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Frasers Law Company

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

Justin Gisz

Tel:
Work +84 8 3824 2733
Email:
Frasers Law Company

Work Department

Partner.

Position

Justin is a Partner of Frasers Law Company. A mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory specialist, Justin has also developed industry-leading expertise in Vietnamese property law, and was involved in one of the most high profile real estate transactions in Ho Chi Minh City in 2012. Justin advises some of the world’s largest global and multinational companies across a diverse range of industry sectors, and his top tier professional advisory firm experience and multi-jurisdictional General Counsel background come into play on a regular basis.

Career

Admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, in 1998. Spent five years with KPMG Legal in Sydney, where he specialised in mergers, acquisitions and corporate and commercial advisory work, and 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. Spent four years in the role of General Counsel, Oceania, for the Deutsche Post/DHL group of companies, where he was responsible for managing the group’s legal and regulatory affairs in the region, and was also heavily involved in executive management of the group’s operations across numerous jurisdictions, gaining invaluable experience in the practical application of law in a business context. Joined Frasers in 2007 and is a registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam.

Languages

English.

Member

Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam; American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam; Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam; Law Society of New South Wales, Australia; holder of a current, Unrestricted Practising Certificate in New South Wales, Australia.

Education

University of Sydney (Bachelor of Laws (graduated 1997); Bachelor of Arts (graduated 1995)).

Leisure

Bagpiping, guitar playing, singing, golden retriever ownership, pinball wizardry, and poker.


Vietnam

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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

Within: Capital markets

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

Within: Leading individuals

Justin Gisz - Frasers Law Company

Within: Corporate and M&A

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.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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.

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TMT

Within: TMT

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.

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Tax

Within: Leading individuals

Justin Gisz - Frasers Law Company

Within: Tax

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.

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IHL Briefings

If your firm wishes to publish IHL Briefings or articles, please contact Antony Dine on +44 (0) 207 396 9315 or antony.dine@legalease.co.uk

 

Vietnam: Mergers & Acquisitions (3rd edition)

March 2019. By Justin Gisz, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to M&A laws and regulations that may occur in  Vietnam . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Mergers & Acquisitions. [Continue Reading]

IHL Briefings

If your firm wishes to publish IHL Briefings or articles, please contact Antony Dine on +44 (0) 207 396 9315 or antony.dine@legalease.co.uk

 

Developments in merger control rules in Vietnam

June 2018. By Justin Gisz

Vietnam is a wonderful country, full of wonderful people, with a rapidly developing economy that persistently grows at world-leading rates. Vietnam is also a fascinating, challenging, and rewarding legal jurisdiction for M&A lawyers. [Continue Reading]

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