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Asia-Pacific Guide 2022

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Tony is the managing partner of Freshfields’ Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices, and has unparalleled knowledge and experience of business in Vietnam. He has lived and practiced in Hanoi since 1994, helping clients work through the issues in doing business in Vietnam, and is responsible for the work of our Vietnamese and foreign lawyers, one of the best legal teams in the country. The team has helped foreign clients in landmark deals in Vietnam for over 28 years, and Tony is consistently recognised by all law firm surveys as one of the best lawyers in Vietnam.

Tony is widely respected by clients and peers as a leading lawyer Vietnam. He is the co-author of Vietnam Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers, a book published by Wolters Kluwer, now in its sixth edition.

Tony is the head of the Infrastructure Working Group and on the Steering Committee of the Environment Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum, the inter-chamber group led by the IFC, which meets on a regular basis with the Government to discuss issues of Vietnam.

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Corporate/M&A - Vietnam
Star Individuals

Tony Foster is the managing partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Vietnam offices and is based in Hanoi. He represents major investment firms, banks and MNCs in their investments in Vietnam. He is singled out for his "great deal of experience in understanding regulatory and legal matters in the country."


Projects, Infrastructure & Energy - Vietnam
1
Band 1

Tony Foster is a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, based in its Hanoi office. He is an eminent choice as adviser for power and infrastructure projects in Vietnam. A source comments that his services are "excellent," with another highlighting that "Tony's strength is his knowledge of how to navigate Vietnamese law."


Banking & Finance - Vietnam
2
Band 2

Tony Foster is the managing partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Vietnam office. Based in Hanoi, he is well versed in finance transactions, particularly project finance and regulatory compliance. His client base includes multinational corporations, major banks and other financial investors. Clients recognise him as "a seasoned operator who is great to work with."


Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - Vietnam
2
Band 2

Tony Foster is a partner at Freshfields and is based in its Hanoi office. He regularly sits as an arbitrator and also has considerable experience representing multinational clients in international arbitration cases, including SIAC, VIAC and UNCITRAL proceedings. He handles a range of cases including competition and energy disputes.

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