Main Responsibilities

We are currently looking for a senior M&A lawyer to join our M&A Practice Group to work on a variety of transactions across a range of industries.

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

  • Advise on large-scale, complex cross-border Vietnam and other corporate transactions for multiple clients (including private equity clients, national and multinational corporations, regional funds, and corporate conglomerates).
  • Draft and negotiate key transaction documents, lead due diligence and disclosure exercises, and manage closings with other team members. Manage projects to a budget and take responsibility for providing a high level of client service.
  • Advise on various transaction documents such as shareholders' agreements, joint venture agreements, share sale and purchase agreements, and ancillary documentation.
  • Develop relationships with clients by gaining a good knowledge of their businesses, economic drivers, market, and sector requirements to ensure advice is relevant and commercial.
  • 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
  • Work as part of a team, including assisting with supervising junior lawyers' work and taking an active role in sharing knowledge and experience.
  • Advise on Vietnam foreign investment regulations and licensing processes.
  • Engage in business development activities and be active in promoting the firm and seeking opportunities for new work principally through supporting the Partners team.
  • Experience in capital raisings, initial public offerings, underwriting, as well as corporate advisory.

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/corporatizations, public/private partnerships, as well as spin-offs, demergers and stock exchange listings.

This role will report to the Principal of M&A PG.

The key relationships are with the following:

  • Principals
  • Partners
  • Special Counsels
  • Associates

About The Candidate

Key Skills and Experience Required

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

  • A qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials and a minimum of 5-8 years of PQE.
  • Current experience in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions department of a leading firm.
  • First-rate technical skills needed to support the client work of the department.
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills.
  • Experience in and strong understanding of corporate transactions.
  • Commerciality and demonstrable business development experience.
  • Strong focus on client service. Develop and manage strong client relationships.
  • Maturity, gravitas, and emotional intelligence. High work standards.
  • Ability to work well in both a team and individually.
  • Values and thrives in a diverse work environment.
  • Qualified candidates will have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members.
  • 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 instil 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.