Firm Profile > Duane Morris Vietnam LLC > Hanoi, Vietnam

Duane Morris Vietnam LLC
PACIFIC PLACE, UNIT V1307/1308, 13TH FLOOR,
83B LY THUONG KIET STREET,
HOAN KIEM DISTRICT,
Vietnam

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

In a key development at Duane Morris & Selvam LLPNguyen Thi Lang was promoted to chair of the Vietnam offices, becoming the first chairwoman of an international law firm in the country. She also co-heads the corporate team with Oliver Massmann. Lang, who is is based in Ho Chi Minh, has a wealth of experience advising multinational, foreign and domestic companies. Her work spans M&A and inbound investment transactions, as well as commercial work. Massmann, whose practice is split between the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices, has over 20 years of experience working as a commercial lawyer in Vietnam. Giles Cooper joined Allens.

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Testimonials

‘Very prompt turnaround with commercially-practical advice.’

‘Our company needed a law firm that would handle and resolve our matters and issues quickly, efficiently and effectively. Duane Morris proved assertive, comprehensive and strategic. Their services are provided with effective communication skills and creativity, knowledge and responsibility.’

‘Duane Morris’ assistance with our investment projects allowed us to expedite the process in a fair and equitable manner for all involved parties.’

‘Duane Morris team is very responsive and prompt in responding to their client. They delivered their services to their client punctually.’

‘Nguyen Thi Lang is extremely good at client service. She is very responsive and available to discuss 24/7. Lang has a great commercial mindset. Whenever she advised her client, she put herself in the client’s shoes.’

Their profound knowledge of corporate and M&A, timely responses, useful advice, and efficient works always help us to achieve what we want in the most protective way possible.’

Key clients

City Garden

Saint Gobain

A.P.U Educational Company Development

Monsanto Singapore Co (PTE) Ltd/Bayer

Hydro Extruded Solution AB

Dentsu Inc. Group

Fujitsu Computer Products Vietnam

Bayer Vietnam

Montana AS Beteiligungs Holding AG

City Garden

Saint Gobain

A.P.U Educational Company Development

Monsanto Singapore Co (PTE) Ltd/Bayer

Hydro Extruded Solution AB

Dentsu Group Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products Vietnam

Bayer Vietnam

Montana AS Beteiligungs Holding AG

Vietnam > Projects and energy Tier 2

Duane Morris Vietnam LLC's team has a standout reputation in power projects involving clean and renewable energy, but it also excels in projects and infrastructure matters in the oil and gas, infrastructure, mining and telecoms industries. The group provides the full spectrum of advice to clients, including project development, joint ventures, financing, syndication and management. Firm chairperson Nguyen Thi Lang co-heads the team with Oliver Massmann. Giles Cooper joined Allens.

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Duane Morris has an experience and professional team with excellent negotiation skills.’

We have been using the services of Duane Morris for several years. Their services are efficient and trustworthy. We especially appreciate the support from Ms. Lang. She is always provides innovative solutions to resolve all our legal issues.’

Key clients

Ca Mau 1A Energy JSC

Energy Capital Vietnam

Epping Green Energy GmbH

MITSUI & CO.

EnbW Energie Baden – Wuerttemberg AG

Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC)

Ca Mau 1A Energy JSC

Energy Capital Vietnam

Epping Green Energy GmbH

EnbW Energie Baden – Wuerttemberg AG

Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC)

Vietnam > Banking and finance

Duane Morris Vietnam LLC advises clients on syndicated loans, project finance transactions and regulatory compliance. The team includes Oliver Massmann, whose expertise as an attorney is complemented by his experience as a qualified accountant and auditor. He co-heads the practice with newly-appointed Vietnam chair Nguyen Thi Lang.

