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Today 01:36 PM
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Heard it only offers us rates after 3 years on the job (unless u lateral from a peer firm - which no sg firm is) and its "competitive rates" for those 3 years
wat abt sidley austin and gunderson
Today 01:31 PM
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It should be noted that at the junior level for corp, A&G and WongP corp provide good training which is superior to BMWL. They have an established system for training fresh graduates, although for corp one should always take an opportunity from CC if it arises. For litigation, for training purposes it would highly depend on the team you are assigned to. Davinder Singh chambers under DS himself > random litigator under Big 4/intl firm.
I’d say A&G > WongP clearly. Also, the “training” in those firms isn’t as structured as they sell it to be - most of the training I received was really just baptism by fire really.
Today 11:50 AM
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It’s fine if you’re willing to suck up the shittier pay, same long working hours, for the prospect of making the leap to an international firm a couple of years post-qualification, get a decent in-house job, or the slim chance of making partner.
Jaded. How many of you feel that Singapore has declined significantly over the last decade? Stagnant pay not keeping up with inflation (except for politicians), rising GST tax and threat of future income taxes raises, rising hdb prices, cecas threatening to take our professional jobs, murderous crazy teens running amok in our midst, and such.

If you ask me ten years ago if I could see Singapore in such a sad state, I would have laughed in your face. Or do we just pop a xanax and see everything through rose-tinted glasses as we were taught in schools to do?
Today 03:39 AM
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L&W has quite a few from A&G (ie SG’s only elite corp firm). In other news they offer UK training contract with 3 seats in SG and one in London - no need to get SG qualified (:
Heard it only offers us rates after 3 years on the job (unless u lateral from a peer firm - which no sg firm is) and its "competitive rates" for those 3 years
Yesterday 11:28 PM
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Look at firms like Milbank, MoFo etc
I don’t see lawyers from b4 ending up there
L&W has quite a few from A&G (ie SG’s only elite corp firm). In other news they offer UK training contract with 3 seats in SG and one in London - no need to get SG qualified (:
Yesterday 10:31 AM
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i mean if u can join an int'l firm then of cos better la. the majority of people can't so suck thumb lor

Aiya anw you chose this path. lawyering is far from the best job in terms of effort-to-reward ratio, everybody knows that. u can hv a much better or more lucrative life doing other things

some jobs dont need to put in that many hours but you need to compete in other ways, like sucking up to the right ppl, wayanging playing office politics and tai-ching away work

other jobs like sales, you can get by if you're a smooth talker and know how to schoomze with various ppl. best industries r those u can do jack all and full of not so bright chiobus in the same industry u can trick into getting urself laid

at the junior level, law demands a certain kind of personality that requires u to suck it up or quit, and hang around highly strung plain-Jane nerdy girls to boot
100% truth. You hit a chord there.

It's a **** job
Yesterday 10:04 AM
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i mean if u can join an int'l firm then of cos better la. the majority of people can't so suck thumb lor

Aiya anw you chose this path. lawyering is far from the best job in terms of effort-to-reward ratio, everybody knows that. u can hv a much better or more lucrative life doing other things

some jobs dont need to put in that many hours but you need to compete in other ways, like sucking up to the right ppl, wayanging playing office politics and tai-ching away work

other jobs like sales, you can get by if you're a smooth talker and know how to schoomze with various ppl. best industries r those u can do jack all and full of not so bright chiobus in the same industry u can trick into getting urself laid

at the junior level, law demands a certain kind of personality that requires u to suck it up or quit, and hang around highly strung plain-Jane nerdy girls to boot
It should be noted that at the junior level for corp, A&G and WongP corp provide good training which is superior to BMWL. They have an established system for training fresh graduates, although for corp one should always take an opportunity from CC if it arises. For litigation, for training purposes it would highly depend on the team you are assigned to. Davinder Singh chambers under DS himself > random litigator under Big 4/intl firm.
Yesterday 08:49 AM
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Seems like the only conclusion from the above posts are there its not worth joining a sg firm
It’s fine if you’re willing to suck up the shittier pay, same long working hours, for the prospect of making the leap to an international firm a couple of years post-qualification, get a decent in-house job, or the slim chance of making partner.
27-07-2021 11:17 PM
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some hiring managers in MNCs won't shortlist you if you don't have B4/intl firm experience
Interned as a recruiter before. Can confirm this.
27-07-2021 10:00 PM
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Seems like the only conclusion from the above posts are there its not worth joining a sg firm
i mean if u can join an int'l firm then of cos better la. the majority of people can't so suck thumb lor

Aiya anw you chose this path. lawyering is far from the best job in terms of effort-to-reward ratio, everybody knows that. u can hv a much better or more lucrative life doing other things

some jobs dont need to put in that many hours but you need to compete in other ways, like sucking up to the right ppl, wayanging playing office politics and tai-ching away work

other jobs like sales, you can get by if you're a smooth talker and know how to schoomze with various ppl. best industries r those u can do jack all and full of not so bright chiobus in the same industry u can trick into getting urself laid

at the junior level, law demands a certain kind of personality that requires u to suck it up or quit, and hang around highly strung plain-Jane nerdy girls to boot
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