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About Michael Page Legal
Michael Page is a worldwide leader in specialist recruitment. We opened our first Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong in 1994, and currently have offices in all major business hubs across the region, including Australia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, India and Taiwan. Our strong presence in North and Eastern China extends across Hong Kong, Southern China (primarily Shenzhen and Guangzhou), Shanghai Pudong, Beijing and Suzhou.
Specialists In Legal Recruitment
With the support of our global brand and networks, we have built up a specialist legal team in Hong Kong over 17 years ago. Today Michael Page Legal is a talented team of 8 consultants, all coming from a legal background. Within our team, each consultant takes on a specific focus across the diverse industries in the legal market, to ensure we are providing the best solutions and market intelligence to our clients and candidates.
Combining our long-established international networks with a local, boutique service, we are the first choice for top-tier businesses across the country. We offer a true partnership approach to recruiting, using our specialist legal experience to bring together the brightest jobseekers and the best employers for a successful match.
Led by Olga Yung, Regional Director, the team in Hong Kong presently has eight dedicated legal specialists consultants. Majority of our consultants are graduates from outstanding law schools with prior experience working in international and local firms. With over 30 years of collective legal recruitment experience across the team, our consultants have established solid relationships with clients and candidates as well as possess an excellent understanding of the legal industry. Our consultants are strategically specialised in focusing on recruitment for different aspects of the legal function and industry, diversifying and maximising our recruitment coverage as a team.
Key highlights of our achievements:
- In 2015, we have successfully placed over 200 legal professionals across law firms, in house corporates and financial services.
- Transitioning lawyers laterally across domestic, US and UK firms, including promotion to partnership.
- Number #1 temporary solutions provider for top tier investment banks, and with strong repeat business with a variety of financial institutions.
- Support expanding e-Commerce, technology, real estate platforms by hiring multiple legal talents in the Asia region.
Testament to the strength of a 40-year-old London-listed company that has more than 150 offices globally, we receive more than 90% of our business from referrals and satisfied repeat clients.
Our Recruitment Expertise
Our dedicated legal team specialises in recruiting from junior to senior level positions, of lawyers and legal support talents across the following areas:
- Head of Legal
- Head of Legal and Compliance
- Head of Legal and Company Secretary
- General Counsel
- Legal Director
- Senior Legal Counsel
- Compliance Counsel
- Employment Counsel / Specialist
- Intellectual Property Counsel
- Patent Attorney / Brand Protection Counsel
- Dispute Resolution Specialist
- Investigations Counsel
- FCPA & Anti-Corruption Counsel
- Data Privacy Manager
- ISDA Documentation Specialist / Negotiator
- Of Counsel
- Senior Associate
- Assistant Solicitor
- Risk and Compliance Lawyer
- Business Development Counsel
- PRC Counsel / PRC Consultant
- Practice Manager
- Professional Support Lawyer
- Legal Assistant / Paralegal
- Legal and Compliance Officer
- Legal Translator
- Company Secretary
OUR ENGAGEMENT WITH CLIENTS, CANDIDATES AND INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS
Michael Page Legal hosts an annual ‘Partners’ Luncheon’ to show our appreciation towards the partnership we have built across prominent international and local law firms in Hong Kong. The team also organises regular networking events engaging clients and candidates of all levels within the legal sector, providing a platform for like-minded individuals to interact and share ideas.
Taking our expertise to the next level, we have also collaborated with industry leaders and professional associations. These partnerships value-add to our clients’ businesses and also help sharpen our client and candidate offerings. This year, we partnered with a leading international law firm in co-hosting a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course on the popular and trending topic of “Going online? Trends and pitfalls of online retailing”, which attracted around 70 participants, mainly Heads of Legal across Hong Kong.
As firm believers of developing young graduates and legal professionals, the team also actively participates in career seminars and CV writing workshops with The University of Hong Kong (HKU), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS). We have also partnered with the HKICS on various occasions from hosting career seminars, to networking events.