Vietnam



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Banking and finance
Audier & Partners
Work highlights

Advised a leading European bank in the launching of its digital banking project in Vietnam.

Regularly advises a number of international banks on various regulatory aspects of their Vietnamese practice.

Bizlink Lawyers
Work highlights

Acted as sole legal counsel to MUFG bank’s Hanoi branch in various banking matters, including a legal assessment and revision on the bank’s draft letters of indemnity and compliance matters in relation to its enforceability of e-transactions.

DFDL
Work highlights

Advised an international life insurance company on legal aspects of a bancassurance distribution agreement with Vietnamese State-owned bank regarding its acquisition of a life insurance company in the country.

Conducted legal due diligence and issued a legal opinion for China Exim Bank on a Vietnam-based artificial fibre manufacturer pertaining to a construction financing project of a new factory.

Duane Morris Vietnam
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

EPLegal
Work highlights

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

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

Frasers Law Company
Work highlights

Acted as Vietnam counsel to Bordier & Cie in its proposed strategic cooperation with Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank.

Drafted the security documents for GUD Holdings in relation to a loan offer to a Korean company.

Lexcomm
Work highlights

Appointed to act as lead Vietnam counsel to a group of international energy companies in a $9 billion oil refinery refinancing project. It is the biggest foreign investment project in the country to date.

Advised leading commercial banks on a complex debt restructuring and distressed debt sales.

Key clients

BIDV MetLife Life Insurance, BNP Paribas, Daiwa Securities, HSBC, UBS, VP Bank Finance Company

LNT & Partners
Work highlights

Acted as legal counsel to two Japanese banks in relation to the offering of an offshore bridge loan for a Vietnam-Malaysia joint venture.

Advised the Ho Chi Minh city branch of China Construction Bank on a syndicated loan for property development sought by Hailide Vietnam.

Key clients

Bangkok Bank, Eximbank, Shinhan Bank Vietnam, Vietcombank

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
Work highlights

Represented CMX Sunseap as borrower in the project financing for its solar farm project.

Advising Innoven Capital on its loan debt financing to Tiki.

Tilleke & Gibbins
Work highlights

Advised a European FX and CFD trading brokerage on financial services regulations in both Thailand and Vietnam.

Assisting a German bank in drafting a security pledge agreement for a syndicated loan of multiple million euros.

VILAF
Work highlights

Acted as local counsel to Singapore branch of Credit Suisse in relation to a multi-million loan facility offering to Agri Asia Pacific.

Advised Avolon Aerospace on the leasing and financing procedures regarding the Airbus aircrafts leasing to Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways.

Key clients

Ant Financial, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Deutsche Bank, Goshawk

Vision & Associates
Work highlights

Provided legal opinions to ICBC in relation to the drafting of syndicated facility agreement under Vietnamese laws.

Entrusted by Celergo to advise on the payroll solutions in the jurisdiction.

Key clients

Ping An, Stripe Payments Europe, WNS Holdings

YKVN
Work highlights

Advising Bank of China, among a syndicate of international lenders, on the financing of the Nam Dinh BOT thermal power plant project, of which the total investment amount exceeds $2 billion.

Assisted a group of Chinese and international banks, including China Development Bank, in the financing of a coal-fired power project in Binh Thuan province.

ZICO Law
Work highlights

Assisted China Development Bank in the market entry in Vietnam, including employment, foreign exchange control, trade, international trade, and money laundering.

Capital markets
Audier & Partners
Work highlights

Advised a foreign investor for its substantial portfolio investment in VietJet IPO.

Assisting a Thai conglomerate in restructuring various offshore loans to a large number of local affiliates.

Bizlink Lawyers
Work highlights

Advised a leading life insurance company in Vietnam on the purchase of a corporate bond.

Assisted a fund managed by VinaCapital in winning a share competitive offering held by a Vietnamese Bank’s Trade Union.

DFDL
Work highlights

Requested by a Chinese garment manufacturer to conduct the legal due diligence on its 13 subsidiaries in Vietnam in relation to its potential IPO.

Assisted in 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
Work highlights

Instructed by Suncity Holdings to provided legal due diligence on its Hoi An South casino, hotel, leisure, residential, and retail development in relation to its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Acted as Vietnam counsel to EFG Hermes in relation to its proposed cooperation agreement with Asia Commercial Bank Securities.

Global Vietnam Lawyers
Work highlights

Acted as Vietnam counsel to GHW International in relation to its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
Work highlights

Acted as Vietnam counsel to WMCH Global Investment on its listing on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

VILAF
Work highlights

Acted as Vietnam counsel to Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corporation in a private issuance of fixed interest rate bonds guaranteed by Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF).

