In-House Careers: The View from Asia in 2014

by Submitted Post on April 16, 2014

Ben Cooper of GRMSearchBy Ben Cooper, Barrister-at-Law and Executive Director at GRMSearch. Ben also specialises in placing American lawyers into job opportunities in Asia.

2013 INTO 2014

2013 was very much a year of maintenance with encouraging areas of growth and a YOY decline in job cuts for in-house legal teams in Asia. While most of the transactional in-house teams in international investment banks merely replaced the limited number of lawyers that departed at the mid-level, we saw some growth in debt capital markets in-house legal teams, as well as litigation or regulatory investigations.

A huge area of growth has been AML, KYC, sanctions and anti-corruption roles with some teams within the banks multiplying in size several times over. Anti-corruption investigation roles within non-financial MNCs have also been on the rise, coupled with increasing compliance roles outside of the world of finance. [click to continue…]

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