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Old 03-01-2023, 12:56 PM
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US firms in Singapore are notoriously selective and only take top talent.

As you noted, it’d more than double your current income.

I suggest you secure an offer first before asking so many questions. US firms do not just take anyone…
Thanks, am surprised I am headhunted since my firm, though b4, is not one of the two standard hunting grounds for foreign firms.( have all the other assocs in the two other firms been poached?) Most of my peers have since left for in-house.

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Thanks, am surprised I am headhunted since my firm, though b4, is not one of the two standard hunting grounds for foreign firms.( have all the other assocs in the two other firms been poached?) Most of my peers have since left for in-house.
It's probably not so much "headhunting" as it is the recruiters messaging everyone that is vaguely suitable for the role they can find on Linkedin. Better do your own research and until you get the interview it's all up in the air. That's just the reality of legal recruitment in APAC. Recruiters are terrible at their jobs. Throw enough and something is bound to stick.

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It's probably not so much "headhunting" as it is the recruiters messaging everyone that is vaguely suitable for the role they can find on Linkedin. Better do your own research and until you get the interview it's all up in the air. That's just the reality of legal recruitment in APAC. Recruiters are terrible at their jobs. Throw enough and something is bound to stick.
Was told the name of the firm( the firm made waves a few months back when they chose Singapore as their next asian outpost) and was invited to a tea session with their HR team. will go with an open mind since I am pretty contented with my team and work thus far.
Apart from the juicy bag, I can’t really find a good reason to make the shift at this stage of my career.

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Was told the name of the firm( the firm made waves a few months back when they chose Singapore as their next asian outpost) and was invited to a tea session with their HR team. will go with an open mind since I am pretty contented with my team and work thus far.
Apart from the juicy bag, I can’t really find a good reason to make the shift at this stage of my career.
Goodwin Procter ah? Solid semi white shoe.

Go for it. If you're in a local B4 or pseudo-int'l, or UK firm, there's absolutely no reason not to give it a shot. Even if not for the comp, for the exit opps.

Hours will be brutal though, although this being SG outpost likely more slack
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3PQE at a B4 M&A + PE funds practice. Have a question for those who successfully secured the bag during the great resignation last year. I have been approached by a recruiter for a funds role in a US firm looking to set up shop in SG. The compensation is more than twice of what I am getting right now but afaik 20% lesser than my NY counterparts. Would like to check if this is normal practice for Singapore offices of US firms in SG?
Yes it's normal. Many US firms pay their Singapore lawyers less on the argument that our legal education is an undergrad degree whereas the US lawyers who got a JD studied an extra three years.

(Though the reality is that they do it because they are competing with the **** pay in local firms and don't have to pay so much to entice Singapore lawyers.)


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Hearsay baker trainee pay is $5.3k/month. Thoughts?
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Hearsay a $800 trainee needs to work for 4 months to afford Walter Woon's Part A course. Can almighty RHT Counsel Alexander Woon offer any financial assistance to $0 RHT Trainees to cover the course fees charged by capitalistic Woon? $0 x 4 months is still $0.

Hearsay Unpaid Traineeships are illegal in the UK. Can we complain to St John Cambridge that their Honorary Fellow Walter Woon's affliated law firm RHT is exploiting workers in his home jurisdiction? This is not right.
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Hearsay baker trainee pay is $5.3k/month. Thoughts?
International firms pay international rates. This is normal.
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Hearsay baker trainee pay is $5.3k/month. Thoughts?
It's a fiction.
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Yes it's normal. Many US firms pay their Singapore lawyers less on the argument that our legal education is an undergrad degree whereas the US lawyers who got a JD studied an extra three years.

(Though the reality is that they do it because they are competing with the **** pay in local firms and don't have to pay so much to entice Singapore lawyers.)
So the JD argument is moot if one has a JD from NUS/SMU/SUSS?
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