Corporate and M&A
Principal practice areas: Corporate/M&A, Restructuring, Compliance, Corporate internal investigation, ADR
Industry sectors: Insurance, Distribution/Retail, FMCG, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Education, Fin-tech, Internet & technology
Career highlights: Ms Quyen co-founded LNT & Partners and is a partner in charge of the firm’s Corporate M&A practice group. Ms Quyen and her team have been consistently and proactively involved in the successful completion of various projects, including numerous and high-profile foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and corporate management. She also assists international corporations to carry out internal investigation, and recently has been active in dealing with allegations or police investigations. Above all, with more than two decades of experience, Ms Quyen has been recognised by the legal community as one of the few life insurance law experts in Vietnam who has a comprehensive understanding of international insurance regulations and their application under the laws of Vietnam.
Ms Quyen is the legal advisor behind billions of dollars’ worth of investment into Vietnam. She recently advised FWD and their international counsel on the acquisition of Vietcombank-Cardif Life Insurance. She has been selected as the preferred counsel for a Japanese-based multinational corporation to provide legal assistants to all of their investment projects in Vietnam, including the acquisition of hundred-million-dollars complex building and a chains of education companies with school facilities. She also has been selected to assist a recent significant shares subscription of a Vietnam’s leading internet & technology company at one-billion-dollar valued start-up. She was advising a Korea-based multinational electronics corporation on its construction of a 70-ha manufacturing facility for high-tech household appliances in Vietnam. Ms Quyen also successfully represented Shiseido in a high-profile dispute against a Vietnamese trading partner for unpaid stocks where the latter carried out material dishonest dealings.
Education and professional experience: Ms Quyen received her LL.B. from Ho Chi Minh Law University (Vietnam) and went on to obtain an LL.M. from the University of the West of England (UK). She has completed WIPO-Sida training on Copyrights and Related Rights in the Global Economy, and is a CEDR certified mediator.
Prior to co-founding LNT & Partners, Ms Quyen was Chief Counsel and Head of PR for a U.S. insurance company where she was a member of the executive board, undertaking a broad portfolio of responsibilities and involved in all strategic decision-making of the company. Ms Quyen also previously worked as an in-house counsel for British American Tobacco (Vietnam) where she advised on numerous domestic and international commercial issues. Ms Quyen is a regular columnist for the PhapLuat Newspaper, the Vietnam Investment Review and several other legal periodicals. Ms Quyen is also a visiting lecturer for the Judicial Academy.
Recognitions: Ms Quyen has been consistently recommended by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a Corporate/M&A expert. She has also been held in high regard and recommended by Asialaw for having “all the important connections and experience” that corporate clients need, in addition to being recognised as a Leading Lawyer in 2015 and a Market-leading Lawyer in 2018 in Corporate/M&A and Employment. Ms Quyen has been voted by in-house legal community as the Commended External Counsel of the Year 2020.
Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2021 in Corporate and M&A