Typical works/transactions

Finance & Banking

- Representing a group of commercial banks in a syndicated facility transaction funding US$300,000,000 for an oil and gas exploitation project of an oil and gas corporation in Vietnam

- Representing a group of commercial banks in a syndicated facility transaction funding USD200,000,000+ for a paper power plant project in Vietnam

- Representing a Vietnamese commercial bank in a facility transaction funding USD75,000,000+ for a complex entertainment and resort project in central province of Vietnam

- Representing a Vietnamese commercial bank in a capital restructure facility transaction of US$100,000,000 with an offshore commercial bank

- Representing an offshore commercial bank in a capital restructure facility transaction of US$150,000,000 with a Vietnamese commercial bank

- Representing a Vietnamese commercial bank in a facility transaction of US$50,000,000 with the Vietnam branch of an offshore commercial bank

- Representing a commercial bank in a facility transaction funding US$132,000,000 for a residential, office and commercial complex tower in the down town of Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam

- Representing a commercial bank in a facility transaction funding US$52,000,000 for a residential and hotel project in Nha Trang City of Vietnam

- Representing a commercial bank in a facility transaction funding US$39,000,000 for a residential and hotel project in Da Nang City of Vietnam

- Representing a commercial bank in a facility transaction funding US$18,000,000 for a BT (Build Transfer) bridge project in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam

- Representing an airline corporation in a finance lease transaction with offshore credit institutions funding for purchase of eight (8) aircrafts

- Advising Vietnam branch of a Japanese bank in an escrow transaction relating to a joint venture cooperation worth more than US$100 millions

- Advising a commercial bank on security arrangements for real estate projects in Vietnam

- Advice and legal opinion on the Vietnamese laws relating to the subsidiaries of a Japanese financial group in an M&A transaction for buying share of a financial institution in USA

- Representing a commercial bank in several facility transactions funding more than US$100 million for residential property projects, cable and resort projects in Da Nang City of Vietnam

   Corporate and M&A

- Advice and documentation for Build Operation Transfer (BOT) Contract for construction of Hanoi Hai Phong new express highway with investment capital of about USD1.5 billion

- Advice for Honda Vietnam on various legal issues relating to its operation in Vietnam such as taxes and duty, corporate governance, technology transfer, customs, foreign currency, labor, commercial contracts, etc.

- Strategic advice, documentation, negotiation assistance and application for investment license for hydro power plant of over US$60 million in North of Vietnam, and advising for post-licensing works of the project

- Advice for a French oil and gas corporation in relation to a potential acquisition of interest in a gas exploitation project in Indochina sea area

- Advice, documentation, DD and negotiation assistance in favor of VinaCapital in a variety of M&A transactions in infrastructure sector in Vietnam

- Advice, documentation and negotiation assistance in favor of a Vietnamese company in an M&A transaction for selling a mining company to an Indian investor

- Advice, documentation and negotiation assistance in favor of an Indian investor in an M&A transaction for buying a mining company in Vietnam

- Advice, documentation and negotiation assistance in favor of an Singaporean investor in an M&A transaction for buying share in a manufacturing company in Vietnam

- Advice, documentation and negotiation assistance in favor of an Israeli investor in an M&A transaction for acquiring land and project interest toward development of a time-share residential and hotel project in Vietnam

- Advice, documentation and licensing for setting up subsidiary company (100% foreign owned company doing trading business) of a Japanese trading company in Vietnam

- Advice, documentation and licensing for restructure of the company, capital assignment and relocation of projects in Vietnam in favor of a Japanese manufacturing company

- Advice, documentation and licensing for opening chain of outlets in Vietnam (various licenses) in favor of a famous Korean catering company

- Advice, documentation and negotiation in favor of a Vietnamese big corporation in relation to design and management consultancy agreement with foreign contractor for USD1billion Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant Project

- Advice, documentation and licensing for amendment of the Investment Certificate toward covering function of import-export and distribution business in Vietnam in favor of a French investor

- Advice, documentation and negotiation assistance in an insurance contract between a giant telecom corporation and the insurers for the launch and operation of Vinasat-1 satellite, with premium amount of over US$20 million

- Advice, documentation for the liquidation of a joint venture in area of electric and telecommunication wires manufacture between a State-owned corporation and a French investor

- Advice, documentation and negotiation assistance for a construction consultancy contract between a State-owned corporation and a foreign contractor in relation to a building complex in Hanoi, with investment capital of over US$100 million

- Advice, documentation, negotiation assistance and application for setting up a joint venture between a local private company and a Korean investor on manufacture of electric cables, with investment capital of over US$17 million

Real Estates and Construction

- Deeply and regularly advising a giant property developer (owned by a foreign investor) on all legal issues relating to operation of the a big size real estate project in Hanoi, including (a) documentation of house/villa sale/lease contract, land lease contract, infrastructure land lease contract; business cooperation contract with other investors; (b) cooperation with secondary investors and other business activities in the Project (sale of houses/ apartment); (c) due diligence works; (d) working with competent authorities in all critical issues of project such as land compensation and site clearance, collection of land rental, land use fees, etc.

