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Recruitment: Corporate / Commercial Lawyer

We are a full service legal practice with a focus on: Corporate / M&A, Foreign Investments / Commercial, Real Estate and Construction, Employment, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution as well as Regulatory & Trade.

We regularly represent international and Vietnamese clients in “first in type” and major transactions, which require an extensive knowledge of the regulatory framework to ensure legal feasibility. In a rapidly evolving legislative and regulatory environment, we offer clients the benefit of our local market knowledge combined with the expertise and know-how of our firm.

Due to growth and existing client needs, we are looking for a highly motivated and intelligent person for the position of corporate commercial lawyer (Associate with Vietnamese lawyer’s license and 5+ years post license work experience) with tasks and requirements as outlined below. The successful candidate must fulfill all requirements. The position will involve working across Vietnam for our global client base, helping to develop the corporate practice and our other practice areas further. The role provides an opportunity for senior associates looking for an exciting and rewarding role in Vietnam.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Support clients with legal advisory including:

  • Transactional advisory, preparation and review of related contracts and reports

  • Company Formations and setup – related agreements

  • Labour law and related documents and contracts

  • Commercial contracts related to supply chains, commercial lease agreements, standard terms of business

  • Licensing related in particular to foreign invested entities in Vietnam

  • Review of complex contracts including BTO, SPA, BCC

  • Ad hoc advisory to the client is required, deep general knowledge expected

  • if required, prepare translations English – Vietnamese and vice versa

  • Legal Research and internal updates on a case by case basis

Job Requirements

  • Lawyer Practicing Certificate that issued by the Ministry of Justice. 5+ year experience after lawyer certification

  • University Graduate with major in Law (Preference will be given to candidates graduating from Ho Chi Minh City Law University, Hanoi Law University, University of Economics and Law or foreign law schools);

  • Experience in an international law firm or a firm dealing with foreign investments in Vietnam is a must

  • Fluent English in speaking and writing is essential. Studies or work secondment in a foreign country preferred but not essential.

  • Able to work in a team, willing and able to supervise and review work of junior team members

  • Analytical approach required

  • Proactive and willing to develop personally

  • Honesty and integrity essential, long term commitment essential

  • able to deliver good results under pressure

  • able to adapt quickly to new requirements and willing to learn

  • excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software

What we offer:

  • Excellent learning opportunities for professional qualification;

  • A well-defined career development framework;

  • A competitive compensation package.

Job Locations

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

How to apply

If you would like to work in an exciting role with opportunities for advancement, including overseas assignments and secondments, please send your CV in English with a cover letter expressing how you match this position to us.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.


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