Ms. Le Thi Hong

Ms. Le Thi Hong
Senior Counsel

Hanoi Office
Mobile: (+84) 912 935 589
Tel: (+84 24) 3514 8355
Fax: (+84 28) 3514 8344
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Ms. Le Thi Hong is a Hanoi based senior counsel while co-heading some practices of the HCMC office of Bizlink Lawyers. With over 10 years practicing in Bizlink Lawyers and another Vietnamese major law firm before joining Bizlink, Hong has gained vast in-depth experience supporting foreign and domestic projects/companies of different sizes and industries. Many of her clients came from Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Australia and France. During her career span, Hong has dramatically focused on and has been highly appraised by clients and peers for her knowledgeable advice and practical solutions on Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign and Domestic Investment, Corporate & Commercial, etc..

Education
LLB, Hanoi Law University, Major in Economic Law, Hanoi
BA, Foreign Trade University, Major in International Business Administration, Hanoi


Membership
Hanoi Bar Association
Vietnam Lawyers Federation
Singapore Business Group

Languages
Vietnamese
English

Practice Focus 

Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign and Domestic Investment, and Corporate and Commercial.

Mergers & AcquisitionsIn this area, Ms. Hong has advised and supported clients in various legal matters in different stages of M&A transactions, including: advice on market access and deal structure; conduct of legal due diligence; documentation of all transactional and corporate documents of the transactions; and assistance to clients in all legal and procedural matters including contract performance monitoring for and until completion of the M&A transactions.

Foreign and Domestic Investments: Ms. Hong has vast experiences in advising different steps from pre-investment to after-licensing for both local and foreign investment projects, including: advice on market access and investment conditions applied for foreign investors in their investment and establishment of businesses in Vietnam; advice on business structuring while setting up investment projects; and assistance on documentation and licensing work.

Corporate and Commercial: Ms. Hong has consulted and assisted many foreign-invested companies in various matters during their operation on corporate governance, goods sale and purchase contracts, distribution contracts, service provision contracts, business cooperation agreements, lease contracts, unfair competition matters, and employment, etc.

Some representative legal cases/matters involved

  • Advised and assisted a giant Korean investment banking Corp. in an M&A transaction for the acquisition of a five-star hotel in Da Nang City, Vietnam.
  • Advised and assisted a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and merchandising of premier dress shirts and sportswear (Hong Kong) and its subsidiaries in Vietnam in several legal issues and documentation work of their several M&A transactions.
  • Advised and assisted subsidiaries operating in the steel industry in Vietnam of an Australian company publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in several legal issues and documentation work of their capital transactions.
  • Advised and assisted a global freight forwarding services provider being Japan Airlines Group’s subsidiary in its acquisition of shares in a joint venture in Vietnam from a state-owned company; and supported its subsidiaries in Vietnam in various corporate issues and licensing work.
  • Advised and assisted a Singaporean investor in documentation work and negotiation for its acquisition of capital from a state-owned company in a joint venture in Vietnam operating a four-star hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam; and supported the joint venture in various corporate issues and licensing work.
  • Advised and assisted a leading Malaysian provider of high-performance LED products in setting up their subsidiary in Hanoi, Vietnam, as well as applying for its business licenses.
  • Advised and assisted a China-based major information and communication network products and solutions provider in setting up their subsidiary in Hanoi, Vietnam, as well as applying for its business licenses.
  • Advised and assisted Vietnam office of the world’s largest pneumatic automation products manufacturer established in Japan and investing in Vietnam through its Singapore subsidiary. 
  • Advised and assisted a long list of retaining clients in many sectors and industries on their various corporate issues, which include: subsidiaries in Vietnam of a French multinational corporation in designing, manufacturing, and distributing materials and solutions in the construction industry; the largest motorbike and car manufacturing JV in Vietnam; and a former foreign-invested five-star hotel in Hanoi; and a top cement production joint venture in Vietnam, etc.