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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 Anh Dang Viet
Anhisa Law Firm
Key practice areas: Commercial; aviation & shipping; insurance & reinsurance, marine and international trade; dispute resolutions & ADR

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

Anh-Nguyen-Tuan Anh Nguyen Tuan
Bizconsult
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; inbound investment; IP; licensing & franchising; M&A
Nicolas-Audier Nicolas Audier
APFL & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; international trade & bilateral investment treaties; joint ventures; litigation; M&A
Stanley-Boots Stanley Boots
Frontier Law & Advisory
Key practice areas: PPP & government advisory; project finance; power & renewable energy; climate change
Bui-Thi-Thanh-Ngoc Bui Thi Thanh Ngoc
KPMG Law
Tel: ++84 28 3821 9266
Email: ntbui@kpmg.com.vn

Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; corporate & commercial; licensing & franchising; M&A; real estate

Bui Thi Thanh Ngoc started her profession as a legal adviser since 1996. Since joining KPMG Law from late 2015, she contributed to the introduction of KPMG’s legal practice and its development to today’s position as one of Vietnam’s leading law practices (and recognised by Asian Legal Business as the Rising Law Firm of the year for Southeast Asia in 2022).

Ngoc’s professional experience spans various fields of investment and business with strong focus on real estates, M&A, business structuring and restructuring, corporate governance, business related dispute resolution and commercial arbitration. Ngoc has spent her career acting for multinational companies and top ranked Vietnamese companies, including state-owned enterprises.

Ngoc has successfully assisted clients going through the intricacies of doing business in Vietnam, cultural difference and compliance requirements to reach their objectives. She is highly appreciated by clients for her timely, strategic and practical advice and smart solution to simplify complication, client-focused approach, effective counterparty negotiation skills.

Bui-Linh Bui Linh
Allens
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; competition, consumer & regulatory; M&A; restructuring & insolvency
Bui-Ngoc-Anh Bui Ngoc Anh
VILAF
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; power & energy; real estate; SOE equitisation & state divestment
Bui-Thanh-Tien Bui Thanh Tien
Freshfields
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; financing & capital markets; restructuring & insolvency; public-private partnerships
Jérôme-Buzenet Jérôme Buzenet
DFDL
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; private equity; investment fund; restructuring
Cooper-Giles Giles Cooper
Allens
Key practice areas: Capital markets; employment & safety; M&A; energy; infrastructure & transport
Dang-Anh Dang Anh
VILAF
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; infrastructure & energy; project finance; real estate & property; mining
Dang-Chi-Lieu Chi Lieu Dang
DNA Vietnam
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; infrastructure; insurance & reinsurance; M&A; power & energy
Dang-The-Duc Dang The Duc
Indochine Counsel
Tel: ++84 28 3823 9640
Email: duc.dang@indochinecounsel.com

Key practice areas: Capital markets; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; M&A; private equity, venture capital & funds; technology, media & telecommunications

Dang The Duc is the founder and managing partner of Indochine Counsel. With more than 25 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 financings. In the past several years, he has been involved in a number of major transactions for leading financial institutions, investment funds and multinational companies. In addition, he has substantial experience in advisory and transactional work for IPR, 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 (ALB), ALB Super 50 TMT Lawyers, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Leaders in Law Global Awards, Asialaw Profiles, The In-House Community, The International Who’s Who Legal, The Expert Guide – The World’s Leading Lawyers, The A-List Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal, Media Law International, and MIP IP Stars.

He is an active speaker for conferences and seminars both in Vietnam and abroad for such legal business topics as M&A, private equity, corporate transactions, securities and capital markets.

Honours:

