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Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Duane Morris Vietnam has a respected legal practice which especially advises foreign companies on market entry, M&A and corporate restructuring. Clients include local and South-East Asian investors into Vietnam, as well as global corporates. Regularly acts for businesses in the retail, finance, technology and healthcare industries.

Strengths

An interviewee says that "besides legal perspective, Duane Morris Vietnam also provides advice on commercial aspects."

A client attests that "working with Duane Morris Vietnam is a good choice for our business operations in Vietnam," adding that "they are extremely helpful."

Work highlights

Duane Morris Vietnam advised APU Educational Development Group on the sale of its entire ownership interest in its K-12 school in Danang, Vietnam.

Notable practitioners

Nguyen Thi Lang is a partner at Duane Morris Vietnam, based in Ho Chi Minh City. She is best known for her work representing multinationals on their investments in the country. A client describes her approach as "very high-quality, timely, efficient and practical."

Oliver Massmann is a partner at Duane Morris & Selvam Vietnam. He continues to assist clients with a variety of corporate matters, including acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures. He is a notable name for renewable energy work. An interviewee explains that "he is always at the cutting edge of new developments in the country."

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Overview

Duane Morris has offices in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City to support clients who have operations or investments in Vietnam. Our firm has established a strong reputation for general corporate work, including M&A, venture capital, private equity, banking & finance and related areas of project finance, energy & infrastructure.

Our team consists of 15 lawyers and we represent a wide range of clients, including clients with operations in Vietnam, and foreign businesses seeking to establish investments in Vietnam. Our team is helmed under the leadership of new Chairwoman, Dr Lang Thi Nguyen. In 2021, Dr Lang has become the first Chairwoman in Vietnam for an International law firm.

Our firm is well-recognized for our track record advising clients across sectors such as hospitality, healthcare, IT, insurance, automobile, oil & gas, real estate, tourism, F&B, media & entertainment, retail & luxury goods.

Work Highlights

  • Assisted City Garden with structuring advice for the divestment of a large-scale real estate project located in the new urban development area of HCMC. This is the first residential joint venture with Swire Properties, a Hong Kong-based international developer to develop a luxury residential property.
  • Assisted Saint-Gobain in relation to various major and important M&A/Corporate projects in Vietnam. SGV VICO Project is one of the major and important projects for Saint-Gobain involving the acquisition of the state-of-art gypsum manufacturing facilities in Quang Tri Province.

Members

Cooper, Giles (Head of Department)

Massmann, Oliver (Head of Department)

Dang, Cuu Ngoc Huyen

Duong, Thi Mai Huong

Hoang, Minh Duc

Lang, PhD, Nguyen Thi

Le, Trung Nhan

Massmann, PhD, Oliver

Ngo, Anh Dieu

Nguyen, Tu Trinh

Pham, Bach Duong

Pham, Dai Bach

Pham, Ngoc Ha

Tran, Minh Thanh

Clients

A.P.U. Educational Company Development

Bayer Vietnam

City Garden

Dentsu Inc. Group

Fujitsu Computer Products Vietnam

Greencells Group

Hydro Extruded Solution AB

Monsanto Singapore Co (PTE) Ltd/Bayer

Montana AS Beteiligungs Holding AG

Prolignis Energie Consulting GmbH

redBus

Saint Gobain

Sembcorp Utilities Limited

Tui Travel Accommodation

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banking & Finance

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy & Infrastructure

Engineering & Manufacturing

F&B

Financial Services

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences

Hospitality

Insurance

Oil & Gas

Retail & Luxury

Technology, Media and Entertainment

Transportation

Corporate/M&A

Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

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Location

Pacific Place

Unit V1308, 13th Floor

83B Ly Thuong Kiet Street

Hoan Kiem District

Hanoi

Ha Noi

Vietnam

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Vietnam

Corporate/M&A


Nguyen Thi Lang, PhD
Band 2
Oliver Massmann, PhD
Band 4