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About Us


Laurence Simons.  Lasting Success.

Laurence Simons Search are a specialist legal, compliance, intellectual property and legal operations search firm, partnering with businesses across the world to source the best, and most sought after, talent.

We match candidates to our clients, considering the needs of both to find a win-win outcome, creating a value-added, transformative recruiting experience.

Founded in 1988 we have more than 30 years’ experience. With offices in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Geneva, Dubai and Sao Paulo we have an international footprint like no other legal search firm, enabling us to form the most suitable team for every search and to use our different offices to best effect.  In fact, a considerable number of our roles are multi-country positions and are recruited in the country’s language.

We enjoy trusted and respected relationships with a range of clients by providing the highest standard of service, including many Fortune 500, FTSE 100 and a host of other listed companies around the world.

With unrivalled industry experience we understand the big picture, in addition to the details, and have extensive track records in the following practice areas:

  • Life Sciences
  • Telecommunication, Media and Technology (TMT)
  • Data Privacy
  • Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Retail and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
  • Financial Services
  • Private Practice
  • Compliance and Regulatory
  • Legal Operations
  • Intellectual Property

Our diverse, collaborative and forward-thinking team are multi-lingual, multi-cultural and highly experienced.

In addition to our in-depth sector knoweldge, most of our highly specialised consultants and researchers are qualified Lumina Spark practitioners, providing additional, in-depth screening of candidates.  This next generation of psychometric testing aids the selection process, and by combining Lumina profiling with our unrivalled understanding of industry standards we ensure both client and candidate are suitably and culturally suited to each other.  

With more than three decades’ experience of placing legal and compliance professionals across the globe, we understand what delivering success looks like, every time.