Tax in Vietnam

DFDL Legal & Tax

DFDL Legal & Tax handles a breadth of tax matters across tax disputes as well as transactional matters concerning corporate transactions and customs duties. Regional practice head Jack Sheehan specialises in international tax planning and structuring investments in Asia. In the Ho Chi Minh City office, the team includes Phan Thi Lieu, who has cross-border tax planning experience and senior tax director Lan Hua who provides tax advice to local and foreign businesses.

Practice head(s):

Jack Sheehan

Other key lawyers:

Lan Hua; Phan Thi Lieu

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

The tax practice at Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is led by dispute resolution lawyer Chau Huy Quang and handles a considerable amount of tax-related litigation with government entities. The team also handles a broad scope of non-contentious tax matters for local and foreign firms. The group contains Ho Chi Minh City-based Vu Thi Que and Tran Xuan Chi Anh who provide M&A expertise in taxation matters and counsel Logan Leung. Tran Duc Son left the firm for an in-house role at UPC Renewables.

Practice head(s):

Chau Huy Quang

Baker McKenzie

At Baker McKenzie, the tax group led by managing partner Frederick Burke handles international tax planning for major businesses across industry sectors. Thanh Vinh Nguyen has customs duties expertise, and special counsel Dao Thanh Hoa is adept at providing corporate tax advice to clients. The group is also has a track record of handling energy and real estate-related tax disputes. The team has been strengthened by the addition of Tran Thi Thu Van, who joined from KPMG Vietnam.

Key clients

World Bank

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company handles high-value and often cross-border tax matters for high-profile clients. The team services a wide range of industry sectors such as retail, power, and infrastructure.  Mark Fraser and Stefano Pellegrino have been joined by associate and tax specialist Tran Lan Chi, who joined from Baker McKenzie.

Practice head(s):

Mark Fraser

Other key lawyers:

Tran Lan Chi; Stefan Pellegrino

Key clients

Kimball Electronics

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

Argex Titanium Inc.

ATS Law Firm

ATS Law Firm has experience of advising domestic and foreign clients on all aspects of taxation, with an emphasis on tax disputes as well as providing transaction structuring advice. Vu Thi Thu Ha heads the team, which also includes Vo Thi Nhu Mai in Ho Chi Minh City.

Practice head(s):

Vu Thi Thu Ha

Other key lawyers:

Vo Thi Nhu Mai;

Key clients

Aloe Trading Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Aloe Trading Company in VND93bn tax dispute with, among other public bodies, the Ho Chi Minh City Tax Department.