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Christian Schaefer

Tel:
Work +84 (90) 396 4691
Email:
Asia Counsel Vietnam Law Company Limited

Work Department

Managing Partner

Position

M&A and corporate /commercial

Career

Christian is an M&A and corporate / commercial lawyer, based in Vietnam. He buys companies like Paris Hilton buys handbags although he says he’s making sure that clients still like their purchase the day after. Christian went from amateur to pro in law while going from pro to amateur in beach volleyball and is yet unsure whom to blame for that. He is living proof that Germans have a sense of humor or at least that they think they do. While we think he’s a gentle soul, he knows how to fight tooth and nail for his clients and his blue-eyed stare can run shivers down anyone’s back. Having lived in Vietnam for the last decade, he says he won’t leave before the day when a taxi driver does not try to overcharge him. His favorite clients are those that are fun, rich and always in trouble.

Languages

English, German, French

Education

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau State Exam, Law: 1998 – 2001 Université de Caen Normandie Law:1997 – 1998 The Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg Law: 1995 – 1997


Vietnam

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Asia Counsel Vietnam Law Company Limited attracts diverse corporate instructions, recently including advising Apple Tree Group on its acquisition of an online retail start-up company and assisting the developer of the Ho Chi Minh City German House PPP project on all contractual and legal matters. Managing partner Christian Schaefer and Minh Duong are the key contacts.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Asia Counsel Vietnam Law Company Limited has former Hogan Lovells International LLP’s corporate head Christian Schaefer as managing partner. The firm advised Deutsches Haus Vietnam Invest on its planned development of two multi-functional tower blocks in Ho Chi Minh City.

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