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"​Athena played a pivotal part in my recent role transition. She was diligent, sympathetic and collaborative throughout the recruitment process. At each stage of the process Athena provided frank advice and I always felt that she had my best interests in mind. I would highly recommend Athena to any lawyers in Germany who are considering a change in their careers. "

"​"I was very impressed by the quality of the recruitment service I received from Anna Davies and the team at Astral. Anna is clearly very familiar with the legal sector and job marketplace and was incredibly helpful and proactive about identifying suitable roles, even within a relatively niche and specialised sector of the legal industry. She ultimately worked with me to secure a great deal of interviews and opportunities, enabling me to make a fully-informed choice between roles, career development paths, firm cultures and future prospects. This ultimately led to me being offered and accepting a role where I feel very positive about my new position within the firm and the prospects for development. I would highly recommend reaching out to Anna for a thoughtful and enthusiastic recruitment service. She and the Astral team will really go the extra mile to identify the right role for the right candidate at the right time.""

"Joanne is one of the best recruiters I have come across. During the job placement process, she has been very responsive, informative and reliable - I’m sure that she has put in a lot of good work in securing my job offer and will no doubt recommend my friends to reach out to her for help in future.​"

"​Jamie was an excellent consultant when I worked with him for my recent career move. In a crowded market of agents placing cold calls I found it assuring that Jamie was focussed on developing the relationship and spending time to understand my career objectives before recommending firms to apply to. He simplified the job search by providing open, honest guidance about which firms would offer me the diet of work and environment that I was looking for. Overall it was very smooth process from start to finish and I can’t recommend him highly enough to associates looking for a move in private practice. "

"​Abby is an exceptional recruiter. She provided us with a steady pipeline of high-quality candidates and was able to filter and adapt to our specific requirements. We found her to have a great handle on market dynamics, and she has good subject matter expertise in our field."

"“After joining a new company as CFO, I was introduced to Astral through a respected peer at a Magic Circle firm to help fill a critical role leading the legal department. This was a new position which did not initially have a fully developed job description. Despite limited information about the role or our privately owned company, they quickly learned about our business and sourced several high-quality candidates for us to consider. During the recruiting process, Astral were extremely responsive and professional to both our firm as well as the candidates which not only resulted in us filling this position with a high performing General Counsel but also left a positive impression on the marketplace for other candidates interviewing for the spot. I will definitely use Astral for any future searches and certainly would recommend her to other firms.”"

"Grace recently assisted me on a move between law firms, where she was very helpful. She provided sound, balanced advice throughout the process and was always available to take my call. I would happily recommend her to others considering a move."

"Grace recently helped me on my move between law firms and her advice and insight were invaluable. Grace was very responsive and helped me to navigate the process without ever pressuring me to make any decision. I would highly recommend Grace to anyone considering a similar move."

"​“When looking for a job it is key to me that I have a contact who communicates regularly and understands me, my skills and what I’m looking for. This is what I have found with working with Corey. From the moment he reached out to me to try to help I immediately felt that I’d be well represented. Corey is friendly, personable, and responsive which makes it a pleasure to work with him.”"

"​Laura is a professional and highly personable consultant who kindly tailored her approach and guidance based on my motivations. She kept me updated throughout the recruitment process and provided excellent support, interview preparation and feedback. I found her to be professional at all times, with excellent knowledge of the German legal market and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. "

"​Tom is a class act - a straight talker and tireless advocate for anyone considering a move. He offers honest advice and was a real asset in making my own move as smooth and successful as possible. Thanks again, Tom! "

"​Will has been extremely helpful and supportive throughout the recruitment process, from preparing for interviews to handing in my notice. I have already recommended him to friends."

"​When arranging my recent career move Tom was excellent from start to finish, showing clear knowledge of the role and organisation and taking the time at the outset to clearly discuss my ambitions and establish whether the role would be a good fit for me. Tom provided exceptional support and guidance at each stage of the interview and recruitment process."

"​Joe’s knowledge of the European/German M&A and PE market is what makes him stand out. Time and time again headhunters get the basics wrong where Joe nails them every time. He will listen, advise and offer relevant opportunity. His network is clearly an asset but his ability to assess and understand your needs is what makes him stand out. "

"​Dan was excellent at understanding my specific requirements and was a great communicator throughout the whole process, sharing helpful insight and advice demonstrating strong knowledge in the sector."

"​Following on from personal recommendations, I recently contacted Lisa regarding future job opportunities. In a very short time, she contacted me regarding an opportunity and I was successful in gaining the appointment. Lisa is very professional and worked hard on sorting interviews and dealing with other requests. This was diligently followed up post interviews to successfully get my contract in place on time. Her diligence and professionalism are to be commended as I know how difficult the process of first engagement to a contract can be."

