|Global In-House Counsel: Where Best to Work Abroad?|
A new survey of in-house salaries around the world by the international legal recruiting firm Laurence Simons finds that Brazil might be the best place to work abroad for in-house counsel. Lawyers with solid experience in corporate banking, compliance and tax are most in the demand and can command the highest premium to move. In the Eurozone, Ireland has the highest in-house salaries with salaries in Belgium, Spain and Poland taking a hit after the recession. In Germany in-house salaries for those with 10 years of experience has dropped 30 percent. In the United Kingdom, in-house lawyers with less experience had greater salary increases than their more experienced counterparts. Over the last four years salaries for in-house lawyers in Russia have increased more than any other country in the world. In the Middle East, lawyers with five years of experience rose 41 percent. The influx of law firms into San Paulo and Rio de Janeiro has pushed up the salaries of both in-house and outside lawyers in Brazil.
“Global Survey of In-House Lawyers Shows Where the Money Is,” Law.com, 6/18/2010.