  • Named among the Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers 2022 by Asian Legal Business
  • Named in 2022 Who’s Who Legal for Southeast Asia – M&A
  • Named among the Asia IP Top 50 IP Experts of Vietnam 2022 by Asia IP
  • Recognised as one of the leading capital markets and M&A practitioners in Vietnam, published in the Banking, Finance & Transactional Law Expert Guide 2021/2022 – The World’s Leading Lawyers
  • Named as an IP Star in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook 2015/2016 and 2021/2022
  • Named as an elite practitioner for corporate and M&A in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020/2021 – The Guide to the Asia-Pacific’s leading Lawyers
  • Recognised as the M&A lawyer of the year by Leaders in Law’s Global Awards 2020 & 2021
  • Named as an “In-House Community Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2019” by The In-House Community
  • Named as one of the best lawyers in corporate/M&A in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015
  • Recommended lawyer for corporate/M&A by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014
Dang-K-Minh Dang K Minh
YKVN
Key practice areas: International arbitration; restructuring, M&A
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
Do-Quang-Hung Do Quang Hung
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: IP; licensing & franchising
Do-Trong-Hai Do Trong Hai
Bizlink Lawyers
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; real estates & construction; corporate/M&A; foreign investment; banking & finance
Doan-Linh-Quynh Doan Linh Quynh
Watson Farley & Williams
Key practice areas: Corporate & commmercial; power & energy; mining & commodities
Doan-Son Doan Son
IPMax
Key practice areas: IP; patent; trademark
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 & infrastructure
Dzung-Nguyen-Manh Dzung Nguyen Manh
Dzungsrt & Associates
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; litigation; insurance & reinsurance; international trade; shipping & maritime
Bernadette-Fahy Bernadette Fahy
APFL & Partners
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; corporate & commercial; inbound investment; labour & employment
Tony-Foster Tony Foster
Freshfields
Key practice areas: Capital markets; infrastructure; M&A; power & energy; real estate
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; technology, media & telecommunications
Ha-Hoang-Loc Ha Hoang Loc
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Competition & antitrust; data protection; joint ventures; M&A; power & energy
Ha-Hoang-Luu Ha Hoang Luu
VILAF
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate & commercial; M&A; energy; project & infrastructure
David-Harrison David Harrison
Mayer Brown
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; M&A; private equity, venture capital & funds; project finance
Hoang-Diep Hoang Diep
Dilinh Legal
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; competition; corporate; M&A; dispute resolution
Hoang-Nguyen-Ha-Quyen Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen
LNT & Partners
Key practice areas: M&A; compliance, anti-bribery & anti-corruption; employment; insolvency & restructuring
Hoang-Phong-Anh Hoang Phong Anh
DFDL
Key practice areas: Energy, mining & infrastructure; corporate & commercial; international arbitration
Konrad-Hull Konrad Hull
VNA Legal
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; inbound investment; labour & employment; M&A; power & energy
Hung-Quang-Nguyen Hung Quang Nguyen
VILAF
Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; private equity; corporate; banking & finance
Etienne-Laumonier Etienne Laumonier
APFL & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; competition; corporate; M&A; institutional support
Stephen-Le-Hoang-Chuong Stephen Le Hoang Chuong
Le & Tran
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; labour & employment; litigation; technology, media & telecommunications; white-collar crime
Le-Hong-Phong Le Hong Phong
Bizconsult
Key practice areas: Capital markets; competition & antitrust; corporate & commercial; M&A; private equity, venture capital & funds
Le-Loc-Xuan Le Loc Xuan
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: IP enforcement; dispute resolution; litigation
Le-Net Le Net
LNT & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; real estate; litigation & ADR; M&A; tax
Le-Quang-Vinh Le Quang Vinh
Bross & Partners
Key practice areas: IP & copyright; franchising & technology transfer; IP enforcement
Michael-Lee Michael Lee
Dilinh Legal
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; corporate & commercial; data protection; labour & employment; M&A
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: M&A; banking & finance; FDI; insolvency & restructuring; private equity
Mai-Thi-Minh-Hang Mai Thi Minh Hang
Russin & Vecchi
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; insurance; real estates; corporate; M&A
Oliver-Massmann Oliver Massmann
Duane Morris & Selvam
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; energy; dispute resolution; banking & finance; labour & employment
Adam-Moncrieff Adam Moncrieff
Allen & Overy
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; projects
Nguyen-Bao-Huy Nguyen Bao Huy
Vina Legal
Key practice areas: Infrastructure development & PPP projects; transportation; real estate; construction; technology, media & telecommunications
Viet-Dang-Nguyen Viet Dang Nguyen
Bizconsult
Tel: ++84 91 302 8222
Email: vietnd@bizconsult.vn

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; inbound investment; M&A; real estate

Viet Dang Nguyen practised laws since 2000 and is regarded as amongst the best in Vietnam. He heads Bizconsult law firm as a senior partner with decades of experience in major areas of practice in corporate and commercial, M&A, banking and finance, real estate, construction, litigation, labour and employment.

