About SSQ

SSQ is the leading international legal search and recruitment consultancy.  In Germany we have one of the largest and most experienced teams in the market. Many of our consultants have trained and practised as lawyers prior to joining SSQ; giving them an in-depth understanding of the market.

Our expertise, track record and connections are unrivalled. We work with international and domestic law firms as well as leading brands within commerce and industry and financial services in order to build their legal teams at all levels of seniority.

We aim to provide a consultative service to clients and candidates. We are committed to providing tailored, straight forward advice.

Founded in 2003, launching in Frankfurt, Munich and London, we now have over 140 staff. With offices in London, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Dubai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore we have an international footprint like no other legal search consultancy.

Why SSQ?

We are not a CV post box

Our consultants are some of the most knowledgeable in the market and their aim is be consultative above all else.

We want to build long term relationships

Whether this be with clients or candidates. We want to work with you throughout your career, not just to place you in one job. That means we may well advise you to stay where you are. This doesn’t make us money but if it is the right thing for you we will not be afraid to tell you.

Our legal experience

In Germany, and in many of our other offices most of our consultants have trained and practised as lawyers, giving them a unique understanding of the environment that both clients and candidates operate in.

Unrivalled track record

We have been responsible for some of the most high profile moves from across the legal sector. This includes office launches, team moves, partner and senior in-house placements.

International capabilities

We operate as a global business. With consultants in multiple jurisdictions we have access to local and international talent and opportunities.

Our understanding

Our consultants have an in-depth understanding of each local market alongside local language skills.

When & where

2003
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SSQ launches London, Frankfurt & Munich - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms

2006
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SSQ launches in Italy - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms

2007
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SSQ launches an in-house recruitment business; working to build in-house legal teams for business across commerce and industry and financial services

2007
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SSQ launches in Spain - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services

2009
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SSQ launches in Paris - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services

2012
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SSQ launches an interim legal recruitment business - SSQ Interim Solutions; focusing on placing lawyers on a contract basis and paralegals and other legal professionals on a contract and permanent basis

2012
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SSQ launches in Hong Kong & Düsseldorf -
focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services

2013
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SSQ launches in China - operating from two offices in Beijing & Shanghai and focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services

2014
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SSQ launches in Singapore - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services

2016
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SSQ launches in Dubai - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services