FDI & CORPORATE
A large part of our Vietnam practice is performed for foreign companies as they begin, continue or expand their operations in Vietnam.
How We Can Help
Structuring, planning and documenting inbound foreign investment through joint ventures, business cooperation contracts and 100% foreign invested entities is a large part of our practice.
We are involved with local partner due diligence investigations, negotiating and documenting the investment, and working through the government’s approval process.
FDI & CORPORATE
Notable FDI & Corporate Matters
Assisted with internal restructuring.
Unnamed American chipmaker
Involved from the outset in the intensive licensing process of client’s largest assembly and testing factory; we have continued to advise it and its Vietnamese subsidiaries on numerous ongoing issues.
Assisted the coffee processor/trader to establish the first foreign-operated bonded warehouse for coffee and creating a form of warrants accepted internationally.
Worked with client to argue successfully against the imposition of a special excise tax on carbonated soft drinks.
Have assisted client on numerous corporate matters, and particularly on corporate restructuring including its new factory in Long An and a number of construction matters.
Assisting company in various labor and human resource matters.
Formed Vietnamese entities and have assisted with numerous corporate, commercial issues.
Assisted the client in substantial corporate restructuring of its joint venture with Vietnam Airlines in order to provide cargo services.
Advised on establishing internet-based business, regulatory requirements, and general compliance matters.
Restructured existing Norwegian coatings manufacturing facilities and set up new facilities in Vietnam, including liquidation and consolidation of entities, and ongoing legal assistance in a wide range of operational matters, from product labeling to advertising, from novation of distributor agreements to intellectual property protection, and from licensing and land acquisition to engagement of construction contractors.
PTT Public Company Limited
Restructured joint venture with Petro Vietnam Gas South.
Assisted to establish a subsidiary in Vietnam to import and distribute Dole-branded products.
Associated British Foods
Assisted to establish a subsidiary in Vietnam, obtain wholesale and retail distribution rights in respect of feed ingredients, premix ingredients and finished products used in feedstuffs industry; advise on ongoing corporate and business matters over many years.
Assisted to restructure its joint venture with a State-owned partner, including acquiring the State-owned partner’s interest in the joint venture.
Phu My Hung
Assisted Phu My Hung in various corporate restructurings, formation of joint ventures and subsidiaries, acquisitions for on-going corporate activities including the operation of commercial complexes, residential projects and other facilities developed by Phu My Hung in Saigon South.
Assisted to obtain a manufacturing license; helped Amway share its knowledge of the multi-level selling business with the government to help create the first regulatory framework.
Undisclosed Thai client
Advised on impact of Competition Law on Thai public offering involving its Vietnamese subsidiary.
Microsoft / Nokia
Assisted in licensing and the ongoing operations of the Nokia Representative Office.
Assisted to establish a subsidiary in Vietnam to conduct trading business (import and wholesale of Monster-branded products) and advise on ongoing corporate and business matters.
UOA Investments Pte Ltd
Assisted the Malaysian-headquartered office developer to obtain licenses and set up a company in Vietnam for office development, prepared and negotiated long-term land lease.
Advised on Vietnam legal investment, corporate and business matters in relation to opening and operating retail stores in order to sell household and office furniture and branded appliances; conducted and provided legal complexity analysis on Vietnam’s distribution market.
Advised on the legal environment for investment, import, distribution and agency as they related to Vietnam’s automobile industry.