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 > Corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Justin GiszFrasers Law Company

Independent firm Frasers Law Company has over two decades of experience in the Vietnamese market and advises clients on major cross-border transactions as well as handling day-to-day corporate advisory work. Mark Fraser leads the practice, which also includes key name Justin Gisz. Senior associates Ho Thuy Ngoc Tram and Pham Thanh Mai are also core members of the team, with practices crossing over this area and finance work.

Vietnam > Capital markets

Frasers Law Company‘s capital markets team has a cross-practice approach with its banking and finance group and offers clients the full scope of work including handling both debt and equity capital market transactions. Mark Fraser leads the team, which advises financial institutions, investment banks, and foreign investors. Justin Gisz is also a core member.

Vietnam > Shipping and aviation

The team at Frasers Law Company has experience handling a range of maritime and aviation instructions from clients. Practice head Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz provide advice on transactions, vessel and aircraft financing, as well a broader range of work acting for shipping industry clients.

Vietnam > Tax

Frasers Law Company handles tax structuring of key transactions and cross-border tax planning for an international client base. Practice head Mark Fraser oversees a cross-disciplinary team that has expertise in the tax elements of M&A deals, while Justin Gisz advises major manufacturing companies on anti-counterfeiting and customs duty matters. Tax specialist Tran Lan Chi is the name for market entry advice, and the team has sector strength across retail, power, and infrastructure.

Vietnam > Intellectual property: international firms

Frasers Law Company‘s intellectual property practice advises clients on contentious and non-contentious matters across all three of the core strands of the practice area. Nguyen Van Vien oversees the group and is instructed by international clients on contentious infringement matters and cross-border deals. Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz advise on the transactional aspects of deals and are active in due diligence review work and day-to-day advisory.

Vietnam > Labour and employment

Frasers Law Company is skilled across a broad spectrum of employment matters, handling contentious and non-contentious work for a range of national and international clients. Practice head Mark Fraser acts for foreign investors and companies on labour legislation compliance, contractual work, and on the employment law implications of transactions. Justin Gisz is also active, and employee-employer IP ownership disputes remain a strength of the team.

Vietnam > TMT

Frasers Law Company has a ‘leading practice‘ in the TMT arena, with strength across the transactional and regulatory space. Led by Mark Fraser, the team advises a number of blue-chip companies and undertakes heavyweight advisory work related to the M&A work and due diligence matters. Other co-head Justin Gisz advises foreign clients on market entry advice whilst senior associate Pham Thanh Mai supports on cross-border projects.

Vietnam > Real estate and construction

The real estate team at Frasers Law Company handles heavyweight transactional work in the sector, including advising foreign investors on a number of notable deals. The group is led by Mark Fraser, and also includes Justin Gisz who has expertise in Vietnamese property and construction law and is a key contact for private equity clients. Senior associate Duong Thi Mai Huong is also recommended.

Vietnam > Dispute resolution: arbitration

The dispute resolution team at Frasers Law Company handles commercial disputes and has expanded its offering with its new practice group handling regulatory and internal investigations work. Mark Fraser leads the group and focuses on energy and infrastructure-related disputes, as well as retaining a specialism in international trade matters. Justin Gisz acts for large Vietnamese companies on shareholder disputes.

Vietnam > Data protection

The data protection practice at Frasers Law Company, led by Mark Fraser, advises a number of large international clients on data privacy matters. The team also includes Justin Gisz, who has experience advising financial institutions in the wake of data breaches and senior associate Nguyen Thuy Duong who has broader TMT experience.

Vietnam > Banking and finance

The ‘client-focused‘ banking practice at Frasers Law Company advises investors and financial institutions on large-scale project-related transactions. Led by Mark Fraser, the team has cross-border experiences in high-value financing mandates for international clients and provides corporate advisory work – Justin Gisz is the name for this and supports new operations on market entry in Vietnam. Elsewhere, senior associate Phung Thi Thanh Thao lends her expertise in banking industry work.

Vietnam > Projects and energy

Frasers Law Company handles an assortment of matters in this space, including both upstream oil and gas and renewable energy projects for investors and developers. Practice head Mark Fraser oversees the team with acts for both sponsors and lenders on transactions and advises foreign clients on development projects. Corporate lawyer Justin Gisz and senior associate Pham Thanh Mai are key contacts and support the workload.