Duane Morris Vietnam




Part of the Duane Morris & Selvam Southeast Asia network, Duane Morris Vietnam has established a strong reputation for general corporate work in the jurisdiction. Although this is the first year the firm is making an appearance in our ranking tables, its team has a proven track record in introducing foreign investors into the Vietnamese market. Industry specialisation includes energy and banking and financial services sectors. The firm is headed by co-directors Giles Cooper and Oliver Massmann. They are supported by special counsel Bach Duong Pham. Banking partner Lang Thi Nguyen joined the firm from Frasers Law Company in July 2019.

Client feedback

It provided very clear and concise legal advice on the transaction, highlighted to our management with an accurate and sound step plan and negotiation strategy.” – Banking and finance

The team is knowledgeable, careful and helpful.” – Corporate and M&A

Lang Thi Nguyen

Dr Lang is one of the most respected lawyers in Vietnam and among the few who both excel professionally and academically. She is a very dedicated lawyer who works around the clock to resolve your legal issues. Her negotiation skill is also of the highest quality and respected by her peers.”

Corporate and M&A
Work highlights

Acted as lead counsel to Clermont Holdings in relation to the full acquisition of a state-owned commercial bank in Vietnam.

Advising CCL International on the acquisition of Hinsitsu Screen Vietnam from Malaysian sellers.

Key clients

Bootstrapper, Kim Tin Group, Vlight Technology, Yellow Star Investment

Banking and finance
Work highlights

Acted as the lead counsel to TP Bank in relation to its international bond issuances.

Provided advice to DSQ pertaining to the Vietnamese regulations of its blockchain product.

Key clients

Bank of Singapore, Clermont Holdings, John Laing Investments, Moneygram International, Vietinbank