For Government and Public Institutions

   
 

Financial market development

•  Assessment of Financial Instruments for Municipal Infrastructure Development  in Vietnam. A World Bank funded study for the Ministry of Finance.

•   Advisory services on strengthening the operations of securities market intermediaries and enhancing education, research and awareness of securities market. A World Bank-funded project for the State Securities Commission.

 

•  Technical assistance for the State Securities Commission for guidance and preparation of regulations for investment funds and of fund management companies in Vietnam.

 

•  Research for the State Bank of Vietnam on policies and legal framework for securitization of assets, notably lease receivables.

 

•  Consulting services for the Ministry of Finance on development of bond markets, notably corporate and municipal bonds, and preparing Handbooks for Issuance of Corporate and Municipal Bonds.

 

•  Consulting service for the Ministry of Finance on development of primary dealers system for government bonds.

 

•  Consulting services for the Ministry of Finance on policy and legal framework for development of a credit rating agency in Vietnam.

 

•  Research for the State Bank of Vietnam on GATS-relevant forms of banking services, regional and bilateral banking agreements, effects of banking liberalization on competition in the banking sector

 

•  Consulting services for the State Bank of Vietnam on Assessment of  current risk management practices by  two joint-stock commercial banks and the on-site supervision activities of the SBV

 

•  Consulting services for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Finance Project, funded by Japan Bank for International Cooperation for the State Bank of Vietnam.

 

•  Improving supervision and prudential regulations of the banking sector of Vietnam through introduction of CAMELS system, a World Bank funded project for the State Bank of Vietnam.

 

•  Improving legal and operational framework for financial leasing companies in Vietnam, with focus on sales of lease receivables, an ADB/KfW-funded project for the State Bank of Vietnam.

 

•  Formulation of strategy for international integration of the banking sector of Vietnam. A project funded by AusAid for the State Bank of Vietnam.

 

•  Consulting services for Diagnostic audits of large State-owned enterprises in the rubber and sugar industries, for Danida and the Ministry of Finance.

 

•  Improving risk management procedures and practices for joint-stock commercial banks, a technical assistance funded by the World Bank.

 

•  Enhancing corporate governance and preparing a Handbook for Board of Directors of joint-stock commercial banks, a technical assistance funded by the World Bank.

 

•  Consulting services for implementation and enforcement of the new Model Charter of joint-stock commercial banks, a technical assistance by Asia Development Bank.

 

•  Development of Credit Information Center at the State Bank of Vietnam, a technical assistance funded by the World Bank.

 

•  Advising the State Bank of Vietnam in drafting regulations of prudential ratios for banks and credit organizations in Vietnam.

 

•  Advising the State Bank of Vietnam in drafting regulations on loan limit to single borrowers.

 

•  Assisting the State Bank of Vietnam on the legal aspect of diagnostic audit of ten selected joint-stock commercial banks.

 

•  Legal strategy for restructuring of banking sector of Vietnam. A technical assistance to the State Bank of Vietnam, funded by the World Bank.

 

 

Infrastructure

•  A study for the World Bank and Keidanren on legal and regulatory issues forprivate sector participation in hydroelectric power projects in Vietnam;

 

•  Advising the Asian Development Bank in a technical assistance for drafting of Electricity Law of Vietnam;

 

•  Review and assessment of Vietnams policies and regulations on BOT investment, with particular attention to power, water supply and sewage sectors for DANIDA (Danish International Development Authority);

 

•  Evaluation of foreign BOT investments in power sector in Vietnam for the Private Sector Development Program, Royal Danish Embassy in Hanoi.

•  Assisting a foreign consortium in providing training on BOT issues in infrastructure for decision-makers of Vietnam.

 

•  Assisting in an Asian Development Bank project on legal issues for commercialization of  electricity companies in Vietnam;

 

•  Advise on the establishment of a fund for development of renewable energy in poor remote areas, a technical assistance funded by the World Bank.

 

•  Advising the Ministry of Planning and Investment on competition policy, with special focus on telecommunications and steel industries.

 

•  Competition review of the telecom sector in Vietnam. A study for Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative (VNCI).

 

 Trade and Industry

•  Logistic Development, Trade facilitation and Impact on Poverty Reduction in Vietnam, a policy and regulatory study funded by the World Bank.

 

•  Advising on liberalization of trade policy in services and Vietnams Initial Offer on Services to World Trade Organization, for Ministry of Trade and with funding by AusAid.

•  Advising the Ministry of Trade on the conformity of Vietnams trade policy with WTOs requirements, a UNDP-funded technical assistance.

 

•  Consulting services for enhancing corporate governance at equitized enterprises in the sea food industries, a technical assistance for Sired/Danida and the Ministry of Sea Food

 

•  Assisting MPDF/IFC in preparing the report SMEs in Vietnam – On the road to prosperity, for 1999 Consultative Group meeting;

  For Private and Business Clients

   
 

Incorporation, Joint-venture

•  Advising an American company in the acquisition of major shares of a local power equipment manufacturer.