Viet completed his LLB at Hanoi Law University (1999), LLM at the Transnational Law and Business University (TLBU), Seoul (2006) where he had field studies at international organisations (TLBU Institute in Paris, the WTO and the WIPO in Geneva, the ICC and the ICJ in the Hague, the EU Commission in Brussels), and the training course in International Merger and Acquisition, the College of Law of England and Wales, the UK (2007). 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, food and beverage, etc. His clients include multinational corporations such as Chemonics International (US), Dunkin Brands (US), Papa John (US), Daewoo E&C (South Korea), Samsung E&C (South Korea), POSCO E&C (South Korea), Hyundai E&C (South Korea), Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering (Japan), Sojitz (Japan), Petronas (Malaysia), Qatar Airlines (Qatar), TotalEnergies (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 in 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
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate; investigations & crisis managements; dispute & contentious matters
Nguyen-Gia-Huy-Chuong Nguyen Gia Huy Chuong
Global Vietnam Lawyers
Tel: ++84 28 3622 3555, 913 164 797
Email: chuong.nguyen@gvlawyers.com.vn

Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate & commercial; M&A; private equity, venture capital & funds; real estate

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.

Along with his extensive knowledge of corporate, private Equity, Hong Kong and Singapore IPO advisory, M&A, Real Estate, and cross-border investment, Chuong has advised and completed a large amount of complex legal projects involving both domestic and foreign companies.

Chuong has been identified by Asia Business Law Journal as one of Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers in consecutive years of 2020, 2021, and 2022, as well as successively 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 Asia Law Profiles, the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, and IFLR1000.

Nguyen-Ha-Thi-Thu Nguyen Ha Thi Thu
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; data protection; IP; licensing & franchising; litigation
Nguyen-Huu-Minh-Nhut Nguyen Huu Minh Nhut
Russin & Vecchi
Key practice areas: Capital markets; banking & finance; corporate; M&A; private equity
Nguyen-Huu-Phuoc Nguyen Huu Phuoc
Phuoc & Partners
Key practice areas: Labour & employment; litigation; taxation; real estate & defence
Nguyen-Linh-Thi-Mai Nguyen Linh Thi Mai
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: IP (trademarks)
Nguyen-Mai-Phuong Nguyen Mai Phuong
KPMG Law
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; IP; M&A; real estate
Nguyen-Ngoc-Minh Nguyen Ngoc Minh
Dzungsrt & Associates
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; corporate & commercial; infrastructure; insurance & reinsurance; power & energy
Nguyen-Oanh-Hoang-Kim Nguyen Oanh Hoang Kim
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; M&A; project finance; securitisation & structured finance
Nguyen-Quang-Vu Nguyen Quang Vu
Venture North Law
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate & commercial; M&A; power & energy; real estate
Nguyen-Thanh-Vinh Nguyen Thanh Vinh
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: International trade & bilateral investment treaties; taxation
Nguyen-Thi-Lang Nguyen Thi Lang
Duane Morris & Selvam
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate; real estate & contruction; power projects & infrastructure; restructuring & compliance
Nguyen-Thuy-Hang Nguyen Thuy Hang
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Anti-corruption & anti-bribery; compliance; labour & employment; white-collar crime
Nguyen-Toan-Phan Nguyen Toan Phan
Leadco Legal Counsel
Key practice areas: Corporate & project finance; energy; cross-border transactions; corporate restructuring; M&A
Tony-Nguyen Tony Nguyen
EPLegal
Key practice areas: Energy; finance & banking; construction & project development; shipping & aviation; dispute resolution & litigation
Nguyen-Trung Nguyen Trung
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: IP enforcement
Nguyen-Van-Vien Nguyen Van Vien
Frasers Law Company
Key practice areas: Data protection; IP; licensing & franchising; technology, media & 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; IP; international trade & bilateral investment treaties; M&A; technology, media & telecommunications
Pham-Nghiem-Xuan-Bac Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; inbound investment; IP; M&A
Pham-Quynh Pham Quynh
VILAF
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; private equity; insurance; dispute resolution; real estate
Pham-Vu-Khanh-Toan Pham Vu Khanh Toan
Pham & Associates
Key practice areas: IP
Picard-Nicolas Nicolas Picard
APFL & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; dispute resolution; arbitration; real estate & property developments
Quang-Chau-Huy Quang Chau Huy
Rajah & Tann
Key practice areas: Commercial litigation; construction & projects; international arbitration; mediation
Quang-Long-Duong Quang Long Duong
Vina Legal
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; insurance & reinsurance; litigation; M&A; real estate
Quyet-Thang-Tran Quyet Thang Tran
Thang & Associates
Key practice areas: Capital markets; infrastructure; licensing & franchising; M&A; project finance
Christian-Schaefer Christian Schaefer
Asia Counsel Vietnam
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; M&A; power & energy; project finance
Seck-Yee-Chung Seck Yee Chung
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; private equity, venture capital & funds; technology, media & telecommunications; real estate
Richard-Stapley-Oh Richard Stapley-Oh
KPMG Law
Tel: + +84 28 3821 9266
Email: rstapleyoh@kpmg.com.vn

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate advisory; labour; real estate; banking & finance; arbitration & ADR
Qualified in Western Australia, Richard Stapley-Oh has been living and practising law in Southeast Asia since 2007. Prior to that, Richard worked in Perth, Australia for a premier Australian (now magic circle) law firm. As the managing partner for KPMG’s member law firm in Vietnam and Cambodia, Richard is responsible for the day-to-day operations of KPMG Law, one of Vietnam’s leading law practices (and recognised by Asian Legal Business as the Rising Law Firm of the year for South East Asia in 2022).

