Organizing immediate coverage across multiple locations

Helping a leading global investment management business find talent at short notice across Asia and the UK.


The challenge

Peerpoint has supported the UK-listed investment manager for several years, providing the team with high caliber interim legal talent during periods of busyness and team changes. Due to team changes our client recently needed three lawyers across both London and Hong Kong. The request came at a critical time to help support certain projects during a period of change. It had been difficult to predict the team changes and so the in-house legal team were without the talent they needed.


What we did

Partnering with the client’s GC and working across the global Peerpoint team, we took a detailed brief and matched three high caliber legal consultants simultaneously within a short time frame across Hong Kong and London. In Hong Kong we were able to deliver a consultant with a strong profile to meet the client’s needs for a niche skillset, without compromising on the required language skills. In London, we placed two multi-specialist lawyers who picked up a broad range of work covering corporate, commercial, some aspects of employment and data protection matters. Having built a long-standing relationship with the GC and legal team, we are able to partner with them on effective talent solutions because we understand their business and culture so well.


The outcome ​​

The investment manager benefited from senior, specialist coverage across two global locations at a time of need. Due to their experience the consultants were able to hit the ground running and provide immediate support across a wide range of areas. In Asia they have been able to advise on matters covering Hong Kong, mainland China, Australia, Singapore, Korea and Japan, while providing secretarial support for entities in those jurisdictions. In London, both consultants were extended beyond their initial contract based on how positively they contributed to the team. One of the consultants delivered support on a data protection project, helping mitigate future risk management – something we are seeing great demand for with other clients. They also helped upskill other members of the client’s team, adding further value. Overall the client has been supported globally on both BAU and project work at a time of change and high demand for legal support within the business.

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A&O Shearman was formed on 1 May 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). This case study may include reference to assignments generated by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.