Mr Justin Gisz > Frasers Law Company > Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam > Lawyer Profile

Frasers Law Company
Unit 19.01, 19th Floor Deutsches Haus
33 Le Duan Boulevard District 1
Vietnam

Work Department

Merger and Acquisition, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Justin Gisz is a Partner of Frasers and one of our firm’s most senior expatriate lawyers. Justin’s 19 years’ experience combines nine years’ Australian and international experience with 12 years’ experience in Vietnam.

A mergers, acquisitions, and corporate advisory specialist – and equally at home across both the private equity space and the public capital markets space – Justin has also developed industry-leading expertise in Vietnamese property, general commercial, and foreign direct investment law.

Experience

Justin commenced his career in 1998 with KPMG Legal, based in its Sydney office. During his five years with KPMG Legal, Justin specialised in mergers, acquisitions, and corporate and commercial advisory work. Justin acted on many high-profile transactions for multinational and Australian companies, including blue chip public companies, large private companies, global franchises and small to medium sized enterprises, often in collaboration with the KPMG Tax division.

In 2003, Justin accepted the role of General Counsel, Oceania, for the Deutsche Post/DHL group of companies, again based in Sydney. In this General Counsel role, Justin was responsible for managing the legal and regulatory affairs of the Deutsche Post/DHL group in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The transport and logistics business of Deutsche Post/DHL in Oceania is a large and complex operation, spanning multiple business units and generating massive revenues. Reporting to the Oceania CEO, with a dotted line report to Asia Pacific General Counsel, Justin was heavily involved in executive management of the group’s operations across numerous jurisdictions and gained invaluable experience in the practical application of law in a business context.

In 2007, Justin joined the Frasers team, bringing with him a combination of top-tier professional advisory firm experience and multi-jurisdictional General Counsel experience.

Languages

English

Lawyer Rankings

Vietnam > Dispute resolution: arbitration

The dispute resolution team at Frasers Law Company handles disputes spanning multiple sectors including commercial and real estate, handling both arbitration and working with Vietnamese-owned firms on disputes. Practice head Mark Fraser focuses on energy and infrastructure-related disputes whereas Justin Gisz is also notable. Senior associate Phung Thi Thanh Thao is a crucial member of the team and handles a large volume of dispute work for high-profile clients. Dr Lang Nguyen is now at Duane Morris Vietnam LLC.

Vietnam > Real estate and construction

Frasers Law Company‘s real estate practice provides clients, including foreign investors, with a full service around real estate deals. Led by Mark FraserJustin Gisz is the name to note for construction law advice. Hotels are one area of expertise.

Vietnam > Labour and employment

Frasers Law Company is adept at a wide range of employment law, spanning contentious and non-contentious work, acting for a range of national and international clients. Mark Fraser leads the team, with key lawyers Justin Gisz and Phung Thi Thanh Thao advising on strategic-level matters. Nguyen Van Vien also provides his specialist intellectual property expertise when required for employee-employer IP ownership disputes.

Vietnam > Insurance

Frasers Law Company‘s insurance team is equipped to handle large volumes of complex advisory work to sector-leading clients. Led by Mark Fraser, the group has experience advising businesses on risk, compensation and regulatory matters. Justin Gisz remains a noted practitioner, retaining his industry-level expertise and undertaking considerable advisory work for multinational companies. Phung Thi Thanh Thao is a key senior associate in this team.

Vietnam > Intellectual property: international firms

Frasers Law Company‘s IP practice advises on the full range of matters for clients across a range of sectors, with key instructions including challenging copyright infringement, trade mark dispute and patent matters. Practice head Nguyen Van Vien is a key contact, and remains a key contact to note, and Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz are also active in this space. The team has cross-border capabilities and has experience handling high-value work for international clients. Key industry sectors for the practice include consumer products and chemicals.

Vietnam > Shipping and aviation

The practice at Frasers Law Company is equipped to handle a broad range of maritime and aviation matters. Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz provide significant legal advisory work on issues such as logistics industry transactions, as well as vessel and aircraft financing nd acting for shipping industry clients on port projects. Phung Thi Thanh Thao is a key senior associate based in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam > Projects and energy

Frasers Law Company has considerable experience in energy and infrastructure, which it deploys undertaking high-value work for developers and financiers of energy projects.  Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz oversee the team, which also includes senior associates Pham Thanh Mai, who also acts for foreign clients on development projects and Stefano Pellegrino, whose practice includes oil and gas.

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A

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Justin GiszFrasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company handles a broad range of corporate work across industry sectors, including for cross-border investors. Name partner Mark Fraser is the key contact at the firm, as is Justin Gisz who is noted for his corporate advisory law expertise. Other core team members include Stefano Pellegrino who has expertise in cross-border contracts. Senior associate Ho Thuy Ngoc Tram also has M&A expertise, as does Pham Thanh Mai handles, who has experience of banking industry deals.

Vietnam > Capital markets

Frasers Law Company acts for financial institutions, including investment funds and investment banks on a myriad of matters, including debt and equity capital markets. Key contacts remain Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz.

Vietnam > Banking and finance

The banking and finance team at Frasers Law Company handles high-value, large scale, and complex matters for international clients, which include major multinational financial institutions and businesses. The practice group led by Mark Fraser handles work that spans multiple jurisdictions such as cross-border lending transactions and project financing. Justin Gisz undertakes corporate advisory work such as market entry advice for clients and senior associate Phung Thi Thanh Thao has extensive expertise in merger work. Nguyen Thi Lang left the firm to join as partner at Duane Morris Vietnam LLC.