Key clients

AES-VCM Mong Duong Power, Credit Suisse, WP Investments III

Vision & Associates
Work highlights

Advised F88 Investment on the issuance of the secured bonds.

Assisted China Development Bank in conducting due diligence on the borrower of a $150 million loan facility in Vietnam.

Key clients

Azura Debt Trading, ICBC, Sports Gear

YKVN
Work highlights

Acting as Vietnam counsel to BNP Paribas and Citi Group in relation to the proposed issue of up to $1 billion bonds pursuant to Euro medium-term note programme.

Advised Military Bank on its private placement and sale of shares totalling $100 million.

Key clients

Credit Suisse Singapore, Masan Group Corporation, Truong Hai Auto Corporation

Construction
Apolat Legal
Work highlights

Advised an individual Korean investor on an industrial park infrastructure development project in Quang Ngai province.

Audier & Partners
Work highlights

Assisting a key energy player in the launching of a photovoltaic power plant operation in Southern Vietnam.

Advised a consortium of leading construction companies in all legal aspects of their involvement in the construction of Ho Chi Minh City mass transport.

Acting as the legal counsel to three major contractors of the Hanoi Metropolitan project.

Bizlink Lawyers
Work highlights

Advised Vietinbank on the construction of its new headquarter in Hanoi.

Assisted T&M Vietnam Investment in a real estate development project in Hanoi.

Tilleke & Gibbins
Work highlights

Advised a Japanese construction company on a dispute over a construction contract with a Vietnamese company.

VILAF
Work highlights

Represented Keangnam Enterprises in an EPC contract dispute with AON Vietnam in relation to unpaid construction claims.

Assisted a construction material company in Vietnam in collecting equipment supply debts from relevant employers and main contractors.

Key clients

Goshu Kohsan, Marubeni Corporation, Samsung Engineering

Vina Legal
Work highlights

Advised Colas Rail on the EPC contracts to develop the subway system in Hanoi.

Assisted Aon Vina in various legal issues relating to the EPC contracts of Keangnam Landmark Tower 72 in Hanoi.

Vision & Associates
Work highlights

Consulted the World Bank in relation to an urban development project cooperating with the Ministry of Construction.

Key clients

An Loc Phat Cemetery Construction, China Development Bank, Obayashi Vietnam Corporation

ZICO Law
Work highlights

Engaged by Sotetsu Holdings to advise on land acquisition, the structure of investment, investment documents, licensing and all regulatory approvals for its new project in Vietnam.

Corporate and M&A
ACSV Legal

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ATIM Law Firm
Work highlights

Assisted AO Smith Corporation in establishing a wholly-owned Vietnamese subsidiary in compliance with the local law.

Key clients

Anti-Fragility Health, Perfect Global (Vietnam), QNET, Tagi Logistic

Audier & Partners
Work highlights

Advised Uber on the sale of its Vietnam business to rival Grab in exchange for a minority stake in Grab Southeast Asian holding as well as related antitrust and compliance matters.

Advising a leading international company in the hotel industry sector for the development of a network of hotels throughout Vietnam under various global brands.

Bizlink Lawyers
Work highlights

Assisting Hong Kong-based Smart Shirts Group in selling one of its garment factories in Vietnam.

Advised a Singapore-Vietnam property development joint-venture on the transferral deal of a real estate project in Hanoi.

DFDL

Conducted legal due diligence for SoftBank Vision Fund on the Vietnam subsidiary of a regional tech company in preparation for a series D investment.

Assisted a Philippine conglomerate in acquiring a public company and its five subsidiaries specialising in fishery farming in the south of Vietnam.

Advised a Chinese household product manufacturer on acquiring a group of Vietnam companies.

Dilinh Legal
Work highlights

Assisting Gio Thanh Energy in negotiating an acquisition by foreign investors and funding of two solar power projects.

Advised Phu Hung Group on obtaining regulatory approval for the provision of payment intermediary services for BankPay E-Wallet of Viet Uc Online Services.

Key clients

Guangzhou RIB Construction Software, Intrepid E-Commerce Services Group, Kamei Corporation, Lazada Vietnam, Swift 247, Top Glove

DIMAC
Work highlights

Assisted a Vietnam-based property developer in acquiring a Singapore real estate project.

Advised a local energy company on an acquisition of a solar energy project.

Duane Morris Vietnam
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

EZLAW Firm
Work highlights

Advised Kido Group on the restructuring and sale of two of its subsidiaries.

Assisted CJ Healthcare in setting up a subsidiary in Vietnam.

