Bright lights, small city - the reality of living in Hong Kong as an expat solicitor
It's 5pm on a Friday in Hong Kong, and the sun is just beginning to set behind the lush green peaks and soaring skyscrapers. The fast-paced city, dubbed Asia's financial hub, will soon come alive as office buildings switch on their outside lights and crowds of young professionals spill out into the string of trendy bars and restaurants on offer.
Hong Kong’s opportunities and vibrant lifestyle have lured expat lawyers to the city for years. But after the global financial crisis, the job market has proved tough as firms cut back on costs and turn to Mandarin speakers for roles. Elizabeth Broomhall looks at the reality of living there as an expat solicitor today
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