The International Team

Experts in global legal recruitment.


Our specialist international recruitment team is on hand to offer personal, bespoke recruitment solutions that are tailored to your individual needs. This includes matching candidates with the world's top law firms and companies based not only on skills and experience, but also on cultural fit. 

The team also provides practical advice for lawyers wishing to internationalise their careers and firms looking to offshore their legal divisions.  We continue to be instructed on exclusive assignments from organisations that are looking to reshape the legal landscape, creating opportunities and choice at  the very top level of law.

Beyond our recruitment expertise, the team have access to significant market resources including salary and benefits data, merger opportunities and the latest information on movers and shakers across the globe..


Our latest instructions

Funds Lawyer

  • Salary: £100,000 - £130,000
  • Location: Singapore

Corporate Funds Lawyer - Singapore - Offshore Law Firm


Junior associate - Intern...

  • Salary: £145,000 - £160,000
  • Location: Hong Kong

Our client, a leading international firm with a strong presence in the APAC region, are currently looking for a junior international arbitration associate to join their team in Hong Kong.


Junior to Mid-level assoc...

  • Salary: £95,000 - £125,000
  • Location: Hong Kong

Our client, a leading international firm with a strong presence in the APAC region, are currently looking for a junior to mid-level international arbitration associate to join their team in Hong Kong.


Mid-level to Senior IPO a...

  • Salary: £110,000 - £140,000
  • Location: Hong Kong

Our client, a leading international firm with a strong presence in the APAC region, are currently looking for a mid to senior-level IPO associate to join their team in Hong Kong.


Mid-level to Senior MandA...

  • Salary: £110,000 - £140,000
  • Location: Hong Kong

Our client, a leading international firm with a strong presence in the APAC region, are currently looking for a mid to senior-level M&A associate to join their team in Hong Kong.


Construction Disputes Ass...

  • Salary: £135,000 - £165,000
  • Location: Dubai

Our client, a leading international firm with a strong presence in the Middle East, are currently looking for a mid to senior-level construction disputes associate to join their team in Dubai.


Mid-level Associate - Con...

  • Salary: £100,000 - £135,000
  • Location: Dubai

Our client, a leading international firm with a strong presence in the Middle East, are currently looking for a mid-level construction disputes associate to join their team in Dubai


Projects Associate - 3 to...

  • Salary: £90,000 - £170,000
  • Location: Dubai

A very interesting opportunity has arisen in Dubai, to join the Projects team of one of our clients, a top tier international law firm.


International Arbitration...

  • Salary: £120,000 - £160,000
  • Location: Dubai

A major US law firm require an International Arbitration Associate to join their world-renowned team in their Dubai office.


Corporate Associate

  • Salary: £65,000 - £75,000
  • Location: Abu Dhabi

We are working closely alongside a leading, international law firm in the heart of Abu Dhabi


Jon-Paul Hanrahan

Head of International
+44 203 846 3071

jp@douglas-scott.co.uk

Jon-Paul has been with Douglas Scott since its inception and has played a major role in the company's strategic direction, building the brand, and developing relationships with law firms across the world. With over 20 years’ experience working as a legal recruiter partnering with major international law firms and In-house departments at FTSE250 and Fortune500 companies, Jon-Paul now leads the global search & selection arm, managing a team of both delivery consultants and a researchers.

In recent years, Jon-Paul has advised on several senior lateral hires and team moves and has developed a deep understanding of the global flow of leading lawyers predominately across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.


Maria Doglioli

Recruitment Consultant
+44 203 846 3071

maria@douglas-scott.co.uk

Maria is a Recruitment Consultant working across multiple jurisdictions, with a special emphasis on the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific Region. With several years of experience working in international business transactions and disputes, Maria has worked in various capacities at Gide Loyrette Nouel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and M&M Bomchil, as well as within the Gucci Group. She has not only gained a deep understanding of the legal market, but also of the work in which international lawyers are involved with on a day-to-day basis. Furthermore, Maria has lived and worked in various countries and has travelled extensively. Her goal is to use these experiences for the benefit of clients and candidates, enabling them to achieve their objectives.

Maria studied law at Universidad Católica Argentina ‘Santa María de los Buenos Aires’, and qualified as a lawyer in Argentina. She holds an LLM in International Business Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is currently a non-practicing solicitor in England and Wales. She is fluent in Spanish and Italian and has a working knowledge of French . 


Marcus Chu

Recruitment Consultant
0203 846 3071

marcus@douglas-scott.co.uk

Marcus joined Douglas Scott in May 2019 to work on our International desk and build strong relationships with top tier candidates globally. Marcus studied Ba and Ma in Human resource management at University and is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin having previously lived in Hong Kong and Canada. He also has previous experience within international recruitment.

Guy Pearson

Divisional Head | London
+44 203 846 3071

guy@douglas-scott.co.uk

Guy joined Douglas Scott in 2015 and now manages the London Private Practice team. He recruits for City centre based and large scale international firms, top 100’s, leading regional and boutique practices. Guy places candidates of all levels from both qualified and non-qualified backgrounds. He always aims to build long term relationships with both candidates and clients and prides himself on delivering a professional, honest, and dedicated service. Prior to joining Douglas Scott, Guy spent 5 years working with a well-known national recruiter working within the Senior Finance market.

Guy attained a BA (hons) degree in Philosophy from the University of Liverpool.

Luke Whatmough

International Costs Manager
0161 233 6360

luke@douglas-scott.co.uk

Luke joined Douglas Scott in 2016 as part of the Master Vendor team. He now heads up Legal Costs recruitment on a national and international basis for the National Insurance desk. He deals with a range of clients including leading specialist costs practices and top tier law firms across the globe.

Luke has previous recruitment experience account managing an international desk with a focus on Personal Injury. He undertook Law Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and regularly participates in charity events concerning young men’s mental health in his spare time.

Laura Lissett

Marketing Manager
0161 233 6360

laural@douglas-scott.co.uk

Laura is the inspiring force behind the Douglas Scott marketing team. She is passionate about internal marketing, service excellence, and driving innovation. She has 13 years’ experience as a communications and branding expert in professional services spanning the financial, insurance, and now recruitment markets. Laura graduated from Liverpool University in 2006 with an MA in Marketing. Her first degree was in media and communications – with a chosen specialist subject of ‘poetry’. In her spare time Laura is kept busy with her two young children, Finley and Keeva - and has also just taken up boxing lessons.

Daisy Page

International Market Analyst
0161 233 6360

daisy@douglas-scott.co.uk

Daisy is part of the Douglas Scott Marketing team and works to ensure we deliver on our promises of quality both internally and externally. She joined in 2016 first as an account coordinator and can now be found working on refining our customer journey process and communication structures, as well as the production of MI and analysis of market intelligence to feed back in to the business.

Daisy has a BA in History and Ancient History from the University of Nottingham and is currently studying for a Masters in Modern History on a part-time basis at The University of Manchester.

Natashia Easterbrook

International Market Analyst
0161 233 6360

natashia@douglas-scott.co.uk

Natashia joined Douglas Scott in 2015. She has always had an interest in all things marketing and was moved into the Marketing team after a few months to pursue this. She is now the brand custodian of the company and specialises in graphic design, web page design and maintenance, and production of MI as well as management of our social media channels.

Outside of the office, there is nothing Natashia loves more than her dogs; her miniature border collie Maisie and poodle Lilly are the apples of her eye. She is also a keen (and very talented) baker.

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