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Vietnam-Top-Lawyers-2022

Based on research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal, the following are Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers. Biographies and contact details, where provided, were written by the lawyers themselves and have not been independently verified.

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Anh-Dang-Viet Dang Viet Anh
ANHISA

Tel: +84 28 5416 5873, +84 983 467 070
Email: anh@anhisa.com
Key practice areas: Commercial; aviation & shipping; insurance & reinsurance, marine and international trade; dispute resolutions & ADR
Dang Viet Anh is the managing partner of ANHISA. With more than 21 years of practice as a barrister, he has handled cases in various sectors such as aviation, commercial, shipping, insurance, reinsurance, international trade and all forms of dispute resolutions.

Anh is very well known for all admiralty works, from collisions and other aviation and marine incidents, salvage and wreck removal, total loss and GA claims, groundings, arrest and release of ships, etc.

Anh has been praised as having a “flexible and realistic approach” and is very often recommended by underwriters, shipowners, banks and parties who need commercial and practical solutions for their troubles in cross border deals. He has been recognised as the leading lawyer of Vietnam for decades.

Nicolas-Audier Nicolas Audier
APFL & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate; M&A; real estate & property development

Stanley-Boots Stanley Boots
Frontier Law & Advisory
Key practice areas: PPP & government advisory; project finance; power & renewable energy; climate change

Bui-Linh Bui Linh
Allens
Key practice areas: Bangking & finance; competition, consumer & regulatory; M&A; restructuring & insolvency

Bui-Ngoc-Anh Bui Ngoc Anh
VILAF

Email: anh.bui@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate; disdpute & contentious matters; tax
Bui Ngoc Anh is the managing partner of VILAF. With 26 years of practice and research, Ngoc Anh is a business lawyer with international expertise and local experience in M&A, foreign direct investment, SOE equitisation and state divestment, corporate, real estate, employment, market access, customs and WTO. Ngoc Anh has been advising clients on various complicated deals in a wide range of heavily regulated industries, such as airlines, automobiles, telecoms, oil and gas, real estate, energy, trade, securities, manufacturing and services. Ngoc Anh advised the Fortune 500 clients in many of Vietnam’s most complex and largest M&As, new foreign investment and regulatory audits and controversies.

Ngoc Anh received his doctoral degree, with distinction, in international trade law from Georgetown University Law Centre in 2007. During his time in Washington DC, he worked for another international law firm on international trade. Ngoc Anh worked on Vietnam’s WTO accession and Vietnam’s implementation of the 2000 US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement.

Bui-Thanh-Tien Bui Thanh Tien
Freshfields
Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A, financing & capital markets, restructuring & insolvency, public private partnerships

Frederick-Burke Frederick Burke
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Foreign investment projects; securities; finance; tax; labor; regulatory compliance & dispute resolution

Jérôme-Buzenet Jérôme Buzenet
DFDL
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; private equity; investment fund; restruacturing

Chau-Huy-Quang Chau Huy Quang
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
Key practice areas: Commercial litigation; construction & projects; international arbitration; mediation

Giles-Cooper Giles Cooper
Allens
Key practice areas: Capital markets; employment & safety; M&A; energy; infrastructure & transport

Dang-Chi-Lieu Dang Chi Lieu
DNA Vietnam

Tel: Phone: +84 24 3201 8003 ext 108
Email: lieu.dang@dnalaw.com.vn
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate governance; insurance; project developments; infrastructurer
Dang Chi Lieu is the founder and chairman of DNA Vietnam, a boutique transactional law firm focusing on foreign investment and business law in Vietnam. The firm’s practice areas consist of corporate, M&A, energy, TMT, commerce, banking and financial services.

As a deal lawyer, Dang Chi Lieu works closely with clients at every stage of the transaction process, from deal structuring to due diligence, drafting and negotiating definitive agreements, and ultimately to closing and post-closing advice. He partners with clients to tackle complex problems in various industries such as energy, infrastructure, financial services, construction, education, telecoms, and F&B. Clients praise him for his strong knowledge and experience in international M&A transactions, the ability to handle complex issues during deals, and a right balance of commercial input and legal input.

He is a frequent speaker at many conferences and workshops on topics related to M&A and energy.

Dang-Doang-Anh Dang Anh
VILAF


Tel: +84 912 518 818
Email: anh@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; infrastructure & energy; project finance; real estate & property; mining; automobiles; FDI
Senior partner Duong Anh has been a partner at VILAF since 2004 and was the managing partner of VILAF Hanoi from 2015 to Jan 2021. To many clients and peers, Anh is one of the most reliable and result-oriented Vietnamese lawyers.

Chambers and Partners commented, “Clients rate him for his ‘substantial knowledge and experience of complex transactions,’ which stems from his international background.” Anh is also thought by a client “clear emails and particularly tables of tasks, makes himself available for calls and tasks even at very short notice, good market knowledge.” (IFLR1000, 2021 Edition). Clients value his ability to “provide highly efficient and professional services” (Chambers & Partners, 2021 Edition).

