Rough guide to Asia – the opportunities and challenges of working as an offshore lawyer in the region
During the past four years I have been based in our Hong Kong office assisting clients in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo. Having recently returned to our Guernsey office, it is interesting to look back on my time as an offshore lawyer in Asia. There is no question that recent years have seen many offshore law firms becoming far more interested than ever before in the North and Southeast Asian markets (in much the same way as many UK, US and western European law firms have done). Many such firms have opened one or more offices in the region and many more have undertaken marketing trips to visit clients and prospective clients.
Marcus Leese reflects on his experiences as an offshore lawyer in Asia
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