Managing Partner: Mr Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac
Number of partners: 13
Number of lawyers: 76 (including partners)
Languages: English, French, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese
Founded in 1999 by Mr Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac and other partners, Vision & Associates became a leading legal and consulting company in Vietnam. The firm’s members commit to provide a full range of professional services to clients, with practical solutions at the most competitive price. Vision & Associates is staffed with over 90 lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys and consultants, and structured into three practice groups, namely legal practice, IP practice, and investment and business consulting practice, which work closely with one another to take advantage of their combined knowledge in order to provide full and comprehensive services to clients. The firm serves clients via two offices located in two development hubs of Vietnam: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Acknowledging that people are the most important factor in ensuring a company’s long term success, Vision & Associates places special emphasis on human resources development by recruiting and training talented young lawyers and consultants. It will continue to invest in its people, so that the firm has the ability to anticipate changes and look to the future, as its name implies.
Main Areas of Practice:
11 partners, 32 lawyers
Vision & Associates, together with its legal arm, Vision & Associates Legal, provides services in all aspects of corporate, investment, contract, commercial, banking, financial, construction, IT, employment and litigation laws in Vietnam, particularly:
■ Foreign & Local Investment:
Key Clients: Abercrombie & Kent, BCG, Yahoo!, TNS, Motorola, BakerHughes, Cargill, Arcelor-Mittal, Gefco, Thyssen, AVK, Marubeni, Itochu, Sumitomo, Sony, Sojitz, Honda VN, Hino, Yamato, Youngone, Keppel Land, Capitaland, Toll, etc.
Contacts: Le Quynh Anh, Ngo Trung Hieu, Nguyen Thi Thanh Xuan
Key Clients: MCG, Coffey, Motorola, HH Global, Rolls Royce, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chemtura, Boeing, BakerHughes, Unilever, Caltex/Chevron, Diebold, Under Armour, Bodum, Michelin, Motul SA, DeAM, Aureous, Murray Goulbum, Azelis, Saint Gobain, Diageo, Sunrider, Synergy, Thule, Ferrero, John Lewis, BP Castrol, etc.
Contacts: Luu Tien Ngoc, Dang Trong Hieu, Ngo Trung Hieu
■ M&A/Due Diligence:
Key Clients: Alfa Laval, AIG, SwissRe, Rolls Royce, Sanyo Asia, Sony Electronics, Ebara, Chodai, Olam, DWS, VOF, Unilever VN, ArcelorMittal, Rieke Packaging, RHB, etc.
Contacts: Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac, Luu Tien Ngoc, Dang Trong Hieu, Ngo Trung Hieu
■ Banking, Finance & Securities:
Key Clients: ANZ, HSBC, BTMU, MSIG, SMBC, Nomura, SocGen, CA-CIB, Rabo Bank, KEB, KDB, OCBC, CDB, ICBC, HFIC, the WB, ADB, SBV, MoF, SSC, VSD, etc.
Contacts: Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac, Luu Tien Ngoc, Ngo Trung Hieu, Dang Trong Hieu
■ Construction/Real Estate:
Key Clients: Hanshin, STX, Lotte, Posco, Obayashi, Kume Sekkei, Keppel Land, Intra, SP Chemicals, THT Development, Hyundai RNC, Berjaya-Ho Tay, Gamuda Land, etc.
Contacts: Le Quynh Anh, Ngo Trung Hieu
Key Clients: Discovery, Expedia, Yahoo!, Motorola, Microsoft, AOL, Boeing, Platinum, Universal Telecom, Virtustream, NEC, Fujitsu, Prowtech, Denso, Cargill, P&G, Ajinomoto, Atotech VN, Siemens, Bayer, Hyundai IT, Axiata, Baidu, PCCW Media, CJ E&M, etc.
Contacts: Le Tuan Anh, Luu Tien Ngoc, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha
■ Employment Relations:
Key Clients: Honda VN, Nissan Techno Vietnam, Fujitsu VN, Yahoo! SEA, Arcelor- Mittal, AZVN, Hyundai-Vinashin, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Wartsila VN, Nortel, Obayashi VN, Toyota VN, Chevron, Herbalife, Sherwin-Williams, etc.
Contacts: Le Tuan Anh, Le Quynh Anh, Nguyen Thi Thanh Xuan
■ Dispute Resolution:
Key Clients: Fujita, LG Electronics VN, Taya VN, Readymix VN, PT Vietmindo, Air Liquide VN, Lintec Hanoi VN, etc.
Contacts: Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac, Dang Trong Hieu, Le Tuan Anh
Intellectual Property Practice:
4 partners, 44 patent, trademark and design attorneys
Vision & Associates deals with all aspects of intellectual property rights in Vietnam, with extensions to Laos and Cambodia. The firm's services include: advising on IP laws, filing and prosecution of applications for trademarks, designs, patents and copyrights, conducting of availability searches, assignments and renewals, taking procedures for oppositions and cancellations, negotiations, etc.
Key Clients: HP, Aeon, Fuji, GoPro, Christian Dior, Target Brands, Wells Fargo, Dunlopillo, Universal, Roche, Abbott, Mitsubishi, Suntory, 3M, Nike, SMC, Colgate-Palmolive, Daikin, Nippon, Posco, Lixil, Sumitomo, LG, etc.
Contacts: Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac, Nguyen Nguyet Dzung, Do Quang Hung, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Nguyen Thi Van
Investment & Business Consulting Practice:
2 partners, 5 lawyers/business consultants
Vision & Associates specialises in providing clients with a wide range of consulting services including: business idea and finalisation, feasibility studies, equitisation/privatisation and restructuring, technical assistance projects.
Key Clients: The WB, ADB, DANIDA, DFID, GTZ, SIDA, USTDA, AusAid, JBIC, JICA, etc.
Contacts: Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac, Luu Tien Ngoc