His highlighted transactions include advising Siam Cement Group in acquiring CSC and VCM in cement industry valued at USD440 million and Prime Group valued at USD240 million; advising Energy Sources Investment in its USD800M acquisition of 100% stake in GA Power, the sole investor of two solar power projects Ha Tinh; advising J-Power in acquiring and later divesting from Nhon Trach 2 Power Plant; advising SCG Packaging in its USD1.27B combination of the Reg S Rule 144A international offering of shares to investors outside US and Thailand and domestic offering to investors in Thailand; advising Foxconn in its IPO and listing in HKEX valued at USD350 million and Japfa in its IPO and listing in SGX valued at SGD160 million.

In infrastructure and energy, Anh’s remarkable deals include Vinh Tan 1 BOT project (IFLR and ALB’s Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016), Phu My 3 BOT project, Kien Luong 1 BOO project, Ngoi Phat Hydropower Plant, Ban Phuc nickel mining financing and other renewable projects developed by GE, J-Power, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Tokyo Gas, Nexif Energy, Shizen Energy, Trina Solar, etc.

Anh has been awarded by IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer for financial and corporate and for energy and infrastructure since 2014. AsiaLaw regarded him as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A from 2014, a market-leading lawyer in 2018 and an elite practitioner in Corporate/M&A since 2019. Recently, Asia Business Law Journal has listed him in the A-List of Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers in 2021 and 2022. Furthermore, Legal 500 has ranked him as a leading lawyer for corporate/M&A in Vietnam since 2016.

Dang-The-Duc Dang The Duc
Indochine Counsel


Tel: +84 2838 239 640
Email: duc.dang@indochinecounsel.com
Key practice areas: M&A; securities & capital markets; project financing; technology, media & telecoms; IP
Dang The Duc is the founder and managing partner of Indochine Counsel. With more than 20 years of experience in business law practice in Vietnam, Duc has extensive expertise advising foreign clients in international and cross-border transactions in such areas of practice as inward investment, corporate and commercial transactions, private equity, M&A, securities and capital market transactions, corporate restructurings, and project financing. Over the past several years, he has been involved in several major transactions for leading financial institutions, investment funds and multinational companies. In addition, he has substantial experience in advisory and transactional work for IP rights, IT and technology-related matters.

Duc has been recognised as a leading lawyer in Vietnam by various international publications such as IFLR1000, Asian Legal Business, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles, The International Who’s Who Legal, The Expert Guide – The World’s Leading Lawyers, Leaders in Law, and Managing Intellectual Property.

Dang-Thi-Hong-Thuy Dang Thi Hong Thuy
D&N International
Key practice areas: IP

Dang-Thi-To-Hang Dang Thi To Hang
D&N International
Key practice areas: Intellectual property; trademark prosecution & enforcement

Martin-Desautels Martin Desautels
DFDL
Key practice areas: Energy, mining & infrastructure; banking & finance

Diep-Hoai-Nam Diep Hoai Nam
YKVN
Key practice areas: Corporate; foreign investment; litigation; M&A; restructuring

Dinh-Nhat-Quang Dinh Nhat Quang
Leadco Legal Counsel
Key practice areas: Insurance, corporate general, M&A, real estate, banking

Do-Quang-Hung Do Quang Hung
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Intellectual property; licensing & francising; enforcement & litigation; trade secret & unfair competition; copyright, domain names, patents & design, trademark

Do-Trong-Hai Do Trong Hai
Bizlink Lawyers

Tel: +84 24 3514 8355
Email: hai.do@bizlink.vn
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; real estates & construction; corporate M&A; foreign investment; banking & finance
Do Trong Hai is the principal founder and managing partner of Bizlink Lawyers. Before founding Bizlink Lawyers in 2007, he worked as managing director of another prominent law firm in Vietnam for seven years. He also actively practices as an arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC).

With more than 27 years of practice, Hai has advised and represented hundreds of foreign and domestic giant corporations, groups and financial institutions in a broad spectrum of practice areas, including cross-border investments, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, real estate & construction, etc. In any practice involved, he has always been highly appraised by his clients for his renowned expertise.

Hai illustrates his exceptional strength in dispute resolution. He represented his clients in hundreds of cases before courts in Vietnam and arbitrations using rules of ICC, VIAC and SIAC, etc. His high-profile ICC arbitration case seated in Singapore is an example where he is probably the first lawyer in Vietnam acting as the case lead counsel (in a group of participating law firms from Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, and Switzerland) in an EPE contract dispute over USD50 million. Hai was also the Vietnam lead counsel representing the US and Europe government guarantors and lenders respectively in the Vietnam first finance-lease transactions of four 777 Boeing and four Airbus planes with Vietnam Airlines in the early 2000s.

For many years, Hai has been recognised as a leading lawyer in several practice areas by many international legal publications. For instance, he has been recognised as a leading lawyer in construction and real estate (2014), as a market-leading lawyer in banking & finance, and construction (2017, 2018), and as an elite practitioner in dispute resolution (2019, 2020 2021) by Asialaw. He has also been highly recommended as a leading lawyer in corporate/M&A: Mid-market and dispute resolution by Chambers & Partners (2011, 2012).