The firm: Duane Morris Vietnam LLC was established in July 2007. Attorneys in Vietnam represent a range of clients, including multinational corporations with operations in Asia, as well as businesses seeking to establish investments in Asia. Duane Morris can also leverage its global platform to facilitate Asia-based companies’ entry into markets in the US, Latin America, the UK and beyond. The firm’s attorneys have strong relationships with the business community in Vietnam and have developed an outstanding track record of complex transactions, particularly in the energy and projects sector.

The firm represents a wide range of clients in a variety of practice areas, including mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, energy and projects, corporate and commercial law, TMT, employment, and corporate real estate. It offers practical, sound legal advice provided on the ground in Vietnam by an established team of nine lawyers qualified to practise in Vietnam, New York, Paris, Berlin and New Zealand.

Areas of practice
Corporate, M&A: the corporate law attorneys advise early-stage and mature companies on a wide variety of general corporate and commercial matters. They advise on mergers and acquisitions including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, hostile acquisitions and defence against takeover attempts. They also advise on joint ventures, company group structures and share capital structures, transaction structures and financing issues, creating security for financing including asset-backed securitisation, advising on stamp duties and tax implications of transactions, drafting transactional documents and conducting due diligence.

Energy and projects: the firm has a strong regional energy and projects practice adept at handling complex projects. Its lawyers guide clients through the complex legal, financial and political issues that pervade the energy industry. For both producers and policy-makers, as well as industry participants and consumers, the attorneys help manage the dynamic challenges of the energy market, counselling clients on regulations, transactions, litigation, project development, facility construction, financing, government relations and policy matters concerning energy. The attorneys draw upon legal and industry experience with fossil fuels as well as renewable sources to find creative solutions to meet clients’ needs.

Banking and finance: the finance lawyers regularly advise companies in relation to banking and finance transactions. They have a strong track record in loan facilities, trade finance, and structured and project finance involving international companies operating in Vietnam as well as Vietnamese state-owned enterprises and private borrowers. The team also has in-depth experience of Vietnamese securities issuances, custody services, the regulatory aspects of trust lending arrangements and derivative products.

Dispute resolution: the team is involved in advising on a number of ground-breaking disputes in Vietnam involving international investors. The team has broad experience especially in relation to projects, trade marks, trade disputes and other general commercial disputes.

Employment and labour law: foreign direct investment regularly involves the employment of local and foreign staff. The team has broad experience of advising companies on all aspects of Vietnamese employment laws and regulations.

Corporate real estate: the team advises clients on the lease and purchase of commercial property in Vietnam including resorts, hotels and retail outlets.

Compliance/regulatory/white-collar crime: the firm advises international companies on regulatory compliance and corporate crime investigations. It also advises on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and fraud.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration/dispute resolution Dr. Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Arbitration/dispute resolution Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Banking and finance Pham Bach Duong dbpham@duanemorris.com +84 28 3824 0235
Banking and finance Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Capital markets Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Capital markets Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Compliance/regulatory/white-collar crime Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Compliance/regulatory/white-collar crime Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Corporate commercial Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Corporate commercial Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Corporate finance Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Corporate finance Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Corporate real estate Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Corporate real estate Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Employment and labour Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Employment and labour Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Energy Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Energy Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Licensing/market entry Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Licensing/market entry Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Mergers and acquisitions Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Mergers and acquisitions Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Offerings: local and foreign listings Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Offerings: local and foreign listings Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Private equity and venture capital Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Private equity and venture capital Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Projects and construction Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Projects and construction Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Shipping Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Shipping Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Tax Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Tax Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Technology, media and telecommunications Oliver Massmann omassmann@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2205
Technology, media and telecommunications Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Trade finance Pham Bach Duong dbpham@duanemorris.com +84 28 3824 0235
Trade finance Giles Cooper gtcooper@duanemorris.com +84 24 3946 2210
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Minh Duc Hoang  photo Mr Minh Duc Hoang Special Counsel Areas of Practice:  Startup/Venture Capital Mergers & Acquisitions Corporate Law…
Dr Oliver Massmann  photo Dr Oliver Massmann Partner/Director
Dr Lang Thi Nguyen  photo Dr Lang Thi Nguyen Partner Areas of Practice:Power Projects and InfrastructureM&A and Corporate MattersReal EstateCommercial and…
Mr Bach Duong Pham  photo Mr Bach Duong Pham Special Counsel Areas of Practice:  Banking and Finance Projects Corporate and M&A
Number of lawyers : 800+
at this officce : 6
English
French
German
Russian
Vietnamese
Multilaw
Association of Corporate Growth (ACG)
Global Growth Partner
European Chamber of Commerce (Vietnam)
Amcham Vietnam

