Vietnam



asialaw Analysis

Banking and finance
Bizlink Lawyers

Bizlink Lawyers is a professional law firm which provides a full range of business legal services to clients. Its breadth of work includes corporate and M&A, banking and finance as well as commercial disputes in construction and real estate matters. Its team is also well versed in real estate M&A transactionsTrong Hai Do and Duc Manh Nguyen are key contacts.

Client feedback 

Good at communicating in both English and Vietnamese. The firm’s lawyers are enthusiastic and reliable. – Labour and employment 

Nguyen Thu Huyen 

A professional in the field, he is approachable and a pleasure to work with.” 


Work highlights 

Advising Vietcombank Securities on a foreign loan transaction with the lender in Singapore. 

Advising Vietnam Satellite Digital Television Company on foreign loan transaction. 

DFDL

Regional firm DFDL has a strong foothold in the Vietnam market supported by its core strength in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and tax. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, DFDL has built a reputation as a solid legal and tax services provider, capable of advising on the most complex of cases. Key figures include managing partner Martin Desautels, banking partner Jerome Buzenet and head of Hanoi office Dai Thang Huynh

Client feedback 

Proactive and reactive.” – Energy 

Dave Seibert 

Keeps to a professional standard and is reliable. 


Work highlights 

Advised Standard Chartered Bank on the financing of a waste-to-energy plant and waste treatment facility. 

Key clients

Bank SinoPac, Jih Sun International Bank, Taichung Commercial Bank, Taishin International Bank, Taiwan Cooperative Bank 

Duane Morris Vietnam

As part of the Duane Morris & Selvam Southeast Asia network, Duane Morris Vietnam has established a strong reputation for general corporate work in the jurisdiction. Industry specialisation includes energy and banking and financial services sectors. The firm is headed by co-directors Giles Cooper and Oliver Massmann.


Work highlights 

Advised on the acquisition by a Russian private bank of a stake in a joint-venture bank in Vietnam.  

Advised Techcombank on a $500 million syndicated offshore loan facility.

EPLegal

EPLegal is a well-regarded energy boutique that specialises in the oil and gas fieldIt has also expanded its practice into project finance, corporate and M&A and international arbitration. Recently, the firm has also extended its services to cover construction, shipping and aviationEnergy specialist and arbitrator Tony Nguyen is the main contact.  

Client feedback 

Responsive, well-informed and communicates well in English. – Corporate and M&A 


Work highlights 

Engaged by VietJet to review aircraft leasing agreements and the associated loan arrangement. 

Advised a Japanese bank on the financing of an energy project in Vietnam. 

Frasers Law Company

Renowned full-service law firm Frasers Law Company is a leading law service in Vietnam. With a team of both local and expatriate lawyers, the firm provides comprehensive legal advice to businesses and clients operating in Vietnam. The firm has respectable practices in project finance, domestic and cross-border transactions, regional investment, and regulatory advices. It prides itself on its deep bench of practitioners, which includes renowned banking and corporate lawyer Mark Fraser and senior corporate practitioner Justin Gisz.

Client feedback 

Provides clear, concise and sound advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Commercial, provides a high-quality service, is responsive and relationship-orientated. – Dispute resolution 

Mark Fraser 

Mark always responds quickly under pressure and provides practical legal advice. 

Justin Gisz 

I find Justin a very professional individual. He is always clear and articulate in what has to be done / discussed. In fact, I have already passed Justin's details across to another business who is seeking a reputable company to work with. 


Work highlights 

Acted as Vietnam counsel to Asian Development Bank in relation to its financing and re-financing of two PV solar projects in Vietnam sponsored by B Grimm Power Public Company. 

Advised Stark Corporation on the re-financing of its corporate finance facilities in Vietnam. 

LNT & Partners

Commendable full-service law firm LNT & Partners is known for its work in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and construction. The firm is widely recognised for its legal prowess in both transactional and litigation matters. Notably, its banking group maintains a good relationship with domestic and overseas banks and is regularly sought out for a wide range of matters. Corporate partners Ha Quyen Hoang Nguyen and Net Le are key contacts. 


Work highlights 

Advised a Chinese bank on drafting and reviewing the standard form in lending to its customers. 

Acted as a local counsel for consortium of banks on an offshore loan granted to Vietnam-Malaysia joint venture in the energy industry. 

Key clients 

Vietcombank 

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

With offices in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi as well as benefiting from the Rajah & Tann regional network, Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has established itself as one of the leading full-service law firms in Vietnam. Its expertise spans across all areas, from banking, corporate and M&A to international arbitrationThi Que Vu, Dinh Nha Nguyen and Thi Phoung Thao Tran are among key partners. 


Work highlights 

Advised DBS Bank on legal compliance of its consumer and institutional banking products and reviewing credit agreements and facility agreements. 

 
Tilleke & Gibbins

Regional firm Tilleke & Gibbins is among the largest in the region, and established as a leading force in legal-techIts tech-savvy approach also attracts many local start-upsregional e-commerce companies and global tech giants to work with their corporate and commercial group. Aside from its IP practice, the firm is also active in labour and employment as well as corporate and M&AWith its international background, Tilleke & Gibbins is well connected to ensure the client’s needs are met. Managing director Thomas Treutlercorporate partner Vinh Quoc Nguyenlabour specialist Kien Trung Trinh and head of IP Loc Xuan Le are key names to note.

Client feedback 

Exceedingly professional firm, provides useful advice, and is proactive. – Intellectual property 

Its performance is outstanding. It has never failed a deadline, and also provides a lot of extra support free of charge. – Labour and employment 

“Prompt, excellent knowledge of guidelines and experienced.” – Regulatory 

Loc Xuan Le 

Very professional lawyer and persistent in achieving the best solutions possible. 

Tu Ngoc Trinh 

Tu is very responsive gives commercially-useful advice.” 

 

Work highlights 

Assisted a power company in negotiating and finalising loan and security agreements with two local banks. 

Assisted a bank in adjusting promissory notes issued by a local borrower to the Vietnamese legal context. 

 
VILAF

VILAF remains a stand-out law firm in Vietnam and houses one of the best legal teams across the countryWith over 80 lawyers and 14 partners, it remains one of the largest teams of English-speaking business lawyers in Vietnam. The firm prides itself on its international experience and in-depth expertise regarding not only its legal service, but also its sensitivity to Vietnams’ political and legal culture. The front-runners at the firm include banking and finance lawyer Ha Duyen Vo, corporate and M&A partners Duong Anh Dang and Tuan Phong Tran as well as dispute specialist Si Hai Quynh Pham.

