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DNA Vietnam LLC

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Boutique corporate firm DNA Vietnam LLC is based in Hanoi and was established in 2020 by Dang Thanh Son and Dang Chi Lieu, who both have previous experience in large law firms, as well as Vietnamese conglomerates. The team undertakes a broad spectrum of work relating to M&A transactions, including regulatory issues. It also handles foreign investment and the daily operations of running a business. Additionally, its membership of the global network Alliott Global Alliance bolsters the group’s cross-border capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Dang Thanh Son; Dang Chi Lieu


‘This team strongly supports client businesses and can always find a practical solution.’

‘Dang Chi Lieu is very reasonable, supportive and a reliable lawyer which makes him a trusted adviser. He can apply his legal knowledge and business awareness to support investors.’

Key clients

Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited

Viettel Global JSC

Coherent Services Vietnam Limited Liability Company

Trina Solar Investment Pte. Ltd.

Sembcorp Solar Vietnam Company Limited

Phoenix Clean Power JSC

Work highlights

  • Advised Equest on the acquisition of a private school in Hanoi.
  • Advised Sembcorp on the acquisition of a rooftop solar project pipeline in Vietnam.
  • Advised Gunkul on post-acquisition and operation matters of four solar farm projects in Vietnam.

Vietnam > Insurance

DNA is a boutique corporate law firm offering legal services in various areas of law relating to the foreign investment and the operation of business entities in Vietnam.

Our areas of practice consist of corporate, M&A, TMT, commerce and banking and finance. We serve clients in a wide range of industries including retail, manufacturing, food and beverage, financial services, technology, energy and infrastructure development. DNA is founded by Mr Thanh Son Dang and Mr Chi Lieu Dang, two former partners of a leading global law firm.

Our vibrant and friendly atmosphere helps strengthen our client relationships. We follow a client-driven and industry-focused approach in order to maximize the interests of our clients.

DNA lawyers combine law firm expertise with in-house experience. Both of our founding partners were in-house counsels for conglomerates in Vietnam before pursuing their legal work at a well-known international law firm. Our lawyers have a global outlook, deep local knowledge, and practical experience which allows them to work on numerous complex regulatory issues and cross-border transactions.

We aim to provide our clients with legal strategies that fully reflect the larger public policy and governmental relationships which are often critical to a positive outcome.

DNA delivers exceptional services by understanding our clients’ need. We also apply alternative fee arrangements in order to provide our clients with creative solutions to their business problems – on time and on budget.

Our mission: Being a premier corporate law firm in Vietnam to provide superior legal services on a timely, effective, and efficient basis, and maintain the highest standards of professional integrity.

Our culture: At DNA, we are dedicated to, and believe, our employees are the heart and soul of the firm. DNA’s culture inspires employees to define and pursue their definition of success. We encourage employees to be highly responsive with proactive and innovative strategies. We value a team-work spirit, dedication, innovation, and mutual respect.

We make a strong commitment to our communities and encourage our lawyers to not only be good stewards of the law, but also of their communities.

We recognize and value the importance of a healthy work-life balance and expect all of our lawyers to have time to devote to their families, community service and personal interests. We promote a work-life balance by applying flexible, agile work arrangements, and the application of advanced technologies and solutions in our firm.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dang Thanh Son son.dang@dnalaw.com.vn (+84) 98 4499 888
Dang Chi Lieu lieu.dang@dnalaw.com.vn (+84) 91 2186 838
Photo Name Position Profile
Thanh Son Dang photo Mr Thanh Son Dang Managing Partner
Chi Lieu Dang photo Mr Chi Lieu Dang Chairman; Partner

TESTIMONIAL: DNA understands clients’ needs and provide assistance with finding the best solutions. They are a trusted adviser.

TESTIMONIAL: DNA is that rare law firm in Vietnam which has a commercial mindset and an intensive working spirit.

TESTIMONIAL: We work closely with Mr Dang Chi Lieu, who is the co-founder of DNA Law and used to be a partner for Baker McKenzie. Apart from his capabilities and experience, he was very engaged in the process and responded quickly to our requests. He has great negotiation skills and is able to close deals.

TESTIMONIAL: Dang Chi Lieu is the most reliable lawyer that I have ever worked with in Vietnam. He has deep legal and industrial knowledge, which renders valuable input and help us to get through obstacles.

TESTIMONIAL: Lieu is always my recommended lawyer for M&A transactions. He works hard and is willing to answer all questions from clients. I am also impressed with his negotiation skills, which help us a lot with closing the deal.

TESTIMONIAL: In all matters where Lieu has assisted myself, I always consistently find him commercially sensible and a right balance of commercial input and legal input, which I can rarely find with other Vietnamese lawyers.