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Transactional IP Associate (3-7PQE) - Magic Circle Firm, Hong Kong

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Global law firm is looking to hire a driven and ambitious transactional IP/IT lawyer for its expanding Hong Kong practice. Advising on IP matters throughout its lifecycle, including the creation, acquisition, licensing & franchising, commercialisation, protection and dispute resolution / enforcement of IP rights, our client has extensive experience in the IP aspects of corporate transactions across the Asia region.

Applicants will be somewhere between 3-7PQE (on a UK scale) and have gained their experience to date with a leading international law firm. Direct experience of advising on M&A, JV’s and carve outs as well as advisory work spanning data privacy, licensing etc is essential for this opportunity. 

Preference is for those candidates that have come up from the IP side and speak/read/write fluent Chinese. Ideally Hong Kong resident, those looking to relocate from the United Kingdom, Australia / New Zealand / United States  etc will also be considered, if in possession of the right experience / ancillary skill sets. It is vitally important that each candidate is academically excellent and has a stable career history, with a preference for those coming directly from an equivalent elite international law firm. 

The successful applicant will work closely with the lead partner as well as colleagues across the Asia-Pacific and internationally, benefitting from immediate responsibility for a wide range of interesting and challenging work while receiving superb ongoing training & development. A very strong salary & benefits package is on offer in addition to enhanced career progression.

For more information, please send your CV and supporting information in confidence to James O'Brien ( or apply directly via this website. 


James O'Brien has been recruiting in the legal sector for over 20yrs. Possessing significant relationships across multiple jurisdictions, he offers candidates a hands on, consultative approach, working closely with individuals to achieve their career objectives. Feel free to contact him by email in the first instance to arrange a confidential discussion. 


Agnew O’Brien Global Legal Recruitment is a boutique consultancy that represents high calibre lawyers in their job search across international jurisdictions spanning the Asia-Pacific, Offshore Caribbean / Channel Islands, Middle East and United Kingdom. Those we assist are offered a bespoke, consultative recruitment service of the highest professional standards, specifically tailored to address individual search requirements and objectives. Our approach is discreet yet pro-active, offering candidates practical support throughout each step of the recruitment process. 

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