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 and Co-Managing Director, Vietnam
Jérôme is a Partner and Co-Managing Director of DFDL Vietnam. His practice focuses on M&A, private equity and restructuring in Vietnam and the wider Mekong Region.
He has been permanently based in Vietnam since 2004 and also advises on projects and finance matters.
Jérôme started his career in France in 1998 at Bureau Francis Lefebvre and practiced law at Linklaters before moving to Vietnam.
Prior to joining DFDL, Jérôme was a Counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s Hanoi office where he worked between 2005 and 2011 leading Freshfields’ capital markets practice for Vietnam and advising several leading international financial institutions.
Jérôme is recommended as a leading lawyer in Vietnam by Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. He frequently presents at conferences in Vietnam and Asia on matters related to the Vietnamese capital markets and M&A.
He speaks French, English, Italian and some Vietnamese.
Jérôme qualified as a French Lawyer (Avocat) in 1999 and studied at Oxford University (St Peter’s College 2000, LL.M program in English Law), and Paris-La Sorbonne University.
A firm that has witnessed a wave of internal promotions including partnership for both Dave Seibert and Paul Volodarsky in January 2023, DFDL Legal & Tax possesses a strong and experienced bench that has a wide sector breadth and engages with a number of premium domestic and cross-border deals across the Southeast Asian region. Beyond continued distinguished work in the energy sector, the team is a go-to for aviation expertise as well as telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, and finance-related corporate issues. Spearheading the practice is Jérôme Buzenet, whose banking and capital markets knowledge ensures he is a regular port of call for the group’s growing list of longstanding multinational platform investor clients. Both Martin Desautels and PhongAnh Hoang possess broad practices and have been engaged in a variety of foreign investment deals, whereas Kevin Hawkins is principally noted for his acumen regarding energy and infrastructure assets.