Executive Search for the World's Leading Professions, Partners & Firms.

Global Networks, Local Knowledge, Deep Relationships, Informed Advice, Clear Pricing, Rapid Response.

About Us: Advisor to the Advisors.

Our consultants have spent many years personally building strong, trusting professional relationships and a deep understanding of our clients' specialist markets. We don't just recruit.


Our clients' trust in us is based on their confidence in our honesty, our knowledge, and our capability.

We are an international Executive Search, Recruitment and Consulting business in Singapore, licensed by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower to conduct recruitment services for clients.

We have over 40 years' combined experience of working within the legal and accountancy professions plus almost 30 years' combined experience of recruiting high level partners, lawyers, accountants and technology specialists for corporates, firms and consultancies.

Our clients are headquartered in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and globally across Asia, USA, Australia and Europe and appoint us for projects in APAC and other locations where our networks are advantageous to them.

Our robust methodology, comprehensive networks and rapid responsiveness mean we are engaged by corporate and practice clients to search for executives, partners and teams across the full range of sectors and disciplines.

Our consultants are also recognized executive search market leaders in APAC for the following niche professions:

Completed Searches, Placements & Locations

Equity Partners & Team Lifts in the following disciplines:

  • Corporate Finance & Transactions

  • Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Forensic Accounting

  • Financial Crime Consulting

  • Cyber Forensics

  • Cyber Incident Response

  • Forensic Technology

  • eDiscovery

  • M&A

  • Strategy Consulting

  • Commercial Due Diligence

  • Financial Due Diligence

  • Risk & Internal Audit


  • Singapore

  • Malaysia

  • Indonesia

  • China

  • Hong Kong

  • Australia

  • United Kingdom

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Switzerland

  • France

  • Germany

Why "Search & Counsel"


In the recruitment profession our methodology is known as "Search". We do not publicly advertise our mandates on job-boards.

For every client mandate we discreetly analyze the talent pool to find the best candidates and then we directly contact them to explore their interest.

This methodology means we do not only find the active candidates who are seeking a move; we also speak with prospective candidates who are not actively looking but might welcome the opportunity to hear about a new position. Even though the opportunity might sometimes seem a bit leftfield, such discussions are always valuable.

To ensure success, we partner with our clients through a rigorous and structured process. Initial discussions frame our detailed talent-market analysis resulting in a report which explains the caliber and drivers of individuals in the target talent pool.

Secrecy is vital in all of our searches for top executives, partners and teams. We ensure absolute privacy and confidentiality throughout the entire process of approach, assessment and negotiation.

Because of the professional trust we hold in your community, Search & Counsel clients uniquely benefit from intelligence shared with us by our networks.

This means our clients have a much more comprehensive and detailed understanding of the strengths, limitations and diversity of the talent-pool than their competition.

It also means our clients do not make poor and expensive hiring decisions, based on convenience, untested recommendations or unconscious bias.

Hiring can be a painful and expensive experience. Advertising a vacant role for months without success is costly in terms of lost billable fee income, team effectiveness and morale.

Our research also tells us that in an under resourced business, the personal stress levels can become high enough for otherwise happy partners, executives and staff to themselves seek an exit.

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"Counsel" does refer to our legal sector recruitment activity but is also what we provide in our daily interactions with all members of our local and international networks.

Client-side we candidly express our robust analysis to explain whether clients' talent expectations and price points are realistic.

We do not shirk our responsibility to honestly advise and challenge our network even when that advice might not be what the respondent wants to hear.

The Pandemic Effect - Our Difference is Personal

Our networks were an invaluable support during the Global Pandemic: a period of painful dislocation for many, especially for people far from home. We helped and advised everyone in our global network regardless of location, from Singapore to Sydney, Shanghai to Chicago, Hong Kong to London, howsoever we could.  

Here in Singapore, when allowed, we created meet-ups, casual golf afternoons and walking events. From a mental health and wellbeing perspective, the social interaction helped everybody get through it as best they could. When a high quality consulting team was suddenly made redundant our consultants were able to move them to new firm within 10 weeks.

Consequently, our professional networks have became so much more special. We know because we have been told: our difference is truly personal.

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"Search & Counsel", "Chartered Partners" and "Chartered Partners Search & Counsel" are trading styles of Feltan Associates Pte Ltd, a Singapore registered and licensed company dedicated to the advancement and success of Lawyers, Accountants, Consultants, Experts and IT practitioners everywhere.

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  • ama@searchandcounsel.com

  • 8043 4906

  • 1 Raffles Place, #02-01 One Raffles Place Mall

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