The current investment market in Asia is currently under scrutiny by international experts, as many companies are beginning to move into regional cities with lucrative deals and stock holdings. As the popularity of the market continues to grow, so will employment opportunities for investment professionals seeking legal recruitment.
Countries such as Vietnam are leading the region in foreign interest as mergers and acquisitions increase exponentially. For example, Bloomberg reported the biggest investment in Vietnam’s history occurred in April 2011, when KKR paid $159 million for stock in fish sauce company Masan Consumer Corporation. In addition, the government-regulated company Vietcombank announced in September that it would sell its 15 percent, $567 million share to a Japanese financial group. Experts predicted that deals in the hundreds of millions should occur at least once or twice a year, according to the news source.
“Vietnam, we sensed, represents a major opportunity, where we can be the bridge of providing international capital, expertise, and helping the government and domestic sectors,” said Rehan Anwer, a director at Credit Suisse’s Vietnam investment banking coverage team, according to the news source.
Other countries are experiencing success as well. Singapore, for example, was reported by Dun and Bradstreet to be the third-safest country for business investments in the entire Asia-Pacific region. This is due to the lenient tax system, intellectual property protection and network of trade agreements.
If you are trying to break into the legal environment in Vietnam or Singapore, consider giving our attorney headhunters a call. At Kinney Recruiting, we can help you find opportunities that may not be listed on public posting boards. In addition, we can inform you of the latest happenings in private equity transactions so you can target specific companies.
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