Organising immediate coverage across multiple locations
Peerpoint has supported the UK-listed investment manager for several years, providing the team with high calibre 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 calibre 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 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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