Baker & McKenzie is the largest and most experienced international law firm in Vietnam – and consistently rated among the best. We assist with the whole spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions, bringing the depth and breadth of more than two decades of market experience to every matter.
Our Vietnamese and international lawyers are fluent in English, Vietnamese, and the country’s laws, legal systems and business practices. We have helped facilitate meaningful legal reform and shape policy in the country by participating in the drafting process of laws related to securities, investment, intellectual property, employment and competition, among others. We draw on our in-depth local knowledge – coupled with far-reaching resources in 47 other countries – to create effective, innovative solutions tailored to our clients’ business strategies.
Our areas of particular expertise include, among others, complex public and private M&A transactions, major infrastructure projects, project finance and financial regulation, anti-corruption and compliance, supply chain matters from design to manufacturing to distribution and protection of intellectual property. We complement these traditional areas of practice with specialist groups in the areas of employment, tax and dispute settlement. We have particular industry expertise in the areas of renewable energy, health sciences, food & beverage, insurance, IT/C and hotels, resorts and tourism.
Frederick Burke, Managing Partner
Dang Chi Lieu, Partner
Dang Thanh Son, Special Counsel
Pham Tri Trung, Special Counsel
Maria Soo Chung, Associate
Christine Chan, Associate
Tran Ngoc Trung, Regulatory Advisor
Nicholas Mider, Business Development & Marketing Director
– Promoting cooperation in economic, trading, tourist project in Vietnam
– Seeking and promoting opportunities in trading good, tourist, services supplies in Vietnam
– Conducting and promoting implementation of contracts signed with foreign enterprise as on behalf of them
Number of employees in Vietnam: 84
Business Category: Food, Beverages; Pharmaceuticals
Dennis Vincent Wong, CEO
Tran Thi Cam Van, Deputy Representative
Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh, Assistant
Bay Global Strategies (BGS) provides strategic advisory services, public affairs, stakeholder engagement and government relations for companies and associations looking to establish or grow business relations in Vietnam and for companies in Vietnam looking to expand opportunities globally. BGS entered into a strategic partnership with Indochina Capital, a fund management and advisory firm in Vietnam, in 2012 to further the goals and breadth of expertise provided to clients.
Virginia Foote, President & CEO
Nguyen Thi Thu, Vice President
BVIM is an investment management firm licensed by the Ministry of Finance to invest in Vietnam’s growing capital market. Founded in January 2006, it is a 50:50 joint venture between the Bank for Investment & Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and Vietnam Partners LLC. BVIM offers both institutional and individual investors quality investment solutions through various vehicles: private equity funds, mutual funds, and managed accounts. With an excellent network and resources inherited from parentage, combined with experienced, dedicated and talented team, BVIM aspires towards becoming a leading asset management firm in Vietnam following the highest professional standards and best practices in investment management.
Nghia Nguyen, General Director
Le Ho, Senior Manager
BIDV MetLife Life Insurance Limited Liability Company (BIDV MetLife) is a joint venture between MetLife Limited, the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), and BIDV’s affiliate, Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam Insurance Joint Stock Corporation (BIC). The partnership leverages the strengths of MetLife’s global expertise and financial stability and BIDV’s strong local brand and market insights to create a trusted and modern life insurance provider in Vietnam.
BIDV MetLife offers a comprehensive range of innovative life insurance and wealth protection solutions distributed through BIDV’s large branch network of over 700 distribution points nationwide. The company positions it to become the leading provider of educational saving and retirement products for Vietnamese customers.
Gaurav Sharma, Chief Executive Officer
Black & Veatch is a leading engineering, consulting company specializing in infrastructure development in energy and water. Since 1989 when we started our first major project in Vietnam, we have worked on over 30 assignments. Experience includes substantially in project management, institutional development, beneficiary participation, social and resettlement support, detailed design and construction management and supervision of irrigation infrastructure, improved water resources management, water supply, drainage, sanitation, wastewater and solid waste, and in power sector throughout the country.
Ho Thu Huong, Chief Representative
Nguyen Truong Nam Hai, Deputy Project Manager
BMVN International LLC (“BMVN”), is a fully licensed law firm, which specializes in all intellectual property (“IP”) services, litigation and general corporate matters. BMVN’s lawyers are some of the foremost experts on Vietnam’s IP law, with several decades of collective experience in assisting a diverse range of multinational and local clients with inbound and outbound investment projects, successful IP registrations, cancellations, appeals, litigation and enforcement, copyrights, licensing and franchising projects.
BMVN’s lawyers have both international and local legal experience, which allows the Firm to hold a broad international perspective while still retaining the characteristics of a local firm in Vietnam. This unique dynamic allows our staff to provide innovative solutions to the cases they handle.
