Nguyen Huu Minh Nhut

HCMC Office

Nhut has experience in international business and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

His practice focuses principally on M&A, private equity, international finance, and inbound foreign investment in general.

Nhut has been involved in a number of large transactions in which he has acted for multinational clients to provide solutions to structure and to implement the transaction.

He has particular experience in structuring complex M&A deals that require creative structures of share acquisition in light of existing legal restrictions and ambiguities.

He has led the Russin & Vecchi team in various large-scale transactions, including comprehensive, non-conventional due diligence investigations, deal structuring, transaction documentation, performance of conditions precedent and rectification of due diligence issues, funding structures and funding documentation, closing coordination, and post-acquisition integration.  

Nhut has practiced law in Vietnam for 20 years.

Practice Areas

  • Capital Markets, Finance, Banking 
  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity 


  • University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce - Finance, LLB

Bar Admission

  • Ho Chi Minh City


  • Assisted unnamed American chipmaker in its due diligence and incorporation of US$1 billion chip assembly and testing factory with hi-tech status in Saigon Hi-tech Park in Ho Chi Minh City, and providing on-going advice on various issues related to operation, hi-tech business, investment incentives, etc.;
  • Acted for Berli Jucker in various acquisitions in Vietnam-- acquisition of mega store network from Metro Cash & Carry (Germany), acquisition of convenient store chain from Family Mart (Japan), acquisition of tissue factory from Unicharm (Japan);
  • Acted for Fortis Healthcare in acquisition of Hoan My Medical Corporation (the leading private hospital chain in Vietnam), then acted for Chandler Corporation in acquisitions of Hoan My Medical Corporation from Fortis Healthcare and individual founder, actively acting for Hoan My Medical Corporation in many acquisitions of private hospitals, as part of the client’s expansion to become the largest private healthcare network in Vietnam;
  • Acted for Hoan My Medical Corporation in its issue of US$100 million-equivalent bonds guaranteed by CGIF (under the Asian Development Bank), as first bond offering for the healthcare industry;
  • Acting for Phu My Hung in a number of M&A transactions involving large-scale and high-end real estate projects in different provinces in Vietnam;
  • Acted for Phu My Hung in the private placement of multi million bonds to IFC;
  • Acting for Ayala Engery in various joint ventures with local partners for renewable energy development projects;
  • Acted for MoMo in several capital raising rounds with foreign private and soverign funds;
  • Acted for PropertyGuru in a series of acquisitons leading to full ownership of Vietnam’s no. 1 real estate listing website ( and in the group’s intitial public offering of CHESS Depositary Interests and listing on the Australian Stock Exchange;
  • Acted for San Yang Industries (known as SYM) in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange involving a group of Vietnam-based operating companies manufacturing motorcycles and parts;
  • Acted for Vietnam Reinsurance Corporation (VinaRe) in private placement to strategic foreign investor Swiss Re (Switzerland), and for Bao Minh Insurance Corporation in private placement to strategic foreign investor AXA (France);
  • Advise investors such as Manulife and Prudential in relation to investments in bonds issued by commercial banks and other corporations in Vietnam.


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