Firm Profile > Frasers Law Company > Hanoi, Vietnam

Frasers Law Company
UNIT 1205, 12TH FLOOR PACIFIC PLACE
83B LY THUONG KIET STREET, HOAN KIEM DISTRICT
HANOI
Vietnam

Vietnam > Data protection Tier 1

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.

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‘Real depth of expertise in data protection and TMT. Commercial and responsive.’

‘Mark Fraser is dedicated, responsive, commercial and hard working.’

Key clients

Kimball Electronics

Aspire (GBR) Limited

Vietnam > Projects and energy Tier 1

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.

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‘The Frasers’ team was great to work with – very responsive, provided technically sound legal advice, in-depth understanding of upstream oil and gas regulatory issues, and flexible within the context of broader client demands on the project – everything we look for in overseas counsel.’

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Ascina Capital

VinaCapital Group

Kimball Electronics

Origin Energy Australia

Vietnam > TMT Tier 1

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.

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Leading practice in Vietnam. Commercial. Responsive. Dedicated. Clear advice. Works to an international standard.

Mark Fraser provides excellent client service.

Phyung Thi Thanh Thao works hard and is technically strong.

Key clients

PRGX Global, Inc.

Ascina Capital

VinaCapital Ventures

Kimball Electronics

VinaCapital Group

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Vietnam > Banking and finance Tier 2

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.

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‘I really appreciate the commitment from Justin Gisz. He is highly responsive and very hands-on, and he takes ownership of the process if things do not move quickly enough or challenges arise.’

The team is very client-focused. They anticipate our needs well and work hard to find solutions to the challenges that arise.’

Vietnam > Capital markets Tier 2

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.

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Ascina Capital

Herbert Smith Freehills

VinaCapital Group

Barun Law for G.U.D. Hondings Limited

EFG-Hermes UAE Limited

IPS International Polysacks GmbH

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

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.

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Mark Fraser is a very professional and reliable lawyer. He not only talks about risk but also gives precise advice and options to solve the problem.

‘The team members are international and has many international clients. Very kowledgeble in the regulation of foreign investment in Vietnam. The firm is a Vietnamese law firm so has many Vietnamese lawyers who is very talented and good English speaker.’

Key clients

Family Mart

Mavene Invest Corp

Ascina Capital

VinaCapital Group

Origin Energy Australia

PRGX Global, Inc.

EFG-Hermes UAE Limited

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

IPS International Polysacks GmbH

Vietnam > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

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.

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‘Technically strong, with strength in TMT sector disputes, commercial and comes up with creative solutions.

Mark Fraser is a leading practitioner. We appreciate the responsiveness and dedication and excellence to client service. He works to an international standard.

 

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Family Mart

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

IPS International Polysacks GmbH

Vietnam > Insurance Tier 2

Frasers Law Company's insurance team advises foreign clients operating in the insurance sector in Vietnam on establishing a business, as well as advising on complex transactions. Led by Mark Fraser, the team advises on risk and regulatory matters to clients which include large financial institutions and state-owned power corporations. Senior associate Phung Thi Thanh Thao is a core member of the group, handling a range of day-to-day advisory work among other matters.

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Vietnam > Intellectual property: international firms Tier 2

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.

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Family Mart

Ascina Capital

Origin Energy Australia

Kimball Electronics

PRGX Global, Inc.

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

Vietnam > Labour and employment Tier 2

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.

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PRGX Global, Inc.

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

Origin Energy Australia

Vietnam > Real estate and construction Tier 2

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.

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Family Mart

Mavene Invest Corp

Ascina Capital

VinaCapital Group

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

Vietnam > Shipping and aviation Tier 2

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.

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Vietnam > Tax Tier 2

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.

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Key clients

PRGX Global, Inc.

VinaCapital Ventures

Kimball Electronics

The firm: Frasers Law Company (Frasers) was established in 2004 by Mark Fraser. Frasers was the first law firm to be licensed by the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam with a foreign law company licence. Frasers is Vietnam’s premier independent commercial law firm, providing innovative international-standard legal advice and opinions, in a Vietnamese context, on all areas of business and commerce to leading global and local companies investing and operating in Vietnam.

The firm is culturally diverse and benefits from the integrated and cutting-edge expertise of its team of local and expatriate lawyers. Frasers understands the legal, commercial, political and regulatory issues that affect businesses in Vietnam, and aims to provide comprehensive legal services to assist clients navigate these complex issues and achieve outstanding business outcomes.

Its strength lies in its integrated team approach, combining the highest international standards with leading local expertise, ensuring that clients benefit from the broad legal and commercial knowledge of its lawyers, but also in specialist or esoteric areas of law which its senior lawyers focus on.

Its team of lawyers includes local and foreign lawyers who have international and local experience. Many of its local lawyers have studied and worked overseas, and have returned to Vietnam with their higher education qualifications and an understanding of international business environments. They are able to provide clients with a unique perspective on their business in Vietnam.

Areas of practice: Since basing himself in South East Asia (including more than 20 years in Vietnam), managing partner Mark Fraser’s practice has focused on corporate matters (especially mergers and acquisitions), commercial real estate transactions, infrastructure projects and banking and finance matters. This involves debt and equity structuring of investment projects and the preparation and negotiation of documents. Mark has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions, power generation, water treatment, telecommunications, road tollway, and oil and gas projects within Vietnam and has advised on a number of Vietnamese matters in the banking and finance, corporate and commercial, infrastructure, capital markets, property development and dispute resolution areas.

Partner Justin Gisz, a mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory specialist, has also developed industry-leading expertise in Vietnamese property law. Justin advises some of the world’s largest global and multinational companies across a diverse range of industry sectors. Justin’s top-tier professional advisory firm experience and multi- jurisdictional general counsel background come into play on a regular basis during his work as one of Vietnam’s leading and most experienced corporate lawyers.

Dr Nguyen Thi Lang joined the Frasers team as a partner in early 2013. Dr Lang’s areas of expertise include all aspects of corporate and commercial, with particular emphasis on employment, mergers and acquisitions, pharmaceuticals, commercial, real estate and infrastructure projects. Dr Lang has advised a wide variety of multinational businesses from all parts of the world. She is able to match clients’ commercial objectives with what is achievable in Vietnam. This ability has resulted in her being the counsel of choice for many leading foreign investors in Vietnam.

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Banking and finance
Capital markets
Competition and antitrust
Corporate and commercial
Dispute resolution and arbitration
Employment
Insurance
Intellectual property
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
Projects and energy
Real estate and construction
Regulatory compliance
Restructuring and insolvency
Tax
Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)