Sovereign Wealth Fund


  • 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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