without […]
A Boutique Law Firm in Dallas is looking for a Mid-Level Intellectual Property Litigation Associate to join their busy team. Qualified candidates will have at least three (3) years of experience working as an associate in a law firm providing support to both Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation practices. A technical degree and practical experience […]
Top international firm has an immediate need in the Houston office for a corporate secretary to support four busy attorneys. Qualified candidates will have at least three years of big firm experience, and exposure to both corporate and litigation practices would be ideal. This is a dynamic team and the ideal person for this job […]
Top law firm has a need for a Midlevel Patent Prosecution Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of patent prosecution experience and at a law firm. You MUST have an EE undergraduate degree and an outgoing personality. 2,000 billable hours required (which can include 50 hours of training and 75+ hours of pro bono). […]
Out client's Chicago office has a need for a patent prosecution associate with 1-2 years of experience. The successful candidate will posess an undergraduate engineering degree, great interpersonal skills, and an outstanding academic background. Please submit resume and transcript (if handy) to be considered.
Texas-based restaurant company has a need for a legal assistant/paralegal to help with multi-state compliance and licensing matters. The ideal candidate will have experience obtaining new licenses and renewals, filing 5500s, and supporting their corporate office and restaurants to ensure compliance with liquor licenses, etc. For more information or to apply, please email your resume […]
Our client seeks a health care associate to join their Chicago office. Qualified candidates will have 3-5 years of finance experience in health care related transactional work. Candidates should have a JD from a top 25 law school and a 3.5+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript (if handy) to be considered.
Willkie recently advised Prudential in its $1.4 billion pension risk transfer transaction with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. The transaction, which was announced on September 30, 2014, comes on the heels of the September 25 announcement of the pension risk transfer transaction between Prudential and Motorola Solutions. Read Willkie’s Announcement. Under the terms of this transaction, Bristol-Meyers […]
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised the syndicate of banks led by Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley and including Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Credit Suisse Securities Limited, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Securities, acting as Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners, on Numericable Group’s €4.7 billion capital […]
Vinson & Elkins advised Nuevo Midstream, LLC in the sale of the company to Western Gas Partners, LP for $1.5 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2014. The V&E corporate team was led by partner Chris Collins, with assistance from associate John Bell. Also advising were partner John […]
Simpson Thacher represented Tesoro Logistics LP (“TLLP”) and Tesoro Logistics Finance Corp., as co-issuers, in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of their 5.50% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “2019 Notes”) and $800.0 million aggregate principal amount of their 6.25% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “2022 Notes”). TLLP […]
Shearman & Sterling advised Banco Inbursa, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Inbursa, BBVA Bancomer, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, in connection with a $1 billion financing, the first stage of the proposed $12.9 […]
Paul, Weiss client Lundin Mining Corporation, a Canadian base metals mining company, closed an offering of $1 billion of senior secured notes in two tranches: $550 million of 7.5% senior secured notes due 2020 and $450 million of 7.875% senior secured notes due 2022. The offering was made pursuant to Rule 144A and outside the […]
Holland & Knight served as special New York counsel in connection with a $400 million syndicated term loan facility for Banistmo S.A. The transaction marked the first global syndicated loan for Banistmo, a subsidiary of Bancolombia S.A., with a term of three years. The transaction closed on October 7. The firm advised administrative agent The […]
Goodwin attorneys recently advised Canaan Partners on its tenth fund, Canaan X, which raised $675 million of capital. The fund is reportedly the eighth largest venture capital fund raised in the United States in 2014, according to the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters, and will focus on early stage and seed stage investments. […]