Hai earned an LLM degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law (US), an LLB degree from the Hanoi Law University, a BA from the Hanoi National Economics University and a BA from the Hanoi Foreign Language University.

Doan-Quynh-Linh Doan Quynh Linh
Watson Farley & Williams
Key practice areas: Corporate & commmercial; power & energy; mining & commodities

Doan-Son Doan Son
IPMax
Key practice areas: IP

Duong-Quang-Long Duong Quang Long
Vina Legal
Key practice areas: M&A; insurance; real Estate & construction; telecom, media and technology (TMT); dispute Resolution

Duong-Thanh-Long Duong Thanh Long
ALIAT Legal
Key practice areas: IP, corporate & investment

Duong-Thu-Ha Duong Thu Ha
YKVN
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate; M&A; energy & infrastructurer

Bernadette-Fahy Bernadette Fahy
APFL & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate; M&A; dispute resolution and internal affairs; commercial; labour & employment

Tony-Foster Tony Foster
Freshfields
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; infrastructure; mergers & acquisitions; private equity, venture capital & funds

Mark-Fraser Mark Fraser
Frasers Law Company
Key practice areas: Corporate; M&A; banking & finance; restructuring & insolvency; commercial real estate transactions

Justin-Gisz Justin Gisz
Frasers Law Company
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate; capital markets; real estate; TMT

Ha-Hoang-Loc Ha Hoang Loc
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Capital markets; competition & antitrust; corporate & commercial; joint ventures; mergers & acquisitions

Han-Youn-Joon Han Youn Joon
Lee & Ko
Key practice areas: Banking & financial holding companies, real estate, outbound investment, mergers & acquisitions, labor & employment

David-Harrison David Harrison
Mayer Brown
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, M&A, restructuring, litigation & dispute resolution, regulatory & investigations

Hoang-Diep Hoang Diep
Dilinh Legal
Key practice areas: Bangking & finance; competition; corporate; M&A; dispute resolution

Hoang-Nguyen-Ha-Quyen Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen
LNT & Partners
Key practice areas: M&A; compliance & ABAC; employment; insolvency & restructuring

Hoang-Phong-Anh Hoang Phong Anh
DFDL
Key practice areas: Energy, mining & infrastructure; corpoate & commercial; international arbitration

Konrad-Hull Konrad Hull
VNA Legal
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; inbound investment; labour & employment; mergers & acquisitions; power & energy

Etienne-Laumonier Etienne Laumonier
APFL & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; competition; corporate; M&A; institutional support

Le-Hoai-Duong Le Hoai Duong
Le & Le
Key practice areas: IP

Stephen-Le-Hoang-Chuong Stephen Le Hoang Chuong
Le & Tran

Tel: +84 937 070 997
Email: hoangchuong.le@letranlaw.com
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; labour & employment; litigation; technology, media and telecommunications; white-collar crime
Stephen Le Hoang Chuong is the lead trial lawyer and founder of Le & Tran Trial Lawyers. With years of extensive experience, Stephen has impressive litigation, arbitration, labour and employment, criminal defence background, and a wealth of knowledge and deep understanding of how Vietnam’s legal system, courts, and authorities operate. He has pursued the philosophy “fighting for Justice” for his entire illustrious career.

In 2017, Stephen won the prestigious “Disputes Star of the Year“award by AsiaLaw Profiles in Hong Kong. He has followed up this achievement by receiving numerous additional accolades, including being endorsed as a preeminent trial lawyer of Vietnam by over 50 global corporations and has been highly ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal500, Benchmark Litigation, and AsiaLaw Profiles for consecutive years. Large multinational enterprises such as Petronas (Malaysia) endorsed Stephen as the best trial lawyer they have ever worked with in Vietnam.

Overall, he has advised and represented more than 50 global corporations and over 200 individual clients in various legal matters and disputes. In addition, Stephen is also an authoritative voice in the business community, conducting several legal seminars in conjunction with AmCham Vietnam and Le & Tran. He has hosted and was the key speaker at 15 legal seminars and has published approximately 50 legal articles for the AmCham business community.

For his practice and those of all Le & Tran attorneys, he strongly follows the belief that “Any well-trained lawyer can provide legal advice, but only an all-rounded professional can provide you with the tools you need to successfully reach your goals while complying with all the legal requirements”.

Le-Hong-Phong Le Hong Phong
Bizconsult


Tel: +84 968 695 468
Email: phonglh@bizconsult.vn
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate & commercial; mergers & acquisitions; private equity, venture capital & funds; project finance
Phong Le is an equity partner at Bizconsult Law Firm with more than 20 years of professional experience. His practice focuses on investment projects (inbound and outbound), corporate and commercial transactions, mergers & acquisitions, banking & project finance, corporate restructuring, real estate & hospitality, tax, insurance and renewable energy (wind farms).