Richard has extensive experience in advising on a broad range of corporate and commercial engagements and cross-border M&A transactions, with significant experience in acting for both sellers and purchasers in transactions in Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Hong Kong and the Philippines, with a particular focus on the real estate, manufacturing and mining sectors. Richard also has experience in acting for clients in respect of limited and non-recourse financing and general corporate finance transactions, commercial litigation, international arbitration, and insolvency.

Attentive to detail, commercially minded and results-oriented, Richard thrives on exceeding clients’ expectations while maintaining a professional yet personable approach.

Tran-Anh-Hung Tran Anh Hung
Bross & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; energy & environment; litigation & dispute resolution; arbitration; white-collar crime
Tran-Duc Tran Duc
Allen & Overy
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate/M&A; financial services regulation; projects
Tran-Duy-Canh Tran Duy Canh
Dentons LuatViet
Tel: + +84 913 805 673
Email: canh.tran@dentons.com

Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; corporate & commercial; litigation; M&A; real estate

Tran Duy Canh is one of the founding members and currently the managing partner of Dentons LuatViet (formerly LuatViet), based in Ho Chi Minh City. With more than 20 years in practice, he is well regarded by international and leading local corporations for his wealth of experience in corporate law, construction, capital market, and real estate, focusing on M&A transactions, litigation and arbitration.

Canh is the official arbitrator of the Vietnam International Vietnam Arbitration Center (VIAC), the largest arbitration body in the country. He is proud to have unique insights earned from years of working as both a lawyer and arbitrator for various cases. Notable cases he has handled include a major dispute relating to a share purchase agreement and a white-collar criminal defence involving several Vietnamese banks.

Tran-Manh-Hung Tran Manh Hung
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Data protection; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; IP; licensing & franchising; technology, media & telecommunications
Tran-Phong Tran Phong
VILAF
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate; energy, project & infrastructure; banking & finance; construction & real estate
Tran-Thi-Ngoc-Linh Tran Thi Ngoc Linh
Dentons LuatViet
Key practice areas: Foreign investment; corporate; M&A; banking & finance; real estate
Tran-Ngoc-Hoang-Phuong Tran Ngoc Hoang Phuong
Allen & Gledhill
Key practice areas: Competition & antitrust; corporate & commercial; M&A; real estate; employment & compliance
Thomas-J-Treutler Thomas J Treutler
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: IP; corporate/M&A; employment; life sciences
Trinh-Kien-Trung Trinh Kien Trung
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; employment; life sciences
Trinh-Quang Trinh Quang
ATIM LAW FIRM
Key practice areas: Competition & antitrust; inbound investment; infrastructure; international trade & bilateral investment treaties; M&A
Trung-Vu Trung Vu
VILAF
Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; private equity; corporate; banking & finance
Truong-Nhat-Quang Truong Nhat Quang
YKVN
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate/M&A; energy & infrastructure; private equity
Truong-Thien-Thanh Truong Thien Thanh
Thang & Associates
Key practice areas: Foreign investment; investment structuring; restructuring; corporate; M&A
Truong-Trong-Nghia Truong Trong Nghia
YKVN
Key practice areas: Arbitration; corporate/M&A; dispute resolution; foreign investment; litigation
Tung-Ngo-Thanh Tung Ngo Thanh
VILAF
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; dispute resolution; construction; real estate
Sesto-E-Vecchi Sesto E Vecchi
Russin & Vecchi
Key practice areas: Foreign direct investment; corporate
Vo-Duyen-Ha Vo Duyen Ha
VILAF
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; energy; project & infrastructure; banking & finance
Vu-Dzung Vu Dzung
YKVN
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate/M&A; energy & infrastructure; private equity
Vu-Thi-Que Vu Thi Que
Rajah & Tann
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; labour & employment; M&A; power & energy; real estate
Vu-Thi-Thu-Ha Vu Thi Thu Ha
ATS Lawyers
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; labour & employment; litigation; M&A; taxation
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