 

•  Advising a Japanese telecom company on the establishment of a joint-venture company for the production of a digital electronic exchange system.

 

•  Advising an American company in a share sale and purchase transaction to restructure its wholly-invested enterprise.

 

•  Assisting a Hong Kong company on a business cooperation contract for car repairing and maintenance.

•  Advising a Danish company in establishing a joint-venture with local partner on food processing.

 

•  Assisting an American computer company to get investment license for a wholly foreign own company

 

•  Assisting a Singaporean computer company to get investment license for a wholly foreign own computer services company.

•  Advising a Korean telecom company to convert it Business Cooperation Contract with a local partner into a joint-venture.

 

•  Advising an Australian company on the setting up of a hotel and business joint-venture.

 

•  Giving legal opinion to a joint venture in mineral exploration and exploitation.

 

•  Assisting an American company on a hotel development joint venture project.

 

•  Advising a Japanese company on legal requirements for foreign tourism services.

 

•  Advising an American company on investments in the development of industrial estates in Vietnam.

 

•  Assisting a Hong Kong company on the expansion of business, and increase of capital of its subsidiary in Vietnam.

 

•  Assisting a Swedish company to structure its businesses in Vietnam in accordance with Vietnam laws.

 

·      Advising an American company regarding the appropriate corporate structure and strategy for its business in Vietnam.

 

•  Advising a French company on the management contract for a hotel.

 

•  Advising a State-owned company in hotel/restaurant business in the equitization process.

 

Taxation

•  Advising   a Japanese company to get a reduction of import tax levied on components for construction equipment.

•  Advising   a Danish company  to get a reduction of custom tax levied on  materials imported for export production.

•  Assisting a French-Vietnamese joint venture to get a reduction of turnover tax levied on the assignment of capital.

 

•  Advising several French company to get a reduction of tax levied on import by contractors.

 

•  Advising a French company on taxation regime  levied on a business cooperation contract in telecom.

•   Advising an American company on customs duty for import of construction equipment for project in Vietnam.

 

•  Advising several Swedish, American and French representative offices on personal income tax levied on expatriate staff.

 
Banking and Finance

•  Advising Vinalines on legal and procedural issues for  the issuance of its corporate bond.

•  Giving legal opinions for a large number foreign loan agreements with  state corporations in   telecom and food processing.

•  Advising on preparation and negotiation of  loan agreements between some major foreign credit institutions with local clients.

•  Making a study of the insurance market in Vietnam, and advice on market entry strategy, for a Japanese life insurance company.

•  Advising an international investment fund on establishment of a consumer finance brokerage company in Vietnam.

 

•  Advising 11 local joint-stock banks to establish a holding company to prepare for the establishment and operation of a private credit bureau.

 

•  Assisting a Japanese bank to get business  license for a branch in Vietnam;

 

•  Advising local law issues for the underwriter of the first sovereign bond by the Government of Vietnam;

 

•  Advising a foreign fund management company in compliance with Vietnam laws and regulations;

 

•  Advising the Electricity of Vietnam on ownership and financing options for Se San 3 hydro power plant;

 

•  Advising a leading Vietnamese bank to deal  with mortgage from its borrowers

 

•  Assisting a Danish brewery in equity-convertible loan to its joint-venture.

 

•  Advising a Dutch bank in a loan to a joint-venture company in Vietnam.

 

•  Advising a Malaysian bank in connection with a loan to a Vietnamese state enterprise.

 

•  Advising a Swiss bank on legal aspect of derivative transactions in Vietnam.

 

•  Advising several banks and lenders on security for loan agreements.

 

•  Advising on sale convertible bonds by an equitized company to foreign buyers.

 

•  Advising several Japanese and German joint ventures on issues of foreign exchange and remittance.

 

•  Advising two large Korean companies and their banks in handling default L/Cs by their Vietnamese client banks.

 

Infrastructure/ Telecommunications

•  Advising a French telecom operator on several issues relating to business cooperation contract with VNPT;

 

•  Advising a Korean telecom company in business restructuring for its business cooperation contract (BCC) with its Vietnamese partner.

 

•  Advising a French telecom equipment company in various regulatory issues relating to its joint-venture in Vietnam.

 

•  Advising a Japanese telecom company in getting business license for its operation in Vietnam.

 

•  Advising a Swedish company in a business cooperation contract on mobile phone services.

 

Energy

•  Advising South Korea Embassy in Vietnam on energy sector development, policy and regulations in Vietnam.

•  Advising a Japanese Oil and Gas on legal issues for petroleum distribution in Vietnam.

•  Advising a Japanese on policy and regulatory requirements for development of new BOT power projects.

•  Advising a Italian utility company on structure and policy for new generation projects.

•  Advising a Korean company on issues for  development of smart grid and demand side management projects.

