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SSQ continues its global expansion
Shilton Sharpe Quarry (‘SSQ’), the leading international legal search consultancy, has significantly grown its international team since the start of 2014. In fewer than six months, SSQ has hired seven new consultants in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and across Asia. This expansion also includes the launch of a new office in Singapore.
These new hires supplement SSQ’s private practice and in-house legal recruitment teams, and also see the launch of a new service, with the hire of a dedicated compliance recruitment consultant in the UK.
This expansion underscores one of the founding principles of SSQ, namely always to expand in such a way as to serve clients better, along both geographical and service lines. The increased strength of the international team as a whole will also help to build upon the already strong presence that the business has in each of its regions.
SSQ’s new consultants are:
Edwin Cawthron: London, UK, private practice, interim/contracts (SSQ Interim Solutions)
Kathryn Earle: London, UK, in-house, permanent
Nicola Gebhardt: Düsseldorf, Germany, private practice, permanent
Peter Mayr: Munich, Germany, in-house, permanent
Cristiano Pettinelli: Milan/Rome, Italy & London, UK, private practice & in-house, permanent
Nick Robertson: Singapore, private practice and in-house, permanent
Pedro Valle: Madrid, Spain, private practice and in-house, permanent
Commenting on the new hires, SSQ’s Chief Executive, Nick Shilton, said,
“This is a very exciting time for SSQ and I am very pleased with how quickly we have been able to grow our team in 2014 with high quality consultants. Each of our new hires brings their own unique knowledge and experience which will be invaluable to the business as a whole. By strengthening our teams on the ground in each of our jurisdictions we are able to offer our law firm, corporate and financial institutional clients an even better service.”


Notes to editors
Shilton Sharpe Quarry (‘SSQ’) is a leading international legal search and recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2003 with 6 legal recruitment consultants, SSQ has now grown to over 50 consultants. It has a unique geographic footprint with offices in London, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore, with additional coverage in the MENA and CIS/CEE regions, as well as the USA, Australasia, South Africa and Switzerland.
SSQ operates a global business and with consultants in multiple jurisdictions it has access to local and international talent, as well as an in-depth understanding of each local market. The business is particularly specialised in team moves and offers expert knowledge to law firms looking to launch in new regions.
SSQ recruits across the private practice and in-house markets, dealing with roles at all levels of seniority, from newly qualified and associate to senior partner and senior/global legal counsel.
The SSQ Interim Solutions team also works within private practice and in-house, placing lawyers at all levels of seniority into interim, contract and temporary positions. They also place other non-qualified legal professionals on a permanent, contract or temporary basis.
For more information please contact:
Amber Boniface, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)207 187 7400/M: +44 (0)75 3491 1514



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