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Vietnam Corporate/M&A
Band 4


Provided by Nishimura & Asahi

Nishimura & Asahi is one of Asia’s premier full-service law firms, covering all aspects of local and international business and corporate activity. In order to meet the growing demand for our services in and from Asia, we have undertaken a number of new initiatives including establishing cross-regional overseas offices, strengthening our collaboration with leading local law firms, and organizing integral teams between our overseas offices and our Tokyo head office.

With the opening of our Ho Chi Minh City office in 2010, we were the first Japanese law firm with an office in Vietnam. Shortly thereafter, in 2011, we opened our Hanoi office. Since the establishment of our Vietnam offices, we have been involved in a wide range of matters and industries in Vietnam, including M&A, new business entry, joint venture corporate finance, project finance, infrastructure, oil & gas, urban development/real estate, labor matters, environmental matters, crisis management and dispute resolution.

We provide a full range of corporate/M&A services to some of the largest foreign companies in Vietnam. Recent publishable work highlights include advising:

Stripe International Inc., a Japan-based fashion group, on its acquisition of a 70% stake in Global Fashion Trading Corp., and its acquisition of the business of NEM Group, both in Vietnam; and

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of a 35% equity interest in Vietnam’s Minh Phu Seafood Joint Stock Company, the world’s biggest shrimp processor.

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Corporate/M&A - Vietnam
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What the team is known for

Nishimura & Asahi is well reputed for its proficiency in assisting major Japanese corporates with investments in Vietnam, including joint ventures and M&A. Aids a broad selection of clients from a wide variety of industries, including the real estate, manufacturing and renewable energy sectors. Well placed to advise on issues relating to foreign investment regulations in Vietnam. Its team includes Vietnamese and Japanese-qualified lawyers. Examples of clients include Mitsubishi Materials, Hitachi Sustainable Energy and Aozora Bank.

Notable practitioners

The key point of contact at Nishimura & Asahi is Tokyo-based Hikaru Oguchi, as well as Kazuhide Ohya, who is the Ho Chi Minh City office representative.


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Akira Hiramatsu

Bang Vu Le

Kazuhide Ohya

Loc Ha Hoang

Taro Hirosawa


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