Client feedback 

Quick response, understands the market well. – Corporate and M&A 

“Timely, professional and provides insights into local compliance.” – Corporate and M&A 

Attentive, high expertise and reasonable fees.” – Real estate 

Vaibhav Saxena 

Very responsive and open to feedback. Easy to communicate with and clearly has a depth understanding in the field. 

Vu Le Trung 

Expert and practical. 

“Open, direct and professional.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advising ACWA Power in the financing of the Nam Dinh BOT thermal power plant project. 

Advised JBIC and other lenders in the project financing of the Vung Ang 2 BOT power project. 

Key clients 

Avolon Aerospace Leasing, Grab Holdings, KKR Capital Markets

 
Vision & Associates

Vision & Associates is among the largest firms by size. With over 90 staffed lawyers, patent & trademark attorneys, and consultants, the firm is capable of servicing any needs of the client. The breadth of its services includes banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, construction, labour and employment and tax. The firm is best known for its intellectual property and dispute resolution practice. Nghiem Xuan Bac Pham is noted as a key figure.

Client feedback 

I believe Vision & Associates is among the top local law firms that can provide legal advices and services in all commercial matters in Vietnam in addition to their strong IP practice.” – Intellectual property 

Quang Hung Do 

Has deep knowledge regarding enforcement in Vietnam.

 

Work highlights 

Advised ICBC in granting a loan by reviewing thmortgage agreement of assets attached to land between ICBC and JHD.

 
YKVN

Reputable law firm YKVN has pre-eminent practices in project development, banking and commercial transactions. Moreover, its unmatched dispute group, backed by the largest litigation team in the country, is lauded by clients as well as competitors. Fielding a team of internationally trained and domestically qualified lawyers, YKVN retains both international and domestic clients, in cases both within the jurisdiction and cross-border. Practitioners to note are capital markets specialist Nhat Quang Truong and dispute resolution specialists Tien Dzung Luu and Trong Nghia Truong. 


Work highlights 

Represented Masan Group in its financing by BNP Paribas, Credit Suiss, Standard Chartered Bank, and HSBC to support a capital injection into one of MSN’s subsidiaries, the Sherpa. 

Advised Military Bank on the syndication financing in favour of Xuan Thanh Cement Joint Stock Company with total commitment amount of up to $228 million. 

 
ZICO Law

Established in 2011, ZICO Law operates as a full-service law firm which provides business-oriented legal solutions for local and foreign investors in particularProminent in the real estate and construction spaces, ZICO Law regularly advises on acquisition and development of residential and commercial projects. The firm is skilled in land acquisition, leasing and disposal of assets, as well as obtaining approvals from regulatory bodies. Besides, the firm is also active across banking and finance, construction and corporate and M&A. It is frequently engaged by high profile developers, banks and private equity investorsManaging partner Phuong Nguyen is key contact.

Client feedback 

Professional and attentive, and pays special care to our questions. – Real estate 

Phuc Nguyen 

Detailed and precise, with deep knowledge in real estate from a legal perspective.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advising Hongkong Landone of Asia's leading property investment, management, and development groups, on a new commercial development project. 

 
Capital markets
DFDL

Regional firm DFDL has a strong foothold in the Vietnam market supported by its core strength in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and tax. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, DFDL has built a reputation as a solid legal and tax services provider, capable of advising on the most complex of cases. Key figures include managing partner Martin Desautels, banking partner Jerome Buzenet and head of Hanoi office Dai Thang Huynh

Client feedback 

Proactive and reactive.” – Energy 

Dave Seibert 

Keeps to a professional standard and is reliable. 


Work highlights 

Assisted on a legal and tax due diligence on Charming Trim & Packaging Vietnam in preparation for an IPO on its parent company in Hong Kong. 

Frasers Law Company

Renowned full-service law firm Frasers Law Company is a leading law service in Vietnam. With a team of both local and expatriate lawyers, the firm provides comprehensive legal advice to businesses and clients operating in Vietnam. The firm has respectable practices in project finance, domestic and cross-border transactions, regional investment, and regulatory advices. It prides itself on its deep bench of practitioners, which includes renowned banking and corporate lawyer Mark Fraser and senior corporate practitioner Justin Gisz.

Client feedback 

Provides clear, concise and sound advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Commercial, provides a high-quality service, is responsive and relationship-orientated. – Dispute resolution 

Mark Fraser 

Mark always responds quickly under pressure and provides practical legal advice. 

Justin Gisz 

I find Justin a very professional individual. He is always clear and articulate in what has to be done / discussed. In fact, I have already passed Justin's details across to another business who is seeking a reputable company to work with. 


Work highlights 

Provided a client comprehensive Vietnam law advice and assistance in connection with the secondary offering implemented in 2020. 

VILAF

VILAF remains a stand-out law firm in Vietnam and houses one of the best legal teams across the countryWith over 80 lawyers and 14 partners, it remains one of the largest teams of English-speaking business lawyers in Vietnam. The firm prides itself on its international experience and in-depth expertise regarding not only its legal service, but also its sensitivity to Vietnams’ political and legal culture. The front-runners at the firm include banking and finance lawyer Ha Duyen Vo, corporate and M&A partners Duong Anh Dang and Tuan Phong Tran as well as dispute specialist Si Hai Quynh Pham.

Client feedback 

Quick response, understands the market well. – Corporate and M&A 

“Timely, professional and provides insights into local compliance.” – Corporate and M&A 

Attentive, high expertise and reasonable fees.” – Real estate 

Vaibhav Saxena 

Very responsive and open to feedback. Easy to communicate with and clearly has a depth understanding in the field. 

Vu Le Trung 

Expert and practical. 

“Open, direct and professional.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advised SCG Packaging on its IPO. This was the country’s second biggest offering in 2020. 

Advised Vingroup in the sale of shares of Vinhomes JSC to Credit Suisse-led consortium with the value up to $300 million. 

Key clients 

Affinity Equity Partners, HSBC Bank Vietnam 

 
Vision & Associates

Vision & Associates is among the largest firms by size. With over 90 staffed lawyers, patent & trademark attorneys, and consultants, the firm is capable of servicing any needs of the client. The breadth of its services includes banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, construction, labour and employment and tax. The firm is best known for its intellectual property and dispute resolution practice. Nghiem Xuan Bac Pham is noted as a key figure.

