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 46 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 a number of areas, including: renewable energy, health sciences, food & beverage, insurance, IT/C and hotels, resorts and tourism.
Frederick Burke, Managing Partner
Pham Tri Trung, Special Counsel
Nguyen Thuy Hang, Partner
Dang Linh Chi, Special Counsel
Nguyen Thanh Hai, Special Counsel
Hoang Ngoc Minh, BD
Ngo Thai Ninh, Associate
Nguyen Viet Trung, Associate
Le Tuan Anh, Associate
Ho Quyet Thang, Associate
Bay Global Strategies (BGS) provides strategic advisory services, public affairs, stakeholder engagement regulatory 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. BGS is also Vietnam senior advisor for the Albright Stonebridge Group based in Washington DC.
Virginia Foote, President & CEO
Nguyen Thi Thu, Managing Director
Nguyen Van Trang, Associate
Nguyen Thi Hong Van, Senior Associate
Pham Thi Thanh Tam, Analyst
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
Shaun Levine, Head of Government Relations Southeast Asia
– Trading medical equipment, scientific and chemical equipment
– Repairing medical equipment
Nguyen Si Nguyen, 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 establish franchises and commercial presences throughout Vietnam.
From it’s inception, BMVN has fostered a reputation as a local firm with international resource that offers the highest level of legal services in Vietnam.
Tran Manh Hung, Managing Partner
Quach Minh Tri, Partner
Tran Thi Kieu Hoa, Special Counsel
Tran Ngoc Trung, Associate
Nguyen Huyen Minh, Associate
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 almost 25 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 a modern fleet of 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliner’s. 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 2020.
Boeing is excited about the US-Vietnamese relations improving at a steady pace since the State Department fully lifted the arms embargo on Vietnam in 2016. Boeing would like to be part of the solution to Vietnam’s challenging security issues and help address missions such as maritime security, HA/DR, PKO, and improvements to their overall defense readiness. Our Scan Eagles sales to their Coast Guard was the very first defense equipment sale to Vietnam since lifting of the arms embargo. We hope Scan Eagle sale will lead to other defense platform acquisitions by the Vietnamese Armed Forces. Boeing has a strong track record of working with local industries globally and would like to seek opportunities to collaborate with Vietnamese defense industries going forward leveraging Boeing commercial success in Vietnam.
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 inthe poorest regions in the country.
Bashar Zeidan, Boeing Customer Support
Yeong Tae Pak, Regional Director and VP for Vietnam, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
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 twenty two markets across Asia Pacific region including ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), Northeast Asian countries (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan), South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), Australia and New Zealand. 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, Senior Manager
Nguyen Huu Giap, Banking and Finance Account Manager
Ngo Thi Quy Huong, Healthcare Account Manager
Nguyen Duc Hanh, Account Manager
Jared Ragland, Senior Director, Policy – APAC
Brian Fletcher, Director, Policy – APAC
Eunice Lim, Senior Manager Policy – APAC