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Vietnam

Freshfields in Vietnam

As one of the first international law firms in Vietnam to receive office licences after the country opened to the world in 1994, we have been at the forefront of its economic transformation.

During the last 23 years, we have encountered – and overcome – the full range of legal issues Vietnam can present. We deploy innovative structures to ensure transactions succeed, drawing on our international legal expertise and in-depth local law knowledge.

We advised clients through all four waves of investment in the country since it opened: (i) joint ventures;(ii) acquisitions of Vietnamese companies; (iii) equitisations of state-owned enterprises; and (iv) private equity investment.

Our experience spans many sectors. We have been particularly active in the development of Vietnam's infrastructure, with leading roles in power, water, ports, oil and gas, airports, road and soft infrastructure projects.

This is complemented by a finance practice that has long been recognised as a leader in the country.