Client feedback 

I believe Vision & Associates is among the top local law firms that can provide legal advices and services in all commercial matters in Vietnam in addition to their strong IP practice.” – Intellectual property 

Quang Hung Do 

Has deep knowledge regarding enforcement in Vietnam.

 

Work highlights 

Engaged by Reconomy (UK) to conduct a legal due diligence against the target subsidiary in Vietnam. 

 
YKVN

Reputable law firm YKVN has pre-eminent practices in project development, banking and commercial transactions. Moreover, its unmatched dispute group, backed by the largest litigation team in the country, is lauded by clients as well as competitors. Fielding a team of internationally trained and domestically qualified lawyers, YKVN retains both international and domestic clients, in cases both within the jurisdiction and cross-border. Practitioners to note are capital markets specialist Nhat Quang Truong and dispute resolution specialists Tien Dzung Luu and Trong Nghia Truong. 


Work highlights 

Advised Vingroup on its investment in VinGroup by a consortium led by US private-equity powerhouse KKR and Singapore’s State investor Temasek Holdings. 

Advised Nanofilm Technologies International on its $470 million IPO on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading. 

Key clients 

HDBankPhu My Hung Development Corporation 

 
Construction
ATS Law Firm

Headquartered in Hanoi, ATS Law Firm operates across a full range of practice areas including M&Alabour and employment, taxation, banking, capital markets, real estate and constructionThe firm shows its particular strength in advising foreign companies on entering the Vietnamese market by way of M&A. It is also well versed in providing strategic advisory on local regulation. Over the years, the firm has also formed many important relations with local, national, and international organisations, solidifying itself as a firm trusted by its clients. Managing partner Ha Thi Thu Vu is the main contact

Client feedback 

Offered an effective plan to protect our legal rights and interests. – Corporate and M&A 

TS provided us with invaluable support over the course of a long-running dispute. It was always responsive and managed to set and keep to a clear strategic path over what turned out to be a protracted series of proceedings. Overall, we were very happy with the service it provided and the levels of legal and tactical input it brought to bear. We have not had cause to instruct the firm since, but would certainly return to it should the need arise.” – Insurance 

Ha Thi Thu Vu 

Ms. Ha is strong, reliable and thorough, very comprehensive on the preparatory side of deals, and proactive in moving things towards the finishing line.” 


Work highlights 

Advised PetroVietnam Southwest Pipeline Operating Company on an EPC agreement. 

Bizlink Lawyers

Bizlink Lawyers is a professional law firm which provides a full range of business legal services to clients. Its breadth of work includes corporate and M&A, banking and finance as well as commercial disputes in construction and real estate matters. Its team is also well versed in real estate M&A transactionsTrong Hai Do and Duc Manh Nguyen are key contacts.

Client feedback 

Good at communicating in both English and Vietnamese. The firm’s lawyers are enthusiastic and reliable. – Labour and employment 

Nguyen Thu Huyen 

A professional in the field, he is approachable and a pleasure to work with.” 


Work highlights 

Advised VietinBank on an M&A transaction for a complex building project. 

Advised Ecopark Group Joint Stock Company on a high-rise building project. 

Tilleke & Gibbins

Regional firm Tilleke & Gibbins is among the largest in the region, and established as a leading force in legal-techIts tech-savvy approach also attracts many local start-upsregional e-commerce companies and global tech giants to work with their corporate and commercial group. Aside from its IP practice, the firm is also active in labour and employment as well as corporate and M&AWith its international background, Tilleke & Gibbins is well connected to ensure the client’s needs are met. Managing director Thomas Treutlercorporate partner Vinh Quoc Nguyenlabour specialist Kien Trung Trinh and head of IP Loc Xuan Le are key names to note.

Client feedback 

Exceedingly professional firm, provides useful advice, and is proactive. – Intellectual property 

Its performance is outstanding. It has never failed a deadline, and also provides a lot of extra support free of charge. – Labour and employment 

“Prompt, excellent knowledge of guidelines and experienced.” – Regulatory 

Loc Xuan Le 

Very professional lawyer and persistent in achieving the best solutions possible. 

Tu Ngoc Trinh 

Tu is very responsive gives commercially-useful advice.” 

 

Work highlights 

Assisted a client with construction operating permits.

 
VILAF

VILAF remains a stand-out law firm in Vietnam and houses one of the best legal teams across the countryWith over 80 lawyers and 14 partners, it remains one of the largest teams of English-speaking business lawyers in Vietnam. The firm prides itself on its international experience and in-depth expertise regarding not only its legal service, but also its sensitivity to Vietnams’ political and legal culture. The front-runners at the firm include banking and finance lawyer Ha Duyen Vo, corporate and M&A partners Duong Anh Dang and Tuan Phong Tran as well as dispute specialist Si Hai Quynh Pham.

Client feedback 

Quick response, understands the market well. – Corporate and M&A 

“Timely, professional and provides insights into local compliance.” – Corporate and M&A 

Attentive, high expertise and reasonable fees.” – Real estate 

Vaibhav Saxena 

Very responsive and open to feedback. Easy to communicate with and clearly has a depth understanding in the field. 

Vu Le Trung 

Expert and practical. 

“Open, direct and professional.” 

 

Work highlights 

Representing Quang Ninh People’s Committee in its arbitration proceedings with a Chinese contractor. 

Representing Power Machines in a EPC contract dispute against Vietnam Oil and Gas Group and PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation.

 
Vina Legal

Headquartered in Hanoi with a branch office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vina Legal offers a wide range of legal services, including banking and finance, energy and real estate. The firm’s sector strengths lie in banking and financial services, real estate, consumer goods and services, energy and infrastructure. Managing partner Quang Long Duong is the main contact.

Client feedback 

Supportive, friendly, creative, intelligent, reliable, confident, and fervent.” – Banking and finance 

The feedback is timely and on point.” – Labour and employment 

Huy Nguyen Bao 

Provides clear advice and is wholly focused on the request. 

Trieu Thi Thanh Huong 

Supportive and reliable. 

 

Work highlights 

Advised Thai Holdings on legal issues in the cooperation with Samsung in the construction of Shilla Hotels and Resorts in Hanoi. 

Advised Colas Rail on the construction of the first subway system in Hanoi.

 
Vision & Associates

Vision & Associates is among the largest firms by size. With over 90 staffed lawyers, patent & trademark attorneys, and consultants, the firm is capable of servicing any needs of the client. The breadth of its services includes banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, construction, labour and employment and tax. The firm is best known for its intellectual property and dispute resolution practice. Nghiem Xuan Bac Pham is noted as a key figure.

