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DFDL  

Legal Services | Vietnam

www.dfdl.com
tel: +84 8 3910 0072 | fax: +84 8 3910 0073
Green Power, Unit 2, 19th Floor | Ho Chi Minh City | 70000 | Vietnam


Main Contacts

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

Jerome Buzenet

Jerome BuzenetPartner; Managing Director, Vietnam

David Doran

David DoranFounding Partner

DFDL's Overview

With its regional legal and tax expertise, DFDL has assisted clients in Vietnam since 1995, advising on both local and international legal and tax matters from its offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Drawing on more than 20 years of in-depth experience in the country and the Mekong region, DFDL has built a reputation as the preferred choice of legal and tax services provider in Vietnam, advising on all aspects of investments from general regulatory matters to commercially robust, complex and bespoke sophisticated transactions.

Providing international quality, seamlessly integrated, and relentlessly solution-oriented legal and tax services to establish, structure and protect our clients’ business interests, are key cornerstones of DFDL’s culture, approach and strategy worldwide. Positioned as the preeminent full-service, legal and tax integrated law firm in Vietnam, DFDL has developed a reputation for technical excellence, creativity and integrity coupled with in-depth knowledge of the local environment.

Our advisers have represented leading international and Asian investors in Vietnam, including leading international and Asian financial institutions. Our involvement in major projects in Vietnam includes major electricity projects, large real estate projects and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 140

Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Carbon Credit Trading
  • Compliance
  • Copyright
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Hospitality
  • Hydropower
  • Immigration Law
  • Infrastructure
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other Renewable and Green Energy
  • Patents
  • Power Projects
  • Public Sector Consultancy
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development and Construction
  • Retail
  • Road
  • Securities
  • Tax & Customs
  • Tax Disputes
  • Telecommunications
  • Telecoms
  • Trade & Commerce
  • Trademarks
Representative Clients
  • ACA Investments
  • Agence Française de Développement
  • Agoda
  • ANZ
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • AREP
  • Audi Vietnam
  • CARGIL
  • China Development Bank
  • Clermont/Orchid Capital
  • CNC Hong Kong
  • EaDs
  • EDF
  • Fortis Inc.
  • Harvard University
  • HSBC
  • International Financial Corporation (IFC)
  • JCDecaux
  • JSM Group
  • Lagadère Active
  • L’Oréal
  • Maybank
  • Mekong CapitalMOIT
  • Molenbergnatie
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New Forests Asia
  • Nokia
  • Norfund
  • Openasia Group
  • OTIS Elevator Korea
  • Perenco
  • Prudential
  • Red Apron - Celliers D’Asie
  • Research In Motion (RIM)
  • Rhodia Energy
  • RMA Group
  • Siam Cement Group
  • Sodexo
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • TEDIS
  • Timberland
  • TPG
  • UNILEVER
  • Yves Rocher
Professionals

Partners

Jerome Buzenet

Jerome BuzenetPartner; Managing Director, Vietnam

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

Tran Thi Vu Hanh

Tran Thi Vu HanhPartner, Vietnam; Senior Legal Adviser


Other

Elizabeth Davey

Elizabeth DaveyLegal Adviser

Articles

Cambodia: New Prakas on Formalities of Certification Work of Architectural Design and Structural Design
DFDL, January 2022

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (“MLMUPC”) issued a new Prakas No. 109 on 22 November 2021 on the Formalities for Certification Work of Architectural Design and Structural Design (“Prakas 109”). The purpose of this Prakas 109 is to regulate the formalities of inspection and certification works in order to implement the Sub-Decree No. 225 on the Condition and Procedures of Construction Inspection and Certification issued on 30 December 2020. This Prakas 109 sets out the classification, types and sizes of the building that required the inspection and certification of the drawings as a mandatory and voluntary basis...

Thai Cabinet Passes New Draft Resolution Easing Restrictions on Cross-Border Transactions and Commercial Activities
DFDL, December 2021

On 23 November 2021 The Thai Cabinet passed a resolution permitting the amendment of Ministerial Regulation No. 13 (the “Regulation”) under the Exchange Control Act (1942) which relaxes a lot of the rules on cross-border transactions, online activities and e-commerce matters. The amendments, among other things, includes: Allowing permitted persons (business operators) to accept foreign currency via sources other than bank notes (i.e. debit cards, credit cards issued by foreign banks, electronic transfers etc.). Previously, only duly licensed operators were permitted to operate or engage in foreign currency exchange activities...

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Press

DFDL Receives Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 Awards
DFDL, January 2022

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 edition is out! DFDL has been recognized as Top Tier Firm in 5 practice areas and recommended in 10. 8 DFDL lawyers have received an award: 5 are listed in the elite “Leading Lawyers” group and 3 in the “Next Generation Lawyers” group. We are very pleased to have maintained the rankings of our practices and lawyers for this 2022 edition. We are very proud of our Vietnam Corporate and M&A practice which has improved and got ranked Tier 2 for 2022. Our deepest congratulations to our hard-working Partners and their team for their resilience, dedication, and commitment throughout 2021...

Shahwar Nizam Listed as Top Bangladesh Lawyer by Asia Business Law Journal
DFDL, January 2022

DFDL is pleased to announce that our Partner and Bangladesh Managing Director, Shahwar Nizam, has been ranked as Bangladesh Top Lawyer by Asi

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