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Duane Morris Vietnam LLC

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Dr Oliver Massmann

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Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner/Co-Director

Career

Dr. Oliver Massmann is an International Attorney at Law and a Financial Accountant and Auditor.

Dr. Oliver Massmann received his PhD with Major in International Business Law from the European Global School in Paris.

Dr. Massmann has over 20 years experience working as commercial lawyer in Vietnam.

Dr. Massmann practices in the area of corporate international taxation and on power/water projects, matters related to oil and gas companies and telecoms, privatization and equitization, mergers and acquisitions, and general commercial matters for multinational clients in relation to investment and doing business in Vietnam. He has been awarded "Leading Lawyer" in Mergers and Acquisitions in Vietnam by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2015.

Dr. Massmann is the only foreign lawyer as Member to the Supervisory Board of PetroVietnam Insurance Corporation, Vietnam's largest industrial insurer.

Dr. Massmann is currently working on several investment projects as well as taxation matters and advising the Ministry of Electrical Power on building the power generation infrastructure in Myanmar.

The National Assembly of Vietnam invited Dr. Oliver Massmann to present on the Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on Vietnam, June 2016. Dr. Oliver Massmann is the first foreigner ever to present in Vietnamese language to Members of the National Assembly of Vietnam.

Dr. Massmann is registered Arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (The VIAC). He is the only foreign lawyer in Vietnam who is presenting to the National Assembly of Vietnam in Vietnamese language and teaching International law in Vietnamese language at the Ministry of Justice in Hanoi.

Dr. Massmann is holding a German Judge Degree. He has worked as arbitrator in International Arbitration and Mediation centers in Asia and Europe during the last 20 years. Dr. Massmann has represented many client in arbitration proceedings and Disputes in these Arbitration centers.

Dr. Massmann is a 1994 graduate of Bochum Law University, first state exam and Ministry of Justice, Duesseldorf Germany, second state exam 1997. He is holding a LLM degree in international taxation from St. Thomas University Florida- United State of America. He is certified as International Financial Accountant and Auditor by College of Birmingham. He is admitted to the Bar Association in Berlin and a licensed foreign lawyer in Vietnam.

Languages

English, German and Vietnamese

Member

  • Member of the Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin (German Law Society), Federal Republic of Germany
  • Counsel of Choice of German Embassy, Vietnam
  • Corporate Partner to WTO, Trade, Investment Group of Eurocham
  • Vietnam Representative of Deutsch-Asiatischer-Wirtschaftskreis e.V. in Leipzig, Germany, 2005-present
  • Member of Board of Management of German Business Association
  • Member to the Supervisory Board of PetroVietnam Insurance Holdings Joint Stock Company

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2005
  • Ministry of Justice, Duesseldorf, Second State Examination for Judges and Lawyers, 1997
  • Foreign Language University, Hanoi, Vietnam, Diploma in Vietnamese Language, 1995
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum, First State Examination in Law, 1994
  • European Global School in Paris, PhD, International Business Law, Cum Laude, 2017


Vietnam

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Duane Morris Vietnam LLC handles a range of work, ranging from cross-border M&A deals through to commercial contracts, outsourcing and franchising. Giles Cooper and senior associate Manfred Otto (who leads the firm's Japan desk in Vietnam) assisted Mulwarra Export with purchasing its Vietnamese distributor, and advised Yellow Star Investment on purchasing a minority stake in a health care business. Oliver Massmann and Hanoi-based special counsel Hoang Minh Duc are also key contacts. Other clients include Laurelton Diamonds and Spirax Sarco. Competition law is another area of expertise.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Duane Morris Vietnam LLC has a particular strength in renewable energy work. Oliver Massmann handles a range of solar projects including assisting TCP Asia Pacific with a plan to develop six solar plants totaling 420MW in Myanmar, and alongside special counsel Hoang Minh Duc, is advising Greencells Group on various projects in Vietnam. In addition to its green energy work, Giles Cooper is assisting Sembcorp Utilities with the 225MW gas-fired Myingyan project in Myanmar and senior associate Manfred Otto has expertise in wastewater projects.

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