Client feedback 

I believe Vision & Associates is among the top local law firms that can provide legal advices and services in all commercial matters in Vietnam in addition to their strong IP practice.” – Intellectual property 

Quang Hung Do 

Has deep knowledge regarding enforcement in Vietnam.

 

Work highlights 

Assisted BIDV in drafting a credit agreement and a mortgage agreement between BIDV and GLUD.

 
ZICO Law

Established in 2011, ZICO Law operates as a full-service law firm which provides business-oriented legal solutions for local and foreign investors in particularProminent in the real estate and construction spaces, ZICO Law regularly advises on acquisition and development of residential and commercial projects. The firm is skilled in land acquisition, leasing and disposal of assets, as well as obtaining approvals from regulatory bodies. Besides, the firm is also active across banking and finance, construction and corporate and M&A. It is frequently engaged by high profile developers, banks and private equity investorsManaging partner Phuong Nguyen is key contact.

Client feedback 

Professional and attentive, and pays special care to our questions. – Real estate 

Phuc Nguyen 

Detailed and precise, with deep knowledge in real estate from a legal perspective.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advising Sotetsu Holdings, a Japan-based listed holdings company, on a hotel development project. 

 
Corporate and M&A
Bizlink Lawyers

Bizlink Lawyers is a professional law firm which provides a full range of business legal services to clients. Its breadth of work includes corporate and M&A, banking and finance as well as commercial disputes in construction and real estate matters. Its team is also well versed in real estate M&A transactionsTrong Hai Do and Duc Manh Nguyen are key contacts.

Client feedback 

Good at communicating in both English and Vietnamese. The firm’s lawyers are enthusiastic and reliable. – Labour and employment 

Nguyen Thu Huyen 

A professional in the field, he is approachable and a pleasure to work with.” 


Work highlights 

Assisted T&M Vietnam Investment Joint Stock Company on an M&A Transaction on a real estate project in Hanoi. 

DFDL

Regional firm DFDL has a strong foothold in the Vietnam market supported by its core strength in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and tax. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, DFDL has built a reputation as a solid legal and tax services provider, capable of advising on the most complex of cases. Key figures include managing partner Martin Desautels, banking partner Jerome Buzenet and head of Hanoi office Dai Thang Huynh

Client feedback 

Proactive and reactive.” – Energy 

Dave Seibert 

Keeps to a professional standard and is reliable. 


Work highlights 

Advised Azelis Holding on its acquisition of MKVN Chemicalsgroup of family-owned companies specialised in trading chemicals and innovative ingredients in Vietnam.

Duane Morris Vietnam

As part of the Duane Morris & Selvam Southeast Asia network, Duane Morris Vietnam has established a strong reputation for general corporate work in the jurisdiction. Industry specialisation includes energy and banking and financial services sectors. The firm is headed by co-directors Giles Cooper and Oliver Massmann.


Work highlights 

Advised on all related legal aspects of merger and antitrust laws in Vietnam for the worldwide merger of the world’s largest agriculture companies. 

Advised APU Educational Development Group on the acquisition of a K-12 international school in Danang, Vietnam. 

Frasers Law Company

Renowned full-service law firm Frasers Law Company is a leading law service in Vietnam. With a team of both local and expatriate lawyers, the firm provides comprehensive legal advice to businesses and clients operating in Vietnam. The firm has respectable practices in project finance, domestic and cross-border transactions, regional investment, and regulatory advices. It prides itself on its deep bench of practitioners, which includes renowned banking and corporate lawyer Mark Fraser and senior corporate practitioner Justin Gisz.

Client feedback 

Provides clear, concise and sound advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Commercial, provides a high-quality service, is responsive and relationship-orientated. – Dispute resolution 

Mark Fraser 

Mark always responds quickly under pressure and provides practical legal advice. 

Justin Gisz 

I find Justin a very professional individual. He is always clear and articulate in what has to be done / discussed. In fact, I have already passed Justin's details across to another business who is seeking a reputable company to work with. 


Work highlights 

Acted as lead counsel to the founding shareholders of Timo Plus, in relation to its divestment of a majority shareholding stake in the ultimate holding company of Timo Plus. 

Acted for VinaCapital in relation to its investment in a 3GW LNG-fired power generation project to be located in Long An province, Vietnam. 

LNT & Partners

Commendable full-service law firm LNT & Partners is known for its work in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and construction. The firm is widely recognised for its legal prowess in both transactional and litigation matters. Notably, its banking group maintains a good relationship with domestic and overseas banks and is regularly sought out for a wide range of matters. Corporate partners Ha Quyen Hoang Nguyen and Net Le are key contacts. 


Work highlights 

Advised a client on its acquisition of interest in the largest cement producer in Vietnam. 

Advised a well-known foreign insurance company on its acquisition of majority of shares in a Vietnamese public insurance company. 

Nishimura & Asahi

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi currently has two offices in Vietnam and houses more than 20 lawyers. It is dedicated to corporate and M&A work, and is particularly active in the consumer goods and services and real estate sectors. It also helps bridge Japanese and international clients to the Vietnamese market with local insight. Hikaru Oguchi and Kazuhide Ohya are key contacts. 


Work highlights 

Advised Aozora Bank, TSE-listed leading Japanese commercial bank, on its acquisition of 15% stake in Vietnam’s Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank. 

Advised Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance on its acquisition of 49% stake in VietinBank Leasing 

Key clients 

Haseko CorporationSamtyThe Shibusawa Warehouse, Yamato Kogyo, Yurtec Corporation 

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

With offices in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi as well as benefiting from the Rajah & Tann regional network, Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has established itself as one of the leading full-service law firms in Vietnam. Its expertise spans across all areas, from banking, corporate and M&A to international arbitrationThi Que Vu, Dinh Nha Nguyen and Thi Phoung Thao Tran are among key partners. 


Work highlights 

Advised Biomar on its acquisition of an aquafeed manufacturing company in Vietnam. 

Acted for AURA Group in its series B follow-on investment into Kim Health Care Group Corporation’s series B financing round. 

Key clients 

Broadtree Partners

 
Tilleke & Gibbins

Regional firm Tilleke & Gibbins is among the largest in the region, and established as a leading force in legal-techIts tech-savvy approach also attracts many local start-upsregional e-commerce companies and global tech giants to work with their corporate and commercial group. Aside from its IP practice, the firm is also active in labour and employment as well as corporate and M&AWith its international background, Tilleke & Gibbins is well connected to ensure the client’s needs are met. Managing director Thomas Treutlercorporate partner Vinh Quoc Nguyenlabour specialist Kien Trung Trinh and head of IP Loc Xuan Le are key names to note.

