In the past few years, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has emerged as a global IPO leader, dominating the market two years in a row. The scaled back pricing of a few large IPOs and investor nervousness have done little to seriously alter the financial world’s shift to the Asian market. Likewise, the reclamation by the United States of the number one position in the IPO market, as recently pointed out by the Wall Street Journal, has not dampened foreign companies’ appetite for listing in Asia. This interest is hardly one-sided, as Chinese companies are also increasingly attempt to list on American exchanges.

As for Hong Kong IPOs, Prada and Samsonite are just a few of the prominent Western companies that listed in Hong Kong this summer. Prada’s offering, which was handled by Slaughter & May, was the biggest in Hong Kong this year and despite disappointment over scaled back prices and the initially modest .3% rise, the stock has gained 18.9% since its June debut. (more…)

November 15th, 2011

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We’re now on Facebook! To visit the Cypress Recruiting Facebook page, please follow this link:

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You can interact with our staff by posting comments on the wall, indicate your support by “liking” Cypress Recruiting, and follow our most recent activity.

We hope this will prove a valuable way to work together with recruitment candidates and other interested parties, and we look forward to using Facebook to keep you abreast of the latest Cypress Recruiting news and information!

July 1st, 2011

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Without getting too political (or choosing sides), we have some interesting results from an email survey recently conducted by our Beijing representative, Rob Metcalf. Rob asked his candidates, many of whom are not currently in the U.S. and/or are not U.S. citizens who they would vote for if they could.  The results were… a bit lopsided.

94% of the 125 people who responded to Rob’s survey preferred Barack Obama to John McCain.  Of those 125 responders, 57 were not U.S. citizens, and only 2 of those 57 preferred Mccain to Obama.  As Rob pointed out in his follow up email to those participating in the survey, the results are surprisingly similar to The Economist’s online presidential poll that currently puts Obama at nearly 98% to McCain’s 2%.

So even if the U.S. has not made up its mind yet, the rest of the world seems to have some fairly strong feelings regarding the outcome of this election.

October 31st, 2008

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Video of last week’s Chinese spacewalk.  Not exactly legal news but cool to watch, plus it has some folks speculating that a new space cold war is in the making.

September 29th, 2008

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Given the current volatility of the markets, legal and otherwise, it seems like an opportune moment to offer some resume advice.

Our partner site vault.com has a lot to say on the topic here.

Site of the moment Heller Highwater has a good sampling of resume resources here.

And of course, if you are looking to craft a resume for the Asia/Middle East legal markets, please don’t hesitiate to contact us at cypressrecruiting.com.

At the moment, the best defense against the changing fortunes of certain players in the legal market is a good offense. Arming yourself with a top notch CV is the first best step you can take to secure your future.

September 18th, 2008

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Are any of you EMEA types getting all ANZAC and watching The Hollowmen?  We’re addicted over here.  I’m not going to say it is the best thing to come from the bottom half of the globe since Shackleton sailed north from Elephant Island.  I’m not but I could.  ABC streams episodes online without regional restrictions, so watch wherever you are.

September 18th, 2008

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