We work worldwide

We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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Building your career at Freshfields

Explaining the culture of a firm is always difficult. But we think ours is special.

Like other international law firms, we have offices in many capital cities, and we have busy, sometimes long, working days. We serve demanding clients, with needs in every possible corner of the world. Big or small, commercial or institutional, what our clients all have in common is the sheer ambition and complexity of what they want to achieve. Put simply, they hire Freshfields when it matters most.

A career at Freshfields carries a few promises. You will not be bored. You will face problems you haven’t seen before. You’ll meet interesting and friendly people, and you’ll always work in teams. Teamwork calls for a genuine interest in other people and acceptances of differences. It also means an exceptional willingness to pitch in to get the job done.

The sections below describe (as far as they can in a few words!) what you might expect from life at Freshfields, and professional opportunities across the firm.

Life at Freshfields : Vietnam

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We’re one of the largest law firms in Vietnam. We’ve been advising clients here for more than 20 years and have one of the most experienced teams of any global law firm.

Our teams work in two offices in two very different cities.

Hanoi, Vietnam’s elegant capital, houses government headquarters and agencies, global organisations as well as major multinational and Vietnamese companies.

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest city, a major port and also its biggest commercial centre.

So it’s no surprise that we have a wide range of clients and a huge variety of work. But there’s always a common thread: the work is invariably complex, often cross-border and always challenging. It’s stimulating too, making both offices great places to work.

Whether you join as a lawyer, graduate or business services professional, a career with Freshfields in Vietnam is your chance to be your best.

Our work

Our work

In Vietnam we work with high-profile clients on major transactions in three main practice areas: corporate, investment and finance.

We’ve in-depth experience in a range of sectors: infrastructure and project development; banking and finance; oil and gas; energy and mining; insurance and property.

Our practice areas

Our legal services are delivered across eight practice areas (see menu on the left):

  • Antitrust, competition and trade
  • Corporate
  • Dispute resolution 
  • Employment, pension and benefits
  • Finance 
  • Intellectual property and IT
  • Real estate
  • Tax

Industry groups

All our lawyers join one of eight cross-practice industry groups. They work in one practice area but become knowledgeable in how the law affects a particular sector.

Our people

Our team consists of more than 20 lawyers, some of whom have practised in Vietnam since 1994.

No other law firm has enjoyed continuity at such a senior level in both cities. It makes us a strong team and sets us apart from the competition.

We’re diverse too, with talented local and global team members. Diversity is important to us: we know it gives us the fresh thinking and great teams that our work demands.

Read more about our Inclusiveness and diversity »

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