Connecting the best talent and legal services across Asia.


Company Profile

SD Legal is a boutique headhunting firm focused on the legal sector, providing opportunities for job seekers and hiring managers alike.

We have two main teams covering the APAC region. The Private Practice team focuses on qualified or soon to be qualified lawyers who want to develop their career within a law firm framework, we can facilitate Associate to Partner level moves. The In-House team offers lawyers a career path in a commercial setting. We have relationships with a diverse range of industries.

We also offer our network excellent market insights such as exclusive jobs, market trends and salary benchmark surveys from a regional perspective.

Nathan Smith

Managing Director | In-House (Legal)

Nathan Smith has over 10 years of recruitment experience working and covering London, Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has worked for listed firms such as Hydrogen Group; and has helped firms to set up offices in Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. More recently Nathan was a part owner of Eximius Group helping to develop the legal teams across Asia.

Nathan prides himself on having a strong and often exclusive database of legal candidates, many of whom are not accessible through LinkedIn and other online platforms.

Nathan has multiple recommendations from his long-term representations, which can be viewed on his LinkedIn profile. Nathan boasts a 90% rate of retention of more than 2 years; for candidates placed across roles in Asia. To have a confidential discussion with Nathan, please contact him:
+852 3752 0529

Gareth Dowse

Managing Director | Private Practice (Legal)

Gareth Dowse has experience working in Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Gareth studied Economics at The University of York, U.K. before quickly relocating to Sydney to pursue a career in Finance. Gareth subsequently moved to Singapore for a role in Private Wealth Management.

Gareth’s focus is now with law firms in Asia, covering newly-qualified Associates to Partner level opportunities. Gareth boasts long-term relationships with clients and candidates alike, and his recommendations can be viewed on LinkedIn. To have a confidential discussion with Gareth, please contact him:
+852 3752 0530

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Contact SD Legal

Whether you are looking to fill a role, or looking for a new opportunity, contact us for a confidential chat today.

+852 3752 0530

Suite 137, 13 Floor
Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong

Business Registration: 69873816-000-09-20-4
EA Licence: 63968