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.
Assisted to restructure its joint venture with a State-owned partner, including acquiring the State-owned partner’s interest in the joint venture.
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 its Vietnamese subsidiaries on ongoing issues.
Phu My Hung
Assisted Phu My Hung in various corporate restructuring, formation of joint ventures and subsidiaries, acquisitions as well as for on-going corporate activities involving the operation of commercial complexes, residential projects and other facilities developed by Phu My Hung in Saigon South.
Assisted the coffee processor/trader to establish first foreign-operated bonded warehouse for coffee, creating a form of warrants accepted internationally.
Worked with the company to argue successfully against the imposition of a special excise tax on carbonated soft drinks.
Assisted to obtain a manufacturing license and helped Amway share its knowledge of the multi-level selling business with the government to help create the first regulatory framework.
Assisted the client in substantial corporate restructuring of its joint venture with Vietnam Airlines in order to provide cargo services.
Participated in survey on Vietnam’s adoption of UN sanctions against Iran.
Undisclosed Thai client
Advised on impact of Competition Law on Thai public offering involving its Vietnamese subsidiary.
Advised on establishing internet-based business, regulatory requirements, and general compliance matters.
Restructured existing Norwegian coatings manufacturing facilities and setting up new facilities in Vietnam, including liquidation and consolidation of entities, and ongoing legal assistance in 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.
Microsoft / Nokia
Assisted in licensing and ongoing operations of the Nokia Representative Office.
PTT Public Company Limited
Restructured joint venture with Petro Vietnam Gas South.