Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
Helena Lerch, Public Policy Manager, Asia Paciﬁc
FedEx Express provides fast and reliable delivery to every U.S. address and to more than 220 countries and territories around the world. It uses a global air-and-ground network to speed the delivery of time-sensitive shipments, usually in one to two business days, backed by a money-back guarantee.
In Vietnam, FedEx operates its own aircraft, connecting businesses here with their customers overseas.
Dao Toan Thang, Sr. Operations Manager
Hardy Diec, Managing Director
Established in September 1995, Ford Vietnam Limited (FVL) is the joint-venture between Ford Motor Company headquartered in Michigan, U.S.A (75%) and Vietnam’s Diesel Song Cong Company (25%). Total investment to date is US$125 million. Ford Vietnam’s assembly plant in Hai Duong opened in November 1997, and has as a current annual capacity of 14,000 vehicles.
FVL also has a nationwide network of 31 dealers and outlets, which is being further expanded. The company is responsible for 700 local jobs among its Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices and a Hai Duong plant, as well as thousands of indirect jobs through its Ford dealer and supplier networks. FVL was the first automobile company in Vietnam to receive ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and QS 9000 and ISO/TS16949 – 2002 quality certifications.
In its 21 years of operations in Vietnam, FVL has been consistently recognized for its economic and social contributions to the country, and has also earned the trust of customers with its world-class global Ford vehicles and dedication to customer service.
Indeed, Ford is one of the fastest growing automotive brands in Vietnam, with sales growing by roughly 70 percent in each of the past three years, accounting for almost 10 percent market share. FVL product lines are very diversified with All New Ford Focus, All New Ford Fiesta (passenger cars), Ford Ecosport (mini SUV) and Ford Transit (commercial van). Ford also sells the All New Ford Everest SUV, Ford Ranger pick-up and New Explorer imported CBU. In addition, FVL is leading the commercial van (Transit) and pick-up (Ranger) in many years.
Besides, FVL is also an active participant in a wide-range of social and community projects throughout Vietnam. FVL pioneered safe driving stewardship in Vietnam by launching the global Ford’s Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program. Since its local launch in provinces nationwide. Ford has partnered with the National Traffic Safety Committee, Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, and Ministry of Education and Training to help deliver DSFL’s safe driving messages across Vietnam. Ford has a long history of working closely with communities in which it operates and supporting those in need of assistance. This emphasis has been key to the development of the company’s strong corporate reputation and is aligned with Ford’s aim of helping building a better world.
Pham Van Dung, Managing Director
Apichat Thuravatikul, Finance Director
Nguyen Hoang Phuong, Legal & Government Affairs Manager
Freshﬁelds Bruckhaus Deringer LLP established its Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City ofﬁces in 1994 and was one of the ﬁrst international law ﬁrms to receive branch ofﬁce licences from the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam.
Our Vietnam ofﬁces are headed by a US-qualiﬁed lawyer, Tony Foster. He was the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi from 2002-2003, on the board of which he has served continuously since 1995. Tony Foster is also the Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee of the Vietnam Business Forum.
Both Tony Foster and Milton Lawson, who is the Managing Lawyer of the Ho Chi Minh City ofﬁce, have lived and practiced permanently in Vietnam since 1994.
Don Stokes is a partner based in our Ho Chi Minh City ofﬁce. He is admitted to the New York State Bar. He has worked for several years in Freshﬁelds’ London, New York and Tokyo ofﬁces before being based permanently in Ho Chi Minh City.
Our team comprises Vietnamese and foreign lawyers who combine local legal and practical knowledge with international quality standards. The senior foreign and Vietnamese members of the team have practiced law together well over a decade, and have successfully assisted foreign clients in many landmark transactions in Vietnam. The Freshﬁelds team celebrated 21 years assisting foreign investors in Vietnam in March 2015.
Freshﬁelds was the ﬁrst foreign law ﬁrm to be awarded a medal by the Minister of Justice for services to the development of Vietnam’s legal system, and has been consistently at the top of all legal surveys since such surveys began in 1997.
Our practice focuses on the following sectors:
• Corporate including M&A, inward investment and privatization;
• Capital markets;
• Banking, finance and restructuring;
• Real estate;
• Antitrust; and
• Compliance and dispute resolution
Tony Foster, Managing Partner, Vietnam
Don Stokes, Partner
Tran Mai Van, Executive Manager