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The firm: Frasers Law Company (Frasers) was established in 2004 by Mark Fraser. Frasers was the first law firm to be licensed by the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam with a foreign law company licence. Frasers is Vietnam's premier independent commercial law firm, providing innovative international-standard legal advice and opinions, in a Vietnamese context, on all areas of business and commerce to leading global and local companies investing and operating in Vietnam.

The firm is culturally diverse and benefits from the integrated and cutting-edge expertise of its team of local and expatriate lawyers. Frasers understands the legal, commercial, political and regulatory issues that affect businesses in Vietnam, and aims to provide comprehensive legal services to assist clients navigate these complex issues and achieve outstanding business outcomes.

Its strength lies in its integrated team approach, combining the highest international standards with leading local expertise, ensuring that clients benefit from the broad legal and commercial knowledge of its lawyers, but also in specialist or esoteric areas of law which its senior lawyers focus on.

Its team of lawyers includes local and foreign lawyers who have international and local experience. Many of its local lawyers have studied and worked overseas, and have returned to Vietnam with their higher education qualifications and an understanding of international business environments. They are able to provide clients with a unique perspective on their business in Vietnam.

Areas of practice: Since basing himself in South East Asia (including more than 20 years in Vietnam), managing partner Mark Fraser's practice has focused on corporate matters (especially mergers and acquisitions), commercial real estate transactions, infrastructure projects and banking and finance matters. This involves debt and equity structuring of investment projects and the preparation and negotiation of documents. Mark has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions, power generation, water treatment, telecommunications, road tollway, and oil and gas projects within Vietnam and has advised on a number of Vietnamese matters in the banking and finance, corporate and commercial, infrastructure, capital markets, property development and dispute resolution areas.

Partner Justin Gisz, a mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory specialist, has also developed industry-leading expertise in Vietnamese property law. Justin advises some of the world's largest global and multinational companies across a diverse range of industry sectors. Justin's top-tier professional advisory firm experience and multi- jurisdictional general counsel background come into play on a regular basis during his work as one of Vietnam's leading and most experienced corporate lawyers.

Dr Nguyen Thi Lang joined the Frasers team as a partner in early 2013. Dr Lang's areas of expertise include all aspects of corporate and commercial, with particular emphasis on employment, mergers and acquisitions, pharmaceuticals, commercial, real estate and infrastructure projects. Dr Lang has advised a wide variety of multinational businesses from all parts of the world. She is able to match clients' commercial objectives with what is achievable in Vietnam. This ability has resulted in her being the counsel of choice for many leading foreign investors in Vietnam.

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