He has advised a broad range of clients, most of them being foreign clients, including banks and financial institutions, multinational corporations, foreign funds and asset investment companies, State corporations and private SMEs in various areas. His major corporate clients include 500 Fortune Clients (2021) like General Electrics (38), PepsiCo (44), Baker Hughes (14), DuPont (144), Grab, Cargill, Veolia Water Solutions, Xylem, Melchers GMBH &CO, Decathlon, Oxylane, AEON Delight, Goldbell Corporation, Mobilitas, DKSH, Great Eastern Life Insurance, Hyatt International Asia Pacific, EC Harris, Horiba and Piaggio.

Phong has been named in the A-List of Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal (2020, 2021), as well as received a certificate of merits from Hanoi Bar, certificate of appreciation from The World Bank for five consecutive years for his contribution to “Doing Business in a More Transparent World”, lead author of “M&A – Vietnam Chapter” for “Getting the Deals Through” for nine consecutive years.

Phong completed the training course in advanced merger & acquisitions (2012) and due diligence (2014) organised by the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances, and special training in International Joint Ventures and International Merger & Acquisition organised by the College of Law of England & Wales in association with the International Bar Association (2007). Before that, he completed LLM at the Transnational Law & Business University (TLBU), Seoul, Korea (2005), where he had field studies to various international organisations (TLBU Institute in Paris, WTO & WIPO in Geneva, ICC & ICJ in Hague, EU Commission in Brussels), and studied LLB at Hanoi Law University in 1999. Phong was admitted to Hanoi Bar.

Phong is client minded and preferred local counsel choice of various leading regional and international law firms.

Le-Quang-Vinh Le Quang Vinh
Bross & Partners

Tel: +84 903 287 057
Email: vinh@bross.vn
Key practice areas: Intellectual property & copyright; franchising & technology transfer; IP enforcement
Le Quang Vinh is a registered IP attorney accredited by the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (VNIPO), Copyright Office of Vietnam (COV) and Vietnam Bar Federation with more than 20 years of experience currently practising at Bross & Partners (www.bross.vn). He is ranked in “I am patent 1000”, “WTR1000”, Asialaw Profile’s distinguished lawyer, and Asia Business Law Journal’s A-List Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers in 2020 and 2021.

Vinh’s practical experience involves contentious and non-contentious matters regarding patent, design, trademark, copyright, plant variety and domain name. He litigates a wide variety of IP cases in Vietnamese courts, namely presenting a Vietnamese company against a US-based company in patent infringement claim at Hanoi-based court that claimed the highest-ever record damages of nearly USD5 million USD; acting as a barrister in favour of a defendant against the plaintiff’s copyright infringement accusation claiming record damage of nearly USD2 million at a Ho Chi Minh City-based court where he made counter-action claiming the same damages. Vinh was involved in counselling the victim to claim damages in section 226 criminal case regarding manufacturing and trading in counterfeit trademark goods where Vietnam, for the first time, prosecuted criminal liability for the corporation. He is experienced in dealing with trademark infringement, including 3D trademark via administrative and civil remedies. His experience is also involved in cancelling the validity of patents for utility solutions before the VNIPO. He also represented victoriously in a UDRP domain name dispute before the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Vinh advises and represents foreign technology companies to prepare Vietnamese translations of a great deal of PCT applications and submit them with the VNIPO. He spoke at the roundtable of the Supreme People’s Court on copyright legislation and enforcement before more than 100 justices and judges of the Supreme People’s Court, High People’s Courts and Provincial People’s Courts. In August 2021, he spoke at a webinar held by the National Assembly’s Legal Committee about the fifth revision draft of the IP Law.

In addition, Vinh is also a frequent lecturer on IP matters for the Judicial Academy of Vietnam’s lawyer training program. He also has academic experience with a 190-page study on well-known trademark protection funded by the MoST and INTA.

Le-Tuan-Anh Le Tuan Anh
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Commercial dispute resolution & litigation; employment relations; FDI; insolvency & restructuring; taxation

Le-Xuan-Loc Le Xuan Loc
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: Intellectual property; dispute resolution; litigation; competition; trade

Michael-Lee Michael Lee
Dilinh Legal
Key practice areas: Real estate, M&A, life sciences, technology, labor

Luu-Hoang-Ha Luu Hoang Ha
VILAF
Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; private equity; corporate; energy, project & infrastructure

Luu-Tien-Dzung Luu Tien Dzung
YKVN
Key practice areas: Arbitration; dispute resolution; franchise

Luu-Tien-Ngoc Luu Tien Ngoc
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; FDI; insolvency & restructuring; private equity

Mai-Thi-Minh-Hang Mai Thi Minh Hang
Russin & Vecchi
Key practice areas: Bangking, capital markets and finance; insurance; real estates; corporate; M&A

Oliver-Massmann Oliver Massmann
Duane Morris Vietnam
Tel: +84 392 495 833
Email: omassmann@duanemorris.com
Key practice areas: Corporate, M&A, energy, dispute resolution/litigation, banking and finance, labor and employment
Oliver Massmann is an international attorney at law and a financial accountant and auditor. He received his PhD with a major in international business law. He has more than 20 years of experience working as a commercial lawyer in Vietnam. Massmann is fluent in Vietnamese at negotiation and presentation level.

