Wendy commenced her career as a banking litigator with Herbert Smith in London. In 1999, she moved to Hong Kong with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer specialising in corporate and capital markets transactions. Following a secondment to Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, she joined Merrill Lynch as investment banking counsel for the Asia Pacific region. Wendy spent almost ten years with Merrill Lynch where she enjoyed a number of senior legal roles, based in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, managing legal teams across the Asia-Pacific region, before returning to Singapore, with Merrill Lynch, as First Vice President (Managing Director), General Counsel and Director of Research Compliance for the Pacific Rim. She then served as General Counsel and Trustee in a multi-billion dollar family office with significant interests in Singapore, Thailand and Dubai before leaving to set up her own advisory business. Wendy founded Astrum Partners Pte Ltd in 2014 to provide strategic consulting, due diligence and senior executive search services for clients operating in Asia and Australia.
Philippa commenced her career as a paralegal with Baker & McKenzie in Singapore before moving into legal recruitment. She is a highly accomplished researcher, with over ten years of research and search related experience gained working at top-ranked global firms, based in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. She has placed senior lawyers both in-house and in private practice in a number of Asian countries as well as internationally, and has research expertise across a range of law firm practice areas and industries in the Asia Pacific region. Philippa joined Astrum Partners Pte Ltd to provide senior dedicated research support across all areas of the business.