We are proud that our clients and candidates reach out to us for assistance with their recruitment and job hunting needs.

Here is a selection of testimonials:


Annie helped me to get my job with Klook. Throughout, she had been very patient with me and helping me to get the best. She also guided me throughout the process with preparation before and follow up after the interviews. She is very friendly and willing to share her thoughts.

Lanx Goh - Head of International Privacy / Associate Professor at NUS Faculty of Law

Sometime storms are here not to disrupt lives but to pave a new path. Annie is an exceptional talent in the legal and compliance recruitment industry. She treats a candidate as a human being, not a serial number (or QR code these days). Recruiters come and go but Annie is constantly dedicated to her calling and truly helping those to find their paths. I consider her a friend, a confidante and a personne gentile.

Chee Hoong Pang - Regional Counsel Asia Pacific May 20, 2022

Chris is the best recruiter one can ever ask for. He successfully assisted me in making a move from Hong Kong to the UK and found me a role in London which suited me perfectly. He is highly responsive and patiently responded to my many questions. Chris understood what I was aiming for and offered practical and insightful advice. He was absolutely amazing to work with and I would definitely recommend him to other candidates.

Senior Associate, Hill Dickinson UK

“Engaging Annie Tang from Star Anise Legal to provide search services in the General Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel posts, we were impressed by Annie’s extensive professional network in drawing up a shortlist from which we could identify suitable candidates for the posts. Annie was efficient and conscientious in co-ordinating with the appointees on various matters, including package negotiation, reference checking and on-boarding arrangements.”

Patricia So, Insurance Authority, Hong Kong SAR

"Where Star Anise really excel is that they not only carefully and diligently reviewed my experience but also took time to understand my career aspirations – some recruiters manage the former, surprisingly few manage the latter.  Star Anise exhibited a rare combination of excellence in recruitment – identifying a talented and qualified candidate for their “client” position – and proactively and selflessly creating true value beyond the firm’s commercial interest. Now that is rare indeed."

Ian Robertson, Senior Director, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

"I believe any recruiter can place jobs, but a GOOD recruiter that truly thinks and focuses on the best interest of the candidate is rare. Star Anise saw my abilities and matched me with a job that I could be challenged in, both professionally and personally - so far [out of all other recruiters], only Star Anise could do that."

Karen Cheung - Group Business Development Director, Tricor Group (pictured above)

"Chris was a fantastic recruiter, he is the reason I'm in Hong Kong today! He put me in touch with Herbert Smith Freehills (my employer) back in 2013, and was a source of great advice and support throughout the recruitment process. He knows the market very well, gives very good advice, and is a great, trustworthy guy."

James MacKinnon, Lawyer

"Annie Tang is a recruiter I could trust, who took time to understand the requirements of the role and came up with the right candidate."

Peter Gregoire, General Counsel and Author

"I just want to say thank you for all of your efforts in getting me an excellent job! It has been a huge jump and a very important step in my career path. It is so impressive that you have followed up with your candidates including myself even when we have been on-boarding for a month. Although it was just a lunch, that indeed is a big help to ensure we are settled in a new working environment. Thanks again for encouraging me to try this and surprisingly I have made it here, the success belongs to you."

Jeffrey Tang, global investment bank

"Star Anise rapidly understood our company business and legal environment and the associated challenges. They presented only candidates with the suitable potential, experience and profile, who had a true interest for the position we needed to staff. They are transparent with the candidates, this helps install confidence and creates a good communication flow. The recruitment process was managed efficiently, a lot of time was saved. Annie has a good listening ability and understands that each client has his specific needs."

Wilfried Drean, Head of Legal (Asia), Suez Environnement Asia Limited

"The hallmark of a great customer-centric enterprise is an unparalleled understanding of the needs of the client. Star Anise has been quick to comprehend the nature of our business, and thus the type of candidates that we seek. Chris and Annie have always endeavoured to provide a carefully selected list of high-quality candidates every time we have asked them to fill one of our positions, and we have since engaged several candidates in full time senior appointments, both consulting positions and a senior administrative position. Star Anise's client engagement does not simply end upon the hiring of the candidate; not only are they great support during the selection process, offering organisational and interview support, but in particular their after placement contact and follow up is excellent. It is without hesitation that I can recommend their services."

John Mcfarland, former CEO, Hill & Associates

"As a fast growing, dynamic, entrepreneurial company, there lies a lot of opportunities for young professionals that are eager to take initiatives, learn and develop and are not scared of new challenges. Star Anise Recruitment was able to recognise our specific corporate culture and subsequently identify candidates that would best fit the company. It was quite interesting to see that Star Anise suggested a limited number of candidates as it knew that only very specific, entrepreneurial candidates would meet our requirements.

We are very pleased with the high quality candidate that is now amongst our ranks, and would not hesitate to recommend Star Anise Recruitment for their services."

Vincent Bremmer, Managing Director, Vistra

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