Description

We are currently looking for a junior and/or mid-level Vietnamese transactional lawyer with 1-6 years’ PQE to join our Projects Practice Group to work on developments and acquisitions of power, energy, mining, natural resources and infrastructure projects. Broad M&A transactional experience is also desirable.

Responsibilities:

Our ideal candidate would have, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Work closely with multiple clients to advice on large scale, complex cross-border Vietnam and other transactions (including sponsors, developers and financiers of power, energy, mining and infrastructure projects);
  • Draft and negotiate key transaction documents (share purchase agreement, share subscription agreement, joint development
    agreement, shareholders agreement), and project contracts (power purchase agreement, EPC contract, O&M contracts, etc.), taking control of due diligence and disclosure exercises and managing closings with other members of the team. Managing projects to a budget and taking responsibility for providing high level of client service;
  • Advise on key transaction documents for a variety of deals (such as share purchase agreement, share subscription agreement, joint development agreement, shareholders agreement), and project contracts (power purchase agreement, EPC contract, O&M
    contracts, etc.);
  • Develop relationships with clients including gaining a good knowledge of the client’s businesses, economic drivers, market and sector requirements in order to ensure advice is relevant and commercial, with a focus on power, energy, environmental, natural resources and infrastructure sectors;
  • Work as part of a team including assisting with the supervision of junior lawyers’ work, and taking an active part in sharing knowledge and experience with the team;
  • Given regular and direct contact with clients, with a culture based on associates being given the level of responsibility they are ready for, rather than a PQE based method of work allocation;
  • Engage in business development activities and being active in the promotion of the firm and seeking opportunities for new work principally through supporting the Partners team;
  • Experience in transactional documents for project developments and acquisitions of energy and infrastructure projects.

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the majority of the
following:

  • A qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials, at least 1 to 6 years PQE;
  • Current experience in the Projects, Energy & Infrastructure (preferred) or Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions department of a leading firm;
  • First rate technical skills needed to support the client work of the department;
  • Excellent English communication skills (fluency in reading, writing, speaking and ability to translate and/or review translations);
  • Experience in and strong understanding of corporate transactions;
  • Commerciality and demonstrable business development experience;
  • Strong client service orientation - a "client first" culture;
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship;
  • Maturity, gravitas and emotional intelligence;
  • High work standards;
  • Flexible work practices;
  • Ability to work well in both a team and individually;
  • A keenness to learn;
  • Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm;
  • Qualified candidates will have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members;
  • Good resilience under pressure.