December 05, 2012
By Nick Goseland, Director
For the first time in history, China’s legal landscape is offering foreign-educated PRC candidates something they’ve never had before: options. Not long ago, if you interviewed for a legal position in China, there was a 90 percent chance it was for a capital markets, FDI, or M&A opening. Sophisticated practices outside of these traditional platforms simply did not exist. Perhaps you could find a sporadic arbitration role, but in large part, even those were limited to the Magic Circle firms, whose strong foothold in Hong Kong could support satellite PRC practices.
Those days have now officially passed. We are seeing options surface not only across a broad spectrum of international firms, but more importantly, across entirely new practice areas...