Massmann practices in the area of international corporate taxation and on power or water projects, matters related to oil and gas companies and telecoms, privatisation and equitisation, M&A, and general commercial matters for multinational clients concerning investment and doing business in Vietnam. He is the only foreign lawyer a member of the supervisory board of PetroVietnam Insurance Corporation, Vietnam’s largest industrial insurer.

The European Commission and the EU Trade Delegation in Vietnam have selected him as the lead advisor to advise and assist in a project to support the implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), one of the most important free trade agreements for Vietnam. It is estimated that more than 400 laws have to be renewed and updated to meet Vietnam’s commitments in the EVFTA. This is one of the most comprehensive and famous, and prestigious projects in Vietnam so far.

Massmann is currently working on several investment projects and taxation matters and advising the Ministry of Electrical Power on building the power generation infrastructure in Myanmar.

He is a registered arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (the VIAC). He is the only foreign lawyer presenting to the National Assembly of Vietnam in Vietnamese language and teaching international law in Vietnamese at the Ministry of Justice in Hanoi.

Adam-Moncrieff Adam Moncrieff
Allen & Overy
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; projects

Net-Le Net Le
LNT & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; real estate; litigation & ADR; M&A; tax

Ngo-Thanh-Tung Ngo Thanh Tung
VILAF
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate; investigations & crisis management; disputes & contentious matters; construction & real estate

Nguyen-Anh-Tuan Nguyen Anh Tuan
Bizconsult

Tel: +84 903 404 242
Email: tuanna@bizconsult.vn
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial, M&A, banking & finance, real Estate/EPCs, foreign investment
Nguyen Anh Tuan is one of the founding partners of Bizconsult Law Firm, a reputable law firm in Vietnam, where he is the elected chairman of the firm. He has been practising business law since 1998, focusing on M&A, real estate, corporate and commercial, FDI projects, IP and franchise, employment, fintech, retail business, banking and finance, and dispute resolutions. He has been advising a considerable number of foreign investors, foreign-invested companies, investment funds, NGOs, and Vietnamese enterprises in various business sectors.

Tuan was awarded “the Lawyer who Made Great Contribution to Vietnam Justice Development” by the Vietnam Bar Federation and the Department of Justice of Hanoi in 2012 and 2013, the “Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Vietnam” by Asia Law (Hong Kong) in 2011. He acted a counsel for Daewoo International to acquire a large-scaled garment factory in Vietnam, which was then awarded “The M&A Deal of Year in Vietnam” by Asian Counsel (Hong Kong) in 2006. He has another case of cancellation of Pfizer’s trademark for non-use in Vietnam, which was then awarded “The Landmark of Trademark Cancellation Case in Vietnam” by Asia IP (Hong Kong) in 2011.

Tuan is one of the active co-authors of the Vietnam Chapter of the American Bar Association Forum’s International Franchise Sales Law Book, which provides the audience with comprehensive guidance on franchise business in Vietnam, which he and other co-authors periodically update. He is also an active contributor to the Vietnam Chapter of the Public Mergers & Acquisitions Book published by Law Business Research (Lexology Getting The Deal Through) in London, which is annually updated by him and his colleagues.

Education and training: Bachelor of Law (University of Hanoi), Bachelor of Commerce (University of Commerce), IP Law (University of Hanoi), M&A and advanced due diligence (the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances, Switzerland), Licensed Asset Receiver (Ministry of Justice), Anti-corruption (Utstein Anti-Corruption Center and Chr Michelsen Institute, the Netherlands).

Nguyen-Gia-Huy-Chuong Nguyen Gia Huy Chuong
Global Vietnam Lawyers

Tel: +84 28 3622 3555
Email: chuong.nguyen@gvlawyers.com.vn
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate & commercial; mergers & acquisitions; private equity, venture capital & funds; real estate
Nguyen Gia Huy Chuong is the managing partner of Global Vietnam Lawyers and has more than 20 years of rich and professional service experience in consulting corporate, M&A, and real estate matters. He leads various high-profile and complex legal projects regarding corporate, restructuring and M&A of cross-border investment. Chuong also possesses extensive knowledge of corporate, private equity, Hong Kong and Singapore IPO advisory.

Chuong has been consecutively identified by Asia Business Law Journal as one of Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers for 2020 and 2021, awarded as an in-house community-commended external counsel of the year for 2017 by In-House Community, and awarded many times as a leading lawyer in private equity, real estate and corporate/M&A by independent legal publications including AsiaLaw Profiles, the Legal500, Chambers & Partners and IFLR1000.

Nguyen-Dang-Viet Nguyen Dang Viet
Bizconsult

Tel: +84 913 028 222
Email: vietnd@bizconsult.vn
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; inbound investment; mergers & acquisitions; real estate
Nguyen Dang Viet has practised law since 2000 and is regarded as among the best in Vietnam. He heads Bizconsult Law Firm as the managing partner with his decades of experience in major areas of practices in corporate and commercial, M&A, banking & finance, real estate, construction, litigation, labour and employment.