•  Advising  a Korean company on   policy and legal issues   for development of a deep coal mining project in Quang Ninh province.

•  Advising the Ministry of Trade and Industry in preparation and negotiation of Government Guarantee and Undertakings (GGU) for Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Project.

•  Advising the Ministry of Trade and Industry in preparation and negotiation of Government Guarantee and Undertakings (GGU) for Chevron Gas Project in Block B.

•  Advising EVN Nuclear Power Plants Management Board (EVNNPB) on various legal, contractual and financing issues.

•  Advising the Ministry of Trade and Industry in preparation and negotiation of BOT contract and  other key project contracts for the Vung Ang 2 BOT power project with VAPCO.

•  Advising the Ministry of Trade and Industry in preparation and negotiation of BOT contracts and  other key project contracts, including PPA, CSA, LLA, for the Mong Duong 2 BOT power project with AES.

•  Advising the Ministry of Industry and Trade in review of RFP and   project contracts for Nghi Son 2 BOT power project.

•  Advising a Norwegian power company in legal aspect of investment in hydro power projects in Vietnam.

•  Advising Korean National Oil Corporation (KNOC) on compliance issues;

 

•  Advising the Mekong Energy BOT company on several legal matters for operation of the Phu My 2.2 project.

 

•  Advising the Ministry of Industry and Electricity of Vietnam in the negotiation with an American power company in a 500 MW BOT project (including BOT Agreement, Power Purchase Agreement  for Soc Trang power project;

 
Trading and Franchising

•  Advising a Singaporean company on a franchising transaction in textiles and garments.

•  Assisting several Italian companies to negotiate and register franchise agreements on fashion business with local partners.

•  Assisting a Danish company to negotiate and register franchise agreements on jewelry business with local partners.

•  Assisting a Hong Kong company in applying for and registering a distribution/franchise agreement in wine business.

•  Assisting a Korean company in regulatory framework for opening a duty-free shop in Hanoi.

•  Advising a Japanese company on regulatory framework about business of franchising drug stores.

 

•  Assisting a Korean company   about   regulatory framework for   franchising of life products.

   

 

M&A

·         Advice a large South Korean energy corporation on legal issues for acquisition, and in due diligence for acquisition of a gas-fuelled power plant in Vietnam.

·         Advice a Singapore company in making DD and negotiation of a share purchase agreement and related documentation for acquisition of a local hydro power company.

·         Advice a large Japanese oil and gas corporation in due diligence for acquisition of a major petrol services group in Vietnam.

·           Advice to an American company in acquiring stakes in a domestic electrical equipment company.

·         Advice to a local wine and spirits company in selling a majority of its equity to an international spirit company.

·         Advising a local education group on negotiation of Term sheet and SPA for sale part of its shares to a Singaporean fund.

·           Advice to a Singaporian securities house in acquiring stakes in a local securities company.

·         Advice a Japanese corporation in due diligence for acquisition of a   retail/convenient store chain in Vietnam.

·         Advice a Japanese corporation in due diligence for acquisition of an internet service company.

Construction

•  Advising a Japanese company on tendering for a construction project.

 

•  Assisting a Japanese construction company in negotiating a business cooperation contract with a local sub-contractor.

 

•  Advising a Hong Kong company in complying with construction laws for a project close to the Hoan Kiem Lake.

 
Real Property and Lease

•  Assisting a number of joint-venture companies that do business in the field of hotel and office building prepare model resident, and office lease agreement.

 

•  Advising an UK company to comply with Vietnamese laws for its tender.

 

•  Advising a Korean investor in its co-development of a mixed used building project.

 

•  Advising on the procedure under which Vietnamese partner use their land-use-right to make capital contribution to form a joint venture.

 
Labor and Employment

•  Advising a French company in labor recruitment and labor contracts.

 

•  Assisting a Hong Kong company in drafting employment benefits and labor contracts.

 

•  Advising a US company in labor recruitment and negotiation.

 

•  Advising a Japanese joint-venture on salary and wages negotiation.

 

•  Advising a US company on compliance with labor safety standards.

 

•  Assisting a French company to get labor permits for expatriate staffs.

•  Advising a Swedish company in drafting and negotiating a collective labor contract with trade union.

•  Advising an Italian company in reviewing a template labor contract to make sure it complies with Vietnamese laws.

•  Advising an Italian company in settling severance payment for staffs.

•  Advising an UK company in getting license for supply and management   of labor services.

 
Technology Transfer and Licensing

•  Assisting a German shoe-maker on technology licensing to Vietnam.

•  Advising a large Japanese sheet glass manufacture on the technology transfer agreement to its Vietnam joint-venture.

 

•  Advising an American auto maker on the technical assistance agreement to its car assembly joint-venture in Vietnam.

 

•  Advising a French company on the establishment of a technical workshops and a joint-venture for cartoon film – making.

 

•  Assisting a Japanese company in its technical assistance agreement on telecom equipment production with Vietnamese recipient.