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  • Autumn 2021 market update – active but candidate short

    01/12/2021

    November is done and dusted...where did that go?!   Last year, 2020, was a strange vortex of a year, thanks to COVID-19.  Thankfully, the market started picking up late last year and that momentum continued in 2021.     This year has been better,... read more

    by Paul Cochrane
    Private Practice, Compliance, In-house Corporate

    It remains a candidate short market

    17/11/2021

    We continue to live in an unstable world.  The global pandemic is far from over.  Trade wars, culture wars, and real wars come and go.  Economies shrink, economies grow.   Through all of this, however, one thing is constant: it is a candidate short... read more

    by Paul Cochrane
    Private Practice, Compliance, In-house Corporate

    Surviving & Thriving in the New Normal (or, the Power Going Out For A Coffee)

    09/11/2021

    Here we are 20 or so months from the start of the pandemic that has changed our lives – probably forever.  For the most part here in Japan, we have survived what we would have thought impossible two years ago. It was never pretty - Didn’t drink, dra... read more

    by James Graham
    Private Practice, Healthcare Industry

    Early Summer 2021 market update – COVID keeping Japan closed

    03/06/2021

    It's now June 2021 and, thankfully, the legal market continues to trend upwards here in Tokyo.  We are seeing more law firms resume or increase hiring, as well as a steadily increasing demand for in-house counsel and compliance professionals.  So, wh... read more

    by Paul Cochrane
    Private Practice, Compliance, In-house Corporate

    Early Spring 2021 market update – trending up

    02/03/2021

    March 2021, and we're still grappling with COVID-19.  A year ago, when the Diamond Princess debacle was blowing up in the news, who would have thought that we would still be living with covid and largely continuing to work remotely?&n... read more

    by Paul Cochrane
    Private Practice, Compliance, In-house Corporate

    Autumn 2020 market update – a glimmer of hope

    13/10/2020

    October 2020.  It's been a long, tough year for many globally and the light at the end of the tunnel remains some way off while the world waits on the development of vaccines to combat COVID-19 and continues to juggle lockdowns/restrictions with eco... read more

    by Paul Cochrane
    Private Practice, Compliance, In-house Corporate

    What are you doing FOR YOU during the pandemic?

    10/06/2020

    Like many, I’m working from home and expect to for a while. Even if Japan tries to open up, there isn’t likely going to be much recruiting needed by our clients to justify going into the office. Of course, I hope I’m wrong but that’s where we are tod... read more

    by James Graham
    Private Practice, Healthcare Industry

    What job seekers should know ahead of the post-COVID-19 market

    08/06/2020

    With the market currently stagnating in the wake of COVID-19, the balance between supply and demand in the job market for lawyers and compliance officers has changed. Specifically, the number of job openings has dropped to much less than half compare... read more

    by Yuki Wada
    Financial Services, Compliance, Private Practice