Key clients

Digiworld, Mekong Auto, Pantos Logistic, Thien Viet Securities

Frasers Law Company
Work highlights

Assisting FamilyMart in a major restructuring of its entire corporate group, including its Vietnam corporate and operational structure.

Engaged by VinaCapital to conduct legal due diligence on six media, tech and education start-ups in Hanoi pertaining to the management of its capital portfolio and associated acquisitions.

Global Vietnam Lawyers
Work highlights

Advising Lineage Logistics Holdings on its acquisition of Emergent Cold Storage.

Assisted TTC Green Energy Investment in selling a solar power plant in Tay Ninh province.

Lexcomm
Work highlights

Advised Inspired Education Holdings on acquiring a minority share of ACG Education’s Vietnam subsidiary.

Assisted An Phat Holdings in the cross-border acquisition of TLC Korea.

Key clients

Just Kids Education and Entertainment, Noibai Express and Trading, Viet Nam Australia International Education Corporation, Qiming Venture Partners

LNT & Partners
Work highlights

Advised the founder and owner of VietBuzzAd on the sale of the majority share to ADK Holdings.

Assisted Takashimaya and Shimizu Corporation in acquiring a BVI company which held real estate and developed property projects in Hanoi.

Advising Mynavi Corporation on the acquisition of a Vietnamese headhunting company.

Key clients

Heritas Capital Management, Nam Viet Capital, Philcement Corporation, Taisho Pharmaceutical

Nishimura & Asahi
Work highlights

Advised Mitsui & Co on its acquisition of a 35.1% stake in Minh Phu Seafood, the world's largest shrimp processor.

Assisted Yamato Kogyo in the acquisition of a 49% stake in the listed Posco SS Vina.

Key clients

Japan South East Asia Growth Fund, Pacific Petroleum Import Export Trading, Stripe International

PLF Law Firm
Work highlights

Advising Kurabo Vietnam on setting up a factory in an industrial park in Vietnam.

Providing legal opinion and assistance for Boncafe Vietnam in relation to its business operations in the jurisdiction.

Key clients

HTech Resources, Tech-Link Silicones (Vietnam), Viet Glove Corporation

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
Work highlights

Represented RBC Water in its acquisition of a 40% stake in Phu My Vinh Construction & Investment.

Advised Givaudan on its full acquisition of Vietnam-based Golden Frog.

Key clients

ST Aerospace, TMF Group

Tilleke & Gibbins
Work highlights

Acted as Vietnam counsel to Carousell in its acquisition of 701Search.

Advised a Singapore-based fund management firm on acquiring a hotel development project alongside the use of land.

VCI Legal
Work highlights

Advising Uni Asia on its legal framework for an M&A activity and drafting the share purchase agreement.

Assisted Solenis Singapore in company establishment, corporate matters and licensing, and the acquisition of a local distributor in the jurisdiction.

Key clients

M&C Group, March Global, PHILUX Global Funds, VIB NGT

Venture North Law

All the work highlights submitted by the firm are confidential. Please click on the firm name to read their Overview.

Victory
Work highlights

Acted as Vietnam counsel to a Singapore-based Vietnam-focused private equity fund in its M&A project in Vietnam.

Advised Beta Holding on all aspects of its private placement of shares to Daiwa PI Partners.

Assisted Dai Dung in its issuance of 2000 corporate convertible bonds for its seaport development project.

Key clients

SolarXell, Tona Syntegra Solar

VILAF
Work highlights

Advising Vingroup in relation to GIC and Credit Suisse’s $500 million acquisition of Vincommerce retail chain business.

Advising AquaOne on its share transfer in Song Duong Water Surface, being the very first M&A transaction of a private investor investing in the water supply sector in the jurisdiction.

Key clients

Augusta Investment, Minh Phu Seafood, Ophir Energy, Shizen Energy

Vina Legal
Work highlights

Advised Bao Viet Holdings on the sale of new shares to its strategic shareholder Sumimoto Life Insurance Corporation.

Engaged by Vietinbank Insurance Corporation to advise on the share transferral to Hyundai Fire and Marine Insurance Corporation.

Key clients

China Southern Power Grid, Hung Thinh Land Group

Vision & Associates
Work highlights

Advised Crystal Treasure on the share acquisition of a tourism company in Vietnam.

Performed legal due diligence for Symphony International pertaining to the acquisition of a Vietnamese logistic service provider.

Key clients

Baidu, BIDV, Duxton, Triple I Logistics

YKVN
Work highlights

Acted as lead counsel to Vingroup in $1 billion strategic partnership with SK Group.

Advised Softbank on its $200 million investment in VN Pay.

