Through our worldwide Market Consulting and Talent Solutions services, SSQ has built up unrivalled market intelligence and resources for the legal profession. We are committed to utilizing our unique knowledge and resources for the good of the wider legal community, and to help our clients to grow their businesses and individual lawyers to achieve their ambitions. 

By providing regular workshops, in-depth seminars, professional events and authoritative updates, we help lawyers, law firms and companies to be better equipped and connected within the legal community, so they are better prepared for the challenges ahead. 

Below are examples of what we are doing for the legal community.

  • Business development can be a key hurdle in a lawyer’s career development. Our seminars support lawyers and new partners in becoming part of a motivated team of rainmakers.
  • While we believe that all training should be individually tailored to each law firm’s unique needs, here are some of the topics we have recently presented:

Personal branding via social media – how your brand profile can help your business, network and career 

Internal business development and marketing matters – rainmaking for young and new partners

How to create and operate a great BD & marketing team

How to develop an effective individual marketing plan

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  • While in-house lawyers seem to have less pressure from work deadlines and billable hours, they often face challenges from heavy workloads and internal client demands from senior management teams and business and function leaders. SSQ’s workshops address the common concerns and frustrations of in-house teams and lawyers by discussing specific problems and offering tailor-made solutions and suggestions. Through best practice and experience sharing, the goal of the workshops is to incentivize in-house lawyers to work with confidence, passion and enjoyment throughout their daily routines. 
  • Topics of the workshops and discussions conducted by SSQ include:

Roles of In-house Counsel

Traditional legal advice vs. value-added business partner

Teamwork among members of legal and functions

As a cost center, how to gain trust and respect from internal clients 

Managing workload and client expectations

  • To contribute more ideas and add values to the legal industry, SSQ regularly organizes professional communications events in the following forms or topics:

General Counsel Roundtable 

Law Firm HR and Operations 

Law Firm Partners and Management 

Law Graduates’ Career Seminar 

  • The legal industry and its lawyers are highly regulated by local government authorities in most jurisdictions. In Asia, the profession has been attracting increasing attention from local regulatory bodies in recent years. Through our dedicated legal market consulting and talent solutions work,  SSQ is always in front of the niche industry’s regulatory regime.
  • Below are a few examples of what we have successfully done for our clients and the community in regulatory and policy navigation. 

Helped a Chinese government body to organize a policy sharing seminar with international law firms. We gathered 20 international law firms’ China heads and partners to discuss with government officials the latest regulations and trends regarding alliances between Chinese and foreign law firms, and the establishment of a foreign firm’s new representative office 

Assisted a number of international law firms in exploring the regulatory requirements for allying or cooperating with a Chinese law firm, while maintaining their local representative licenses and certificates 

Assisted several Chinese law firms and their lawyers in exploring regulatory challenges in the Hong Kong, Europe and US legal markets, with regard to local alliances, lawyer licenses and employment of lawyers 

Helped many lawyers to sort out their practicing licenses and work visa issues when relocating from Hong Kong SAR/overseas jurisdictions to the China market, and vice versa