- Advice, documentation and obtainment of license for setting up a foreign invested company of a Korean conglomerate (Chaebol) and deployment of department store project in Hanoi

- Advice for a joint venture company (between a big Japanese property developer and a Vietnamese prominent property developer) in relation to a residential, office and commercial complex project in Hanoi, value of more than US$100 million

- Advice and documentation for investment cooperation between a Malaysian property developer and Vietnamese developer for development of a high-class residential and commercial complex project of more than US$100 million in Hanoi

- Advice and documentation in favor of a foreign fund management company for setting up a joint venture for development of an industrial park of 350 ha, with investment capital of around US$60 million in the North of Vietnam

- Advice, documentation and application for setting up a joint venture on construction and designing consultancy in Vietnam between a state owned company and a Japanese company

- Advice, documentation and negotiation for setting up a joint venture between local company and an investment fund (belonged to property group of Hong Kong) to develop a villa project of US$ 50 million in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City

- Advice, documentation and obtaining the relevant licenses for local partners to acquire shares from foreign partner (being an investment company) in one high-rise apartment project of 2.4 ha in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, with value of US$ 130 million

- Advice, documentation and negotiation for setting up a joint venture between local company and Taiwan based investors to develop a housing project in Ho Chi Minh City, with project value of US$78 million

- Advice and contractual documentation for mobilizing capital from buyers and secondary investors of a big residential project of 181 ha in Danang City

- Advice, documentation and negotiation for cooperation between a joint venture property developer and a commercial bank (a big state owned bank in Vietnam) in construction of an underground parking area located in a residential complex project in Hanoi

- Advice, documentation and negotiation for various issues relating to business, management and operation of a high-class residence complex in Hanoi (developed by a Hongkong investor)

- Advice and representation in negotiation in favor of the client being a foreign investor of a medical college in a land leasing contract in respect of a land lot of 2,5ha with property developer

Dispute resolution

- Representing a Korean investor (an arm of one Korean conglomerate) in settling dispute value of more than US$100 million at the court of Vietnam with Vietnamese and foreign partners in relation to an investment cooperation for a high-rise building project in Hanoi. This is a big and complicated dispute case whereby contractual relationship between the parties are combination of employer-contractor relationship and joint venture / product sharing relationship,  taken place in the difficult situation of real estate market of Vietnam

- Representative a big Korean construction company in settling various disputes [5 cases] with various sub-contractors and guarantors (commercial banks) in relation to sub-contract agreements for execution of an express-way road in Vietnam

- Acting as representative and litigator in favor of a big fund management company in negotiation and court proceedings in relation to a capital funding agreement worth of more than US$10 million between the client (the Plaintiff) and Vietnamese parties in a joint venture company operating in telecom infrastructure development. It is noteworthy in this case is that both channels [negotiation & court proceeding] had been wisely and effectively made use of concurrently to reach successful outcome [share acquisition had been finally agreed by the parties]

- Acting as representative in favor of an offshore fund management company in negotiation for solving disputes between shareholders of a group of electronic trading / media companies in Vietnam for restructure of the companies. The outcome has been finally reached thru negotiation for a successful M&A transaction

- Acting as representative and counsel in favor of two Singaporean and Thailand companies operating in field of hospitality in negotiation and arbitration proceeding (VIAC) in a dispute with Vietnamese investor in relation to management agreements of hotels and resorts in Vietnam

- Acting as representative and counsel in favor of a Japanese invested company (operating in field of logistics) for protesting against the licensing authority (i.e. Hochiminh Peoples Committee) in issuance of Investment Certificate on the term of the investment project

- Acting as representative and counsel in favor of a French retail group in negotiation and arbitration proceeding in a dispute with Vietnamese property developer in relation to a lease contract of land and infrastructure for supermarket business

- Acting as representative and counsel in favor of a joint venture company (operating in field of paint manufacturing industry) in negotiation and court proceeding in a dispute for debt collection and damage compensation

- Acting as representative and counsel in favor of a Chinese giant telecom corporation in negotiation and arbitration proceeding in a dispute for debt collection and damage compensation

- Acting as legal counsel in favor of a local property developer in negotiation for solving dispute with German contractor in relation to a residential and commercial property project in Vietnam

- Acting as representative and adviser in favor of a property developer (owned by big Indonesian/Singaporean property developer) in protesting against the decision on land rental imposition by Government of Vietnam. It is noteworthy in this case is that in the difficult situation of the real estate market of Vietnam, the State authority are trying  to impose irrational and unilateral decision on land use fee on the developer.

- Acting as legal adviser in favor of an Israeli invested company in settling dispute at the court from the advertisement agreement in relation to a time-share resort project

- Acting as legal counsel in favor of a big Taiwanese/Indonesian cement company (investing in Vietnam) in settling labor dispute at the court of Vietnam in relation to labor contracts

Tax

- Acting as representative and adviser in favor of a Japanese invested company (in field of automobile manufacture) in protesting against the decision on import tax imposition by Government of Vietnam

- Acting as representative and adviser in favor of a Japanese invested company (in field of cement manufacturing) in protesting against the decision on import and VAT taxes imposition by Government of Vietnam

- Acting as representative and adviser in favor of a Japanese invested company (in field of machine components manufacture) in protesting against the decision on import tax imposition by Government of Vietnam

- Acting as legal representative and adviser in favor of a Korean invested company (in field of electronic components manufacturing) in protesting against the decision on import and VAT taxes imposition by customs authority of Vietnam

- Advising various Korean invested companies and other companies in Vietnam on tax legal matters, including import duty, VAT, CIT, foreign contractor tax, etc.

 
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