PwC has appointed Nasir Dao – PKM Abdul as partner in Vietnam and head of the PwC Legal offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Nasir joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel, where he was heading the Vietnam practice. Prior to Gide Loyrette Nouel, Nasir worked at Hogan Lovells and led their Vietnam offices.

As a corporate and M&A specialist, Nasir has over 17 years’ experience of advising and representing international clients. His clients include multinational corporations, banks and other financial institutions, as well as major Vietnamese corporations. Nasir has worked in Vietnam for the past 12 years and his Vietnam practice spans private equity investments, private and public M&A, joint ventures and general corporate, investment and commercial matters. He also has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional work, in particular in relation to commercial litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration. A native French and Vietnamese speaker, Nasir is a French-qualified lawyer and he is also admitted to practice law in Vietnam as a registered foreign lawyer. Nasir is ranked individually as a leading practitioner by Legal 500 and Chambers.

Ms Phan Thi Thuy Duong and Mr Le Anh Tuan, senior associates of PwC Legal’s HCMC and Hanoi offices, together with the existing team of professional staff look forward to supporting Nasir in his new role.

David Fitzgerald, Partner / Tax and Legal Services Leader of PwC Vietnam, commented: “We are very pleased to be announcing the appointment of Nasir as the head of the PwC Legal practice in Vietnam. His experience and expertise will help us strengthen our position as a leading international law firm in Vietnam and in the region, in line with current business growth. Nasir also offers unique perspectives on both the local and international markets that will be invaluable to our clients and the wider PwC team in Vietnam”.

Nasir Dao – PKM Abdul said: “PwC provides a broad range of high quality multi-disciplinary professional services in Vietnam. I look forward to working in PwC’s collegiate environment to bring all of PwC’s resources to bear for our clients. There is a strong appetite among PwC’s global network for significant investment in legal services, and in Vietnam, PwC’s market stature is an ideal platform for me to meet client needs and work on the great opportunities offered by the market in Vietnam and in the region.”

Nasir Dao – PKM Abdul’s recruitment is in line with PwC strategy to increase its legal services capabilities which is being actively pursued throughout the region and globally.

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