We offer specialist expertise for Real Estate, Construction and Notable Hospitality projects.

Representative Clients

How We Can Help

Phu My Hung

Worked with client in its acquisition, development, and financing of numerous projects in Ho Chi Minh City and in other provinces.

  • Joint venture with a leading Japanese residential developer for a multiple billion USD eco-urban project.
  • Joint venture with Japanese consortium comprised of Sumitomo-Daiwa House-Nomura for high-end, large scale real estate development of Midtown, Saigon South New Urban City.
  • Due diligence and transaction documentation to acquire residential development project in Ho Chi Minh City from Indochina Capital and Dragon Capital.
  • Due diligence and transaction documentation to acquire 210-hectare eco-residential urban development project in Dong Nai Province from Vingroup.
  • Due diligence and transaction documentation to acquire 200-hectare residential urban area development in Bac Ninh province from Vingroup.
  • Due diligence and transaction documentation to acquire 400-hectare eco-tourist and residential complex in Hoa Binh province from Sannam Group.

Becamex Tokyu

Advised on restructuring of residential projects in Binh Duong Province.

BB Dai Minh

Assisted in office lease templates for several commercial buildings in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.

BRG Capital

Assisted and advised on office lease documentation for office building branded “Office Haus” in Ho Chi Minh City, including documentation for Mercedes-Benz showroom


  • Da Nang: sale of beach resort and villa project.
  • Da Nang: sale of Capital Square project.
  • Ba Ria–Vung Tau: investment in phase 2 of Grand Strip Ho Tram, resort/casino/condotel complex.
  • Hanoi: acquisition of Hanoi Opera Office Tower project.
  • Nha Trang: joint venture for Golden Sands resort project.
  • Hoi An South: structure and documentation for land lease with local authorities for resort-casino project, subsequent lease restructurings.
  • Hoi An: acquisition of Pegasus resort project.
  • Hoi An: due diligence and acquisition of Hideaway resort project.
  • Lagi, Lam Dong: due diligence and acquisition of Fusion resort project.

Perdana Park City

Assisted with licensing, development and operation of a premier township development project, located outside of Hanoi.

Kenedix (Japan)

Conducted due diligence for acquisition of Ho Chi Minh City’s first and oldest serviced apartment project.

Son Kim Land

  • Joint venture with CapitaLand for a high-rise condo project in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Joint Venture with Hong Kong Land for the Gateway project in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Equity and convertible instrument investments by Lemongrass Fund and EXS Capital.
  • Acquisition of Indochina Park Tower.

EZ Land

Prepared template condominium sales documents, advised on legal issues in respect of land use rights and apartment ownership.

Ayalaland Open Asia

Conducted due diligence on Thu Thiem Observation Tower Complex Project in Thu Thiem New Urban Area in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.

Lam Pham Company

  • Advised on acquisition of resort project in Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province.
  • Advised on acquisition of an eco-tourist project in Dalat, Lam Dong Province.


Advised on development of office and apartment tower in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam Partners

  • Advised on Joint venture for resort project in Chi Linh, Vung Tau.
  • Advised on Joint venture for an eco-tourist project in Dalat, Lam Dong.

Notable Hospitality Projects

Acting for hotel management companies

Marriott – Branded Residences

Due diligence review, transaction documentation and advising on on-going matters for the operations and management for all of Marriott’s branded residential projects in Vietnam, notably:

Grand Marine Residences in Ho Chi Minh City

Ritz Carlton and JWM Residences, Ho Chi Minh City.

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Hanoi.

Marriott Executive Apartments.

Le Meridien Residences, Da Nang.

Sheraton Residences Binh Chau.

Marriott – Hotels

Due diligence review, transaction documentation and advising on on-going matters for the operation and management of all of Marriott’s hotels in Vietnam, notably:

  • Renaissance Riverside Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Renaissance and Westin Hotels in Phu Quoc.
  • JW Marriott Hotels in Hanoi, Sapa, Cam Ranh and Phu Quoc.
  • Sheraton Hotels in Da Nang, Ha Long, Da Lat and Vung Tau.
  • Four Points by Sheraton in Da Nang.
  • Le Meridien Hotels in Da Nang, Hanoi and Quang Ninh; Fairfield by Marriott Hotels in Hanoi; Vinh Phuc, Phan Thiet and Ha Long (Quang Ninh).
  • Courtyard by Marriott Hotels in Quang Ninh, Ninh Thuan and Hanoi.


Due diligence review of several hotel developers for the operation and management of:

  • IHG Hotel in Nha Trang.
  • IHG resort in Phu Quoc.
  • Hyatt Regency Da Nang.


  • Fusion Hotel/Serviced Apartment in Ho Chi Minh City Minor Group
  • Harbour View Hotel in Hai Phong.
  • Anantara Resort & Spa in Hoi An.

Windsor Property Management

Advised on management services to office buildings, condominiums and hotels in Vietnam, assisted in drafting management agreement templates, including hotel management agreement, restaurant management agreement and condominiums/office tenancy agreement.

Acting for developers

TD Corporation

  • Crowne Plaza, Nha Trang: Advised on and negotiated hotel management agreement with InterContinental.
  • The Costa, Nha Trang: Advised on construction, marketing and sales agreements with various contractors, management agreements for The Costa with different management companies for different parts of the project, prepared template condominium sales agreements, advised on legal issues in respect of land use rights and apartment ownership.

TT Company

The Bale in Mui Ne: advised on management agreement and related agreements for The Bale, a high-end boutique resort.

Viet My Hotel and Tourism Company Limited

Negotiated management agreements for a resort under the JW Marriott brand and a resort under the Outrigger brand being developed in a tourist complex in Quy Nhon.

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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.