Robert Walters international legal recruitment team

Robert Walters' Legal operates across 20 countries globally, offering unrivalled local market knowledge and global reach. Our local teams are committed to recruiting top quality legal talent for permanent, temporary, contract and interim opportunities across the world.

Our specialist market knowledge, exceptional global legal team and outstanding client relationships in every market we operate in, ensures we can offer a consistently outstanding recruitment service to clients and candidates.

If you're looking to relocate to the UK, expand your career into the international market, or for assistance on growing your legal staffing internationally, contact our expert consultants for the latest recruitment advice and guidance.  

Cayman Islands, BVI & Channel Islands

Ken Okumura - Manager 
London & South East

Ken draws from 10 years of legal experience as a corporate and funds lawyer, both at top City firms and including over three years working offshore at a law firm in the British Virgin Islands to head up Robert Walters’ Offshore legal recruitment function. He is responsible for all permanent fee-earner recruitment from newly qualified through to partner level, across all practice areas in the offshore market (encompassing Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey).

+44 (0) 207 509 8741   ken.okumura@robertwalters.com

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Europe 

Joyce Toeset
Amsterdam, Netherlands

After studying law at Leiden University, Joyce Toeset decided to apply her knowledge to legal recruitment. With nearly 20 years of experience under her belt, and more than 5 years for Robert Walters, Joyce has built a dedicated team of recruitment consultants covering both the permanent and interim legal market in the Netherlands. Through the team’s expertise, commitment and their genuine interest in the people they work with, Robert Walters is a leader for legal recruitment across the Netherlands.

+31 20 644 4655  joyce.toeset@robertwalters.com

Laura Kavanagh
Dublin, Ireland

Our dedicated team in Dublin is headed up by Laura Tierney, who has over 6 years experience helping legal professionals find their perfect role and organisations find their ideal candidate. The team recruit across temporary, fixed term contract and permanent roles  for legal professionals and company secretaries across all degrees of seniority within banking, aviation, asset management, insurance, reinsurance, technology, pharmaceutical and telecommunications.

+353 1 673 0825  laura.kavanagh@robertwalters.com

Miren Sáenz de Valluerca
Madrid, Spain 

Miren Sáenz de Valluerca is a Law graduate with a major in Community Law from the University of San Pablo CEU. She also holds a postgraduate degree in Community Law from the Sorbonne in Paris. Miren's expertise, dedication and market knowledge has allowed her to position herself as a reference within the Spanish legal market. Furthermore, she has a solid team of three lawyers who are dedicated to selecting mid-top level profiles for both national and international law firms, as well as in-house profiles for multinational companies.

+34 91 702 98 31 miren.saenzdevalluerca@robertwalters.com

Constance Philippon
Paris, France

Constance is a law and business graduate with an LL.M from the United States. She joined Robert Walters in March 2017 with several years’ experience working in both law firms and advisories. She became head of the Robert Walters tax, legal and compliance recruitment teams in January 2018. Constance has grown a team of former lawyers: they specialise in the recruitment of permanent in-house positions across all areas of the legal, tax, compliance and advisory space. As of today, Constance's team is one of the leading experts for top and middle in-house positions in France. 

+33 (0)1 4067 8849  contance.philippon@robertwalters.com

Florence Ropion
Paris, France

Florence is a qualified French lawyer and worked for almost 5 years for renowned International and French law firms after graduating from a LL.M. at King’s College in London. She joined Robert Walters 7 years ago and leads a team of former qualified lawyers, entirely dedicated to all permanent lawyers recruitments for private practice positions across all practices areas. For many years, Florence’s team is recognised as a market leader in France with a very solid reputation, respectively considered by specialised review as “indispensable” and “excellent” for associate and partner recruitments.

+33 (0)6 6943 0262 florence.ropion@robertwalters.com

Ass.iur. Sarah Seifert
Frankfurt, Germany

Sarah is a law graduate from Germany. After studying law in Bonn and Düsseldorf, she started her career as a junior lawyer in an IP/IT law firm in Düsseldorf. At Robert Walters Sarah is specialised in recruiting lawyers at every career level for permanent private practice and inhouse positions across all practice areas in Germany.

