Danos Associates is a global leader in the legal, compliance and risk recruitment space. Our unparalleled network of professionals makes us the first choice for the world’s major financial services and law firms.
Recruiting since 2004, our specialist knowledge and reach within the legal, compliance and risk recruitment talent pool is unrivalled.
Legal Executive Search
Our in house legal recruitment practice allows us to leverage the relationships of the legal, risk and compliance spheres within financial services firms while our new private practice extends our legal reach across wider industries.
Our coverage includes lawyers specialising in:
A global reach
As well as having offices in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, we have recruited extensively across Europe. Our legal team is supported by Our Head of Western Europe Legal, James Bernie, a European specialist with an extensive network. This year we have headhunted and executed numerous executive search mandates in countries such as Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Madrid, Jersey, Guernsey and even Gibraltar.
Led by top legal headhunters
Our legal team is headed up by Partner James Limburn. Danos Associates acquired Gibson Limburn in 2016 to enhance our exclusive offering to financial services firms with a network of specialist legal professionals. As the traditional delineations between legal, risk and compliance departments are becoming more blended, the needs of firms are becoming more specific and in greater demand, rendering talent harder to find.
James qualified as a Barrister in 2000 and commenced his career in financial services legal recruitment. He became Head of Banking Legal Recruitment before establishing an independent legal recruitment business Gibson Limburn Search. James then joined Danos Associates in 2017 as Head of Legal Practice to establish Danos’ legal recruitment function and became partner in February 2018.
He has enjoyed a high degree of success placing candidates at all levels from NQ to General Counsel with major international banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, fund managers, insurers, family offices and other financials.
Our private practice legal team was established in 2018 by Charlotte Brooks, a senior headhunter with over 12 years’ experience in the global private practice market, having worked on cross-border mandates in various international locations.
The team specialises in senior/partner level mandates and team moves into the premium City law firms and has an excellent track record in both retained search and contingent work across a broad range of practice areas. We pride ourselves on our outstanding relationships and our fundamental objective is that of retaining an excellent market reputation in both client and candidate care.
We take the time to truly understand the needs of the client and the skills, experience, personality and motivators of the candidates so that we can match talent not just to the requirements of the role, but also to the style of the organisation.
The legal recruitment market
It is a busy time for legal recruitment with Brexit driving hiring in house across Europe while companies and firms are still strategically building out their London offices. The market for lawyers in FinTech, Hedge Funds and boutiques also continues to develop.
Private practice firms are performing well, deifying Brexit concerns with strong increases in revenue and PEP.
Partner, Global Head of Legal Division
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3889 5758
Associate Partner, Global Head of Legal Private Practice
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7010 1152