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White & Case

Associate: Mergers & Acquisitions

Jakarta, Indonesia

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world's key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It's not just about our global network of offices; it's the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It's one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work, and why we attract a diverse group of people.

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Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 110 nationalities and speak 87 languages.

Position Summary

We are looking for a junior associate with cross-border M&A and corporate experience. You should have strong academic credentials as well as an aptitude for navigating the complex and fast-evolving regulatory landscape. An independent self-starter, you will use your astute judgement proactively to anticipate client needs and contribute to the success of multiple projects.

Both pragmatic and a quick learner, you will manage multiple workstreams for both internal projects as well as client matters. You will have proven drafting and writing skills, be knowledgeable about research resources, and committed to producing high-quality, accurate work.

Ambitious and passionate about working within our diverse team, you will be ready for the challenges of working in a global law firm.

As a junior associate, you will also gain exposure the other practices such as Capital Markets and Debt Finance in the Jakarta office.

We offer high-quality, internationally-oriented work on the most challenging financial regulatory and compliance work, along with a competitive salary package and an opportunity to develop your skills as a lawyer working on precedent-setting matters alongside notable leaders in the private bar, including former senior regulators of financial institutions.

Our Practice Area

Drawing on a global breadth of knowledge and experience, we support major multinationals and leading corporations, banks, private equity funds and other visionaries to execute their largest, most complex multijurisdictional transactions. Combining deep local market knowledge with specialist expertise across the full spectrum of legal areas and business sectors, we have been involved in some of the largest and most high-profile M&A transactions worldwide, and numerous market 'firsts'.

As an associate in our practice, you will be working in an exciting working environment, handling challenging, time-sensitive deals that demand a dynamic approach and a resilience of character. From the moment you join, you can expect to be working with - and learning from - counsel and partners within our team, as well as with colleagues in groups across the firm.

Duties and Accountabilities 1
  • Drafting and reviewing legal and technical documentation
  • Conducting legal and technical research
  • Analyzing commercial and legal information
  • Involvement in due diligence - analysis of agreements and their subsequent description
  • Drafting legal memoranda on broad range of topics arising under commercial law and corporate law precedents
  • Providing direct assistance to senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day-to-day provision of legal services to leading international and domestic corporate clients

  • Law degree from a top law school in Indonesia
  • 3-5 years experience with a peer international or top domestic law firm
  • Fluent English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • International experience a plus
  • Good understanding of the key risks and issues involved in cross-border transactions
  • Experience on advising on numerous commercial contracts

Location & Reporting
  • This position is based in Jakarta

1 The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

Client-provided location(s): Jakarta, Indonesia
Job ID: Whitecase-2400000P
Employment Type: Other