A leading Sovereign Wealth Fund based in the Middle East approached us in relation to a complex search for an international funds counsel to be based at its headquarters in the Middle East.
The client was looking to hire a senior funds counsel who was currently based in New York, London, Hong Kong or Singapore.
We produced a detailed market for senior funds lawyers based in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore including possible candidates both from law firms and financial institutions.
The market map was completed in 2 weeks and included over 100 potential candidates across the four locations. The client asked us to approach 30 preferred candidates on the list and this resulted in a shortlist of 5 candidates.
We came across multiple challenges in this search as the skillset required for the role was very specific at a time when funds lawyers were in high demand.
The international scale of the search was also a challenge and required constant attention to every detail, including the relocation complexities.
After several meetings and travel to the region, we successfully completed the search resulting in placing a New York based lawyer who moved with his entire family to the Middle East. The successful candidate had 10 years’ experience at a leading firm in New York, a strong international background as well as being Ivy League educated.
After completing this search, the same client has continued to retain us for further searches.
What we received from the client that contributed to the success of the search:
As is the case with many international searches that also require a relocation, we were very focused on finding a candidate who was fully committed to the move right from the beginning.
The key to the final success of the search was a client that provided us with a very strong briefing and worked closely with us during a thorough selection process.
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