Viet completed the training course in International Merger & Acquisition, the College of Law of England and Wales, the UK (2007). He did LLM at the Transnational Law & Business University (TLBU), Seoul, Korea (2006), where he had field studies at International organisations (TLBU Institute in Paris, WTO & WIPO in Geneva, ICC & ICJ in Hague, the EU Commission in Brussels). In 1999, he completed LLB at Hanoi Law University. Viet was admitted to Hanoi Bar.

In the span of his career, he has represented clients in a wide spectrum of regions and industries, including real estate development, hydro and thermal power plants, construction, pulp and paper production, logistics, securities, insurance, banking, F&B etc. His clients include multinational corporations such as Chemonics International (US), Dunkin Brands (US), Papa John (US), Daewoo E&C (Korea), Samsung E&C (Korea), Posco E&C (Korea), Hyundai E&C (Korea), Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering (Japan), Sojitz (Japan), Petronas (Malaysia), Qatar Airlines (Qatar), Total (France), Capitaland (Singapore), Gamuda Land (Malaysia), ANZ Bank, UOB (Singapore), UNDP, etc. and other major corporations in Vietnam.

Viet is an active contributor to legal developments in Vietnam and published dozens of articles commenting on the legal provisions of Vietnam and recommendations for developments. Articles published on international and regional newspapers and publishing houses, such as Asian Counsel Magazines, Asia Law & Practice Magazines, Vietnam News, Vietnam Investment Review, etc. Viet contributed to “Legal Environment for Business Development Services in Vietnam”, published in 2004 by GTZ SME Project, and “Contract Laws”, published in 2009 by GTZ and the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam. He is a long term contributor to the research on the Vietnam chapter for the publication “Doing Business” published annually by the World Bank.

Nguyen-Dao Nguyen Dao
DN Legal
Key practice areas: Corporate; M&A; banking & finance, real estate; energy & infrastructure

Nguyen-Duy-Linh Nguyen Duy Linh
VILAF

Email: linh@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate; invstigations & crisis management; dispute & contentious matters; construction & real estate
Nguyen Duy Linh has been a partner at VILAF since 2000 and has intensive experiences in the corporate, commercial and dispute resolution areas, including construction, insurance, leases, representative offices, contract laws, trading, distribution, and employment matters. He has assisted many foreign investors and financiers in various corporate restructuring transactions and infrastructure projects. Linh has represented clients in several landmark litigation and arbitration cases.

Linh was awarded “Dispute Resolution Star” and “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific in 2018 and 2021, respectively. He has also been recommended as a Leading Lawyer by AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in dispute resolution and litigation for six successive years from 2014. Linh is currently listed in Leading Individuals by The Legal 500.

Linh is an Arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre and a Mediator of the Vietnam Mediation Centre.

Nguyen-Hoang-Kim-Oanh Nguyen Hoang Kim Oanh
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; M&A; private M&A; securities disputes

Nguyen-Huu-Minh-Nhut Nguyen Huu Minh Nhut
Russin & Vecchi
Key practice areas: Capital markets, finance and banking; corporate; M&A; private equity

Nguyen-Huu-Phuoc Nguyen Huu Phuoc
P&P Law Firm
Key practice areas: Labour & employment; taxation; legal training; legal publication and divorce

Nguyen-Manh-Dzung Nguyen Manh Dzung
Dzungsrt & Associates
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR, litigation, insurance & reinsurance, international trade, shipping & maritime

Nguyen-Ngoc-Minh Nguyen Ngoc Minh
Dzungsrt & Associates
Key practice areas: Commercial litigation; enforcement litigation; investment arbitration; marine insurance; maritime law

Nguyen-Phuong Nguyen Phuong
ZICO Law

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate; project, infrastructure & utilities

Nguyen-Quang-Hung Nguyen Quang Hung
VILAF

Email: hung@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; private equity; corporate; banking & finance
Hung has been a recognised leading lawyer in banking & finance and capital markets by various international legal magazines, such as the International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers, IFLR1000, Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and AsiaLaw. AsiaLaw has recommended Hung as a Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets since 2015. Since 2016, IFLR 1000 has recognised him as a leading lawyer in Financial and Corporate law. Asia Business Law Journal has listed Hung in Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers for 2021 and 2022.

Peers agree that Hung is “skilled at taking on finance work” and “also an adept handler of capital markets matters”.

Notable engagements:

• Advised Hong Phong 1 Energy in relation to the loan from ING Bank and the bond issue guaranteed by CGIF. This is the first project bond for a renewable energy project guaranteed by CGIF in Vietnam.
• Advised Credit Suisse as the arranger, the agent, the security agent and the lender in relation to the facility secured by shares in Thanh Thanh Cong-Bien Hoa Joint Stock Company, a company listed on Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange.
• Advised Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft as an original lender and an arranger for a syndicated loan to a domestic bank in Vietnam (i.e. Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank).
• Advised in the financing of nearly USD800 million for the Keangnam Landmark Tower (the tallest building in Vietnam) by a group of Korean financial institutions.
• Advised in the first domestic syndication in a total amount of USD225 million by Vietnamese banks led by PetroVietnam Finance Corporation (PVFC) for an offshore investment project in the energy sector.
• Advised in the issuance of USD200 million high-yield bonds listed on the SGX-ST by Vingroup JSC.
• Advised in the acquisition by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank of a strategic stake in a domestic bank and BIDV Leasing Company.
• Advised Shinhan Card in the acquisition of the full equity capital in Prudential Vietnam Finance Company, a top consumer finance company in Vietnam from Prudential Group and a major US bank in its divestment of retail business in Vietnam.
• Advised the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in relation to its refinancing of the Dakdrinh hydropower plant, the first clean energy project for AIIB in Vietnam.

