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Today 01:09 AM
Unregistered Honestly how bad is DSC? Heard his team was horrible, every man for himself in D&N. Did it get better or worse in his own firm?

Also what are the general working hours for DSC?
Yesterday 11:14 PM
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Also, I highly suggest he thinks twice. If he's a junior at A&G can he take long hours? Big 4 culture is generally bad. High pressure, short timelines, bosses can be bad depending on luck of the draw, like everywhere else. A lot of lawyers leave after a year or less. More leave after 2 years.

The ones who stay are the ones who can take the lifestyle
Can he take 9 to 3am 7 days a week for a year? 3am is an OK estimate for normal days
Yesterday 11:10 PM
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Also, I highly suggest he thinks twice. If he's a junior at A&G can he take long hours? Big 4 culture is generally bad. High pressure, short timelines, bosses can be bad depending on luck of the draw, like everywhere else. A lot of lawyers leave after a year or less. More leave after 2 years.

The ones who stay are the ones who can take the lifestyle
I'm not referring to any specific person or team, but the Big 4 generally. The question he has to ask is whether he can take a beating (metaphorically), and how long can he survive
Yesterday 11:05 PM
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I'm in litigation so I don't know much about corporate, but I have some minor experience in an international firm.

CC makes partners. It's a well known fact. You go to any non-White Shoe international, the partner trained at CC
Also, I highly suggest he thinks twice. If he's a junior at A&G can he take long hours? Big 4 culture is generally bad. High pressure, short timelines, bosses can be bad depending on luck of the draw, like everywhere else. A lot of lawyers leave after a year or less. More leave after 2 years.

The ones who stay are the ones who can take the lifestyle
Yesterday 10:59 PM
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In disputes and thinking of switching to inhouse - anyone knows if taking a us llm would help? Maybe take some tech subject to switch gears a bit. Or is it just a waste of money and risky given the climate
Would advise against spending 40k just for e-learning in the current climate.
Yesterday 10:57 PM
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I need advise from the lawyers out there. My son has been tapped by Allen & Gledhill, Baker Mackenzie and Clifford Chance. Money aside (I know the foreign firms pay more), which of these would you recommend he join. I am being selfish here as he was also tapped by Allen Overy UK but I would very much prefer that he work in Singapore. I've lived and worked in London before and I am not too bullish of it post Brexit and the coming years. He will be graduating soon. Which of these 3 firms would position him for a long term legal career in Singapore. Which of these firms would springboard him within SG (for example with the foreign firm by son will not be SG qualified but UK qualified)? What are the pros and cons of each of these firms? Would he benefit more from a broad-based experience / training at the start vs specializing early on (capital markets + M&A)? The career paths for these firms are different due to their targeted clientele.

I am familiar with CC, Linklaters and Slaughters May, but not the branches in SG. I've engaged them a lot in my line of work in Mergers & Acquisition (I lead M&A teams globally).
I'm in litigation so I don't know much about corporate, but I have some minor experience in an international firm.

CC makes partners. It's a well known fact. You go to any non-White Shoe international, the partner trained at CC
Yesterday 10:54 PM
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In disputes and thinking of switching to inhouse - anyone knows if taking a us llm would help? Maybe take some tech subject to switch gears a bit. Or is it just a waste of money and risky given the climate
Risky not worth. Might not get your payoff. Get the inhouse first think LLM later. For liti you can think compliance, employment, AML etc. Liti might be good as a wave of retrenchments are coming from coys
Yesterday 10:52 PM
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He means like INTP for corp and ESFP for liti.
I'm an INTP in liti.
Yesterday 10:50 PM
Unregistered In disputes and thinking of switching to inhouse - anyone knows if taking a us llm would help? Maybe take some tech subject to switch gears a bit. Or is it just a waste of money and risky given the climate
Yesterday 10:16 PM
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Personality types?
He means like INTP for corp and ESFP for liti.
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