4th floor, 66 Wellington Street
37th floor, Singapore Land Tower
Hong Kong, Hong Kong 000, Hong Kong
Areas of Practice
  • Business Development
  • Firm/Practice Management
  • Recruiting/Staffing

Practice/Organization Description

Law Alliance - COO/Director Asia Pacific Region

James has in-depth experience in all facets of the search and selection of legal professionals in private practice and in-house across the Asia Pacific Region.

James acts for the leading international firms in the region which include pre-eminent American firms, the UK Magic Circle and City firms, Top Tier Australian firms and highly regarded regional firms. James has developed close relationships with these firms and ensures that he is regularly updated as to their performance in the global market as well as their growth strategies in the North Asia region. This knowledge coupled with his understanding of the region’s economic climate assists him in identifying and matching the most suitable candidates to his clients' needs.

In recent years James has specialized in the recruitment of Partners and teams in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. In addition James has been engaged by international law firms to provide strategic advice and to assist in relation to the opening and the development of their first offices in the Asia region. Such assistance includes advising on infrastructure, lateral partner hires, team moves and law firm acquisitions and mergers.

James is also exclusively engaged in the recruitment of in-house legal counsel and executives to the banking industry and Multinational Corporation. Such briefs include: Regional General Counsel, Chief Operation Officers, Chief Financial Officers and Chief Executive Officers.

James was educated in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Accounting and a Bachelor of Laws. Prior to legal recruitment James had an accomplished career as a solicitor in the litigation team of a leading Australian firm

Bar Admissions

New South Wales



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