Which non-US cities have the most major US law firm offices?

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Which non-US cities have the most major US law firm offices?

Postby cesium » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:48 pm

I'm curious whether anyone has done this research: Which cities outside the United States have the most major US law firm offices?

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Re: Which non-US cities have the most major US law firm offices?

Postby heythatslife » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:02 pm

London by a long shot.

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Re: Which non-US cities have the most major US law firm offices?

Postby nealric » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:37 am

London by a wide margin.

Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Paris, Mexico City, Tokyo, and UAE also have a decent number.

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Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:33 pm

nealric wrote:London by a wide margin.

Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Paris, Mexico City, Tokyo, and UAE also have a decent number.


Is it feasible for someone knowing only English to work in a non-London office? Speaking from the associate intra-lateral perspective.

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Re: Which non-US cities have the most major US law firm offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:51 pm

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nealric wrote:London by a wide margin.

Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Paris, Mexico City, Tokyo, and UAE also have a decent number.


Is it feasible for someone knowing only English to work in a non-London office? Speaking from the associate intra-lateral perspective.


Depends on the city/firm/practice. But I know a lot of people in UAE, HK and Singapore who do it. Even met a guy in Tokyo, but the norm in markets like Paris, Mex. City, Frankfurt, etc. is that you will need the local language because you will be working with local clients and documents in their language.

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Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:52 pm

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Re: Which non-US cities have the most major US law firm offices?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
nealric wrote:London by a wide margin.

Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Paris, Mexico City, Tokyo, and UAE also have a decent number.


Is it feasible for someone knowing only English to work in a non-London office? Speaking from the associate intra-lateral perspective.


Depends on the city/firm/practice. But I know a lot of people in UAE, HK and Singapore who do it. Even met a guy in Tokyo, but the norm in markets like Paris, Mex. City, Frankfurt, etc. is that you will need the local language because you will be working with local clients and documents in their language.


I have also seen a lot of people work in UAE/HK with little to no language ability other than English.

Definitely agree that for other places, Paris/Tokyo/Mexico/etc you very likely need moderate to strong language levels.



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