Key clients

Central Pattana, Newell Brands, Vietcombank

ZICO Law
Work highlights

Advising Strategic Year on its first investment in Vietnam in an education start-up.

Assisting JR-286 in its market entry in several ASEAN markets and advising on employment, real estate, and distribution matters.

Dispute resolution
Audier & Partners
Work highlights

Advising a leading international engineering and construction joint venture company on its dispute under an EPC contract with a leading Vietnamese state-owned enterprise.

Representing a Hong Kong cotton supplier, in its dispute with a Vietnamese buyer under an International Cotton Association (ICA) contract.

bizconsult
Work highlights

Acted for Daewoo Engineering & Construction in a dispute against Hi Brand Vina in relation to the $25 million unpaid construction cost for a Hanoi real estate project.

Representing Agribank Securities in a $1.5 million dispute arising from the securities purchase contract.

Key clients

Dat Viet General Services, Posco Engineering and Construction, Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, VNPT Electronic Payment

Bizlink Lawyers
Work highlights

Represented a Korean construction company as the plaintiff in the Vietnamese court against a local company regarding the construction of a development project in Hanoi, with the total claim value amounted to over $150 million.

Represented a construction material manufacturer in an arbitration case concerning the validity of a sale contract.

DIMAC
Work highlights

Advising a listed financial institution on settling a dispute at the court with one of its shareholders.

Represented a local hospital in a litigation with its leaser before the court.

EZLAW Firm
Work highlights

Represented an individual in an international arbitration case against the Vietnamese government before ICSID in relation to an investment under the Korea-Vietnam bilateral investment treaty.

Advised Tan Hoang Minh, one of the top real-estate developers in Vietnam, on a number of potential lawsuits.

Key clients

Asanzo, Hoa Sen Group, Saigon Train, Vingroup

Frasers Law Company
Work highlights

Acting for IPS International Polysacks in its claim for a controlling right over its Vietnamese partnered company against its partner the Park family.

Global Vietnam Lawyers
Work highlights

Represented AG Processing in an arbitration case against Sun Feeds.

Represented a former Nha Be Garment Corporation employee Bradley Stephen in a labour and employment dispute in connection to its illegal dismissal claim.

IDVN Lawyers

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KAV Lawyers
Work highlights

Defending Lotte Mart at the Ho Chi Minh district court in relation to a construction contract dispute.

Represented Brenntag in a dispute before the Ho Chi Minh court pertaining to the termination of the labour contract.

Key clients

Phu Son Trade, R-PAC Vietnam, Tetra Pak Vietnam

Lexcomm
Work highlights

Represented on behalf of Uber before Vietnam Competition Council in 2019 in relation to the sale of its ride-hailing business to Grab.

LNT & Partners
Work highlights

Represented the contractor of Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway in a dispute with a Korean company in relation to the substandard work quality and the relevant penalty.

VCI Legal
Work highlights

Advising an American investor in a resort project in Vietnam on the early stages procedure of ISDS investment dispute settlement against local provincial authorities.

Representing L’Oreal Vietnam in customs, tax and dispute settlement with various parties.

Key clients

European Automobiles Corporation, PXP Vietnam

VILAF
Work highlights

Acted as Vietnam counsel to Grab in the hearings commissioned by the Vietnam Competition and Consumer Protection Authority regarding Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business and the related investigation onto the regulatory and antitrust issues arisen.

Assisting Lucky Communication Equipment, the head distributor of Nokia, in a dispute with Nokia in relation to the termination agreement and related legal issues.

Key clients

Equis Vietnam, Ford Vietnam, Lazada Southeast Asia

Vision & Associates
Work highlights

Assisted Vinmec International Hospital in settling one of its patients’ claims.

Entrusted by Laird to advise on its labour dispute.

Key clients

Eaton Industries, LG Electronics Vietnam, Techtronic Industries

YKVN
Work highlights

Represented Grab in a dispute pertaining to the unlicensed taxi business allegation brought by Vietnam Sun Corporation before High-level People’s Procuracy.

Acted for two individuals in a lawsuit with respect to the contract on land transferral and successfully appealed before the Supreme People’s Court.

Key clients

Chailease International Financial Services, Posco VST

General business law
ATS Law Firm

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Intellectual property
A&S Law

Intellectual property

Work highlights

Represented a local IT company in a copyright infringement case with the Software Alliance (BSA).

Key clients

Da Nang Rubber, Long Son, Snapology International

Bross & Partners
Work highlights

Represented FPT Telecom in a copyright infringement claim before the Vietnamese court.

Advised Hypertherm on trademark infringement concerning its eponymous trademark in Vietnam.

