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Baker McKenzie


Vietnam

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has ‘one of the most experienced, better connected and best prepared teams’. Key contact Oanh Nguyen regularly advises international banks as lenders and placement agents on high-value transactions, leveraging the firm’s strong regional network of offices to act on complex cross-border deals.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s key contacts include Oanh Nguyen, who has recently acted for underwriters as well as issuers in complex cross-border equity deals, and TMT expert Yee Chung Seck, who has a broad-ranging capital markets focus.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie acted on one of Vietnam’s largest-ever acquisitions when a cross-office team which included Yee Chung Seck and Oanh Nguyen advised Singha Asia on its $1.1bn purchase of a stake in Masan Group. The highly regarded Fred Burke is another key contact, having been involved in an impressive amount of M&A since moving to the country close to 20 years ago.

Leading individuals

Fred Burke - Baker McKenzie

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

The breadth of Baker McKenzie’s dispute resolution expertise is exhibited in the variety of cases handled; these span competition, IP, tax and labour, among others, and involve litigation as well as arbitration. The practice, headed by Fred Burke, forms a significant part of the firm’s presence in Vietnam and includes Tran Manh Hung, Quach Minh Tri and Nguyen Thuy Hang.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie handles a broad range of advisory matters, such as M&A, professional liability, and general policy issues, combined with dispute resolution capabilities. Fred Burke and Dang Chi Lieu are recommended.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s full-service practice regularly receives instructions from international clients facing transactional, day-to-day operational, compliance and contentious issues arising from their investments in Vietnam. Nguyen Thuy Hang is the key contact, supported by associates Khuat Van Trung and Sarah Galeski.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

At Baker McKenzie, Fred Burke and Oanh Nguyen form part of a ‘reactive and flexible team’ which regularly advises the operators and sponsors of power and infrastructure projects on operational and transactional matters, including their sale and purchase. On the lender side, they are both acting for a major international bank on the financing of an urban development project.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s practice draws from the firm’s dispute resolution, banking and finance and tax departments to provide a broad service to its international client base. Practice head Fred Burke advised Indochina Land Holdings 2 on its $106m sale of four real estate projects and assisted VinaLand with the purchase of a 30% stake in development rights for a $4bn casino project. Lan Phuong Nguyen was recently made partner.

Next generation lawyers

Rahul Parrab - Baker McKenzie

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

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.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie provides a full range of tax advice to international clients. The team, headed by managing partner Fred Burke, also includes Nguyen Thanh Vinh, who advised Mead Johnson Nutrition on optimising its tax benefits across several of the client’s product sectors and represented American Indochina Management in a VAT credit dispute. Asian Coast Development is another key client.

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Vietnam: Intellectual property

International firms
Intellectual property: international firms - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s practice is led by Manh Hung Tran, who is supported by recently promoted partner Minh Tri Quach; the two are key figures at BMVN International LLC, an associated Vietnamese law firm and IP agency, and the tie-up allows for litigation in the Vietnamese courts. The team acts for a mix of local and international clients, the latter mostly from South Korea and the US, in a range of matters including trade marks work, brand enforcement and copyright infringement.

Leading individuals

Manh Hung Tran - Baker McKenzie

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Local firms
Leading individuals

Manh Hung Tran - Baker McKenzie

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