Nguyen-Quang-Vu Nguyen Quang Vu
Venture North Law
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate governance; mergers & acquisitions; power & energy; real estate

Nguyen-Thanh-Ha Nguyen Thanh Ha
SB Law
Key practice areas: Intellectual property; internet and transactions concerning to real estates; telecommunications and IT

Nguyen-Thanh-Vinh Nguyen Thanh Vinh
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Tax & trade

Nguyen-Thi-Lang Nguyen Thi Lang
Duane Morris Vietnam

Tel: +84 918 424 700
Email: ltnguyen@duanemorris.com
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate; real estate & contruction; power projects & infrastructure; restructuring & compliance
Nguyen Thi Lang focuses her practice on all aspects of corporate and commercial matters, with an emphasis on M&A, cross-border investment, real estate, pharmaceutical and infrastructure projects. She has advised a wide variety of multinational businesses worldwide, counselling many leading foreign and local investors in Vietnam. Lang has lectured on a wide range of subjects, including corporate governance, investment, commercial, competition and anti-corruption law. She has written extensively on foreign investment in Vietnam, particularly on BOT contracts.

Lang earned an LLB (1999), LLM (2003) and Doctor of Law degree (2008) from Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, and she is also a member of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association. Lang is very highly regarded amongst Vietnam’s business community with a stellar career in the law to date, having trained and worked in some of the world’s most prestigious law firms.

Lang has 20 years of experience practising law and acting for numerous (and a wide variety of) multinational, foreign, and local companies from all parts of the world and within Vietnam. She has a deep understanding of corporate laws in Vietnam and outstanding skills both as a draftsperson and negotiator. Lang’s practice encompasses all aspects of corporate and commercial works, with particular emphasis on M&A, inward investment, commercial and infrastructure projects. Being very well regarded in the real estate space by market commentators, she often represents international investors on land use regulations, including in relation to energy projects.

Nguyen-Thi-Mai-Linh Nguyen Thi Mai Linh
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: Intellectual property

Nguyen-Thi-Thu-Ha Nguyen Thi Thu Ha
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; data protection; intellectual property; licensing & franchising; litigation

Nguyen-Thuy-Hang Nguyen Thuy Hang
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Employment & labour; compliance & investigation

Nguyen-Tony Nguyen Tony
EPLegal
Key practice areas: Energy; finance & banking; construction & project development; shipping & aviation; dispute resolution & litigation

Nguyen-Trung Nguyen Trung
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: Intellectual property; litigation; anti-counterfeit

Nguyen-Van-Vien Nguyen Van Vien
Frasers Law Company
Key practice areas: Data protection; intellectual property; licensing & franchising; technology, media and telecommunications

Mark-Oakley Mark Oakley
ACSV Legal
Key practice areas: Real estate; energy; dispute resolution; wealth and private client; banking & finance

Pham-Duy-Khuong Pham Duy Khuong
ASL Law
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; intellectual property; international trade & bilateral investment treaties; mergers & acquisitions; technology, media and telecommunications

Pham-Nghiem-Xuan-Bac Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; inbound investment; intellectual property; mergers & acquisitions

Pham-Si-Hai-Quynh Pham Si Hai Quynh
VILAF
Key practice areas: Investigations & crisis management; M&A; private equity; corporate; disputes & contentious matters; construction & real estate

Pham-Vu-Khanh-Toan Pham Vu Khanh Toan
Pham & Associates
Key practice areas: IP

Phan-Nguyen-Toan Phan Nguyen Toan
Leadco Legal Counsel
Key practice areas: Corporate & project finance, energy, cross-border transactions, corporate restructuring, M&A

Nicolas-Picard Nicolas Picard
APFL & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; dispute resolution; arbitration; real estate & property development

Christian-Schaefer Christian Schaefer
Asia Counsel
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate & commercial

Seck-Yee-Chung Seck Yee Chung
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; regulatory compliance; foreign direct investment; market access & licensing; M&A

Thieu-Hai-Yen Thieu Hai Yen
Trung Thuc JSC
Key practice areas: IP, patents in chemical; biotechnological and pharmaceutical

Tran-Anh-Hung Tran Anh Hung
Bross & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A, real estate & construction, energy & environment, litigation & dispute resolution, criminal practice

Tran-Duc Tran Duc
Allen & Overy
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate; M&A; financial services regulation; projects

Tran-Duy-Canh Canh Tran Duy
LuatViet Legal Consultants

Tel: +84 913 805 673
Email: canh.tran@luatviet.com
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; litigation; mergers & acquisitions; real estate
Canh Tran Duy founded LuatViet in late 1999. He is the managing partner of the firm. Canh specialises in corporate law, construction, M&A transactions, real estate, litigation, and arbitration. His clients include multinational and local giant companies.