Client feedback 

Exceedingly professional firm, provides useful advice, and is proactive. – Intellectual property 

Its performance is outstanding. It has never failed a deadline, and also provides a lot of extra support free of charge. – Labour and employment 

“Prompt, excellent knowledge of guidelines and experienced.” – Regulatory 

Loc Xuan Le 

Very professional lawyer and persistent in achieving the best solutions possible. 

Tu Ngoc Trinh 

Tu is very responsive gives commercially-useful advice.” 

 

Work highlights 

Assisting a North American food ingredient manufacturer in two M&A transactions in which it will acquire the majority shares of two Vietnamese entities engaged in seafood processing and trading.

 
VCI Legal

Operating for more than 17 years, VCI Legal is active in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and dispute resolution. Its commercial dispute practice is on the riseoften competing with the top players in the market. Partners Tuan Phung and Kent Wong are key contacts.


Work highlights 

Provided March Global with advisory and legal service on the current legal framework for licensing and corporate issues. 

Assisted Motone Customs with the legal procedures to acquire a shared ownership in Solid Custom Production Company, a local motorbike parts manufacturer.  

Key clients 

Motone USASmith Muller Vietnam CompanySolenis Singapore, Uni Asia 

 
Victory

Victory is a full-service law firm based in Ho Chi Minh CityThe firm specialises in corporate and M&A work. Industry expertise includes real estatelogistics, hospitality and consumer goods. The firm assists both international and local clients in meeting their legal needs related to their business and investmentManaging partner Dung Le is the main contact.


Work highlights 

Advised HSV on its restructuring for the purpose of raising funds from institutional investors. 

Advised TGL on its acquisition of a Vietnamese furniture retail company. 

Key clients 

AEG, Dai DungIndefol Solar

 
VILAF

VILAF remains a stand-out law firm in Vietnam and houses one of the best legal teams across the countryWith over 80 lawyers and 14 partners, it remains one of the largest teams of English-speaking business lawyers in Vietnam. The firm prides itself on its international experience and in-depth expertise regarding not only its legal service, but also its sensitivity to Vietnams’ political and legal culture. The front-runners at the firm include banking and finance lawyer Ha Duyen Vo, corporate and M&A partners Duong Anh Dang and Tuan Phong Tran as well as dispute specialist Si Hai Quynh Pham.

Client feedback 

Quick response, understands the market well. – Corporate and M&A 

“Timely, professional and provides insights into local compliance.” – Corporate and M&A 

Attentive, high expertise and reasonable fees.” – Real estate 

Vaibhav Saxena 

Very responsive and open to feedback. Easy to communicate with and clearly has a depth understanding in the field. 

Vu Le Trung 

Expert and practical. 

“Open, direct and professional.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advised CapitaLand  on its $300 million investment in an office and commercial complex being part of Vinhomes Metropolis. 

Advised SCG Group on its acquisition of 70% equity stake in Duy Tan Plastics Manufacturing Corporation. 

Key clients 

Armstrong Asset ManagementShizen Energy, Thai Containers Group Company, Toyota Tsusho Corporation 

 
Vina Legal

Headquartered in Hanoi with a branch office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vina Legal offers a wide range of legal services, including banking and finance, energy and real estate. The firm’s sector strengths lie in banking and financial services, real estate, consumer goods and services, energy and infrastructure. Managing partner Quang Long Duong is the main contact.

Client feedback 

Supportive, friendly, creative, intelligent, reliable, confident, and fervent.” – Banking and finance 

The feedback is timely and on point.” – Labour and employment 

Huy Nguyen Bao 

Provides clear advice and is wholly focused on the request. 

Trieu Thi Thanh Huong 

Supportive and reliable. 

 

Work highlights 

Advised Bao Viet Holdings on its sale of shares to Sumimoto Life Insurance Corporation, one of the largest insurance groups from Japan. 

YKVN

Reputable law firm YKVN has pre-eminent practices in project development, banking and commercial transactions. Moreover, its unmatched dispute group, backed by the largest litigation team in the country, is lauded by clients as well as competitors. Fielding a team of internationally trained and domestically qualified lawyers, YKVN retains both international and domestic clients, in cases both within the jurisdiction and cross-border. Practitioners to note are capital markets specialist Nhat Quang Truong and dispute resolution specialists Tien Dzung Luu and Trong Nghia Truong. 


Work highlights 

Advised Trung Thuy Group on the sale of its controlling stake in Tan Phu Long Joint Stock Company to Toshin Development. 

 
ZICO Law

Established in 2011, ZICO Law operates as a full-service law firm which provides business-oriented legal solutions for local and foreign investors in particularProminent in the real estate and construction spaces, ZICO Law regularly advises on acquisition and development of residential and commercial projects. The firm is skilled in land acquisition, leasing and disposal of assets, as well as obtaining approvals from regulatory bodies. Besides, the firm is also active across banking and finance, construction and corporate and M&A. It is frequently engaged by high profile developers, banks and private equity investorsManaging partner Phuong Nguyen is key contact.

Client feedback 

Professional and attentive, and pays special care to our questions. – Real estate 

Phuc Nguyen 

Detailed and precise, with deep knowledge in real estate from a legal perspective.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advising TNB Renewables on a proposed acquisition of part of the shares of Sunseap Sun Times Solar Investment

 
Dispute resolution
ATS Law Firm

Headquartered in Hanoi, ATS Law Firm operates across a full range of practice areas including M&Alabour and employment, taxation, banking, capital markets, real estate and constructionThe firm shows its particular strength in advising foreign companies on entering the Vietnamese market by way of M&A. It is also well versed in providing strategic advisory on local regulation. Over the years, the firm has also formed many important relations with local, national, and international organisations, solidifying itself as a firm trusted by its clients. Managing partner Ha Thi Thu Vu is the main contact

Client feedback 

Offered an effective plan to protect our legal rights and interests. – Corporate and M&A 

TS provided us with invaluable support over the course of a long-running dispute. It was always responsive and managed to set and keep to a clear strategic path over what turned out to be a protracted series of proceedings. Overall, we were very happy with the service it provided and the levels of legal and tactical input it brought to bear. We have not had cause to instruct the firm since, but would certainly return to it should the need arise.” – Insurance 

Ha Thi Thu Vu 

Ms. Ha is strong, reliable and thorough, very comprehensive on the preparatory side of deals, and proactive in moving things towards the finishing line.” 


