The international market has always been an attractive option for junior lawyers seeking to build on their skills and experience in a jurisdiction - not to mention the opportunity to travel and earn foreign dollars.
Of course, the economic climate has impacted severely on existing opportunities however, given your time frame, we anticipate that prospects will be brighter.
In anticipation of a move you should consider the following requirements for large law firm recruitment overseas in the future: excellent academic results, large firm training, generally, at least three to four years working post-admission, experience in a practice area that is easily transferable and busy (in the past this has included corporate/M&A and banking & finance) and language skills in the relevant jurisdiction.
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