How can we help?

Our in-house team is a leader in the in-house legal search and recruitment market.  Many of our consultants have qualified and practised as lawyers, not just in China but around the world, giving our team a unique understanding of the Chinese legal industry.  

We work with clients in China and internationally across commerce and industry and financial services in order to build their legal teams at all levels of seniority.  Whether a multinational is looking for a Group or Regional general counsel, a start-up is seeking their first in-house lawyer or an established in-house legal function wants to supplement their existing legal team with non-qualified legal professionals, we are able to connect them to some of the strongest talent within the industry.

Our international network

We have a truly international footprint, with in-house specialist recruiters across all of our 13 offices. This, coupled with our track record of running searches for our clients in jurisdictions where we do not yet have a physical presence, ensures we can offer a one stop shop for any organisation looking to grow their legal function in the China and/or internationally.

How we work

We pride ourselves on partnering with our clients, understanding their requirements and finding the best talent for their business. We have a track record of success in tailoring our approach to the market to ensure the process and the outcome is exactly what our client is looking for.

We have a number of approaches we can take, independently or in tandem, depending on the instruction.

  • We can utilise our existing international network which has been developed over the lifetime of our business coupled with the longevity of networks with each consultant in our business.
  • We can supplement our network with online and offline advertising which can prove to be particularly helpful in identifying individuals in challenging locations or with niche skill-sets.
  • For more strategic or sensitive hires, both in China and internationally, where our client requires assurances that the entire pool of relevant talent has been mapped and targeted, we can provide a more structured headhunting project.

Meet our team

Our track record

Pharmaceutical & healthcare

  • Legal head of China, international pharmaceuticals business, Shanghai 
  • Senior patent attorney, international pharmaceuticals business, Shanghai 
  • Compliance manager, one of the largest Japanese pharmaceutical companies, Beijing
  • Compliance head of China, top international pharmaceutical companies, Shanghai
  • Legal counse, Chinese medicine company, Guangzhou
  • Sole counsel, US healthcare business, Shanghai 
  • Legal counsel, international US healthcare company, Shanghai 
  • Senior legal counsel, international US healthcare company, Shanghai 
  • Compliance manager, a world-leading nutrition giant, Beijing
  • Investment legal counsel, public-listed Chinese medical company, Beijing

  • China IP head, Fortune 500 consumer business, Shanghai 
  • Senior compliance officer, multinational retail business, Shenzhen
  • Senior legal counsel, American multinational retail corporation, Shenzhen
  • 4x Legal counsel, leading fast food chain, Shanghai 
  • M&A Legal counsel, leading fast food chain, Shanghai 
  • Senior legal counsel, multinational retail corporation, Shenzhen
Manufacturing & engineering

  • Greater China general counsel, German home applicance business, Nanjing
  • Chief Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer, A European international paper making company (Fortune 500), Beihai Guangxi Province
  • 2x Legal counsel, leading US auto parts company, Shanghai
  • Greater China compliance head, leading auto parts corporation (Fortune 500), Shanghai
  • 3x Senior legal counsel, one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers, Beijing
  • Legal counsel, US multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company, Beijing
  • General counsel APAC, US manufacturing company, Shanghai

  • Senior legal counsel, top US sports league, Beijing
  • Senior legal manager, leading Chinese bike-sharing company, Beijing
  • Sole PRC counsel, leading private equity/venture capital business, Shanghai