A professional service for clients

Legal Futures was established in 1999 and became a ManpowerGroup company in 2013 when our name changed to Experis Legal Futures. We are a boutique recruitment agency offering comprehensive legal and compliance recruitment expertise throughout Asia Pacific from our offices in Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China.


We have specialist recruitment consultants who recruit for a wide variety of position types across the Private Practice, Commerce & Industry and the Banking & Finance sectors.  We have built our reputation as a leading Asia Pacific recruitment consultancy on the quality of our service and our dedication to excellence. We recruit and place only the highest calibre of candidates.


We offer focused executive search and head-hunting services utilising our broad network to actively search for candidates who meet our clients' requirements. Alternatively, we can include open positions in our Asia-wide advertisements or in unique campaigns specifically tailored around individual client needs. In addition, Experis Legal Futures can assist its clients in planning future staffing levels by advising on current market trends, candidate availability, skill levels and salary expectations.


We have a simple billing structure - for every candidate we place, we charge a fixed percentage of that person's first yearly salary, including any guaranteed cash amounts. This percentage is negotiable with the client but will be broadly based on market conditions. We also undertake retained searches, with or without dedicated advertising.


We will work to introduce professionals that not only meet our client’s expectations, but exceed them. Our consultants seek to build long-term working relationships within our client companies, and to gain as complete an understanding of the organization not just in terms of hiring needs, but of the organization overall, including, but not limited to, the organization's culture, it's place in the local market, and it's own goals for the future of its business. As with our candidates, we work to foster a positive and interactive relationship where the more we can understand our clients, the better a level of service we can provide.


Please contact us directly for a confidential discussion of your needs:

Email:    gerard.finlay@experislegalfutures.com

Tel:        852 3656 9645

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    Our Private Practice Division recruits for the full spectrum of law firms and patent firms recruiting qualified lawyers and attorneys (both local and overseas admitted) at all levels ranging from newly qualified associates through to both salaried and equity partners, as well as staff appointments.


    This full-service approach allows us to provide all of our law firm clients with comprehensive recruitment solutions based on a professional understanding of their needs and their particular working culture.  We can provide staff on a permanent, contract, or staffing basis.


    Positions Successfully Recruited:


    Equity Partner and Salaried Partner

    Of Counsel

    Senior, Mid-level and Junior Associate / Attorney

    Professional Services Lawyer

    Patent Professionals



    Business Development Manager

    Business Development Coordinator / Assistant

    Knowledge Manager

    Legal Translator

    Legal Secretary

    Legal Assistant




    Our In-house Legal Division recruits legal candidates for both domestic and international organisations in the Financial Services and Corporate/MNC sectors.  We have successfully placed candidates across many industry sectors, and pride ourselves on our in-depth knowledge of our client's industries and the challenges of placing legal candidates into their particular sector.


    Example Industry Sectors Successfully Recruited for:


    Banking and Financial Services









    Positions Successfully Recruited:


    Regional Counsel

    Qualified Lawyers and Attorneys (both local and overseas admitted)

    In-house patent lawyers

    Corporate Counsel

    In-house Counsel

    Legal Counsel

    Documentation and Transaction Management Specialist

    ISDA Specialist


    Corporate Compliance Officer

    Company Secretary

    Commercial / Contract Manager




    Our Compliance Division recruits for compliance professionals at all levels, and covering the full financial services sector with a particularly strong track record in recruiting in the areas of:


    Positions Successfully Recruited:


    Financial Crime Compliance

    AML Compliance

    ABC Compliance

    Fraud Investigations

    Business Intelligence

    Global Heads of Compliance

    Regional Heads of Compliance

    Country Heads of Compliance

    Compliance Managers

    Compliance Officers

    Equities Compliance

    FID Compliance

    Global Markets Compliance

    Control Room Compliance

    Forensic Accounting

    Insurance Compliance

    Asset Management Compliance

    Private Equity Compliance

    Hedge Fund Compliance

    Regulatory Compliance

    Example Financial Sectors:


    Investment Banking


    Asset Management

    Trust Banking

    Corporate and Retail Banking


    Private Equity

    Real Estate


Recent Testimonials from clients

"Experis Legal Futures has the top legal recruiters. We have confidence in their experience, market knowledge as well as their proven high quality work and integrity."

Managing Partner, leading Asia-Pacific law firm


"Damion and his team are without doubt at the top of the legal recruiting market in Japan. Whatever skills you are looking for, they will find them."

Partner, leading Asia-Pacific law firm


"Experis Legal Futures provided an excellent service when we were recruiting for a new Compliance person. In order to assist us Gerard Finlay gained a good understanding of our business and our requirements and provided good quality candidates that met our criteria. We found Gerard and his firm to be extremely professional and would not hesitate to use them again or indeed recommend them to others."

Head of Compliance, leading financial institution


"Experis Legal Futures knows the niche legal business extremely well. In particular, Gerard Finlay listened carefully to our particular needs and delivered high-quality candidates that addressed those needs, providing an efficient recruitment process. The open and candid discussions added to this efficiency. Gerard tells it like it is. This opens up the channel for a solid decision-making process."

VP, Senior Global Legal Counsel and Head Asia Pacific, leading European-based specialty chemicals group


"Experis Legal Futures is a strong partner supporting our Legal and Compliance areas of the business and we are very grateful for your dedicated support in research production area (supervisory analysts). Personally I feel that I can always rely on you and your colleagues."

Human Resources, leading US investment bank


"In contrast to other recruiters I have come across, Gerard Finlay has a very good understanding of legal and compliance roles within different types of financial institutions. Using Gerard’s knowledge of specialist roles and his unparalleled access to the right candidates, we have been able to identify, hire and manage the careers of some of the best compliance people in the market. Gerard does not suggest candidates who simply fit the role on paper, he gets in to the minds of the hiring managers and into the culture of the institution to put forward only those candidates who are right for the role. As a hiring manager, I have found that the groundwork done by Gerard helps ensure a very easy hiring process and for very successful hires!"

Regional Head of Compliance, European investment bank