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DFDL Legal & Tax

UNIT 2, 19TH FLOOR, GREEN POWER BUILDING, 35 TON DUC THANG STREET, DISTRICT 1, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
Tel:
Work +84 28 3910 0072
Fax:
Fax +84 8 3910 0073
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Web:
www.dfdl.com

Jérôme Buzenet

Tel:
Work +84 28 3910 0072
Email:
Web:
www.dfdl.com/locations/vietnam/vietnam-advisers/jerome-buzenet/
DFDL

Work Department

Vietnam

Position

Partner
Managing Director, Vietnam

Career

Jérôme qualified as a French Lawyer (Avocat). Before joining DFDL Jérôme was with Freshfields in Hanoi for over six years and Linklaters in Paris. His practice is focused on M&A, private equity and investment fund formation and restructuring, in Vietnam and the rest of the Mekong region. Having been permanently based in Vietnam since 2004, Jérôme also advises on projects and finance matters. He is recognized as a leading practitioner by each of Chambers, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

Languages

French
English
Italian
Vietnamese

Member

Registered lawyer with Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice
European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham)
Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AusCham)
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham)
American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham)
French Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CCIFV)
Editorial Board of the International Financial Regulation Review (IFIN)

Education

2000 - 2001  One-year LL.M program, Law (University of Oxford)
1999 - Avocat practicing certificate (CAPA), Paris Bar School
1998 - Master’s Degree (DESS in International Business and Tax Law, Université Panthéon Sorbonne - Paris I)


Vietnam

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

DFDL Legal & Tax's J√©r√īme Buzenet¬†in Ho Chi Minh City advised Impact Investment Exchange - an impact fund - on the provision of a loan to a Vietnamese entity, which necessitated the registration of the loan with the State Bank of Vietnam. He and Hanoi-based¬†Hoang Phong Anh¬†advised Payoneer on various fintech matters. Asset finance, derivatives, and bancassurance are other areas of expertise.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

At DFDL Legal & Tax, J√©r√īme Buzenet, who is based¬†in Hanoi, and Huynh Dai Thang¬†in Ho Chi Minh City assisted Affinity Equity Partners with the Vietnamese elements of its purchase of Lock & Lock, which has four subsidiaries in Vietnam. Tran Thi Vu Hanh¬†in Hanoi advised HanesBrands on a restructuring exercise.¬†Other work includes Buzenet and Hoang Phong Anh advising¬†Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma on a change of distributor in Vietnam. Advice to warranties and indemnities insurers on M&A deals is another area of expertise. Air Asia is also a client.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

DFDL Legal & Tax's¬†J√©r√īme Buzenet and Hoang Phong Anh advised Qatar Petroleum International on the sale of its share in the Long Son petrochemicals project to Siam Cement. Anh and Martin Desautels, who are active in projects across the region, advise the Ministry of Industry and Trade on various issues concerning the Nam Dinh energy project. As part of a multinational team, the practice advised B. Grimm Power Company, which has a subsidiary in Vietnam, on its IPO in Thailand. Other mandates concern solar energy.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

At DFDL Legal & Tax, J√©r√īme Buzenet¬†advised Alpha King Vietnam Investment on purchasing a site for a mixed-use commercial development in Ho Chi Minh City, while Huynh Dai Thang¬†advised Leopalace21 on an investment into logistics facilities. Other clients include European retailers and Hanesbrands, which Tran Thi Vu Hanh¬†acts for.Hoang Phong Anh¬†is another key contact.

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