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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

Mark Fraser

Tel:
Work +84 28 3824 2733
Email:
Web:
www.frasersvn.com
Frasers Law Company

Work Department

CEO/Managing Partner.

Position

Mark is Managing Partner of Frasers Law Company. He has been advising clients on transactions in Vietnam since 1994. Mark’s practice focuses on corporate matters, especially mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, commercial real estate transactions, and infrastructure projects. This involves debt and equity structuring of investment projects and the preparation and negotiation of documents. Mark has been involved in numerous power generation, water treatment, telecommunications, road tollway and oil and gas projects in various jurisdictions within Asia 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.

Career

Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Began advising clients on transactions in Vietnam in 1994 when he established the Ho Chi Minh City office of a UK Magic Circle firm he had joined in London and spent more than 10 years with, working in London, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City. Established Frasers Law Company in 2004 as the first foreign law firm to be granted a foreign law company license in Vietnam; co-author of numerous publications including the chapter on undertaking an infrastructure project conducted on a BOT basis in Vietnam in 'Capital Flows Along The Mekong: The Complete Guide to Investing in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam' (Asia Law & Practice Publishing Ltd.); co-author of the chapter 'Power in Vietnam' (which addresses the legal framework for undertaking a private power generation project in Vietnam) in 'NatWest Markets' Guide to Power in Asia' (Asia Law and Practice Publishing Ltd.).

Languages

English.

Member

Former vice-chairman of the British Business Group Vietnam; member of the American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam; European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam; Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam; Hong Kong Business Association Vietnam; Canadian Chamber of Commerce; New Zealand Chamber of Commerce; Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Education

University of Auckland (1985 Bachelor of Commerce (accounting); 1988 Bachelor of Laws).

Leisure

Golf, rugby.


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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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Fraser - Frasers Law Company

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

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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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

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.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping

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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