TMT in Vietnam

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has a 'go-to' practice in the TMT arena, acting for market-leading clients across sectors in complex international transactions. Yee Chung Seck is a key name to note, specialising in foreign investment and corporate M&A matters. Seck co-leads the group along with Manh Hung Tran in Hanoi. Strengths include advisory work on cyber risk, data protection and content regulation relevant to foreign service providers operating in Vietnam. Thanh Son Dang advises multinational companies on data protection related matters. Associate Thi Thanh Le is recommended for her assistance in high-value tech deals.

Practice head(s):

Seck Yee Chung; Tran Manh Hung; Dang Thanh Son

Other key lawyers:

Thi Thanh Le

Key clients

Warburg Pincus Asia LLC

Motorola Solutions

Work highlights

  • Advised Warburg Pincus as Vietnamese counsel on its investment in Vietnamese e-wallet service provide, MoMo.

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company has specialist knowledge on the regulation of the telecommunications and online services, and has the capability to undertake high-value transactions in this field. Mark Fraser leads the team with support from Stefano Pellegrino - the pair handle transactions in the sector and other cross-border legal issues for a growing list of blue-chip clients. Senior associate Ho Thuy Ngoc Tram is also recommended in this space.

Practice head(s):

Mark Fraser

Key clients

Ascina Capital

Ambient Digital

VinaCapital

Tech Data

Advantages Partners

ON Semiconductor

Oriente Finance

Kimball Electronics

Work highlights

  • Advised Kimball Electronics Inc with respect to its acquisition of Global Equipment Services, a robotics company.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers provides a global client base with the full spectrum of advice on technology matters such as cybersecurity measures, regulatory work and market-entry advice. Vu Thi Que leads the team, which also has fintech expertise and handles high-value work for foreign investors and technology giants. Logan Leung has experience with Chinese investors and undertakes advisory and transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Vu Thi Que

Other key lawyers:

Logan Leung

Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins has a thriving data protection and domain name disputes practice led by Thomas Treutler. The team is skilled in undertaking online IP enforcement as well as vast advisory work for international technology giants operating in Southeast Asia. Senior associate Waewpen Piemwichai, who moved from the Bangkok office specialises in cyber-security matters, whilst attorney Tu Ngoc Trinh advises a number of international clients.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Treutler

Other key lawyers:

Waewpen Piemwichai; Tu Ngoc Trinh 

Key clients

Apple

BMW

Work highlights

  • Advised Apple on Vietnamese regulations related to online video content for the international project launch.
  • Advised Merck on regulations on websites and online services.
  • Advised BMW on the reclamation a the domain name using the client’s trademark from a cybersquatter.

Audier & Partners Vietnam L.L.C.

Audier & Partners Vietnam L.L.C. 's TMT team has cross-border expertise handling high-value matters for big-name clients. Nicolas Audier leads the practice with support from senior associate Le Thuy Lan.

Practice head(s):

Nicolas Audier; Etienne Laumonie; Nicolas Picard

Other key lawyers:

Le Thuy Lan

Key clients

Uber

Canal+ (VivendiGroup)

Central Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Central Group on the restructuring of its e-commerce activity in Vietnam.