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Practice Areas - Legal

Aquis Search knows the legal market in Asia. Our business was built on our reputation for professionalism and success advising employers and candidates on the legal talent and opportunities across the private practice, financial services and broader commerce markets. 

We have been advising leading employers since the inception of our firm placing lawyers across all practice areas and specialisms in the Asia market. 

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Commerce

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Financial Services

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Legal Private Practice

Legal In-house Commerce

Aquis Search's legal in-house recruitment team is one of the largest and most respected in the region. We understand the unique market conditions in Asia for hiring legal talent at all levels. Our network has a pan-Asia reach, enabling us unparalleled access to candidates across the region with specialist skills, local languages and strong educational qualifications. 

Aquis Search's consultants are highly specialised with deep market insight and experience and have strong relationships with General Counsels in Fortune 500 companies, alongside a variety of traditional industries and emerging and global tech firms.  We recruit hands-on practical lawyers that understand how business work and can help navigate risk. 

Our team is supported by researchers with access to one of the largest networks in the industry. Our consultants work together on international mandates allowing them to build long-lasting relationships with clients across multiple jurisdictions. 

Areas of expertise include: 

  • General Corporate Advisory

  • M&A Transactional

  • Intellectual Property

  • Compliance & Regulatory

  • Internal Investigations

  • FCPA / UK Anti Bribery Act

  • Data Protection

  • Government Affairs

  • Employment 

  • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

 
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Legal In-house Financial Services

Aquis Search is a premier legal search firm with capabilities across every segment of the legal market.  Our in-house legal financial services recruitment team are well known and networked with employers and talent alike. Clients span the entire financial services community including banks, insurance, asset management, private equity and more recently the fintech market. 

We place both permanent and temporary legal counsel at all levels of PQE sourcing talent from both within the in-house legal community and from private practice. We focus on the major financial hubs across Asia and hold close relationships and preferred vendor status with reputable names in the industry. With a decade of success, we have placed every type of skill from traditional capital markets and M&A through to specialist roles such as employment, data privacy and derivatives.  

When you engage with Aquis Search, you partner with a trusted vendor with a decade of success with access to specialist consultants and the latest market intelligence. 

​Areas of expertise include: 

  • Banking & Finance 

  • Capital Markets and M&A

  • Derivatives and ISDA Negotiation

  • Employment, Litigation and Investigations

  • Funds

  • Insurance 

  • Private Banking & Wealth Management

  • Private Equity

  • Regulatory & Compliance

 

Legal Private Practice

The Aquis Search private practice team has been at the forefront of law firm recruitment across the region for more than a decade. We are well connected to the clients we serve placing leading partners and associates across all practice areas.  We advise partners, managing partners and global heads from some of the largest international/ US law firms in the world along with a growing array of local, boutique, PRC and offshore firms. We are absolute specialists in private practice recruitment and fully understand the law firm culture and what it takes for legal professionals to succeed in this environment. We enjoy an enviable reputation and given the strength of our relationships, we partner closely in the hiring process with managing partners and key decision-makers across the industry.

We advise clients on the best approach to fulfilling their recruitment objectives.   Our remit can range from placing an entry-level associate to a partner-level hire to shape and direct a practice's future.  Irrespective of level, our consultants are dedicated to ensuring the process runs efficiently and smoothly. Each candidate is extensively and discreetly screened, interviewed and assessed to ensure we secure the best fit for both parties.

We are experts at advising on private practice lawyer compensation at all levels and offer consultative advice on progression prospects for aspiring partners. Our private practice recruitment consultants, many of whom have a legal background, are best placed to discreetly research and approach the most exclusive talent within the legal industry. 

Areas of expertise include: 

  • Banking/ Finance

  • Capital Markets

  • Competition

  • Construction

  • Corporate M&A

  • Dispute Resolution

  • Employment

  • Insurance

  • Intellectual Property

  • Investment Funds

  • Private Equity

  • Real estate

  • Regulatory

  • Restructuring/ Insolvency

  • Tax/ Private Wealth

  • Telecommunications, Media & Technology