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Frasers Law Company

UNIT 1205, 15TH FLOOR, THE METROPOLITAN, 235 DONG KHOI STREET, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
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Work +84 28 3824 2733
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Fax +84 28 3824 2736
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www.frasersvn.com
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Frasers Law Company

At Frasers Law Company, Mark Fraser and Nguyen Thi Lang handle the financing elements of agenda-setting projects, as well as finance work concerning gigawatt-plus conventional power stations. Fraser and senior associate Vo Mai Uyen Thi advised Risen Energy on the $10m financing of a 50MW solar farm in Phong Dien province. Other work includes M&A deals in the banking sector (in which Justin Gisz also has expertise), fintech, cross-border loans, banking regulation matters, and lending disputes. FamilyMart is a client, as are a number of banks from the anglophone Commonwealth and the US. All named lawyers are located primarily in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company handles work concerning contemplated IPOs in the technology and FMCG sectors, including cross-border transactions ending in Hong Kong listings. Mark Fraser, Justin Gisz and senior associate Ho Thuy Ngoc Tram are the key contacts. Public M&A is another area of note. Referring law firm clients include Herbert Smith Freehills. Named individuals are based in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company 'provides very thorough and caring advice that strikes the right balance between providing the right information without overdoing it - the team is strong across all practice areas and clients know they can speak to the various partners and associates and get straight to the point'. Mark Fraser is, for some, 'one of the best lawyers in the country - his work ethic is second-to-none'; he and senior associate Ho Thuy Ngoc Tram handle work concerning Vietnam's leading business names. Justin Gisz, senior associate Vo Mai Uyen Thi and consultant Nguyen Van Vien also handle heavyweight transactions, with Nguyen Thi Lang advising on matters include take-private deals. Stefano Pellegrino is another key associate. Other work includes assisting with commercial contracts and restructurings. Vietnam Infrastructure is among the firm's clients. Named lawyers are based in Ho Chi Minh City.

Leading individuals

Justin Gisz - Frasers Law Company

Mark Fraser - Frasers Law Company

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Frasers Law Company

At Frasers Law Company, Mark Fraser and senior associate Vo Mai Uyen Thi handle construction and commercial disputes, among other matters. Justin Gisz and senior associate Pham Thanh Mai, who is based in Hanoi, also advise on litigation strategy, as well as handling shareholder disputes. Insolvency is another area of expertise for the team. The group is also strong in employment and corporate investigations, where Nguyen Thi Lang is a key name. Senior associate Ho Thuy Ngoc Tram is another name to note. Named individuals are based in Ho Chi Minh City except where stated otherwise.

Next generation lawyers

Vo Mai Uyen Thi - Frasers Law Company

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company handles various mandates, including the insurance aspects of project financing deals. Other work includes litigation regarding individual claims and regulatory matters. Mark Fraser and Nguyen Thi Lang are the key contacts; the duo are based in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company advises local and international clients on matters such as labour legislation, employment contracts as well as transactional matters and disputes. The firm has high-profile international clients from various industries including manufacturing, technology, energy, banking, media, leisure, health care, and insurance.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company acts as Vietnamese counsel working with major international firms on multi-billion dollar energy projects. Other areas of work concern transport projects (including ones with contemplated disputes), as well as oil and gas transactions and water projects. Mark Fraser and Nguyen Thi Lang are key partners. Clients include Risen Energy and Mitsui, along with corporates from Japan, China and Korea. The team is also referred work by international law firms, including Herbert Smith Freehills.

Leading individuals

Nguyen Thi Lang - Frasers Law Company

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Frasers Law Company

At Frasers Law Company, Mark Fraser handles work concerning large developments. Nguyen Thi Lang is, for some, 'one of the best property lawyers in town - her knowledge of the sector is outstanding'; she advises, among others, Korean investors on major transactions. Logistics is another area of expertise, with office leasing and hotels other key areas.

Leading individuals

Nguyen Thi Lang - Frasers Law Company

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

Frasers Law Company

From its Ho Chi Minh City office, Frasers Law Company handles a range of maritime work, often crossing over with logistics matters. The firm acts for ship buyers, port operators and logistics companies. Nguyen Thi Lang and Mark Fraser are key contacts, with Phung Thi Thanh Thao a key senior associate.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company, which offers ‘very thorough level and care of advice’, has specialist expertise in the regulation of the TMT sector where its lawyers deal with a range of complex, cross-border legal issues. The team is ‘strong and the partners and the associates get straight to the point’. Mark Fraser is, at least for some, ‘one of the best lawyers in the country’ with ‘a second-to-none work ethic’, while ‘very thorough and detail focused lawyer’, while Justin Gisz frequently handles cross-border work. Nguyen Thi Lang is also ‘a leading authority’ in this area. The firm advises leading companies in the sector, as well as leading asset managers.

Leading individuals

Mark Fraser - Frasers Law Company

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company works with many high-profile global companies on complex, cross-border and high-value tax matters, including the tax consequences of corporate and real estate transactions. Key names include the managing partner Mark Fraser, Justin Gisz and Dr Lang Nguyen, who has excellent judgement to the nature and extent of legal risks. The firm's clients come from various industries including financial services, energy, media, logistics, manufacturing, technology and consumer goods.

Leading individuals

Justin Gisz - Frasers Law Company

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Vietnam: IP

IP – International firms
IP – International firms - ranked: tier 2

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company advises on registration and enforcement of trade marks, patents and copyrights, as well as drafting technology transfer contracts and advising on the protection of trade secrets. The head of the IP practice is Nguyen Van Vien, whose 'commitment enables the firm to provide cutting-edge legal advice'. Clients include known names from manufacturing, education, media, hospitality and technology, with many of its cases cross-border and high-value and on behalf of international enterprises and joint ventures.

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