Team moves & office launches
Since setting up in 2003 we have established SSQ as the leader in partner and associate team moves and office launches. We have launched more law firms and moved more teams than any other legal search consultancy.
Our consultants are experts in working with clients to establish exactly what they are looking for when building out practice areas with new teams and helping them with all talent-related aspects of launching in new locations.
Law firm team moves
Finding the right combination of partners and associates to grow a law firm is crucial. We have it down to a fine art. It requires a deep understanding of the firm and its culture, its personalities, its commercial drivers and its long-term strategy. We undertake in-depth mapping of the market, using our extensive candidate network along with complete discretion and careful timing to deliver viable team options for our clients.
Law firm office launches
We have worked with countless law firms in London, Ireland, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and Asia to open offices in new locations. We are leaders in this unique space. Finding the right lawyer to lead a new office and the right legal talent to support them is crucial. We work in partnership with our clients to tailor the search and the entire process is approached with complete discretion.
An office launch requires more than just finding the right talent and our team advise and guide law firms on the logistics required when opening in new locations. An understanding of the local market is key and through our unique international network we are able to offer insight to markets around the globe. We also have a strong track record of opening offices for law firms in locations where we do not have offices.
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An overview of international law firms’ lateral hires in China (2018)