Sectors Legal function
As the legal profession develops, leading international law firms have more in common with first-class strategy firms and investment banks than with large parts of the traditional legal community.
International corporations focused on growth are increasingly moving into more complex and competitive geographies, where the need for sound, business-oriented legal advice and international best practice is more apparent than ever.
The demand for candidates at senior general counsel positions who can lead large and complex legal departments, has put increased focus on leadership potential.
In addition, the need to be able to combine expert legal knowledge with a strong and visionary leadership style has also rapidly increased the competition for legal directors and company lawyers, who need to have the capacity to join an organisation’s highest echelons and sometimes even move into CEO-positions.
In this fast-evolving context, Harvey Nash Executive Search’s legal practice operates as a true advisor. We have numerous years’ experience of helping clients to find top legal talent. Our projects involve recruiting top lawyers and corporate lawyers for both large, global publicly-traded companies and smaller, niche firms.
We also support leading European law firms to recruit top-flight professionals and often act as advisors for the identification and development of legal talent.
With some of the most experienced consultants, with backgrounds from leading law firms and legal organisations within large-cap corporations, Harvey Nash Executive Search has the capacity to advise clients on relevant candidates in addition to how to best structure their legal organisations going forward.