"We’ve partnered with Jamie for our corporate recruitment for the last five years, during this time he’s consistently performed as one of our top suppliers of talent. It’s evident that his market knowledge is exemplary because he only sends us candidates who have the direct relevant private equity experience and closely matched to our team profile and dynamic. Our relationship has developed to the point where we value his opinion on how we can improve the candidate experience and we’ve implemented his guidance on interview process which has yielded excellent results. We been particularly pleased how well the hires have integrated into the team from a performance and cultural perspective. ​"

"Corey is an excellent consultant - he knows the market inside out and gives direct, honest, and thoughtful advice. His support was invaluable during my move to Mayer Brown and, importantly, his assessment of the team and opportunity was spot on. I would recommend him to anyone considering the next steps in their legal career."

"​Joe is one of the most efficient and streamline headhunters I’ve worked with. He understands the market and works to instruction. His initiative combined with dedication to his profession makes him the first port of call for any needs me or my wider team seek. He runs the process from cradle to grave with composure and integrity."

"​Astral is a very professional and selective recruitment firm. Marina provided personalized support to me throughout our recent recruitment process. Their team of specialists identifies the real needs of the candidate and the company, playing a decisive role in bringing them together. Marina provided frank advice on the German legal market, the zones of risk and all the criteria that led me to success, allowing me to find the exact role that I am searching for."

"Sian was lovely to work with and was very helpful in helping me secure a great outcome. Throughout the process, her guidance and insights gave me the support I needed to go through the process with confidence. She would check in regularly with me, including before and after each interview and throughout onboarding, to ensure that things remained on track. I highly recommend her.​"

"​Nicky is an outstanding recruitment professional with in-depth knowledge of the Swiss (and notably Zurich) legal market. He is a well-balanced and empathetic, yet very efficient professional with an amazing network in the Swiss legal industry. Nicky cannot be recommended highly enough - it's always a pleasure to work with him!"

"​Abby was result-oriented yet patient. Both traits helped immensely during the negotiation process. eventually landing me into a great role."

"​I highly recommend Lisa as a recruiter. After reaching out to me, Lisa helped me secure a new opportunity and I'm grateful for her advice and support throughout the recruitment process. Lisa ensured I was fully prepared for interviews and utilised her experience for my benefit. Lisa's tenacious and personable approach were instrumental in helping me secure the position."

"​Nicky impressed me right from the start with his profound background knowledge (in particular, but not only, in financial services and fintech), his broad network and very professional manner. I am grateful to him for having approached me actively and for accompanying me on my transition from Senior Associate in a large law firm to a new challenging role as Head Legal."

"​Alex is a highly skilled professional and tailors his advice to a specific case, cares for his clients, and follows up at each step. Good luck with the future, Alex!"

"​“We worked with Astral in recruiting a Technology Counsel for our London practice. Working with Anna on this placement was a breath of fresh air compared to some other recruiting companies. Anna listened carefully to our requirements and made sure that she only sent candidates who were suitable with respect to experience, drive and personality; this latter criteria was critical as we develop out a team that requires exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to assimilate into our culture quickly. The successful hire integrated into the team better than could have been expected in such a short time. It is thanks to the care shown by Anna that we were able to hire such a strong Technology lawyer. She was relentless in her desire to ensure that the fit was right for both us and the candidate, and then has been highly professional in her post placement work.”"

"​Nicky has in-depth knowledge of the German legal market, particularly with a focus on privacy-related roles. When he got in contact with me, Nicky provided me with precise and comprehensive information about the concerned role. Besides his proactiveness and availability, I particularly appreciated his straightforward communication. So far, I have not been approached by a recruitment expert who handled a recruitment process more professionally."

"​Will was a pleasure to work with. He found me the most suitable role in the marketplace and was very helpful in every stage of the process. We spent 3 - 4 months working together and Will was always easily contactable, he never missed a follow-up call and kept me in the loop with regular updates. I would highly recommend Will’s services to anyone who wishes to use a progressive and supportive recruiter."

"Alex was excellent to work with. He was always supportive and communicative throughout the whole application process, helping me prepare for each stage with insights and coaching about what to expect. He really made a big difference in helping me secure the role. ​"

"​​When arranging my recent career move Astral was excellent from start to finish, showing clear knowledge of the role and organisation and taking the time at the outset to clearly discuss my ambitions and establish whether the role would be a good fit for me. They provided exceptional support and guidance at each stage of the interview and recruitment process."

"​Will and I were introduced by a family friend earlier in the year. He is very knowledgeable about the market and gave me an in-depth overview of roles that aligned with my needs but also with off-market opportunities and interesting firms too. He is well informed and provided excellent advice and guidance that was tailored to our earlier discussions. I highly recommend Will as a recruitment partner."

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"Liam recently advised me on a move between international law firms. From the very start, Liam spent time understanding my personal preferences and was not pushy into firms or areas which weren’t applicable. Liam provided honest, sound advice throughout and was constantly in touch to use as a sounding board, provide updates and answer any queries. Liam’s knowledge and interview preparation were invaluable, and I’d highly recommend to others considering a move."