Jérôme Buzenet > DFDL Legal & Tax > Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam > Lawyer Profile
DFDL Legal & Tax Offices
UNIT 2, 19TH FLOOR, GREEN POWER BUILDING
35 TON DUC THANG STREET, DISTRICT 1
HO CHI MINH CITY
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Regional Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Vietnam
Partner & Vietnam Managing Director
Prior to joining DFDL to head two offices, Jérôme was with Freshfields in Hanoi for over six years and Linklaters in Paris. His practice focuses on M&A, private equity and investment fund formation and restructuring, in Vietnam and the wider Mekong region. Permanently based in Vietnam since 2004, Jérôme also advises on projects and finance matters. He is recognized as a leading practitioner by all of the Chambers, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.
He speaks French, English, Italian and some Vietnamese.
Jérôme qualified as a French Lawyer (Avocat) and went on to further studies at Oxford University through the LL.M program in English law. Before this, he obtained a postgraduate Master’s Degree in Business and Tax Law at La Sorbonne-Paris I.
DFDL Legal & Tax’s real estate and construction team advises developers, financiers, and contractors on the development and construction of residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use properties, in addition to handling large infrastructure projects. This includes advising on land acquisitions, construction contracts, joint ventures, leases, sales, and EPC contracts. Hanoi-based Dai Thang Huynh leads the team alongside Paul Volodarsky in Ho Chi Minh City, and managing director Jérôme Buzenet is another name of note regarding real estate-related M&A transactions.
DFDL Legal & Tax acts for both lenders and borrowers, including domestic banks, international financial institutions, governments and state-owned entities. Its strong capabilities cover a broad range of services, including institutional lending, acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance, and regulatory compliance advice. Managing director Jérôme Buzenet leads the group, which also includes senior partner Martin Desautels, who has expertise in the energy sector, and Phong Anh Hoang, who has advised on power plant projects on both the government and sponsor side.
DFDL Legal & Tax acts for clients across the telecoms, finance services, real estate, manufacturing, energy, mining, infrastructure and retail industries on public and private M&A transactions. The team’s workload also includes joint ventures, investments, and private equity transactions. Due to its strong presences across Southeast Asia, including in Vietnam, its client roster includes Chinese, Japanese and Indian investors. Managing director Jérôme Buzenet chairs the practice and advises on M&A, private equity and investment formation and restructuring mandates, while deputy managing director Hanh Tran and head of the firm’s Ho Chi Minh City office is also a key contact, as is head of the Hanoi office Thang Huynh.