Baker McKenzie

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading corporate practice covering acquisitions, joint ventures and foreign direct investment. Acts for a broad range of domestic and international clients from numerous industries, including technology, energy and retail. Active for prominent private equity investors into Vietnam. Draws on the firm's other departments to advise on related tax, IP and employment issues involved in transactions.

Strengths One satisfied client reports: "Vietnam is one of the more challenging jurisdictions across Asia and it is not easy for counsels to have to propose the best way forward. Despite this, the team has the ability to present practical solutions."

Sources say: "They make an effort to understand your business, which helps in getting to the right advice."

Work highlights Advised UOB Venture Management on its USD44 million investment in Dat Viet VAC Group.

Notable practitioners

Frederick Burke
is a well-known practitioner in the market with expertise spanning M&A, joint ventures and finance transactions.

Yee Chung Seck
"has been in Vietnam for over 20 years and has a very good understanding of the market," according to market commentators, who also single him out for his following among Singaporean clients. He has an impressive client base of financial investors, venture capital and private equity firms, developers and corporates operating in various sectors.