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Pure Search is a specialist recruitment firm based in London, Hong Kong and New York. We place leading talent into specialist, global roles across the core practice areas of Tax, Legal and Finance.

Expert recruitment, beyond the transaction

“In an industry not defined by high standards, we deliberately and publicly set our bar high. I want Pure Search to produce excellence and display kindness. We need to question and measure everything we do internally and externally to reflect that and be made accountable to it.”

Logan Naidu, Interim-CEO

We founded Pure Search to be the number one search and recruitment partner within corporate functions in the governance and infrastructure space. Over 25 years, our leading reputation has been built upon our ability to constantly push the industry standard higher for what an excellent recruitment partnership looks like. We go beyond the transaction and build lasting partnerships with both our clients and candidates.

Over the decades of experience, Pure has grown to specialise in technical practice areas, developing a renowned global network of specialist talent, professional relationships and expert teams. We are the market leaders in Legal, Tax and Risk and Compliance recruitment, and continue to grow our influence with international offices based in London, Hong Kong and New York.

Pure’s sectors

Pure offer a range of tailored services, from short-term solutions to long-term future planning. Every service Pure provide is tailored to match needs, goals and plans seamlessly.

Pure’s services

Pure offer a range of tailored services, from short-term solutions to long-term future planning. Every service Pure provide is tailored to match needs, goals and plans seamlessly.

  • Search, screening, selection
  • Succession planning, team builds, first hires
  • Retained solutions
  • Interim solutions
  • Advisory solutions
  • Market mapping and industry reports

Search, screening, selection

A meticulous searching process, rigorous screening, and individual selection of top talent focused on helping your company excel and meet your goals.

Succession planning, team builds, first hires

From impactful initial hires to strategically planning out successions, build a team that lasts and drives your organisation forward.

Retained solutions

Meaningful partnerships that give you ongoing recruitment support, access to our extensive talent networks, expert insights, and advice.

Interim solutions

Overcoming gaps with our agile and tailored interim solutions and finding the right talent to keep your business on track.

Advisory solutions

Expert guidance and up-to-date industry insights to help you make informed decisions and develop outstanding teams.

Market mapping and industry reports

Navigate your market with precision through our specialised and detailed market mapping and industry reports.

Our credentials


Countries placed in

Our global teams work beyond the boarders, placing talent and building teams wherever needed in the world.


Experienced consultants

Located in three vibrant cities, on three continents, our growing team of global experts are ready to provide leading recruitment solutions.


Roles completed

In the last ten years we have successfully supported our clients across multiple regions by delivering them their ideal and sought-after candidates.


Returning partnerships

We partner with clients for life. Building deep, lasting connections, we are proud to be the first choice for all their hiring needs time and time again.

Hear from our clients

“They did a fantastic job in finding an interim for the Compass treasury team, taking the time to understand our requirements and carefully matched candidates to put in front of us. Highly recommend their approach and diligence.”

Director of Treasury


“The Audit consultant placed me in my current position and also one of my team members. He is persistent and is willing to spend time to understand what we need. Will recommend his service from both candidate and employer perspective”

Senior Audit Manager

Investment Management Firm

“I had the pleasure of working with the Legal expert during my transition from a US law firm to an in-house role. His direct and efficient communication style perfectly aligned with my preferences, making our interactions straightforward and productive. He not only respected my time but also managed to negotiate a significant salary increase of 20-30K, exceeding my expectations. I highly recommend him for his exceptional professionalism, expertise, and impressive results.”

Senior Legal Counsel

Global Stock Exchange

“It was such a pleasure working with him. I found him to be very personable, professional and proactive. When so many recruiters now are happy to promote you for a role without ever meeting, he ensured that we meet, discussed what I wanted from a career change and if the role was suitable. He offered great guidance on the role and was always on hand to discuss anything. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.”

Head of Marketing

Top 10 UK Law Firm

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