With lawyers and senior legal consultants specializing in the broad spectrum of IP and commercial IP transaction matters, BMVN has the depth of talent to create specialized teams for each type of case they handle. BMVN’s franchising practice has been particularly prominent recently, with multinational and local corporations alike seeking the advice of BMVN’s expert team to assist established franchises and commercial presences throughout Vietnam.
From its inception, BMVN has fostered a reputation as a local firm with international resources, offering the highest level of legal services in Vietnam.
Tran Manh Hung, Managing Partner
Quach Minh Tri, Partner
Tran Thi Kieu Hoa, Special Counsel
Troy Taylor, Associate
BNP Paribas has been present in Vietnam for almost three decades.
Currently, the 2 core activities of the bank in Vietnam are:
• Corporate Institutional Banking (CIB) via 2 branches located in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. CIB main focus is Multinational Corporations (MNCs), Local Corporates and Financial Institutions.
BNP Paribas in Vietnam offers the following services: Global Cash Management, Trade Services, Global Markets, Project and Export Finance. The CIB structure is the one-stop branch for MNCs from Europe, US or Asia.
• Investment Solutions through the insurance activity with the joint-venture Vietcombank Cardif Life Insurance.
Business category: Banking Services
Trieu Thi Minh Ngoc, Chief Executive Officer
Bui Tuyet Binh, Head of Multinational Corporates Coverage
Boeing has long recognized the importance of Vietnam and has actively helped to develop Vietnam’s aerospace capabilities. Before the beginning of formal Vietnam–U.S. relations more than 20 years ago, Boeing had already positioned itself to work in partnership with Vietnam.
Boeing first established its presence in 1995 when Vietnam Airlines leased three Boeing 767-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The company was also a strong advocate for normalized relations between the two countries. In January 2001, Vietnam Airlines purchased four Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. This signing was the first business transaction to be finalized between companies in Vietnam and the United States under the historic Bilateral Trade Agreement. Today,Vietnam Airlines operates 777-200ERs and 787 Dreamliners. In 2015, Boeing announced with VietJet Air, an intention to collaborate and expand the airline’s future fleet with Boeing airplanes. In 2016 VietJet signed a historic purchase agreement for one hundred (100) 737-MAX 200 airplanes. Deliveries will begin in 2019.
Boeing has undertaken a number of activities to help develop Vietnam’s aerospace capabilities in cooperation with Vietnam’s airlines, the CAAV, local universities, suppliers, partners and the government.
Boeing is also involved in numerous partnerships working to better the lives of the Vietnamese people including building more than 25 schools in the poorest regions in the country.
Robert Faye, Sales Director, Asia Pacific
Andrew J. Gayer, Boeing Customer Support
Founded in 2004, BowerGroupAsia, Inc. (BGA) is a premier government affairs and business consultancy firm that helps multinational companies and organizations maximize business opportunities and achieve results in Asia. Empowered by leading Asia experts in the United States and top local consultants in key Asian markets, BGA provides hands-on support for an exclusive group of Fortune 500 companies to identify and realize new investment and trade opportunities, foster their relationships with government and business leaders as well as civil society and the media.
Headquartered in Virginia, the United States, BGA has expanded its network and presence to eleven countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). Its Vietnam chapter started in 2008 by a team with more than 20 years of experience in legal, government affairs and business advisory.
Nguyen Viet Ha, Managing Director, Vietnam
Truong Thi Bich Huong, Executive Manager
Buffalo Tours is one of the leading tour operators in South-east Asia, with 17 operating ofﬁces in 11 countries; Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, China, Hongkong, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and ﬁve sales ofﬁces in the UK, US, Australia, Russia and Japan. Established in 1994, Buffalo Tours serves over 350,000 passengers in 2016. Buffalo Tours is the recipient of awards from Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, The Guide and honored as the best Vietnam tour operator in 2015 by World Travel Awards.
Buffalo Tours Travel Agency is a boutique travel agency offering easy, personalized, hassle-free travel around Vietnam and anywhere else in Asia with the highest standards of customer care. Our premium travel agency helps you select your traveling destinations, organizes your trips, takes care of the time-consuming procedures and ensures that all your journeys are enjoyable and successful. We commit to providing truly memorable experiences, based on your personal preferences and interests. You can contact us at your convenience through 3 travel ofﬁces and 15 tour desks located in 4 to 5 star hotels in HCMC and Hanoi.
Business category: Operating tours and running tour operation agents
Full-time employees: 560
Tran Trong Kien, CEO
Tran Gia Bach, General Manager