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Baker McKenzie has recently undertaken regulatory work for high-profile clients in the telecoms, financial services and technology sectors setting up businesses in Vietnam, and has also handled acquisitions in the digital market and established fintech ventures. Yee Chung Seck and recently promoted partner Manh Hung Tran head the practice; the latter is also a contact at local affiliate BMVN International LLC, which is able to litigate in Vietnamese courts.

Frasers Law Company has expertise in handling high-value telecoms deals, as well as the establishment of operations in Vietnam, business expansion and IP licensing. Mark Fraser and the ‘responsive and focusedJustin Gisz are the key contacts in the practice. The firm acts for China Telecom Global, Vietnam Infrastructure and new client Uber, among others.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer demonstrated its expertise in TMT-related corporate matters by advising a multinational company on the division of its assets and total restructuring of its businesses in Vietnam and acting for Mekong Capital in its investment in Mobile World. Corporate expert Don Stokes relocated to Vietnam from the Tokyo office, joining the recommended Tony Foster and of counsel Bui Thanh Tien.

At Russin & Vecchi, LLC, the well-regarded Nguyen Huu Minh Nhut advised Google on Vietnamese regulations, data protection and policy advice, and Sesto Vecchi assisted Amdocs Software Solutions with regulatory and government contract law advice relating to the client’s technology products. Other clients include Symantec, Sony and Apple Inc.

Tilleke & Gibbins is often at the forefront of innovative TMT deals, with recent experience in advising on mobile app deals, telecoms regulations and data protection. The team, led by Jim Dao, advised Merck Sharp & Dohme on regulations concerning electronic signature software for healthcare professionals and assisted Lenovo with Vietnamese laws regarding online privacy policy. International Rocket and MTV are also clients.

At Audier & Partners Vietnam L.L.C., Nicolas Audier and Etienne Laumonier ‘have a very good knowledge of the regulatory environment’ for TMT matters and have handled numerous e-commerce projects for blue-chip clients in the broadcasting, telecoms and financial services industries. Other areas of expertise include the restructuring of investments for technology companies and advising on the establishment of businesses in Vietnam.

LNT & Partners is adept at handling a wide range of TMT matters from a corporate perspective, including negotiating investment agreements, e-commerce matters and assisting with Vietnamese law for foreign companies; clients include Samsung, and Coca-Cola. Net Le and Huy Do are the main contacts for the practice.

Leadco Legal Counsel has particular experience of advising telecoms companies and acts for SingTel, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) regarding everyday legal matters. Duong Quang Long has a number of clients from Israel, Singapore and China. He and managing partner Phan Nguyen Toan are highly regarded.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers can call on its Singapore office and Asia-wide IT practice. The team – which includes Hoang Thi Thanh Thuy and Vu Thi Que – has been advising clients in the technology, financial services and online gaming sectors regarding various operational matters, acquisitions and e-commerce.

Vision & Associates undertook several data-related matters in 2015, including advising Microsoft on data protection under Vietnamese law and assisting Pfizer with the proposed establishment of e-signature documents in the country; Le Tuan Anh and Dang Trong Hieu led on these matters respectively. Altus Group is another key client.

YKVN leverages its strong corporate, commercial and capital markets capabilities. With lawyers based in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the practice also has ties to the firm’s Singapore office. Truong Nhat Quang is the key contact.

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