Latham & Watkins LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Mandated by leading international and domestic corporates on M&A and joint venture deals in Vietnam. Active on deals in the private equity space, and in the technology, finance, hospitality and real estate sectors. Regularly cooperates with several prominent domestic Vietnamese law firms. Handles Vietnam work from various international offices, including Hong Kong and Singapore.

Strengths One client comments on the team's "excellent throughput," adding that it is "able to turn around matters at short notice."

Interviewees appreciate that practitioners in the team are "very efficient and very process-driven."

Work highlights Advised HLT Healthcare on the USD1 billion acquisition of Columbia Asia Healthcare, which has operations in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based
Amy Beckingham
represents private equity firms, financial services investors and corporates on Vietnam-related M&A and joint ventures. Clients enthuse: "It's very impressive how quickly she is able to find the middle ground and wrap up a deal at the negotiation table. She is also able to take bits and pieces of our deals and factor it into a current deal, taking into account precedent and our likes, without reinventing the wheel."