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Star Anise is about recruiting with a high EQ

Star Anise was born from an idea between siblings Annie and Chris Tang to create a more enriching and personalised legal recruitment service in Hong Kong and other key financial hubs in Asia.

Having both gained invaluable legal experience with highly acclaimed law firms in the UK and Hong Kong, the seeds of a new recruitment service came to light in 2010.  Both Annie and Chris shared a desire to provide a fresh new approach to the Asia recruitment industry based on mutual understanding, respect and trust. Thus, the idea of Star Anise was created. 

It's not just lawyers we recruit

The provision of legal recruitment services quickly broadened to include the search and selection on roles typically found in the broader legal industry, and thus on positions that could be easily identified across diverse sectors where a need to hire a legal (or related) professional arose.  These broadly extend to professional support, corporate governance and compliance positions. 

What we cover

Located in the heart of the Asia-Pacific financial market, we place candidates at all levels within all industries, ranging from law firms and financial services, to commerce and industry. 

Our focus is on the following positions at all levels

Strictly legal 

  • Law firm - qualified lawyers and partners
  • Law firm team hires
  • In-house counsels
  • General Counsels, heads of legal
  • Paralegals, legal executives and legal managers

Corporate governance and Corporate Services professionals

  • Compliance professionals in both financial institutions and non-financial institutions
  • Company secretaries 
  • Trusts Administration professionals
  • Forensic accounting/investigations 
  • Investor relations managers
  • CSR/CSER professionals 

Support professionals

  • HR/talent acquisition
  • Administrators, office managers
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Business development and marketing
  • Finance
  • IT 

C-Suite executives 

  • COOs 
  • CFOs, Finance Directors
  • CEOs
  • NEDs

For more information on how we can help your business grow, please contact either Annie or Chris on +852 3460 3531.