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

Projects and energy Tier 1

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.

Key clients

VinaCapital

Argex Titanium Inc.

Origin Energy Australia

Phu My 3 BOT Company

Vina-CPK Co. Ltd.

Wang Jing & Co.

Kimball Electronics

Grant Thornton Vietnam

ON Semiconductor/V Trac

Advantage Partners

TMT Tier 1

Frasers Law Company has specialist knowledge on the regulation of the telecommunications and online services, and has the capability to undertake high-value transactions in this field. Mark Fraser leads the team with support from Stefano Pellegrino - the pair handle transactions in the sector and other cross-border legal issues for a growing list of blue-chip clients. Senior associate Ho Thuy Ngoc Tram is also recommended in this space.

Key clients

Ascina Capital

Ambient Digital

VinaCapital

Tech Data

Advantages Partners

ON Semiconductor

Oriente Finance

Kimball Electronics

Banking and finance Tier 2

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.

Key clients

Family Mart

EFG-Hermes UAE Limited

Ascina Capital

Ambient Digital

Cushman Wakefield

Deccan Value

VinaCapital

IPS International Polysacks GmbH

Advantage Partners

ON Semiconductor/V Trac

Theodore Alexander

Willis Towers Watson

Capital markets Tier 2

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.

Key clients

EFG-Hermes UAE Limited

Family Mart

M + W Asia

Ambient Digital

Ascina Capital

Cushman Wakefield

ATC Alloys

VinaCapital

Argex Titanium Inc.

Origin Energy Australia

ACG Education

King & Wood Mallesons

VINA-CPK Co. Ltd.

Wang Jing & Co.

Kimball Electronics

Deccan Value

Daniel Wellington

Allied Down Vietnam Co., Ltd.

New Zealand Consulate General

Grant Thornton Vietnam

Johnson Winter Slattery

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

Oriente Finance

Theodore Alexander

Allnex Vietnam

Navitas Ltd.

Bacardi Vietnam

Advantage Partners

OFO

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

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.

Testimonials

‘Pham Thanh Mai is very pleasant, responsive, and has good knowledge of Vietnamese law.’

Key clients

EFG-Hermes UAE Limited

Family Mart

M + W Asia

Ambient Digital

Ascina Capital

Cushman Wakefield

ATC Alloys

VinaCapital

Argex Titanium Inc.

Origin Energy Australia

ACG Education

King & Wood Mallesons

VINA-CPK Co. Ltd.

Wang Jing & Co.

Kimball Electronics

Deccan Value

Daniel Wellington

Allied Down Vietnam Co., Ltd.

New Zealand Consulate-General

Grand Thornton Vietnam

Johnson Winter Slattery

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

Oriente Finance

Theodore Alexander

Allnex Vietnam

Navitas Ltd.

Bacardi Vietnam

Advantage Partners

OFO

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

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.

Testimonials

They are a responsive and very competent team, good to work with on Vietnamese law issues. The team is agile – thinks out of the box and fast.’

Key clients

Family Mart

M + W Asia

ACG Education

Grant Thornton

VINA-CPK  Co. Ltd.

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

Theodore Alexander

Navitas Ltd.

Sojitz Vietnam Company Limited

Insurance Tier 2

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.

Key clients

Argex Titanium Inc.

Chubb

Intellectual property: international firms Tier 2

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.

Key clients

Family Mart

Ascina Capital

Wang Jing & Co.

Navitas Ltd.

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

Kimball Electronics

King & Wood Mallesons

Oriente Finance

Theodorealexander

Labour and employment Tier 2

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.

Key clients

Phu My 3 BOT Company

M + W Asia

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

Navitas Ltd.

New Zealand Consulate General

Real estate and construction Tier 2

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.

Key clients

Ascina Capital

Cushman Wakefield

VinaCapital

Theodore Alexander

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

Navitas Ltd.

ON Semiconductor/V Trac

OFO

Advantage Partners

Bacardi Vietnam

VINA-CPK Co. Ltd.

Kimball Electronics

Origin Energy Australia

Shipping and aviation Tier 2

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.

Key clients

VINA-CPK Co. Ltd.

Tax Tier 2

Frasers Law Company handles high-value and often cross-border tax matters for high-profile clients. The team services a wide range of industry sectors such as retail, power, and infrastructure.  Mark Fraser and Stefano Pellegrino have been joined by associate and tax specialist Tran Lan Chi, who joined from Baker McKenzie.

Key clients

Kimball Electronics

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

Argex Titanium Inc.

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)
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