Market Entry Consultancy

Ashford Benjamin has successfully advised a number of international and PRC law firms on entering the Hong Kong and Singapore legal market. Our decades of experience in Hong Kong and Singapore, our knowledge of the legal practice landscape, and our comprehensive network, ensure the success of our clients’ market entry.

Ben Cooper - Managing Director

Ben Cooper

Managing Partner

Ben is a Barrister of England & Wales (Middle Temple) and previously practised employment law in London, before moving into executive search. He has over a decade of experience completing search mandates for lawyers and compliance professionals on a global basis.

He has been awarded Best Recruitment Consultant in Asia-Pacific by Global Recruiter and awarded Best Legal & Compliance Headhunter in Asia-Pacific by AsiaMoney.

He moved to Hong Kong in January, 2010, and has been highly successful in the legal recruitment market since then, placing lawyers and compliance professionals from mid to senior level. He founded Ashford Benjamin Ltd, with the firm belief that the legal market in Hong Kong deserved a better, new kind of search firm.

Ben is a regular contributor to legal journals and is actively involved with furthering the legal profession in Hong Kong; being regularly invited to sit on industry discussion panels and regularly attending Hong Kong Law Society functions.

Aside from legal recruitment, Ben sits on the fund-raising committee of Liberty Asia – an anti-slavery charity, and has advised students on legal careers at Hong Kong University’s Law School.

Ben can be reached at or on +852 2315 9501.

Ashford Benjamin Ltd

Room 501, 5/F Printing House,

6 Duddell Street,

Central, Hong Kong


Office: +852 2315 9500

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Ashford Benjamin Pte Ltd

16 Raffles Quay,
Hong Leong Building,
Singapore 048581


Office: +65 6277 8530

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Dominic Thurmott



Dominic has over a decade of executive search experience in Asia, where he specialises across the placement of mid-senior Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance professionals for leading banks and financial institutions. 

From the UK originally, Dominic moved to Hong Kong in 2012 where he joined a global recruitment firm, before relocating to Singapore in 2017 where he has gone on to build an established network of both clients and governance professionals. Hired in 2023 to launch the Ashford Benjamin Singapore office, Dominic will continue the development of the brand as the leading Corporate Governance search firm in Asia.

Dominic can be reached at or on +65 6277 8530 (Singapore).

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