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Frasers Law Company

UNIT 1205, 15TH FLOOR, THE METROPOLITAN, 235 DONG KHOI STREET, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
Tel:
Work +84 28 3824 2733
Fax:
Fax +84 28 3824 2736
Email:
Web:
www.frasersvn.com
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Justin Gisz

Tel:
Work +84 8 3824 2733
Email:
Frasers Law Company

Work Department

Partner.

Position

Justin is a Partner of Frasers Law Company. A mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory specialist, Justin has also developed industry-leading expertise in Vietnamese property law, and was involved in one of the most high profile real estate transactions in Ho Chi Minh City in 2012. Justin advises some of the world’s largest global and multinational companies across a diverse range of industry sectors, and his top tier professional advisory firm experience and multi-jurisdictional General Counsel background come into play on a regular basis.

Career

Admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, in 1998. Spent five years with KPMG Legal in Sydney, where he specialised in mergers, acquisitions and corporate and commercial advisory work, and acted on many high-profile transactions for multinational and Australian companies, including blue chip public companies, large private companies, global franchises and small to medium sized enterprises. Spent four years in the role of General Counsel, Oceania, for the Deutsche Post/DHL group of companies, where he was responsible for managing the group’s legal and regulatory affairs in the region, and was also heavily involved in executive management of the group’s operations across numerous jurisdictions, gaining invaluable experience in the practical application of law in a business context. Joined Frasers in 2007 and is a registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam.

Languages

English.

Member

Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam; American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam; Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam; Law Society of New South Wales, Australia; holder of a current, Unrestricted Practising Certificate in New South Wales, Australia.

Education

University of Sydney (Bachelor of Laws (graduated 1997); Bachelor of Arts (graduated 1995)).

Leisure

Bagpiping, guitar playing, singing, golden retriever ownership, pinball wizardry, and poker.


Vietnam

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Frasers Law Company advises a number of international investors on potential investments in state-owned companies as part of equitisation processes, as well as handling matters concerning offshore listings and transactions of stakes in listed companies. Justin Gisz, Mark Fraser and Nguyen Thi Lang are names of note.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Justin Gisz - Frasers Law Company

Within: Corporate and M&A

Frasers Law Company’s team is noted for its ‘sophistication and awareness of relevant issues, and has a good sense of when to be aggressive and when to back off’’. Mark Fraserprepares comprehensive, commercial and helpful advice’; he has a track record advising international investors on agenda-setting transactions. Nguyen Thi Lang and Justin Gisz are also noted for handling key M&A deals. Senior associate Pham Thanh Mai is ‘responsive, provides relevant advice and is pleasant to deal with’.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Frasers Law Company deploys ‘good, business minded knowledge’ on disputes regarding banking, insolvency, shareholder and boardroom-level employment law, as well as regulatory matters. Mark Fraser, Justin Gisz, Nguyen Thi Lang and senior associates Phung Thi Thanh Thao and Ho Thuy Ngoc Tram are the key contacts. Clients include international engineering companies as well as other household name businesses.

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

Frasers Law Company’s work includes regulatory and due diligence advice pertaining to political risk and warranties and indemnities, as well as claims management, brokerage and regulatory matters. Justin Gisz advised Lifestyle Project Management Vietnam, which uses an online banking platform to sell insurance, on a 25% sale to SunLife. Nguyen Thi Lang is a name to note for technical policy-building matters and Mark Fraser is experienced in advising key insurers. Vietnam Infrastructure is also a client.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

Frasers Law Company’s practice covers matters such as cross-border employment, mass employment terminations, transactions, transfers of employees and executive departures. Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz are key names at partner level, while senior associates Phung Thi Thanh Thao and Pham Thanh Mai are also note. Phu My 3 BOT Power Company is a client.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Frasers Law Companyprovides a high-level service and has strong knowledge regarding the regulatory regime’. The team handles a range of transactions, including buying and selling land lots, residential developments, industrial projects and logistics parks, as well as advising on construction and leasing matters. Mark Fraser has ‘very strong legal and local knowledge, and a good commercial understanding’. Justin Gisz and Nguyen Thi Lang are also key names. Sojitz Corporation is a client.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Frasers Law Company handles strategic, regulatory and transactional matters pertaining to telecoms, the sharing economy, streaming entertainment, among others. Justin Gisz advised Vietnam Infrastructure Station on the sale of 2,000 telecoms towers, while Mark Fraser also leads key deals. Other clients include China Telecom Global, telecoms companies, international technology ‘unicorns’ and venture capital funds.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Frasers Law Company has expertise in dealing with the tax aspects of major transactions, as well as handling tax disputes. Nguyen Thi Lang is experienced in working with local law firms on overpaid VAT reimbursements. Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz are also key contacts. Clients include Vietnam Infrastructure.

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Vietnam: Mergers & Acquisitions

February 2018. By Justin Gisz, Partner

This country-specific Q&A gives an overview of mergers and acquisition law, the transaction environment and process as well as any special situations that may occur in Vietnam . It also covers market sectors, regulatory authorities, due diligence, deal protection, public disclosure, governing law, director duties and key influencing factors influencing M&A activity over the next two years. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Mergers & Acquisitions. [Continue Reading]

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