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.


Corporate Partner (7+ yrs PQE) Singapore

Sector: Private Practice

Industry: Law Practice

Specialism: Corporate

Consultant: Sam Kenworthy

This US/Singaporean JLV is looking to bolster its corporate offering with a partner-level hire.

Senior Legal Manager (10+ yrs PQE) Hong Kong

Sector: In-house Legal

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Specialism: Commercial, Corporate

Consultant: Sherry Xu

A unique opportunity now exists for a Senior Legal Manager to join the legal team of a house of contemporary fashion brands and take on a regional responsibility role on a base of Hong Kong.

Senior Compliance & Risk Manager (10+ yrs EXP) Shanghai

Sector: Compliance

Industry: Real Estate

Specialism: Compliance, Regulatory

Consultant: Sherry Xu

A fantastic opportunity has come to join one of the world's largest real estate funds in Shanghai.

Senior Legal Counsel (12+ yrs PQE) Singapore

Sector: In-house Legal

Industry: Financial Services, Information Technology and Services

Specialism: Commercial, Corporate, Privacy/Data Protection

Consultant: Doreen Jaeger-Soong

Join one of the fastest-growing success stories in the fintech world in Asia.

Latest Jobs

Corporate Associate (5-7 yrs PQE) Beijing

Sector:Private Practice

Specialism:Corporate, M&A

Consultant: Vicky Liu

Associate/Senior Associate, General Banking & Structured Finance (3-8 yrs PQE) Hong Kong

Sector:Private Practice

Specialism:Banking, Structured Finance

Consultant: Sam Kenworthy

Corporate Partner (7+ yrs PQE) Singapore

Sector:Private Practice


Consultant: Sam Kenworthy

Legal Counsel, IP/IT (5 yrs PQE) Hong Kong

Sector:In-house Legal

Specialism:Privacy/Data Protection, Information Technology

Consultant: Sherry Xu

Latest Insights

Now is the right time to consider changing jobs

30 November 2021

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

31 October 2021

Dentons land where others fear to tread

29 October 2021

Legal Move Updates (Oct – Dec 2021)

04 October 2021

The Age of the Chief Legal Officer

30 August 2021

Track Record

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

Sep 30, 2021

Representative In-house Compliance Placement: Hong Kong

Hughes-Castell recruited a Head of Compliance JAPAC for a global biopharmaceutical company in Hong Kong, China.

by Sherry Xu

Accolades & Awards

Hughes-Castell: ARA 2020 Hong Kong for Best International Recruitment Agency
Hughes-Castell: 2016 CV Recruitment Award for Best Legal and Compliance Recruitment Consultancy
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