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.


Compliance Officer (8+ yrs EXP) Shenzhen

Sector: Compliance

Industry: Financial Services

Specialism: Compliance

Consultant: Benjamin Wang

Candidates are invited to join a top-tier fund management firm in Shenzhen, supporting its growing Chinese business.

Associate, Finance (3+ yrs PQE) Hong Kong

Sector: Private Practice

Industry: Law Practice

Specialism: Finance, Corporate

Consultant: Sam Kenworthy

This is a great opportunity if you want to develop your career at a market-leading offshore firm with excellent associate mentoring and a supportive environment.

Corporate Counsel (5+ yrs PQE) Hong Kong

Sector: In-house Legal

Industry: Hospitality

Specialism: Corporate

Consultant: Nick Marett

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Corporate Counsel to step into a pivotal role in a development legal team of a luxury hotel brand in Hong Kong.

Funds Lawyer (3-5 yrs PQE) Hong Kong

Sector: Private Practice

Industry: Law Practice

Specialism: Funds

Consultant: Vicky Liu

Leading US law firm with a strong track record in corporate, M&A, and investment funds work seeks a mid to senior-level Funds Lawyer to join their market-leading team in Hong Kong.

Latest Jobs

Tax & Private Wealth Lawyer (2-5 yrs PQE) Singapore

Sector:Private Practice

Specialism:Tax, Private Wealth

Consultant: Sam Kenworthy

Associate, Corporate (3-6 yrs PQE) Beijing

Sector:Private Practice

Specialism:Corporate, M&A

Consultant: Vicky Liu

Legal Manager, Funds (2-4 yrs PQE) Hong Kong

Sector:Private Practice


Consultant: Vicky Liu

Compliance Officer (8+ yrs EXP) Shenzhen



Consultant: Benjamin Wang

Latest Insights

Omicron-related social restrictions impair Asia Pacific Legal Recruitment Growth

01 August 2022

Home Comforts for Singapore's Big Hitters

29 July 2022

Legal issues and opportunities in Web3

01 January 1970

Time to look at going in-house?

31 May 2022

Building a network in a post-pandemic world

01 April 2022

Tips to prepare for a legal internship

31 March 2022

Celebrating IWD 2022 with the first Chairwoman in Vietnam of an international law firm

08 March 2022

Boutiques target International Arbitration in Singapore

28 February 2022

Slow recovery is real, but optimism is ahead

31 January 2022

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

07 December 2021

Despite ongoing Covid-19 issues, legal markets are picking up across Asia Pacific

31 October 2021

Track Record

Sep 01, 2022

Representative In-house Legal Placement: Shanghai

Hughes-Castell placed a Head of Legal, APAC for a global industrial machinery manufacturer in Shanghai, China

by Benjamin Wang

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

Feb 07, 2022

Representative In-house Legal Placement: Hong Kong

Hughes-Castell recruited a Senior Regional Legal Manager for a global apparel retail group in Hong Kong, China

by Sherry Xu

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

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
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