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Today 02:02 AM
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Why donít you move then? So many have done it already.
Agree with you but I also sympathise with OP... itís easier said than done. If youíre not from a Big 4 firm/international firm and youíre not in a corporate practice, your chances are significantly lesser. If youíre looking to be paid big bucks ie USD205K- ish at a US firm in London, competition is even stiffer because youíre competing against candidates in the UK for limited positions. Also, not all US firms pay the £ equivalent of USD205K and those that do have limited roles available and tend to laterally recruit from MC firms.. Interview process is also way more gruelling than anything youíll come across in Singapore. Think rapid fire interrogation style. For eg the final round for a lateral hire for Latham in London can be 2h 30 mins of back to back interviews where you meet 5 partners and 5 associates in five 30 min blocks of time..

That being said, if OP is interested I think no harm trying. After all, you never know if you donít try, especially since the lateral market quite hot now.. I guess better than feeling miserable slogging it out everyday at a Big 4 firm? Be prepared though, US firms have billing requirements that range from 1800-2150. If youíre billing that much at a Big 4 firm already, then definitely start looking elsewhere.
Yesterday 11:55 PM
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ft.com/content/071c6656-8b3f-4475-9b3d-db0e4918baaf
Golden handcuffs: dealmaking lawyers weigh up their own Faustian bargains

Anyone else feel emo reading this kind of articles? FT, Bloomberg, legal cheek and all that have recently been writing incessantly about mad salary wars for US and UK law firms, and it's like this whole thing is just passing us by in Singapore.

Like bro, even if I wanted to sell my soul for money, the only Faustian bargain to be struck in Singapore is selling your soul for 2am days, 6 days a week for S$5.5k per mobth at a big4 . Lmao

Working in a local law firm is really a scam job
Why donít you move then? So many have done it already.
Yesterday 11:54 PM
Unregistered ft.com/content/071c6656-8b3f-4475-9b3d-db0e4918baaf
Golden handcuffs: dealmaking lawyers weigh up their own Faustian bargains

Anyone else feel emo reading this kind of articles? FT, Bloomberg, legal cheek and all that have recently been writing incessantly about mad salary wars for US and UK law firms, and it's like this whole thing is just passing us by in Singapore.

Like bro, even if I wanted to sell my soul for money, the only Faustian bargain to be struck in Singapore is selling your soul for 2am days, 6 days a week for S$5.5k per mobth at a big4 . Lmao

Working in a local law firm is really a scam job
Yesterday 11:08 PM
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s://.rollonfriday.com/news-content/ad-week-glamorous-wmh
hahahaha. Dun play play later the owner of the article kenna defamation
Yesterday 01:05 PM
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s://.rollonfriday.com/news-content/ad-week-glamorous-wmh
Lmao this is gold, especially the comments. Thanks for the lols
Yesterday 09:59 AM
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It's a small-midsize boutique firm formed from past big4 associates. They caused a hoo-ha when they started because the partners started the firm at 3PQE (the minimum required without Minlaw approval). They expanded quite fast at the start.

However, recently I think some of the corp dept (their head at least) had some dispute (or maybe just decided to leave).

s://.rollonfriday.com/news-content/ad-week-glamorous-wmh
01-08-2021 06:05 PM
Unregistered what's the culture at qwp like for liti? and also the starting salary and progression? thanks!
01-08-2021 12:21 PM
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Lol you asking to join or asking for gossip.
not OP. i'd like the gossip.
01-08-2021 08:26 AM
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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?
Unfortunately there is nothing you can do about this, so keep calm and carry on.
31-07-2021 08:02 PM
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Can share more? Is it the fintech focused lawyer that left? What do the rest of the corp partners do, and more importantly what kind of deals to they do/clients do they have? Vanilla corp or specialised?
Lol you asking to join or asking for gossip.
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