CLIENT: –
COMPANY/FIRM: Exponential Hub Co., Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: For Priyank Srivastava and Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Corporate and Regulatory

On behalf of Exponential Hub Co., Ltd, I’ve had the pleasure of having Priyank Srivastava, represent and advise us on various commercial issues with active participation in the discussions about contractual documentation in connection with our venture with an international technology company. We can recommend Duane Morris & Selvam without reservation. Duane Morris & Selvam provided us with an amazing, valuable resource and experience. I have nothing but good things to say about our experience with the firm.


CLIENT: Bernard Tan
COMPANY/FIRM: AG Myanmar Water Company Limited (A JV involving stakeholders from Malaysia/Hong Kong and Myanmar)
TESTIMONIAL: For Priyank Srivastava and Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Projects

We engaged Priyank since the beginning of this year. His level of professionalism, agility, all rounding commercial wisdom guided us to be able to simplify and focus on the core issues in each phase of development in our projects amidst the complexity of today’s business environment. With Priyank / Duane Morris & Selvam’s backing, we have strong confidence to outperform in our trade.


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COMPANY/FIRM: ONGC Videsh Ltd Delhi
TESTIMONIAL: For Priyank Srivastava and Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

We have known Priyank for almost a decade now. We have seen him handle Energy, Oil & Gas matters and a large variety of corporate matters with the highest degree of professionalism.  Priyank is an excellent lawyer and carries a wide scope of commercial sense, wisdom and experience. Lawyers working in the oil & gas sector require both legal regulatory as well as industry experience, and Priyank is one of the rare professional lawyers, having the combination of both. Duane Morris & Selvam has great resources and we highly recommend them.


CLIENT: Sim Eng Tong, Chief Executive Officer
COMPANY/FIRM: Biomax Holdings Pte Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: For Mr Sarbjit Singh Chopra

I was recommended to Mr Sarbjit Singh of Selvam LLC after using two other law firms. I am very satisfied with his and his team’s services. He is understanding and caring and I am very thankful for the emotional support he showed me when I was under tremendous stress. He took care of my worries as if they were his own. I am very grateful for his assistance.


In Asia, Duane Morris LLP operates through Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, a U.S.-Singapore joint venture formed in 2011. It was the first of its kind to be approved by Singapore as part of the enhanced liberalisation of its legal services market.

Our Singapore office acts as a gateway to Southeast Asia and beyond. We have multi-lingual lawyers who are admitted in various jurisdictions including Singapore, the PRC, India, Myanmar, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, France, and Vietnam. We possess a breadth of expertise in Asia, both in terms of practice areas and jurisdictional coverage. We are known for our entrepreneurial approach, deep local knowledge and global outlook.

Our firm has a strong presence in the key markets of Southeast Asia, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon, as well as in Shanghai. Supporting these regional offices, our firm operates a series of country desks for India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

In addition, our firm has long-standing relationships with a vast network of law firms and practitioners in every capital in Latin America forged over 30 years of practice in the region. Our clients include Latin American companies doing business around the world as well as global corporations exploring their expansion within this fast-evolving region. Our Latin America Practice Group includes attorneys who speak Spanish, Portuguese and French, as well as English. A number of our attorneys have experience in and are admitted to practice in jurisdictions in Latin America.