+49 69 9203 840 016  Sarah.Seifert@RobertWalters.com

Rebecca Clark
Zurich, Switzerland 

Rebecca is a Law and French graduate with an LL.M from King’s College London. She joined Robert Walters Zurich in 2015, bringing over ten years’ experience in legal recruitment gained in Europe and Asia. Our Swiss Legal division supports leading law firms, multinational companies and financial services institutions across Switzerland. With multi-lingual legal specialists in Zurich and Geneva, we understand the complex needs of the local Swiss market as well as of our international clients.

+41 (0) 44 809 35 21  rebecca.clark@robertwalters.com

APAC

Chad Lawson
Sydney, Australia

Chad has been with Robert Walters for over 11 years, starting in the Sydney office in 2007 before moving to the head office in London in 2010. He returned to Sydney in 2017 and has oversight of the legal business for Australia. Chad leads a team of legal recruitment specialists that is split by private practice and in-house markets. The private practice team recruits for international top tier firms, large national firms and emerging boutiques in all major cities, but with the majority of work across Sydney and Melbourne. 

+61 2 8289 3174  chad.lawson@robertwalters.com.au
 

Ricky Mui 
Hong Kong 

Having joined Robert Walters London as a legal consultant in 2003, Ricky became Manager in 2005 and Director in 2007.  He relocated to Hong Kong in 2010 and is currently acting as a Director in charge of the legal & compliance, commerce finance and contract divisions.  Prior to Robert Walters, Ricky worked as a solicitor in Australia for top-tier law firm DLA Phillips Fox. In the past 10 years, Ricky has developed a strong legal recruitment business in both the UK and HK. 

+852 2103 5370  ricky.mui@robertwalters.com.hk

Joshua Bryan
Tokyo, Japan

Joshua is responsible for legal, HR and financial services recruitment aross Japan. He has been with the Tokyo business since 2007, and in 2011 began the Japan legal recruiting team. The team today consists of seven specialists who cover the bilingual hiring requirements of in-house legal departments across all industries and private practice law firms. 

+81 3-4570 1784  joshua.bryan@robertwalters.co.jp

Lindy Ho
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lindy holds both a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Law. Our dedicated Legal & Corporate Secretarial team in Malaysia is headed up by Lindy Ho, who has over six years’ of experience in recruitment, Her team specialises in Legal recruitment for both private practice and in-house legal positions as well as corporate secretarial positions, across all industries. Prior to joining Robert Walters, Lindy has spent two years as an in-house legal counsel at a public listed company in Malaysia and another three years as a fee earner at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP in Hong Kong.

+60 3-2380 8755  lindy.ho@robertwalters.com.my

The Americas

Brady Jones
Toronto, Canada

Brady Jones leads our legal and compliance recruitment division in Toronto. After being called to the Ontario Bar in 2009 and the New York Bar in 2010, Brady worked in private practice for 9 years. Before joining Robert Walters, he practiced with one of Ontario's top regional law firms in Toronto.

+1 (0) 416 640 7120  brady.jones@robertwalters.com

Henry Smith
New York, United States

Henry is responsible for the Legal Recruitment Practice in the US.  The team of specialists cover the requirements of Private Practice Law Firms as well as in-house Legal roles across both Financial Services and Commerce & Industry clients.  The team has full geographical coverage of the United States with a presence on both the East and West coast.  Prior to moving to New York, Henry spent 6 years with Robert Walters in the Asia Pacific region where he led the Legal function in Australia.  Henry’s background before recruitment was Regulatory Compliance in the Investment Banking sector in London.

+1 212 704 9900 Henry.Smith@robertwalters.com

Middle East

Jonathan Berry 
Dubai, UAE

Jonathan came from a legal background, having trained and qualified as a Solicitor in the UK. In 2014, he moved to Sydney, Australia to join Robert Walters in their Legal and Compliance division. After 3 successful years, Jonathan left the Sydney office and transferred to Dubai to Head up the Middle East Legal Practice. The Robert Walters legal team is the biggest in the Middle East covering both private practice and in-house.

+971 (0) 4 818 0112  jonathan.berry@robertwalters.com

 

Africa

Nicolas Rainier
Johannesburg, South Africa 

Nic joined Robert Walters in 2013, initially focussed on recruiting legal professionals into banking and financial services before extending his legal networks into private practice and in-house corporates. Prior to Robert Walters, Nic gained commercial practice experience at a boutique Sandton based law firm. Nic specialises in the recruitment of attorneys and compliance professionals both within South Africa and Africa and Heads up the Legal Africa Practice.

+27 (0)1 881 2417 nicolas.rainier@robertwalters.com

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