Firm Profile > Apolat Legal > Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Apolat Legal
5th Floor, IMM Building
99-101 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street
Ward 6, District 3

The firm

Established in the middle of 2010s, Apolat Legal is a qualified law firm providing a wide range of legal services in multiple practice areas for domestic and international clients. The firm commits resolving legal issues regarding businesses thoroughly and in the most beneficial way for various clients.

Apolat Legal licensed attorneys have long been recognized for our legal expertise and paid attention to our dedication in work as well as the capacity to take advantages from our relationship to maximize the interests of clients. The attorneys will be grouped into specialized teams, directly participate in each case to provide advice and close support to customers, thereby quickly completing the assigned work in the most effective way.

The Practice

Corporate and Investment: As a business law firm, our clients include companies operating in a variety of business sectors, such as banking and finance, real estate, construction, entertainment, insurance, trading, consumer goods, manufacturing, …. We have advised and assisted our clients in structuring their management, capitalization and dealing with the issue of controlling right over the business operation and management.

Our key personnel in this practice are Dat Le, Long Dinh, Manh Pham, Han Tran, Thong Dao, Phuong Bui, Thu Thieu.

Dispute Resolution: We have the local knowledge to apply the regulatory, economic, political and cultural context to legal issues and develop case strategies. We work with you to manage potential risk and implement the most effective solutions to reduce costly escalation. Our main priority is to resolve disputes quickly and effectively with as little disruption to business as possible – recognition of this is central to how we approach any matter.

Our key personnel in this practice are Thoa Pham, Dat Le, Phuong Bui, Han Tran.

Intellectual Property Rights: With expertise in the luxury and fashion, e-commerce, fast moving consumer goods, technology, media and entertainment, manufacturing and healthcare industries, we advise clients on IPRs registration, search and investigation, IPRs management, IP enforcement, IP disputes, IP due diligence, franchising and other transactional intellectual property, anti-counterfeiting, exploitation rights, …. Based on our long experience in the field, we approach IP management as a strategic issue and have developed the people, processes and technologies to serve our clients.

Our key personnel in this practice are Thoa Pham, Thu Thieu, Han Tran.

International Commercial & Trade: Our lawyers help clients overcome these challenges and successfully compete in the world’s developed and emerging markets. We advise major industrial, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, distributing and selling their products and services in Vietnam. We also help clients select, monitor and manage their relationships with the third-party suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and sales agents in their supply chains.

Our key personnel in this practice are Manh Pham, Dat Le, Thu Thieu, Han Tran.

Employment: Our offering includes a range of innovative tools and services to help meet clients’ needs on HR-related matters.

Our key personnel in this practice are Long Dinh, Thoa Pham, Thong Dao, Thu Thieu.

Real Estate: We offer a full range of real estate services in areas including financing, acquisitions and disposals, tax efficiency, land use, environmental law, planning and development, construction and leasing. Our clients benefit from our significant experience in orchestrating high value, long-term projects that involve complex structuring, facilitating negotiations, ensuring tax efficiency, navigating legal and regulatory issues and, when necessary, litigating on their behalf.

Our key personnel in this practice are Dat Le, Manh Pham.

IPO & Capital Raising: Apolat Legal is highly proficient in assisting and advising our clients on the legal frameworks surrounding listed shares, bonds and long-term investments. We provide legal advice and compliance services for our clients on laws, decrees, exchange listing rules , circulars, guidance and regulations in relation to listing on the stock market and IPO process collectively; listing requirements; takeovers of public companies; filings; delisting and relevant matters. We are also specialized in legal and regulatory affairs and our services in relation to takeover included due diligence; negotiations; transactional services; and delisting.

Our key personnel in this practice are Dat Le, Manh Pham, Long Dinh, Han Tran.

Debt Collection: Debt collection is one of the services of Apolat Legal which is highly evaluated by clients for our professional, active and productive performance. We have the advantages of being knowledgeable about practice during the discussion and negotiation, the local laws regulating legal issues related to debt collection, which is appropriate with legal, economic, political and cultural backgrounds in Vietnam.

Our key personnel in this practice are Dat Le, Thoa Pham, Thu Thieu.

M&A consultancy: As a law firm specialized in providing legal services to international and domestic enterprises in various matters from investment, corporate re-organization, real estate, labor, M&A, IPO, and intellectual property… Especially, as an expert in M&A transactions, we understand the challenges that the enterprises encounter as well as understand the desires and demands of the investors, throughout the initial due diligence, negotiation and execution of definite transactional agreements, compliance and closing work.

Our key personnel in this practice are Dat Le, Manh Pham, Thoa Pham, Long Dinh, Han Tran, Thu Thieu, Phuong Bui, Thong Dao.

Franchise Consulting: Apolat Legal, with lawyers and associates advised and assisedt in the implementation of many complicated franchise transactions, will help customers orient and understand the legal issues surrounding this operating model thoroughly. Specifically, the scope of our services includes:

  • General consulting in relevant legal policies;
  • Drafting or reviewing exclusive franchise and sub-franchise agreements;
  • Drafting or reviewing other documents and agreements related to the system’s operation to ensure consistency with franchise agreements and regulatory compliance;
  • Consulting the compliance with laws and contracts during the franchising term;
  • On behalf of the franchisor or the franchisee to negotiate and enter into a franchise agreement;
  • Registering the Franchise system to competent authorities;
  • Other relevant legal services upon clients’ request;
  • On behalf of the franchisor or franchisee resolves disputes related to franchise activities.

Major deals

Some of our major deals in the year 2019:

  • advised one of the world’s leading diversified turnkey solutions provider on solar power projects;
  • conducted legal due diligence (Legal DD) and advised on a merger and acquisition (M&A) deal over a 50MW wind power project in a southern province in Vietnam;
  • advised on establishment and operation of an industrial zone infrastructure development project in a central province of Vietnam;
  • advised on restructuring State assets of a province in Mekong Delta, Vietnam;
  • advised on copyright disputes between famous singers and the Vietnam biggest online music streaming site;
  • advised on a successful M&A deal concerning transferring capital in a major fund management company to foreign investors;
  • advised on the business structure for the apartment building project of a major project investment and development company.


  • Lawasia-The law association for Asia and the Pacific ;
  • IP Coster;
  • Asialawnetwork.
Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and Investment Dat Le +84911357447
Dispute resolution Dat Le +84911357447
Intellectual Property Rights Dat Le +84911357447
International Commercial & Trade Dat Le +84911357447
Employment Dat Le +84911357447
Real Estate Dat Le +84911357447
IPO & Capital Raising Dat Le +84911357447
Debt Collection Dat Le +84911357447
M&A consultancy Dat Le +84911357447
Franchise Consulting Dat Le +84911357447
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Long Dinh  photo Mr Long Dinh Senior Partner
Mr Dat Le  photo Mr Dat Le Managing Partner
Ms Thoa Pham  photo Ms Thoa Pham Senior Partner
Mr Manh Pham  photo Mr Manh Pham Senior Partner
Number of lawyers : 9
Number of partners : 5