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Elaine is a Senior Manager in the In-house team at SSQ specializing in recruiting lawyers at all levels on behalf of a broad range of businesses across London, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.

Prior to SSQ, she worked in Asia for over a decade recruiting lawyers and compliance professionals for multinationals across the region with a focus on China, Hong Kong and Singapore.  She has successfully placed a variety of Counsels, regulatory and compliance professionals as well as Associate roles for major UK and US firms in Asia.  Her in-depth market knowledge and extensive networks in that region give her access to high-caliber candidates.  At SSQ, Elaine plays a proactive role leveraging the global networks of firms and placing lawyers internationally.

Elaine joined SSQ in 2017 after many years working for a famous Asia based corporate governance search firm in Hong Kong.


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese


  • Shanghai University, LL.B

Track Record

Global Chief Legal Officer
Education, UK
Senior Legal Counsel – Western Europe
Head of Legal – APAC
Tech/ Consumer, Singapore
Legal Counsel
Professional services, UK
APAC Compliance Director – APAC
Technology, Singapore
Commercial Legal Director – APAC
Technology, Singapore
Head of Legal – Greater China
Financial services, Hong Kong
Senior Legal Counsel
Financial services, China
Senior Legal Counsel
Banking, China
Senior employment Counsel- Greater China
TMT, China
Elaine Weng

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