Allens is a leading international law firm with lawyers across Asia-Pacific and with some of the world’s longest ongoing client relationships, stretching back more than 150 years. We work with many of the world’s leading organisations – including 55 of the world’s top 100 companies. Independent legal directories such as Chambers and Partners rate us a leading law firm in all the jurisdictions in which we operate . Through an international alliance with the global law firm Linklaters, our network spans 39 offices across 28 countries, providing clients with access to the European and North American markets as well as emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and South America.
In Vietnam, Allens is a well-established part of the business community. Our Hanoi office was the first licensed office of any foreign law firm in Hanoi (opening in 1993), with our Ho Chi Minh City office subsequently opening in 1997. Bill Magennis founded the Hanoi office and continues to head our Vietnam practice.
In Ho Chi Minh City, our Partners are Robert Fish and Linh Bui. Robert has worked extensively on cross-border financing, foreign investment and M&A deals into Vietnam – first from Allens’ Singapore office and, since 2012, on the ground in Vietnam. Linh focuses on cross-border M&A transactions for foreign investors and has particular expertise in competition/antitrust law.
In Hanoi, Bill is joined by Partners Hop Dang and Chung Le, who each specialise in energy and infrastructure projects, as well as international arbitration. Hop and Chung are leading our team on Vietnam’s largest implemented project to date – the Nghi Son Refinery.
Allens advises clients on all legal aspects of investing and doing business in Vietnam, including: mergers & acquisitions; infrastructure & other major projects; oil & gas; banking & finance; mining; property development; dispute resolution; and employment.
With our team of foreign and Vietnamese lawyers, and the lawyers based across our alliance network, we have the experience, skills and resources to provide our clients with the most effective and efficient legal solutions when doing business in Vietnam.