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Old 06-10-2016, 09:46 PM
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Cantonese is never a requirement if you are looking at international firms in HK. Mandarin is almost a strict requirement as an entry level hire, but at higher PQE levels firms are willing to overlook Mandarin deficiency if you have other skills of value to offer.

The position they are recruiting for also matters - if you are dealing with mostly mainland clients, impeccable Mandarin is a must.
Indeed Cantonese is not a requirement now. That said, an open mind towards Cantonese will go a long way in feeling comfortable in this densely packed city, allow you to make some close friends (maybe even finding your other half) here and healthier in the bigger scheme of things. Of course one can choose to be in the exclusive company of expats here.

One reason why HK is such an energetic city is that there are many macro tensions within society with no dominant political group that has the "moral mandate" here, which creates many interstices and lacuna that allow individuals and interest groups to flourish (economically, intellectually and artistically) with less restraint here than in Singapore. It is an anglo-centric city that by tradition with its most celebrated institutions inherited from its colonial past. Today it is undergoing a historic transformation by undergoing a peaceful transition moving its orbit around China. So the question is, where should one be positioned in view of all these? Singapore still seems to be the safer city with better governance, with the administrators deliberately socially engineering our city and preparing us for the future with its various technology policies and smart nation initiatives. But what is there to lose to be in HK when you are young? There...

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If you're so sure I'm a fraudster, why don't you call my bluff? Stop hiding behind a veil of anonymity, create an account, and come down to meet me. We can then see if I'm the real McCoy, of if I am "bluffing la". I'll even treat you to dinner.

Of course, we'll never be colleagues since I'll be permanently blacklisting you after our meeting, and (assuming you're even a lawyer) you'll have fewer exit options if you were looking at joining an MC firm.

But what the hell, it's a small price to pay for finding out the truth isn't it? I await your PM.
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:26 PM
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If you're so sure I'm a fraudster, why don't you call my bluff? Stop hiding behind a veil of anonymity, create an account, and come down to meet me. We can then see if I'm the real McCoy, of if I am "bluffing la". I'll even treat you to dinner.

Of course, we'll never be colleagues since I'll be permanently blacklisting you after our meeting, and (assuming you're even a lawyer) you'll have fewer exit options if you were looking at joining an MC firm.

But what the hell, it's a small price to pay for finding out the truth isn't it? I await your PM.
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Stop wasting your time on these useless forums and get back to your important work, Mr Big Shot.

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Stop wasting your time on these useless forums and get back to your important work, Mr Big Shot.
Jealousy is one of the hardest emotions to stomach. I pray you recover soon from your indigestion.


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Jealousy is one of the hardest emotions to stomach. I pray you recover soon from your indigestion.
It's right up there with the need to have the last word. Let me know how your recovery goes too.
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:13 PM
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Oh hey there! What year are you? I'm wondering if you're the Singaporean/ Malaysian trainee my firm has for 2018 haha.

There's a fair number of us actually, more than I expected. There's another poster here who trained in HK and is at a US firm, and I can think of at least 6 current trainees across MC/ US firms, including myself. My firm also has at least 2 Singaporean associates and 1 partner.

If you want to get in touch, create an account and I can shoot you a PM if you reply (:

Just created an account, hope to hear from you!
Anyone else who is/will be/ wants to work in HK feel free to drop me a line - maybe we can all get to know each other!
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:44 AM
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Considering being a paralegal at a international law firm in Singapore.

I have been told that I should qualify as a lawyer first instead of 'wasting' my degree to be a paralegal. Could I have some insights on this? Thank you!
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Old 16-10-2016, 10:49 PM
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Just created an account, hope to hear from you!
Anyone else who is/will be/ wants to work in HK feel free to drop me a line - maybe we can all get to know each other!
For some reason I cannot get PM to work - maybe you can drop me a PM instead?

Sorry for the late reply, had a rather busy week at work.
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Old 17-10-2016, 10:21 AM
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Hi,

Some personal background, graduated from (still) scheduled, non-London, UK university with a second upper. Not particularly great results for core modules. I am currently doing my RLT in a small-medium firm, mainly doing criminal work under a former DPP.

I am wondering if anyone here was in a similar situation and if they could share their experiences, and what would a realistic career path be.

I am also wondering about the legal services, specifically whether my qualifications would suffice to be a DPP in AGC or would i likely be an APP?
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Old 17-10-2016, 12:33 PM
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Hi,

Some personal background, graduated from (still) scheduled, non-London, UK university with a second upper. Not particularly great results for core modules. I am currently doing my RLT in a small-medium firm, mainly doing criminal work under a former DPP.

I am wondering if anyone here was in a similar situation and if they could share their experiences, and what would a realistic career path be.

I am also wondering about the legal services, specifically whether my qualifications would suffice to be a DPP in AGC or would i likely be an APP?
Wouldn't it make more sense to ask your boss directly since he is a former DPP? Anyway I don't think your profile got chance to enter LSC base on the current officer I see there.
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