Work highlights 

Represented Turner Vietnam Company ia dispute with Trung Nghia Real Estate Joint Stock Company regarding outstanding service fees under the agreement for project management and construction supervision consultancy services. 

Bizlink Lawyers

Bizlink Lawyers is a professional law firm which provides a full range of business legal services to clients. Its breadth of work includes corporate and M&A, banking and finance as well as commercial disputes in construction and real estate matters. Its team is also well versed in real estate M&A transactionsTrong Hai Do and Duc Manh Nguyen are key contacts.

Client feedback 

Good at communicating in both English and Vietnamese. The firm’s lawyers are enthusiastic and reliable. – Labour and employment 

Nguyen Thu Huyen 

A professional in the field, he is approachable and a pleasure to work with.” 


Work highlights 

Represented a Korean construction company before court proceedings in a construction dispute of over $150 million. 

Represented a Singapore-Vietnam joint venture before court proceedings in dispute over land and infrastructure leasing agreement. 

LNT & Partners

Commendable full-service law firm LNT & Partners is known for its work in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and construction. The firm is widely recognised for its legal prowess in both transactional and litigation matters. Notably, its banking group maintains a good relationship with domestic and overseas banks and is regularly sought out for a wide range of matters. Corporate partners Ha Quyen Hoang Nguyen and Net Le are key contacts. 


Work highlights 

Advised a client on a dispute case regarding the procurement bidding process for imported coal against one of the bidders. 

Advising a petrol company on a $6 million EPC contract dispute against its contractor. 

VCI Legal

Operating for more than 17 years, VCI Legal is active in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and dispute resolution. Its commercial dispute practice is on the riseoften competing with the top players in the market. Partners Tuan Phung and Kent Wong are key contacts.


Work highlights 

Advising Vietnamese American Hotel and Resort One Member Company on the current legal framework and is continuing to consult, negotiate and early-stage procedure of ISDS investment dispute settlement. 

Representing MAR6 on a dispute related to capital payment and profit distribution arising from a film production contract against its partner. 

Key clients 

Beyond Clothing, Clickstaff Company, DatVietSportlife Brands

 
VILAF

VILAF remains a stand-out law firm in Vietnam and houses one of the best legal teams across the countryWith over 80 lawyers and 14 partners, it remains one of the largest teams of English-speaking business lawyers in Vietnam. The firm prides itself on its international experience and in-depth expertise regarding not only its legal service, but also its sensitivity to Vietnams’ political and legal culture. The front-runners at the firm include banking and finance lawyer Ha Duyen Vo, corporate and M&A partners Duong Anh Dang and Tuan Phong Tran as well as dispute specialist Si Hai Quynh Pham.

Client feedback 

Quick response, understands the market well. – Corporate and M&A 

“Timely, professional and provides insights into local compliance.” – Corporate and M&A 

Attentive, high expertise and reasonable fees.” – Real estate 

Vaibhav Saxena 

Very responsive and open to feedback. Easy to communicate with and clearly has a depth understanding in the field. 

Vu Le Trung 

Expert and practical. 

“Open, direct and professional.” 

 

Work highlights 

Represented Jones Lang La Salle in a dispute against Hoang Thanh JSC concerning the recovery of outstanding debts. 

Represented Schneider Electric IT Vietnam in an employment dispute. 

Key clients 

ASK International, Mindchamps Preschool, Pilmico Vietnam Company

 
YKVN

Reputable law firm YKVN has pre-eminent practices in project development, banking and commercial transactions. Moreover, its unmatched dispute group, backed by the largest litigation team in the country, is lauded by clients as well as competitors. Fielding a team of internationally trained and domestically qualified lawyers, YKVN retains both international and domestic clients, in cases both within the jurisdiction and cross-border. Practitioners to note are capital markets specialist Nhat Quang Truong and dispute resolution specialists Tien Dzung Luu and Trong Nghia Truong. 


Work highlights 

Represented Bachy Soletanche Vietnam in a construction dispute against a project owner. 

Represented the former minister of the Ministry of Transport in a criminal case in relation to the transfer of toll rights of the Trung Luong Expressway project. 

Energy
EPLegal

EPLegal is a well-regarded energy boutique that specialises in the oil and gas fieldIt has also expanded its practice into project finance, corporate and M&A and international arbitration. Recently, the firm has also extended its services to cover construction, shipping and aviationEnergy specialist and arbitrator Tony Nguyen is the main contact.  

Client feedback 

Responsive, well-informed and communicates well in English. – Corporate and M&A 


Work highlights 

Advising a well-known bank on a syndicated loan to finance the development of a project in Vietnam. 

Advising an international client on a syndicated loan to buy and mortgage an oil tanker. 

Frasers Law Company

Renowned full-service law firm Frasers Law Company is a leading law service in Vietnam. With a team of both local and expatriate lawyers, the firm provides comprehensive legal advice to businesses and clients operating in Vietnam. The firm has respectable practices in project finance, domestic and cross-border transactions, regional investment, and regulatory advices. It prides itself on its deep bench of practitioners, which includes renowned banking and corporate lawyer Mark Fraser and senior corporate practitioner Justin Gisz.

Client feedback 

Provides clear, concise and sound advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Commercial, provides a high-quality service, is responsive and relationship-orientated. – Dispute resolution 

Mark Fraser 

Mark always responds quickly under pressure and provides practical legal advice. 

Justin Gisz 

I find Justin a very professional individual. He is always clear and articulate in what has to be done / discussed. In fact, I have already passed Justin's details across to another business who is seeking a reputable company to work with. 


Work highlights 

Acted for JBIC & Kexim on the $2.75 billion financing of the Nghi Son 2 1200MW coal-fired power generation project. 

VILAF

VILAF remains a stand-out law firm in Vietnam and houses one of the best legal teams across the countryWith over 80 lawyers and 14 partners, it remains one of the largest teams of English-speaking business lawyers in Vietnam. The firm prides itself on its international experience and in-depth expertise regarding not only its legal service, but also its sensitivity to Vietnams’ political and legal culture. The front-runners at the firm include banking and finance lawyer Ha Duyen Vo, corporate and M&A partners Duong Anh Dang and Tuan Phong Tran as well as dispute specialist Si Hai Quynh Pham.

Client feedback 

Quick response, understands the market well. – Corporate and M&A 

“Timely, professional and provides insights into local compliance.” – Corporate and M&A 

Attentive, high expertise and reasonable fees.” – Real estate 

Vaibhav Saxena 

Very responsive and open to feedback. Easy to communicate with and clearly has a depth understanding in the field. 

