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Welcome to Russin & Vecchi – Your Premier Real Estate & Construction Law Specialists

At Russin & Vecchi, we understand the foundation of your success is built on solid ground — legal expertise in real estate and construction that not only protects, but also propels your projects forward. 

With decades of experience across vibrant markets, our team of dedicated real estate lawyers and construction attorneys is committed to turning your visionary projects into landmarks of success.

What is the Role of a Real Estate Lawyer

Equipped with profound expertise in diverse real estate matters, we serve as invaluable allies in ensuring the seamless execution of property transactions. 

Real estate disputes encompass a broad spectrum of conflicts that can arise throughout the lifecycle of a property transaction or construction project. From contract breaches to boundary disputes, these legal challenges require strategic solutions and diligent advocacy.

Property owners often seek the expertise of real estate lawyers for a myriad of crucial matters, including but not limited to:

  • Title searches for property ownership clarity.
  • Facilitating deed transfers.
  • Analyzing home inspection reports for property condition.
  • Negotiating prices for favorable deals.
  • Drafting legally binding contracts.
  • Interpreting contracts for fairness.
  • Representing clients during closing.
  • Providing legal counsel for both buyers and property owners.

As devoted legal advocates, we adeptly handle the intricacies of real estate law, ensuring the protection of your interests and the seamless facilitation of transactions. Trust in our extensive experience and analytical skills as we guide clients towards solutions tailored to their legal and business requirements.

Our Service

At our firm, we pride ourselves on offering comprehensive legal support tailored to the unique needs of our clients in the real estate and construction industries. 

With a dedicated team of seasoned attorneys, we specialize in providing expert counsel across a spectrum of services to ensure your property interests and construction projects are well-protected and efficiently managed.

Our services in this sector include:

  1. Real Estate Lawyers: Our team provides expert counsel on all aspects of real estate law, from transactions to disputes, ensuring your property interests are securely protected.
  2. Commercial Real Estate Attorney Services: We specialize in commercial real estate, offering guidance on acquisitions, leases, financings, and development projects.
  3. Residential Real Estate Lawyer: Whether buying or selling, our attorneys ensure smooth transactions and protect clients against potential legal pitfalls in residential real estate.
  4. Construction Law Lawyer: Specializing in the drafting, negotiation, and review of construction contracts, we ensure your interests are well-represented and protected.

Your Trusted Partner in Real Estate and Construction Industry

At Russin & Vecchi, we are an international law firm with a longstanding presence in Vietnam. With over 60 years of history, we have established deep roots and forged unique connections within the country’s legal landscape. 

Our team comprises four partners and twenty lawyers who collaborate seamlessly across our offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. With a strong collegial culture and extensive experience, we are well-equipped to handle various legal matters. 

As the oldest law firm in Vietnam, we have been involved in groundbreaking transactions that have contributed to creating innovative solutions. We serve as special counsel to local and global clients, guiding and navigating Vietnam’s complex regulatory landscape. From entry strategies to day-to-day operations, we offer comprehensive legal support tailored to our client’s needs.

Our commitment to delivering quality legal services is evident in our track record of success and recognition from reputable legal publications. We take pride in providing exceptional service to our clients, ensuring their trust and satisfaction.

Regarding your real estate and construction legal needs in Vietnam, trust Russin & Vecchi. With our deep understanding of the local market, extensive experience, and dedication to excellence, we are your reliable partner in navigating the complexities of Vietnam’s legal landscape.

Notable Real Estate Matters

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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    A real estate dispute lawyer specializes in resolving conflicts related to property transactions and construction projects. Their primary roles include providing legal counsel, representing clients in negotiations and litigation, conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

    A real estate attorney can provide invaluable assistance in navigating property transaction complexities by conducting thorough due diligence, reviewing and drafting contracts, facilitating negotiations, resolving disputes, and ensuring compliance with legal requirements throughout the transaction process.

    Real estate disputes encompass many issues, including contract disputes, boundary disputes, title defects, zoning disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, construction defects, and property ownership disputes. These disputes often require legal intervention to protect the rights and interests of the parties involved.

    Yes, a real estate attorney can negotiate prices on behalf of their clients during property transactions. They can negotiate purchase, sale, lease, financing, and other contractual terms to protect their client’s interests and achieve favorable outcomes.

    Real estate attorneys provide various services in drafting legally binding contracts, including preparing purchase agreements, lease agreements, construction contracts, financing agreements, easement agreements, and other legal documents related to real estate transactions. 

    Property owners must seek legal counsel during closing processes to ensure that all legal requirements are met, contractual obligations are fulfilled, and potential risks are mitigated. A real estate attorney can review closing documents, address any last-minute issues, and represent their client’s interests to ensure a smooth and successful closing.

    Russin & Vecchi stands out as a premier real estate and construction law firm due to its decades of experience, deep industry knowledge, commitment to excellence, and success in handling complex legal matters. The firm’s dedicated team of attorneys provides personalized service, strategic guidance, and effective representation to clients in Vietnam and beyond.

    Russin & Vecchi provides tailored legal solutions to clients in Vietnam and beyond by leveraging its extensive experience, industry expertise, and global network of connections. The firm’s seasoned attorneys collaborate closely with clients to understand their unique needs and objectives, develop customized strategies, and deliver practical solutions that achieve favorable outcomes.

    Russin & Vecchi has received numerous accolades and recognitions in the legal industry for its outstanding legal counsel, client satisfaction, and contributions to the legal profession. The firm has been recognized by reputable legal publications and industry organizations for its excellence in real estate, construction, and hospitality law.

    Clients can schedule a consultation with Russin & Vecchi for their real estate and construction legal needs by contacting the firm directly. Russin & Vecchi offers flexible scheduling options and personalized consultations to assess clients’ legal needs, provide expert guidance, and develop customized strategies to address their specific challenges and objectives.