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Emily Tan

Principal Consultant – Legal

Emily graduated from the University of London with a degree in Business. Prior to joining Formative Search in 2019, she spent four years working in two UK headquartered legal recruitment agencies specializing in the Private Practice market at the Paralegal and Associate level. Emily has more than 10 years of experience in recruitment for international law firms in Singapore as well as placing lawyers and paralegals in-house.

Law firms she recruits for include UK Magic Circle firms, UK non-Magic Circle Firms and US law firms. Industries she covers for in-house roles include technology, logistics, FMCG and energy.

Some of her notable placements include:

Investigations Associate | Singapore | US Law Firm

Finance Paralegal | Singapore | UK Law Firm

Funds/Finance Associate | Singapore | Offshore Law Firm

Senior Legal Counsel | Singapore | US Medical Devices Company

Fintech Regulatory Counsel | Singapore | Chinese Technology giant

Contact me:

Email: emily@formativesearch.com

Mobile: +65 9385 7124

EA Reg. Number: R1440543

Emily Tan

Emily Tan Testimonials

  • ​It was extremely pleasant working with Emily. She is prompt in following up with requests. I was quite surprised about her knowledge about my industry. Above all, she is warm and approachable.

    Senior Attorney

    International Law Firm

  • ​Emily is extremely hardworking, always looking out for the right opportunities for you and providing guidance when required. She was responsive throughout the recruitment process and patient in addressing each of my queries and concerns. Thank you!


    International Law Firm

  • Emily helped me to find a new position in the maritime and shipping industry. Throughout the entire process, she was friendly, committed and went the extra mile to ensure that I was fully prepared and ready for the interviews. I deeply appreciated her insight and experience and I would not hesitate to rely on her if the need arises.

    Legal Counsel

    Marine Service Company

  • ​Highly industry-aware with a keen sense of “the right fit”. Always up to date with the latest vacancies on the market, which is a huge advantage if you want to get your application in first! Emily is also very personable and goes the extra mile to keep in touch with her candidates- very rare for a recruiter. Keep it up!


    International Law Firm