Eddie O'Shea

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd.
Registered Foreign Lawyer

Biography

Eddie is an English qualified senior corporate lawyer based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He regularly advises a wide range of international investors on corporate and commercial matters in Vietnam, with a particular focus on M&A, private equity, joint ventures and strategic acquisitions. His experience spans a range of industry sectors including retail, education, energy, real estate, banking and insurance.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised a Singapore-based renewable energy-dedicated fund on various equity investments. 
  • Advised a development finance institution on number of strategic investments in sectors including banking, finance, agribusiness, education and energy.
  • Advised a Japanese trading house on strategic investments in the education, agribusiness, technology and retail sectors.
  • Advised a leading European insurer, on the establishment of a life and non-life joint venture insurance provider
  • Assisted Vietnamese developers on several joint venture real estate developments with foreign partners.
  • Advised a China-based private equity fund on the acquisition of an equity stake in the largest private sector mobile phone retailer in Vietnam
  • Advised a Vietnamese children's entertainment platform on the issuance of Series A preferred equity to a private equity fund.
  • Advised a global US based investment company on a Thai residential real estate investment, including off-shore joint venture arrangements, and a mixed use development in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Advised a Hong Kong based private equity fund management company on its joint venture development of a significant mixed use development in a new urban area of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Advised global education providers on the acquisition and development of land for school campuses, including built to suit arrangements.

*Includes matters handled prior to joining Baker McKenzie. All deals in Vietnam unless otherwise stated.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • British Chambers of Commerce, Vietnam

Corporate Responsibility

A strong believer in pro bono, Eddie has participated in a number of initiatives in Vietnam and on a regional level to assist in the fight against slavery and human trafficking.

Admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor) (2003)

Education

  • University of Manchester (LLB Hons)
  • University of Sussex (LLM)

Languages

  • English