FOR CLIENTS

We have the highest search completion rate of any recognised legal search firm.

For nearly 20 years, Stanford has been a leading name in global legal search assisting clients either by way of retained search, exclusive or contingent instruction.

 Select any placement to enquire with the relevant consultant:

Title

Practice Area

Client

Region

Senior Equity Partner
Derivatives
Top 10 US law firm
London, UKEnquire
Equity Partner
Private Funds
Top 10 US law firm
London, UKEnquire
Two-Partner team
Private Funds
Leading US law firm
London, UKEnquire
Equity Partner
Leveraged Finance
Leading US law firm
London, UKEnquire
Partner
Private Equity
Leading US law firm
Hong Kong, AsiaEnquire
Partner
Finance
Leading US law firm
Hong Kong, AsiaEnquire
Partner, Head of Middle East
Corporate
Magic Circle Firm
Dubai, Middle EastEnquire
New Country Office Opening
Multi-disciplinary team
UK Firm
Singapore, AsiaEnquire
 Select any placement to enquire with the relevant consultant:

Title

Practice Area

Client

Region

Counsel
Structured Finance
Leading US law firm
London, UKEnquire
Senior Associate
Contentious Regulatory
US Law firm
London, UKEnquire
Associate
High Yield
US Law firm
London, UKEnquire
Associate
Credit Derivatives
Leading US law firm
New York, USEnquire
Associate (to San Francisco)
Investment Funds
Top 10 US law firm
London, UKEnquire
Associate
Finance
Top 30 US firm
Hong Kong, AsiaEnquire
 Select any placement to enquire with the relevant consultant:

Title

Practice Area

Client

Region

General Counsel
Credit Fund
Private Debt
London, UKEnquire
General Counsel
Private Equity
Private Equity Fund
London, UKEnquire
Head of Legal & Compliance
Financial Advisory
Regulatory
London, UKEnquire
Head of Legal & Compliance
Institutional Asset Management
Asset Management
London, UKEnquire
Legal Counsel
Credit Fund
Asset Management
London, UKEnquire
Legal Counsel
Private Equity
Private Investment Fund
London, UKEnquire
Legal Counsel
Asset Management
Asset Management
London, UKEnquire
 Select any placement to enquire with the relevant consultant:

Title

Practice Area

Client

Region

Managing Director
Regulatory & Compliance
US Investment Bank
London, UKEnquire
Managing Director
Capital Markets
UK Investment Bank
London, UKEnquire
Director
Structuring
US Investment Bank
London, UKEnquire
Director
Structured Products
US Investment Bank
London, UKEnquire
VP
Derivatives
US Investment Bank
London, UKEnquire
VP
Sales & Trading
US Investment Bank
London, UKEnquire

Search at any level is about developing an open and honest relationships with a client, so if you would like to verify any of our credentials, please do get in touch to ask for references

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Our Process

1

Research

Upon formal instruction, our specialist consultants and dedicated research team will work together to identify and profile key talent during an exhaustive research process.
2

Long List to Short List

Once this preliminary research has been completed, we will meet with you to discuss our findings. During this meeting we will agree upon a short list of individuals, whom we will then discreetly approach on your behalf.
3

Approach

The initial call to the target candidates is always made by the relevant consultant, ensuring your narrative is clearly communicated to them and the wider market. We will then meet with the candidates to provide an outline of the opportunity and to gain a better understanding of their suitability to the role(s). Your identity will only be revealed if the candidates demonstrate real interest in the role and we feel that they represent a good potential ‘fit’.
4

Client Services

Once the preliminary candidate meetings have taken place, we will present the candidates’ details to you. We will then co-ordinate interviews with the selected candidates.
5

Offer to Completion

The final stages of a search can often prove to be the most challenging, as the candidates’ employer often attempts to retain them. Mindful of the potential difficulties the candidates will face in the resignation process, we will always arrange a meeting with the candidates to prepare them for this difficult step.

Practice Area Focused Model

Our practice area focused model allows us to dedicate our time to building long-term relationships with the individuals in our respective networks. This allows us not only to appreciate the world that our candidates and clients practice in, but – from a practical perspective – we are also able to work with our candidates through the lifespan of their careers by being able to advise them on private practice or in-house options, as they reach natural inflexion points in their careers.

 Select a specialist area to contact a relevant consultant.
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Capital MarketsEnquire
CorporateEnquire
DerivativesEnquire
Disputes and LitigationEnquire
EmploymentEnquire
Energy & ProjectsEnquire
Investment FundsEnquire
Regulatory & ComplianceEnquire
M & AEnquire
Private EquityEnquire
Real EstateEnquire
Restructuring & InsolvencyEnquire
Sell SideEnquire
Structured FinanceEnquire

Stanford’s great strength is how it mobilises its network of contacts (including many of our clients) to identify candidates that resonate well with our existing and target clients.

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