Rob Metcalf

Rob is a Director at Winchester Search and is based in Singapore. He focuses on law firm recruitment, primarily for partner roles across Asia, and has placed partners and associates into law firms in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo. He has also placed in-house lawyers into Fortune 100 roles across Asia.

Beyond partner and team moves, Rob works with law firms assessing the strategic and commercial viability of establishing new offices. He works closely with his colleagues at Winchester Search to advise clients and candidates on international recruitment trends and to provide insights into local and global legal markets.

Rob was an in-house lawyer in both London and Singapore before moving into recruitment in 2005 in Beijing. He headed the Beijing office of a British search company before founding his own legal recruitment company in 2007. He subsequently opened the Beijing office of the largest US legal recruitment company. Since relocating to Singapore in 2014 he has worked both in legal recruitment and in business development teams for major international law firms.

Rob was called to the English bar in 1998 (Lincoln’s Inn) and read Russian & Soviet Studies as an undergraduate for his BA (Hons).