[Ed. note: This post is authored by Evan Jowers and Robert Kinney of Kinney Recruiting, sponsor of the Asia Chronicles. Kinney has made more placements of U.S. associates and partners in Asia than any other firm in the past four years. You can reach them by email: asia at kinneyrecruiting dot com.]
Despite best intentions, it has been some time since our last post here on ATL, except for ratcheting up our placement numbers. Since continuing on like that seems a bit gauche to us (and wasteful, considering the cost of this space), and the standard summer slow down in hiring seems to be on us, we wish to apologize for our unintended break and get back to work. For the record, we continue to remain extremely busy in the Asia markets, making already this year 42 US associate or counsel placements at law firms in Hong Kong / China and Singapore, as well as five in-house placements in Hong Kong / China. Our partner work in these markets, though we try to keep a tighter lid on that data, has also been increasingly fast and furious. We are going to now start once again having weekly posts here at Above The Law and also will finally begin more regular posts at theasiachronicles.com. The goal is and has always been daily posts. If any of our readers have a subject you would like addressed, please let us know.
If you would like to meet with any of our Asia team during the next two weeks, Evan Jowers, Robert Kinney and Yuliya Vinokurova will be available in Moscow, Danielle Cyr in New York, and Alexis Lamb in Hong Kong. Robert, Evan and Yuliya just returned from a few weeks in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Robert and Evan will also be in Beijing and Hong Kong in the first two weeks of August. Evan will be, as usual, in New York on and off this summer. Danielle and Alexis are of course based in New York and Hong Kong, respectively.
We are opening new Shanghai and Beijing offices soon and feel free to apply to Kinney if you are an experienced and successful recruiter in China, in either biglaw or the corporate world. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all make impulse buys from time to time. If there is any buyer’s remorse afterwards, the pain is limited to our pockets being a little light or, sometimes, a bad purchase may even cause a significant but temporary dent in our bank accounts. For example, a couple of weeks ago in Shanghai, our own Evan Jowers and Robert Kinney decided to kill some time on a rainy Saturday afternoon at M50 (50 Moganshan Road, a relatively new place – about 10 years old – where many modern art galleries are situated in 1930’s era buildings). What started as browsing ended up in spur of the moment purchases of six expensive paintings by an up and coming artist (at least that is what the gallery owner claimed), Wang Da, to put on display in our soon-to-be opened new Shanghai offices. The purchases were made while they were simply waiting for a couple of NYC based hedge fund manager friend / clients to meet them at a particular gallery. While Evan and Robert don’t have buyer’s remorse, at least not yet, they had some explaining to do to their wives and close friends, who are well aware that both guys know very little about modern art, and surely not modern Chinese art, and that scam artists in China outnumber real artists about 10,000 to one.