Vu Le Trung 

Expert and practical. 

“Open, direct and professional.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advising Nghi Son 2 BOT Company in the development and operation of the Nghi Son 2 power project. 

Advising Sumitomo Corporation in the development and operation of the Van Phong 1 thermal power plant project. 

Key clients 

JBIC, Marubeni Corporation, Shizen Malaysia, Trina Solar Investment

 
Intellectual property
ASL Law

ASL Law Firm is a leading full-service based in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Its clientele includes both local and foreign enterprises doing business in Vietnam, and has particular strengths in IP. Pham Duy Khuong and Nguyen Thuy Chung are key contacts.


Work highlights 

Assisted on filing a trademark application for Full Fortune Brands in Vietnam. 

Key clients 

Guangzhou Starnest IP services, Ningbo Huiyoo Baby Products, Onestop Creative Associate, RSGK International 

Bross & Partners

Full-service law firm Bross & Partners is particularly recommended for its trustworthy, contentious and non-contentious Intellectual Property services. With its proven capacity and 12 years of experience, Bross & Partners is able to handle clients both domestic and foreign, and provide them a quality serviceLe Quang Vinh and Hoang Van Dzung are key partners.

Client feedback 

Detail-oriented and very organised.” – Intellectual property 

Le Quang Vinh 

Great knowledge of the law. 


Work highlights 

Advised VinCommerce on sending a cease-and-desist letter to a suspect infringer in Vietnam. 

Advised on drafting and reviewing a copyright transfer agreement for Vinpearl. 

Frasers Law Company

Renowned full-service law firm Frasers Law Company is a leading law service in Vietnam. With a team of both local and expatriate lawyers, the firm provides comprehensive legal advice to businesses and clients operating in Vietnam. The firm has respectable practices in project finance, domestic and cross-border transactions, regional investment, and regulatory advices. It prides itself on its deep bench of practitioners, which includes renowned banking and corporate lawyer Mark Fraser and senior corporate practitioner Justin Gisz.

Client feedback 

Provides clear, concise and sound advice. – Corporate and M&A 

Commercial, provides a high-quality service, is responsive and relationship-orientated. – Dispute resolution 

Mark Fraser 

Mark always responds quickly under pressure and provides practical legal advice. 

Justin Gisz 

I find Justin a very professional individual. He is always clear and articulate in what has to be done / discussed. In fact, I have already passed Justin's details across to another business who is seeking a reputable company to work with. 


Work highlights 

Handled all of the Vietnam-related IP aspects for Stark Corporation concerning a $240 million M&A transaction. 

Pham & Associates

Founded in 1991, IP specialist firm Pham & Associates has one of the largest IP practices in Vietnam. The firm currently houses 14 lawyers, 34 registered IP attorneys and 28 consultants. It has built up its reputation on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Equipped with a self-designed, full-featured docketing software and an updated IP database, the firm’s attorneys are able to carry out all types of searches, track the status and progress of each file at each stage and report results to clients in a timely manner. Vu Khanh Toan Pham is the main contact. 

Client feedback 

Result-oriented attitude, gives a timely response, and charges reasonable professional fees. – Intellectual property 

Pham Anh Tuan 

Quickly grasps the client’s requirements and proposes pragmatic solutions in a cost-effective manner.” 


Work highlights 

Successfully represented STC Construction Engineering in a lawsuit claiming to invalidate a certain mark. 

Key clients 

Chanapan Kittikasemsak, Halite Personal Care IndiaLixil Corporation, REINS International 

Tilleke & Gibbins

Regional firm Tilleke & Gibbins is among the largest in the region, and established as a leading force in legal-techIts tech-savvy approach also attracts many local start-upsregional e-commerce companies and global tech giants to work with their corporate and commercial group. Aside from its IP practice, the firm is also active in labour and employment as well as corporate and M&AWith its international background, Tilleke & Gibbins is well connected to ensure the client’s needs are met. Managing director Thomas Treutlercorporate partner Vinh Quoc Nguyenlabour specialist Kien Trung Trinh and head of IP Loc Xuan Le are key names to note.

Client feedback 

Exceedingly professional firm, provides useful advice, and is proactive. – Intellectual property 

Its performance is outstanding. It has never failed a deadline, and also provides a lot of extra support free of charge. – Labour and employment 

“Prompt, excellent knowledge of guidelines and experienced.” – Regulatory 

Loc Xuan Le 

Very professional lawyer and persistent in achieving the best solutions possible. 

Tu Ngoc Trinh 

Tu is very responsive gives commercially-useful advice.” 

 

Work highlights 

Acted on patent prosecution for world-leading technology innovators. 

Key clients 

Beiersdorf AG, Merck Sharp & DohmeRolls-Royce Motor Cars

 
Labour and employment
ATS Law Firm

Headquartered in Hanoi, ATS Law Firm operates across a full range of practice areas including M&Alabour and employment, taxation, banking, capital markets, real estate and constructionThe firm shows its particular strength in advising foreign companies on entering the Vietnamese market by way of M&A. It is also well versed in providing strategic advisory on local regulation. Over the years, the firm has also formed many important relations with local, national, and international organisations, solidifying itself as a firm trusted by its clients. Managing partner Ha Thi Thu Vu is the main contact

Client feedback 

Offered an effective plan to protect our legal rights and interests. – Corporate and M&A 

TS provided us with invaluable support over the course of a long-running dispute. It was always responsive and managed to set and keep to a clear strategic path over what turned out to be a protracted series of proceedings. Overall, we were very happy with the service it provided and the levels of legal and tactical input it brought to bear. We have not had cause to instruct the firm since, but would certainly return to it should the need arise.” – Insurance 

Ha Thi Thu Vu 

Ms. Ha is strong, reliable and thorough, very comprehensive on the preparatory side of deals, and proactive in moving things towards the finishing line.” 


Work highlights 

Advised a leading telecom company in Vietnam on a labour dispute against an ex-employee by competent court. 

LNT & Partners

Commendable full-service law firm LNT & Partners is known for its work in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and construction. The firm is widely recognised for its legal prowess in both transactional and litigation matters. Notably, its banking group maintains a good relationship with domestic and overseas banks and is regularly sought out for a wide range of matters. Corporate partners Ha Quyen Hoang Nguyen and Net Le are key contacts. 


Work highlights 

Advising the client on a labour dispute related to probationary period. 

Advised a leading e-commerce platform on an employment dispute. 