For many years, Chambers Global, the world’s leading lawyers for business, has described Canh as one of the leading business lawyers in Vietnam and stressed that his expertise covers a wide range of litigious and transaction matters. His vision and abilities have brought LuatViet into a prominent local law firm as it is today.

Managing partner Canh Tran Duy is well recognised for his experience in M&A and capital markets, where he represents a diverse range of local and international clients. Canh is also noticed for his dispute resolution work, where he is advising on a large amount of share-purchase disagreement and a white-collar crime case involving several Vietnamese banks.

Tran-Manh-Hung Tran Manh Hung
BMVN International
Key practice areas: Intellectual property & technology

Tran-Tuan-Phong Tran Tuan Phong
VILAF
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate; energy, project & infrastructure; banking & finance; construction & real estate

Thomas-Treutler Thomas Treutler
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: Property; intellectual property; employment; dispute resolution; litigation; corporate; M&A

Trinh-Kien-Trung Trinh Kien Trung
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: employment; corporate; M&A

Trinh-Quang Trinh Hong Quang
ATIM Law

Tel: +84822095413
Email: quangth@atim.com.vn
Key practice areas: International trade; M&A; crisis management
Trinh Hong Quang is founding and senior partner of ATIM Law Firm. He has more than 25 years of experience in different roles of law practitioner and business advisor in Vietnam. Quang studied economics law at Hanoi Law University and international business law at Case Westerns Reserve University in the US. He also obtained an MBA degree at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

Trinh Hong Quang is now focusing on international trade law and business practices at ATIM. He has facilitated commercial and corporate transactions of international clients seeking to expand operations in Vietnam and/or have a transaction with local businesses. When representing international clients, he always promotes professional conduct practice and fair dealing with adaptation to the local context and culture. He gained intensive experience in business service in the role of in-house general counsel for the world’s largest food company, Nestle Vietnam, for ten years.

Working with him, clients will benefit from practical and cost-effective solutions.
Notable engagements:

• Act as principal lawyer in reviewing the contractor’s claims of the EPC Turn Key Contract of Duyen Hai 3 Extension Project with a contract value of USD891 million.
• Act as principal lawyer in reviewing the EPC Turn Key Contract of Quang Ninh Thermo Power Plant with contract value of USD419 million.
• Act as principal lawyer in the MOT-CS-10 contract granted by the Vietnam Ministry of Transportation to review and give proposed action to the investor on the ongoing private public partnership projects in transportation, including 4 BT projects and 51 BOT projects.
• Represent the investor in negotiation with creditors, contractors in the design and consultancy work contract of the metro line Number 2 of Ho Chi Minh City.
• Represent client in a township development with total investment capital of USD350 million in the south of Saigon.
• Represent the numerous international exporters in various anti-dumping investigation cases initiated by Vietnam.
• Represent the domestic industry in the first AD case in Vietnam (AD01)
• Represent and assist numerous clients successfully implementing the reorganisational projects in Vietnam

Truong-Nhat-Quang Truong Nhat Quang
YKVN
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate & M&A; energy & infrastructurer; private equity

Truong-Trong-Nghia Truong Trong Nghia
YKVN
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; corporate & commercial; mergers & acquisitions; real estate; white-collar crime

Sesto-Vecchi Sesto Vecchi
Russin & Vecchi
Key practice areas: Foreign direct investment; corporate

Vo-Ha-Duyen Vo Ha Duyen
VILAF
Key practice areas: Capital market; M&A; private equity; corporate; energy, project & infrastructure; banking & finance

Vu-Dzung Vu Dzung
YKVN
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate; M&A; real estate & property development

Vu-Le-Trung Vu Trung
VILAF

Email: trung.vu@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; private equity; corporate; banking & finance
Apart from general corporate and M&A practices, as a banking and finance partner at VILAF, Vu Trung has counselled clients in numerous domestic and international bonds issuance transactions and assisted a wide range of lenders in their lending and project financing transactions in Vietnam. In aviation practice, Trung has assisted several foreign financiers and lessors in their aircraft leasing and aircraft financing in Vietnam.

Legal 500 has positioned Trung in the Next generation of Leading lawyers in Banking and Finance since 2019.

Clients comment Trung as “Good engagement, afford to reach success. Mr Vu Le Trung – positive and individual approach” (Legal 500, 2021 Edition); “Proactive, attentive, possess good knowledge of Vietnamese law and commercial practices” (IFLR 1000, 2021 Edition); and “Expert and practical” and “Open, direct and professional” (AsiaLaw, 2022 Edition).

Vu-Thi-Que Vu Thi Que
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
Key practice areas: M&A; employment & benefits; construction & projects; real estate; TMT

Vu-Thi-Thu-Hua Vu Thi Thu Hua
ATS Law
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; labour & employment; litigation; mergers & acquisitions; taxation

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