We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Law Clerk to join our M&A practice team. The ideal candidate will provide crucial support to the lawyers in the team in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including due diligence, drafting legal documents, and conducting legal research. 

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Provide exceptional legal support to the supervising lawyers, focusing on corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions transactions;
  • Assist with drafting and reviewing legal documents, including transaction agreements, closing documents, and due diligence materials;
  • Conduct legal research on a variety of corporate, regulatory and transactional matters;
  • Manage and organize electronic and hard copy files in relation to the matters in question;
  • Prepare presentations and other client deliverables;
  • Coordinate deadlines and ensure all tasks are completed efficiently and accurately;
  • Communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, opposing counsels, and governmental authorities via phone and/or email;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all client information;
  • Assist with the closing process, including document preparation and coordination; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervising lawyers.

Travel Requirements: As required

About the team

Practice Group M&A Practice Group is at the forefront of providing commercially astute advice to major Vietnamese and global companies. We are particularly well-known for our high-end mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and private equity practices. With offices across the globe, we provide our clients with something that no other law firm can offer – a leading practice with access to an integrated global platform.

Our areas of experience include corporate governance and compliance, corporate advisory, due diligence, foreign investment, hostile and recommended takeover bids, joint ventures and alliances, privatisation/corporatisation, public/private partnerships, as well as spin-offs, demergers and stock exchange listings. 

You will report to: M&A Practice Group Leader and Lawyers 

Your direct reports, if any: N/A 

Key relationships:

  • Partners; 
  • Special Counsels; 
  • Associates; and 
  • Other members in the M&A practice group.

About the candidate

Key Skills and Experience Required

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

  • Bachelor of laws, preferably from Vietnamese law universities; 
  • Strong understanding of corporate and M&A legal principles, including Law on Enterprises, Law on Investment, Commercial Law, 
    Civil Code, etc; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a high degree of accuracy; 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and legal document management software; 
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; 
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy; 
  • Strong client service orientation - a "client first" culture; 
  • A keenness to learn; 
  • Qualified candidates will have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members; and 
  • Good resilience under pressure.

About Baker McKenzie Vietnam

We are different from other law firms in the way we think, work and behave. Global in our outlook from the beginning, for 10 consecutive years we have been named as the world's strongest law firm brand by Acritas, underlining our dedication to being the best. Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 70 years, enables our 13,000 people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instill confidence in our clients. 

Consistently recognized as the largest and most experienced international law firm in Vietnam for over 27 years. Our team of more than 50 lawyers has the deep local roots and integrated global reach to help clients solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas seamlessly. A key strength of our Firm is our ahead of the curve knowledge of the changing local regulations and market dynamics. We encourage the best people - regardless of race, religion or belief if any, gender, gender, identity, disability, sexual orientation or age - to fulfil their professional aspirations with us.