Hughes-Castell (Hong Kong) Ltd. was the first legal recruitment consultancy to target Asia and began recruiting lawyers from London to Hong Kong in 1985, with their Hong Kong office opening in 1986. Servicing both major law firms and multinational corporations and banks, they rapidly expanded their geographic scope to the Singapore market in 1993, opening permanently in 2001. Their China practice saw record growth, and in 2005 they opened in Beijing followed by Shanghai in 2011.
Over the years, they have maintained their status as Asia's premier legal recruiter, providing in-depth coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. Hughes-Castell has pioneered legal recruitment not only in Hong Kong and the PRC, but also in Singapore, Japan, Thailand and India. They have also undertaken assignments in Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and the Middle East.