Represented a leading multinational tire and rubber manufacturer in a unlawful termination dispute. 

Tilleke & Gibbins

Regional firm Tilleke & Gibbins is among the largest in the region, and established as a leading force in legal-techIts tech-savvy approach also attracts many local start-upsregional e-commerce companies and global tech giants to work with their corporate and commercial group. Aside from its IP practice, the firm is also active in labour and employment as well as corporate and M&AWith its international background, Tilleke & Gibbins is well connected to ensure the client’s needs are met. Managing director Thomas Treutlercorporate partner Vinh Quoc Nguyenlabour specialist Kien Trung Trinh and head of IP Loc Xuan Le are key names to note.

Client feedback 

Exceedingly professional firm, provides useful advice, and is proactive. – Intellectual property 

Its performance is outstanding. It has never failed a deadline, and also provides a lot of extra support free of charge. – Labour and employment 

“Prompt, excellent knowledge of guidelines and experienced.” – Regulatory 

Loc Xuan Le 

Very professional lawyer and persistent in achieving the best solutions possible. 

Tu Ngoc Trinh 

Tu is very responsive gives commercially-useful advice.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advised a client on defending a wrongful termination claim after layoff.

 
VILAF

VILAF remains a stand-out law firm in Vietnam and houses one of the best legal teams across the countryWith over 80 lawyers and 14 partners, it remains one of the largest teams of English-speaking business lawyers in Vietnam. The firm prides itself on its international experience and in-depth expertise regarding not only its legal service, but also its sensitivity to Vietnams’ political and legal culture. The front-runners at the firm include banking and finance lawyer Ha Duyen Vo, corporate and M&A partners Duong Anh Dang and Tuan Phong Tran as well as dispute specialist Si Hai Quynh Pham.

Client feedback 

Quick response, understands the market well. – Corporate and M&A 

“Timely, professional and provides insights into local compliance.” – Corporate and M&A 

Attentive, high expertise and reasonable fees.” – Real estate 

Vaibhav Saxena 

Very responsive and open to feedback. Easy to communicate with and clearly has a depth understanding in the field. 

Vu Le Trung 

Expert and practical. 

“Open, direct and professional.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advised Prudential on its labour restructuring as well as the strategy, process, and action plan to proceed with such lawful termination. 

Advised ANZ Bank on terminating its employees due to restructuring. 

Key clients 

Ikea ServicesMagnussen LogisticsNovus International, Schneider Electric

 
Real estate
DFDL

Regional firm DFDL has a strong foothold in the Vietnam market supported by its core strength in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and tax. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, DFDL has built a reputation as a solid legal and tax services provider, capable of advising on the most complex of cases. Key figures include managing partner Martin Desautels, banking partner Jerome Buzenet and head of Hanoi office Dai Thang Huynh

Client feedback 

Proactive and reactive.” – Energy 

Dave Seibert 

Keeps to a professional standard and is reliable. 


Work highlights 

Advised on the establishment and structuring of Zannier Hotel Vietnam. 

Assisted Sea Logistics Partners in acquiring a land plot in northern Vietnam for the development of logistics warehousing facilities.

VILAF

VILAF remains a stand-out law firm in Vietnam and houses one of the best legal teams across the countryWith over 80 lawyers and 14 partners, it remains one of the largest teams of English-speaking business lawyers in Vietnam. The firm prides itself on its international experience and in-depth expertise regarding not only its legal service, but also its sensitivity to Vietnams’ political and legal culture. The front-runners at the firm include banking and finance lawyer Ha Duyen Vo, corporate and M&A partners Duong Anh Dang and Tuan Phong Tran as well as dispute specialist Si Hai Quynh Pham.

Client feedback 

Quick response, understands the market well. – Corporate and M&A 

“Timely, professional and provides insights into local compliance.” – Corporate and M&A 

Attentive, high expertise and reasonable fees.” – Real estate 

Vaibhav Saxena 

Very responsive and open to feedback. Easy to communicate with and clearly has a depth understanding in the field. 

Vu Le Trung 

Expert and practical. 

“Open, direct and professional.” 

 

Work highlights 

Advising Capitaland on the termination of a joint venture agreement and return of deposit regarding an agreement to develop a residential condominium combining commercial service and office project in Ho Chi Minh City. 

 
Tax
ATS Law Firm

Headquartered in Hanoi, ATS Law Firm operates across a full range of practice areas including M&Alabour and employment, taxation, banking, capital markets, real estate and constructionThe firm shows its particular strength in advising foreign companies on entering the Vietnamese market by way of M&A. It is also well versed in providing strategic advisory on local regulation. Over the years, the firm has also formed many important relations with local, national, and international organisations, solidifying itself as a firm trusted by its clients. Managing partner Ha Thi Thu Vu is the main contact

Client feedback 

Offered an effective plan to protect our legal rights and interests. – Corporate and M&A 

TS provided us with invaluable support over the course of a long-running dispute. It was always responsive and managed to set and keep to a clear strategic path over what turned out to be a protracted series of proceedings. Overall, we were very happy with the service it provided and the levels of legal and tactical input it brought to bear. We have not had cause to instruct the firm since, but would certainly return to it should the need arise.” – Insurance 

Ha Thi Thu Vu 

Ms. Ha is strong, reliable and thorough, very comprehensive on the preparatory side of deals, and proactive in moving things towards the finishing line.” 


Work highlights 

Advised Olympus Medical Systems Vietnam on deductible and non-deductible expenses.

Key clients 

FPT Software Central Region Company, Tata Technologies

DFDL

Regional firm DFDL has a strong foothold in the Vietnam market supported by its core strength in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and tax. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, DFDL has built a reputation as a solid legal and tax services provider, capable of advising on the most complex of cases. Key figures include managing partner Martin Desautels, banking partner Jerome Buzenet and head of Hanoi office Dai Thang Huynh

Client feedback 

Proactive and reactive.” – Energy 

Dave Seibert 

Keeps to a professional standard and is reliable. 


Work highlights 

Advised one of the global oil and gas giants on Vietnamese tax law considerations pertinent to capital gains of indirect offshore share transfers.

LNT & Partners

Commendable full-service law firm LNT & Partners is known for its work in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and construction. The firm is widely recognised for its legal prowess in both transactional and litigation matters. Notably, its banking group maintains a good relationship with domestic and overseas banks and is regularly sought out for a wide range of matters. Corporate partners Ha Quyen Hoang Nguyen and Net Le are key contacts. 


Work highlights 

Advising a leading multinational manufacturer on a tax dispute regarding investment incentives.