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Yee Chung Seck

Partner
Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd.
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction

Biography

Yee Chung Seck leads the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, IT/C, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Practices in Vietnam. Chambers Global (2014, 2013) and Chamber Asia (from 2010 to 2015) rank him as a leading lawyer in the field of Corporate M&A and TMT in Vietnam. He is a member of the Singapore Bar Association and serves as vice president of the Singapore Business Group. He also serves as AmCham's IT/C Sub-Committee Co-Chair. Mr. Seck is fluent in English and conversational in Mandarin.

Practice Focus

Mr. Seck has dealt with a wide range of investment projects and M&A deals, and advised and assisted on corporate, commercial and regulatory compliance matters. This includes foreign direct investment, market access and licensing, private and public M&A, commercial contracts, competition and anti-corruption compliance, data use and privacy, over a diverse range of industries, including e-commerce, IT services, consumer products, food & beverage, cosmetics, healthcare, manufacturing, property, and aviation.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised and assisted eBay in the acquisition of shares in PeaceSoft.
  • Advised and assisted Kirin on the acquisition of a leading listed Vietnamese soft drinks manufacturer with a vast distribution network reaching more than 100,000 outlets in Vietnam.
  • Advised and assisted Valeant in the subscription of majority shares in Euvipharm Pharmaceutical JSC.
  • Advised and assisted Navis Capital in the purchase of shares in Godaco Seafood JSC as it transitioned from a listed public company to a private company.
  • Advised and assisted Diageo in the acquisition of public company shares in Halico.
  • Advised and assisted Shiseido on asset and business acquisition of its Vietnam distributor and distribution network.
  • Advised and assisted a Danish investment company on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in a Vietnamese hearing technology firm.

Professional Honors

  • Leading Lawyer (Corporate/M&A; TMT, Vietnam), Chambers Asia, 2010 - 2015
  • Leading Lawyer (M&A, Corporate, Vietnam), IFLR1000, 2015; 2011 - 2013
  • Leading Lawyer (TMT), Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2015
  • Leading Lawyer (Corporate/M&A, Vietnam), Chambers Global, 2013 - 2014
  • Recommended Lawyer (Corporate/M&A; TMT, Vietnam), Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2013 - 2014
  • Recommended Lawyer (Corporate/M&A, Vietnam), PLC Which Lawyer?, 2011 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Singapore Business Group, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Vice President
  • American Chamber of Commerce, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - IT/C Co-Chair, Sub-committee
  • Law Society of Singapore - Member

Admissions

  • Singapore (1997)

Education

  • National University of Singapore Law School (1996)

Languages

  • English