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Frasers Law Company

UNIT 1501, 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

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Frasers Law Company’s ‘connections in Vietnam keep it abreast of evolving risks in a dynamic market and enables it to anticipate clients’ concerns’. The highly experienced Mark Fraser, the ‘responsive and focusedJustin Gisz and Nguyen Thi Lang act for a diverse set of international lenders, borrowers and investors in project finance, commercial lending, restructurings and bank M&A, among other matters. Scotiabank and CommBank Management Consulting Company are new clients. A number of senior associates left to found Lexcomm Vietnam LLC.

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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 ‘business-focused approach and practical advice’ attract a high number of M&A deals; recent highlights encompass the retail, pharmaceuticals, TMT and real estate sectors. Names to note include highly regarded founder Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz, who ‘demonstrates a wealth of experience in advising on complex business issues’. A number of senior associates left to found Lexcomm Vietnam LLC.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Frasers Law Companygets the job done with a straightforward approach to issues’. Founding partner Mark Fraser is regularly instructed by international clients, including financial institutions. Justin Gisz has recently handled a number of employment disputes.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

The ‘responsive and helpful’ team at Frasers Law Company has received instructions from a number of new clients including Air New Zealand and Rentokil Initial Vietnam. Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz handle a mix of disputes and advisory matters.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

At Frasers Law Company, Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz lead the real estate practice; the latter is ‘naturally adept at bridging the gap between Vietnamese advisers and foreign clients’. The team, which also includes the recommended Nguyen Thi Lang, is advising a client on several investments in Vietnamese land and is assisting a private equity company with four acquisitions of real estate projects; other areas of expertise include tax advice, regulatory matters and portfolio management. Clients include Chains Caravelle Hotel and Nuplex Industries.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping

Mark Fraser leads Frasers Law Company’s shipping practice, which also includes Nguyen Thi Lang and Justin Gisz and four others. The team frequently handles transactional documentation, reviews trade agreements and resolves charterparty issues for several international and local logistics companies.

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TMT

Within: TMT

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.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Frasers Law Company has a ‘straightforward approach to issues’, advising international clients on tax litigation, tax restructuring and employee taxation issues. Air New Zealand and CommBank Management Consulting Asia are two new clients of the firm, which also has clients in the real estate, fashion and oil and gas sectors. The team includes managing partner Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz.

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Vietnam: M&A

September 2016. 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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