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Corporate and M&A

Lexcomm has a first-class reputation for complex corporate matters as well as landmark M&A work where it has an incredibly deep bench of experienced partners.

The firm covers just about every corner of the Vietnam market, being regularly engaged in large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions to advise international corporates seeking to acquire Vietnam targets.

The practice’s strength across a range of sectors include acting for an array of clients including sellers, domain-expert buyers as well as financial investors and fund managers. The team has a well-recognized knowledge and experience in law, business models and structures and financial considerations.

With Vietnamese, international and common law backgrounds, the team is able to translate clients’ legal perspectives to ensure their business expectations.

The combination of experience in in-house and private practice enables our team to have insights of clients’ matters to deliver added-value strategic advice fulfilling their requirements.

Our corporate and M&A practice covers:

  • corporate formation and reorganization
  • IPOs
  • joint ventures
  • merger
  • private equity and financial investment
  • private and public M&A
  • real estate

Joint practice heads Nguyen Viet Ha and Luong Van Trung lead a very capable team at both partner and associate level, which provides strategic legal advice to Vietnamese and international clients.

Recent transactions

Our lawyers’ recent transactions include:

  • advising international clients on the Vietnam law aspects of a complex international acquisition of 15 run-of-the-river small-scale hydropower plants in Vietnam
  • advising the majority shareholders on US$33.8 million disposal of 62.5% shares in VNPT Epay to South Korea’s private equity fund UTC Investment Co., Ltd.
  • advising international clients on a diverse range of legal issues for cross-border acquisitions of Vietnamese listed companies in highly regulated industries
  • advising a leading international oil company on the proposed acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Vietnam upstream assets
  • advising a leading international oil company in relation to its proposed acquisition of three companies holding several upstream oil and gas assets in Vietnam
  • advising a leading private equity fund in relation to its proposed acquisition of shares in a leading Vietnamese FMCG public company
  • advising a major fund manager on legal due diligence and share acquisition of various hydropower projects in Vietnam
  • advising a Hong Kong based private equity fund on the acquisition of shares in a leading Vietnamese pharmaceutical company in the securities market via the HCMC Stock Exchange
  • advising on the Vietnam aspects of a proposed European bank merger
  • advising an international insurance group in relation to its bidding to acquire a strategic stake in the largest Vietnamese State-owned insurance entity Bao Viet Group being privatised
  • advising Vinaconex – Viettel Finance Company in a merger with a SHB Bank, including advising on the divestment by Viettel in the company
  • advising MB Bank in a merger with a Song Da Finance Company
  • advising an unprecedented US$12.5 million share swap transaction of Duc Long Gia Lai Group (DLG) in which DLG issued new shares to Global Emerging Markets (GEM) via private placement but for exchanging shares held by GEM in an offshore company instead of money