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Harbour

Tailored recruitment solutions within legal, tax and transactional risk insurance.

Recruiting and job searching are nuanced, everyone is different.

We take the time to understand each individual situation so we can be your trusted partner and advise to the best of our ability.

Our Focus

Harbour Search focuses on the legal, tax and transactional risk insurance markets.

We Work With

Law firms on lateral associate to partner mandates

Corporations with senior in house tax requirements

Transactional risk insurance groups focusing on reps & warranties, warranties & indemnities, tax insurance, and claims.

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Our Focus

Harbour Search focuses on the legal, tax and transactional risk insurance markets.

We work with law firms on lateral associate to partner mandates,
corporations with senior in house tax requirements,
and insurance companies who specialize within M&A insurance and transactional risk.

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How We Can Help

Our Services

Harbour Search Solutions offers a range of tailored recruitment, search and advisory services to our clients.

Law Firms

We have a successful track record of working with a number of Am Law ranked firms. We focus on mid to senior level associates, counsel and partners moves across corporate, M&A, private equity, tax, funds, project finance/development, real estate, finance, IP litigation, patent prosecution, and executive compensation & benefits.

Transactional Risk Insurance

We’ve worked with a number of the leading transactional risk teams in this space and have successfully completed underwriting and broker mandates within reps & warranties, warranties & indemnities, tax insurance, and claims.

In-House Tax

We’ve worked on all kinds of in house tax roles, but focus on senior corporate and international tax planning and advisory positions. Sectors include hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate investment firms, global banks, multinational technology companies and manufacturing.

I would highly recommend Andrew.

Quotes

Andrew was great to work with. Professional, responsive and patient while helping me navigate the complexities of a cross border recruitment process.

Senior Corporate Associate, Magic Circle Law Firm

Andrew delivered us some great candidates and clearly communicated through the process.

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We ended up hiring a couple of very talented people that are doing excellent work now.

Managing Principal, Leading Transactional Risk MGA

Our Process

We take time up front to understand what you’re looking for.

We’ll invest time to understand what you’re looking to accomplish in the short, medium and long term. 

Whether you’re searching for a key member of your organisation, building a new team or succession planning, our goal is to support and advise based on your situation.

For Clients

If you’re a hiring manager, there’s a lot more that goes into finding the right person for your company than just whoever has the most technical experience. It must be the right fit.

We want to know the story behind your company, group, or practice.

Where has it come from?
How has it grown?
Where is it going?
Who are the people?

This is what will separate your opportunity from others in the market and help secure the ideal candidate.

For Candidates

Equally, if you’re searching for your next opportunity, there can also be much more that goes into it than just securing the highest paycheck.

We want to help grow your career by thinking about the big picture.

Whether you’re passively looking or actively seeking, having sharp answers to these questions will keep you prepared.

What are you looking to accomplish by moving?
How do you articulate your career path to date?
What is motivating you?

We’re here to offer an extra set of eyes and ears on the market whether you’re actively or passively looking, or if you’d like to discuss your market value.

Our Process for Candidates

Let’s get to know each other.

A general market chat or evaluating specific mandates Harbour has been instructed on.

As agreed, Harbour will make introductions to firms / companies who are of interest.

Harbour provides support, feedback and any insight throughout the meeting process from everything between the initial interview, start date and beyond.

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Our Process for Candidates

Let’s get to know each other.

A general market chat or evaluating specific mandates Harbour has been instructed on.

As agreed, Harbour will make introductions to firms / companies who are of interest.

Harbour provides support, feedback and any insight throughout the meeting process from everything between the initial interview, start date and beyond.

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Hiring and moving roles is a highly personal process that shouldn’t be transactional. 

We’re in this to build long term trusted relationships.

Andrew helped me find my role with Deloitte, Middle East and was extremely helpful through the process.

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Moving overseas for a new opportunity was a big transition, however I felt I was in good hands with Andrew, there was strong communication from start to finish. He was in tune with what I was looking for and delivered on all fronts. I would recommend Andrew and will be in touch with him as my team grows.

Head of VAT Planning, Multinational Technology Company

Andrew is an outstanding professional. His biggest strength is his ability to listen and understand all stakeholders.

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His understanding of today’s business environment, of the specific needs of the recruiting team, and his matchmaking approach enable him to assess how the candidate would fit into and interact with the future team. He’s not only looking for the best candidate, but the most suitable one. Also, he is incredibly helpful throughout the process, guiding and advising efficiently both the company and the candidate.

Tax Director, International Real Estate & Logistics Company

Location

Which locations do you recruit for?

We work with companies and candidates across the US and Canada, including New York, Toronto, LA, Bay Area, DC, Seattle and Texas.

On instruction we also work on mandates in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. We have a successful track record of placing candidates in London, Spain and several GCC countries.

Using our international experience and market knowledge we share our best practices with you throughout our process.

I’ve worked with Andrew both as a candidate and as a client. He has a great knowledge of the market and provides a great service.

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In particular, he is very aware of market movements in the Financial services sector and provides good market Intel. As a client, it is great to see a recruiter that matches the Client's requirements to candidates rather than just bombarding you with many CV's which the client then needs to decipher. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Andrew!

Head of Tax, Investment Bank

Andrew Pal Founder

About Our Founder

Andrew Pal

After seven years of recruiting in London Andrew founded Harbour Search in 2020 upon returning to Canada’s west coast with his young family.

“Harbour was ultimately derived from the change in how we were all approaching the new way of working, and with the confidence that strong service, communication, respect and being able to deliver is what was most important to the clients and candidates we work with.”

Outside of Harbour, Andrew spends time at his daughters activities, any golf course, testing new restaurants, and taking in any sporting event including following his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.

National Association of Legal Search Consultants

Andrew is an honest and reliable recruiter.

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He takes the time to build a relationship with you and understand your needs. It has been a pleasure working with him and highly recommend him.

Head of Tax Reporting, Global Insurance Company

Andrew is great at understanding client needs and finding candidates who fit perfectly within the organisation.

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A much valued relationship I look forward to maintaining for future recruitment within the team, here at Arup. Thanks for your help.

Group Head of Tax, International Engineering Firm

Regardless of the sector you operate in, Harbour will be able to assist.

Reach out to us to learn how we can help

HARBOUR

1383 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 3W4

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