Key clients

Dan tri, Hartalega, Masan Group, Nhom Viet Phap Shal

D&N International
Work highlights

Advised ALDI on the trademark application appeal to the Vietnamese IP office regarding its mark ‘ARMADA’.

Successfully opposed on behalf of Samsung electronics against a trademark filed by Samsung Pharmaceutical.

Key clients

Dentsu Aegis London, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Gildan Activewear, Hager SE, Vodafone Group

Frasers Law Company
Work highlights

Providing on-going advice to Navitas in relation to its IP management under the Vietnamese law.

IPMAX Law Firm

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Pham & Associates
Work highlights

Successfully appealed for Sheraton International’s ‘SHINE SPA’ mark registration to be accepted by the Vietnamese IP Office.  

Represented painter Le Phong Linh in a copyright lawsuit regarding the ownership of the comic ‘Infant Prodigies of Viet country’.

Advised Jahwa Electronics on a patent infringement case against MPLUS Hanoi in relation to its patented invention of linear vibration generating apparatus.

Key clients

Lang Van, REINS International

Tilleke & Gibbins
Work highlights

Representing Viet Phap SHAL Aluminium in a landmark IP infringement case which leads to the corporate criminal liability of the offender.

Key clients

Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Jahwa Electronics, Les Laboratoires Servier

Trung Thuc

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Vision & Associates
Work highlights

Advised Charles & Keith on the clearance of counterfeit goods and assisted the law enforcement entity to act against two retail chains in Da Nang in relation to the counterfeit products.

Labour and employment
Asia Legal
Work highlights

Conducted labour due diligence for RSM Vietnam and finalised its internal labour documents.

Assisted Aida Vietnam in resolving a labour dispute with its employees through negotiation.

Key clients

Hengxing-Sanhe Industrial, Osam International, Quang Ninh Metalic Colour

Audier & Partners
Work highlights

Assisted a leading distribution company in the restructuring of its labour organisation and human resources department.

Advising various clients on the labour adaptations, contingency and continuity plan amid COVID-19 situation.

Frasers Law Company
Work highlights

Advised PRGX Global on the employment matters, including labour contracts, collective labour agreements, internal labour rules, democratic regulations, trade union, employment registrations and periodic reports.

Lexcomm
Work highlights

Retained by Coherent Vietnam to advise on employment-related matters.

Advise Ariston Thermo Group on a variety of employment issues, including internal labour arrangements and compliance, cross-border training and secondment arrangement within the group.

Key clients

Huawei Technologies (Vietnam), Midway Metals Vietnam, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Nissan Automotive Technology Vietnam, Payless Group

LNT & Partners
Work highlights

Provided a management and employee stock option plan for Tiki.

Represented Matsuya R&D Vietnam in a labour dispute with respect to the extension of a contract with an employee.

Tilleke & Gibbins
Work highlights

Retained by Lenovo Singapore as Vietnam counsel to regularly advise on all labour and employment matters in Vietnam.

Acting as lead external counsel to Merck Sharp & Dohme in relation to all labour-related legal matters.

Key clients

Chemonics International, MIMS, United Nations International School of Hanoi

VILAF
Work highlights

Assisted a group of Hong Kong and Singapore-based investors in a potential white-collar crime investigation into Huy Vietnam and Mon Hue as well as the subsequent legal actions.

Advised MM Mega Market, a supermarket chain in Vietnam, on the termination of a high-level Vietnamese manager.

Key clients

Magnussen Logistics, Prudential Vietnam Assurance, Sumitomo Corporation

Vision & Associates
Work highlights

Advised Fedex on various labour issues including compensation for termination, trade union, working code of conduct.

Provided legal advice to Bytedance and its subsidiary TikTok regarding the drafting of templates of employment-related documents and termination of employment contracts.

Key clients

Enterprise Ireland, Kohler Vietnam, Yamani Dynasty

Tax
DFDL
Work highlights

Advised B Grimm on the claim for tax refund regarding its solar power plant project.

Assisted CH2M in the application of the US-Vietnam double tax agreement.

Key clients

Airbus, Chemonics, Küffner Maunz Langer Zugmaier

Frasers Law Company
Work highlights

Advised an Italian brand active in the fashion and retail sectors on VAT procedures.

LNT & Partners
Work highlights

Advised a Vietnam subsidiary of a global consumer goods company on a back taxes dispute with the state government and is currently pursuing an administrative appeal.

Vision & Associates
Work highlights

Advised Turkish Airlines on tax and compliance issues from the Vietnamese laws’ perspective.

Key clients

Azelis Vietnam, Expedia, FedEx, Padmac Vietnam