Baker McKenzie has more than 40 years of corporate/M&A experience in China and Hong Kong, and have accumulated in-depth knowledge of Chinese laws and practice. Our established M&A team has track record of advising on M&A transactions relating to private and public listed companies including the domestic and overseas activities. In China, we have extensive experience in assisting Chinese companies and State-owned enterprises to invest aboard. We regularly represent clients from a range of industry sectors, including energy / natural resources, technology, media and communications, real estate, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, financial services, insurance, food and beverage, and automotive sectors.

We have various openings in the Hong Kong M&A practice group. We are looking for highly qualified and experienced lawyers as well as junior lawyers with international interests who have diverse backgrounds and experience. We value people with a "client-first" mindset, excellent communications skills, an appreciation for cultural differences and ability to work effectively as team players.

Responsibilities and exposure:

  • Perform and lead due diligence reviews
  • Draft, review and negotiate legal documentation
  • Prepare and manage closing deliverables
  • Attend to closing and post-closing matters, including post-acquisition integration
  • Interact with clients, counter-parties (and counsels) and other advisors
  • Identify and advise on deal structure, general corporate matters (including entity set-up), legal and regulatory issues, work with specialist teams where applicable
  • Project management from pitching, fee proposal to management of matter

What are we looking for

Education: Law degree

Legal experience level:

  • 4-6 years PQE (Mid Level)
  • 6+ years PQE (Senior Level)


  • Experience in private M&A
  • Experience with PRC legal issues and transactions a plus
  • Excellent drafting skills - ability to draft in Chinese preferred
  • Experience with international firms is preferred
  • Strong client relationship skills
  • Good judgment, and ability to exercise independent decision making and act autonomously
  • Able to multi task
  • Strong communication skills

Languages: Fluency in English and Mandarin