Welcome to Hughes-Castell


Recruiters of the best legal and compliance talent in Asia-Pacific since 1986. Founded by Helen Castell, a pioneer in legal recruitment, Hughes-Castell was the first legal recruitment consultancy to target Asia and began recruiting lawyers from London to Hong Kong.


Senior Compliance Manager (5+ yrs EXP) Mexico

Sector: In-house Compliance

Industry: E-commerce

Specialism: Compliance, Regulatory, Investigation

Consultant: Doreen Jaeger-Soong

A global technology group company is seeking an experienced Senior Compliance Manager for their Mexico office.

Regional Legal Director, APAC (12+ yrs PQE) Singapore

Sector: In-house Legal

Industry: Medical Equipment Manufacturing

Specialism: Corporate, Commercial, Litigation, Company Secretarial

Consultant: Doreen Jaeger-Soong

Our client, a global medical technology leader, seeks a talented and highly motivated lawyer to take charge of legal matters in South East Asia and related Export Market business operations.

Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation (5-10 yrs PQE) - US (Remote)

Sector: In-house Legal

Industry: Internet

Specialism: Litigation, Arbitration, & Dispute Resolution

Consultant: Doreen Jaeger-Soong

This is an excellent opportunity for a Litigation Counsel or Partner to move in-house in a rapidly growing sector. Our client, a global e-commerce company, is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel with proven dispute resolution experience to support their ex

IP Partner (7+ yrs PQE) Beijing

Sector: Private Practice

Industry: Law Practice

Specialism: Intellectual Property

Consultant: Vicky Liu

This leading Chinese law firm is looking to add an IP Partner or team to their already well-established office in Beijing.

Latest Jobs

Senior Compliance Manager (5+ yrs EXP) Mexico

Sector:In-house Compliance

Specialism:Compliance, Regulatory, Investigation

Consultant: Doreen Jaeger-Soong

Paralegal/Legal Manager (1-4 yrs EXP) Hong Kong

Sector:Private Practice

Specialism:Paralegal, Capital Markets

Consultant: Vicky Liu

Associate, IP (2+ yrs PQE) Shanghai

Sector:Private Practice

Specialism:Intellectual Property

Consultant: Vicky Liu

Senior Associate, Corporate Finance & Securities (8+ yrs PQE) BJ/HK/SH

Sector:Private Practice

Specialism:Corporate Finance, Securities

Consultant: Vicky Liu

Latest Insights

Japan the outlier after a cautious year in Asia

28 December 2023

Should a Lawyer be a Coder?

30 June 2023

Acing a Legal Interview – A practical guide for interns, trainees, and junior lawyers

31 May 2023

Singapore leads the growth with China on the track to coming back

30 April 2023

ChatGPT: do the benefits outweigh the potential pitfalls?

28 February 2023

Time to look at going in-house?

31 May 2022

Career Paths for China-based Lawyers with Doreen Jaeger-Soong

07 December 2021

Track Record

Jul 01, 2022

Representative In-house Compliance Placement: Hong Kong

Hughes-Castell recruited a Regional Head of Ethics & Compliance APAC for a global biotherapeutics company in Hong Kong, China.

by Doreen Jaeger-Soong

Nov 15, 2021

Representative Private Practice Placement: Hong Kong

Hughes-Castell recruited a Partner (Private Wealth) for a UK international law firm in Hong Kong, China.

by Vicky Liu

Oct 27, 2021

Representative Private Practice Placement: Vietnam

Hughes-Castell placed a Corporate Partner for an AmLaw 100 firm in Vietnam.

by Sam Kenworthy

Oct 20, 2021

Representative In-house Compliance Placement: Brazil

Hughes-Castell placed a Head of Compliance for a digital financial services giant in São Paulo, Brazil.

by Doreen Jaeger-Soong

Accolades & Awards

Doreen Jaeger-Soong: Asia Law Portal's 30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in 2022
Hughes-Castell: ARA 2020 Hong Kong for Best International Recruitment Agency
Doreen is highly regarded, reputable & professional, and someone I can confidently trust and recommend to anyone seeking to recruit or seeking recruitment.
Senior Counsel, Asia - International insurance company
Doreen was fantastic - highly recommend her services
APAC Ethics & Compliance Regional Head - US biopharmaceutical company
My hiring was only possible because of Doreen's great timing and understanding of both parts situation.
Head of Compliance - Mobile Payment Giant
My hiring was only possible because of Doreen's great timing and understanding of both parts situation.
Head of Compliance and AML - Fintech
"Hughes-Castell has helped us to fill a managing director role and other qualified lawyer positions for our Legal in Vietnam, and I have always found them very professional and efficient"
Managing Partner(Vietnam & Cambodia) - MNC
Hughes-Castell has a deep understanding of the legal industry, its evolution in the different jurisdictions, as well as specific industry needs of the employer.
General Counsel - Luxury Fashion House