Firm Profile > DFDL Legal & Tax > Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DFDL Legal & Tax

Tax Tier 1

DFDL Legal & Tax handles a breadth of tax matters across tax disputes as well as transactional matters concerning corporate transactions and customs duties. Regional practice head Jack Sheehan specialises in international tax planning and structuring investments in Asia. In the Ho Chi Minh City office, the team includes Phan Thi Lieu, who has cross-border tax planning experience and senior tax director Lan Hua who provides tax advice to local and foreign businesses.

Projects and energy Tier 2

The team at DFDL Legal & Tax, led by Hoang Phong Anh in Hanoi, has considerable expertise in the development of hydropower projects, as well as solar power, mining and infrastructure. Dave Seibert, who joined the firm's team in Vietnam from its Yangon office, brings a wealth of experience and has assisted on electricity generation projects. Huynh Dai Thang in Hanoi and Jérôme Buzenet in Ho Chi Minh City also have relevant expertise.

Key clients

B Grimm Power Company Limited

Quadran International

MUFG Bank, Ltd

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

DFDL Legal & Tax handles international and local corporate tax and acquisition matters for national and international clients, led by regional practice head Jérôme Buzenet. Hoang Phong Anh has experience in commercial and foreign investment matters. Head of the Ho Chi Minh City office Tran Thi Vu Hanh advises corporate clients as does Huynh Dai Thang who leads the Hanoi office. The firm is particularly active in cross-border and investment and logistics, among other areas.

Key clients

Air Asia Berhad

ACA Investments

NewQuest Capital Partners

Belt Road Capital Management

OCS – International Facilities Management Services

American International Group (AIG)

B. Grimm Power Public Company Limited

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

DFDL Legal & Tax has experience in various real estate developments. Managing director Jérôme Buzenet leads the team, which handles advisory work on land acquisition, construction contracts and joint venture agreements. Tran Thi Vu Hanh advises foreign investors investing in Vietnam and elsewhere in the region; head of the Hanoi office Huynh Dai Thang is also active.

Key clients

Belt Road Capital Management

APX Capital Limited

Coco Beach

Banking and finance Tier 4

DFDL Legal & Tax's banking practice is co-led by Jérôme Buzenet in Ho Chi Minh City and Hoang Phong Anh in Hanoi. The team handles restructuring, financing and advisory matters for a number of clients in the Southeast Asian region which includes banks, private investors and insurance companies. Tran Thi Vu Hanh , who leads the Ho Chi Minh City office, is also recommended for her international experience.  

Key clients

Louis Dreyfus / Molenbergnatie

American International Group (AIG)

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

The firm

With its regional legal and tax expertise, DFDL has assisted clients in Vietnam since 1995, advising on both local and international legal and tax matters from its offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Drawing on more than 20 years of in-depth experience in the country and the Mekong Region, DFDL has built a reputation as the preferred choice of legal and tax services provider in Vietnam, advising on all aspects of investments from general regulatory matters to commercially robust, complex, and bespoke sophisticated transactions.

Providing international quality, seamlessly integrated, and relentlessly solution-oriented legal and tax services to establish, structure and protect our clients’ business interests, are key cornerstones of DFDL’s culture, approach, and strategy worldwide. Positioned as the preeminent full-service, legal and tax integrated law firm in Vietnam, DFDL has developed a reputation for technical excellence, creativity, and integrity coupled with in-depth knowledge of the local environment.

Areas of practice

Our advisers have represented leading international and Asian investors in Vietnam, including leading international and Asian financial institutions. Our involvement in major projects in Vietnam includes major power projects, large real estate projects, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
Mergers & Acquisition
Real Estate