Russin & Vecchi was founded in Asia 60 years ago to serve emerging economies.

From entry strategy to operations, we help our clients navigate the complex Vietnamese regulatory system.

Why Choose Us

We have deep experience in traditional investment and operations, but we also have experience in specialized areas, such as Fintech, Capital Markets, ESOPs, Healthcare, Employment, Education, Telecoms, and much more.

Our experience can be helpful whether you are a large multinational with investment, financing or boutique needs … or whether you are a long-time operating company in Vietnam with, say, employment, expansion, or intellectual property issues.

We have experience, but we are also creative, and we welcome the challenge to find new avenues to meet unique needs.

See our Practice Areas organized by sector, to know our full range of experience.



Legal 500 (2018)
Tier 1 in Insurance Law and Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT)

Asia — Mena Counsel (2017)
Vietnam Firm of the Year for Alternative Investment Funds (including Private Equity), Corporate/M&A

Asia-MENA Counsel (2017)
Tier 1 in Corporate/ M&A, Banking & Finance, and Telecoms, Media & Technology

Chambers (2017)
Band 2 in Real Estate, Corporate/M&A and TMT

Legal 500 (2016
Tier 1 in Insurance and TMT (Technology — Media — Telecoms)

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Unique ties and experience in Vietnam

With an office in Vietnam from 1966 to 1975, which we reopened in 1993 with Heineken as our first client, we have unique ties and experience in the country. We have been at the forefront of Vietnam’s development.

The firm was founded with offices in Saigon, Bangkok, Santo Domingo, and Washington, D.C., to create an international practice serving the developing commercial environments of Asia and Latin America.

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Latest Updates & Publications

A New Decree Provides Cybersecurity Clarity

January 9th, 2023

On August 15, 2022 the Vietnamese government issued Decree No.53/2022/ND-CP to guide certain articles of the Law on Cybersecurity.  Decree 53 provides important clarification of the government’s power to apply certain cybersecurity measures, and on ‘data localisation’ and ‘mandatory physical establishment’ requirements introduced by the law. Article 5 of the Law on Cybersecurity establishes 12 […]

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Russin & Vecchi has a unique history in Vietnam. It had an office in Saigon from 1967 to 1975 and had a large commercial practice at that time. It returned to Vietnam, and in 1993 it was licensed as one of the first few foreign law firms permitted to practice in Vietnam, and it opened its current offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Clients include large multinationals with long experience in Vietnam. They include both Vietnamese and foreign owned firms. Some of our clients are introduced by international law firms, some are introduced by existing clients, and many learn of us by simple word of mouth or based on our experience or reputation in the market.

There are several independent offices of Russin & Vecchi. They are in New York, USA; Taipei, Taiwan; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Bangkok, Thailand; Moscow, Vladivostok and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. There is no shared governance.

Heineken was the firm’s first client in 1993 and Russin & Vecchi worked with Heineken and the government with much good will involved all around, as the Government had little experience in such an investment, and all parties wanted to cooperate. The parties eventually agreed on a process that was acceptable to both Heineken and the Government. The brewery was one of Vietnam’s first foreign invested high-profile projects.

There was an odd series of successful claims made by former Vietnamese contractors against the US Government for contractual work they did in Vietnam on US projects constructed during the war.