Introduction to DCTlawyersTable of contents     Introduction                    3     How DCT add value to clients    4   ...
IntroductionAs a local law firm based in Ho Chi Minh City with relevant experience in all areas oflaw that are required fo...
How DCT add value for clients Local knowledge of                                              Knowledge of       Vietnam  ...
High level language capabilitiesDue to the high proportion of our work having an international angle, DCT places aheavy em...
Our legal servicesDCT advises on all types of commercial matters involving general business, commercialand corporate law. ...
    banks/syndicates in financing investors in the acquisition of land, in financing real     estate developers for worki...
    advising on business contracts, such as sale and purchase terms and conditions,     franchise agreements, retail lice...
Our client service teamDCTs Vietnam team has both local and international law capability and excellentVietnamese and Engli...
Hoang Nguyen                               Based in Ho Chi Minh CityPartner                               Practiced law ...
Further informationWe would be delighted to provide further information on any matter and would bewilling to make an oral ...
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Capability Statement (Dct Law Vietnam)

  1. 1. Introduction to DCTlawyersTable of contents Introduction 3 How DCT add value to clients 4 Our legal services 6 Our client service team 10 Further information 12CoDCT Lawyers ndSuite 201, 2 Floor10G Nguyen Thi Minh Khai StreetDistrict 1Ho Chi Minh CityVietnamTel (84) 909 000770Fax (848) 3911 8438Email: tam.le@dctlaw.netWebsite: www.dctlaw.net
  2. 2. IntroductionAs a local law firm based in Ho Chi Minh City with relevant experience in all areas oflaw that are required for work that will be required in Vietnam and elsewhere, DCTLawyers (“DCT”) is able to service the requirements and needs of the clients byproviding a team in Vietnam both local and international capability. In addition, thefirm is able to offer the following:  Extensive English and Vietnamese language skills;  A full branch office in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City;  Extensive experience in the negotiation of private infrastructure projects both at the development and financing stage as well as responding to post- completion issues throughout the life of a project;  A number of available lawyers with experience in license, construction, project, finance, infrastructure development based in Vietnam;  A reasonable and flexible fee structure; and  A strong relationship with highly regarded international and local consultants.DCT is very pleased to submit this document to clients introducing our servicecredentials in Vietnam. As we believe we demonstrate in this document, DCT isuniquely positioned to assist clients, addressing your legal and commercialrequirements in Vietnam.
  3. 3. How DCT add value for clients Local knowledge of Knowledge of Vietnam clients Relationship with High level government language organisations CLIENTS capabilities Client relationship Cost effectiveness management and controlLocal knowledge applied to benefit clientDCT is a full service law firm headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City. With a long history ofacting for top tier clients in Vietnam, DCT understands the business challenges likely toconfront client in Vietnam. We have a strong Vietnam network of offices, and we assistclients in their business and investments across Vietnam, drawing on our regionalresources as needed. Since your interest at this time is in our capabilities in Vietnam,this capability statement seeks to focus on this jurisdiction.Relationships with government organisationsIn Vietnam jurisdiction, DCT is able to draw on our relationships and experience ofworking with the relevant regulatory bodies, to quickly identify and appropriatelyaddress all applicable regulatory requirements in an efficient and low-key manner.
  4. 4. High level language capabilitiesDue to the high proportion of our work having an international angle, DCT places aheavy emphasis on excellent verbal and written multi-lingual skills of its lawyers. Ourlawyers in Vietnam are able to attend to legal matters in English and Vietnamesedeliver the most appropriate and practical advice.Client relationship managementDCT has a strong commitment to client relationship management. We would proposethat Tam Le, Partner based in Ho Chi Minh City’s office, be your point of contact inVietnam. Tam will coordinate the provision of a full range of legal services to client inVietnam, respectively.He will also work closely with others lawyers in Vietnam to ensure that clients haveaccess to the full range of DCTs skills and resources as required and that your businessobjectives are met.Cost effectiveness and controlA key business objective in today’s economy is cost control. At DCT, we achieve costcontrol through the appropriate delegation of work. A key element of Tam’s role asRelationship Partner will be to actively monitor the costs of our legal services and todiscuss with you the legal costs incurred. This, together with our matter allocation andsupervision processes, will ensure our costs are tightly monitored and controlled. Weare confident we will add value to clients’ business.
  5. 5. Our legal servicesDCT advises on all types of commercial matters involving general business, commercialand corporate law. Our team is able to provide to clients timely and practical legaladvice on all aspects of doing business in Vietnam. We have highlighted below someof the legal services which we believe will be of value to clients.Foreign investmentOur team has advised on a large number of foreign investment transactions involvingleading players of various industries. Our services include: establishment of business, including business acquisitions, joint ventures, incorporations, formation of partnerships and disposals establishment of wholly foreign owned companies advising on business cooperation contracts advising on all forms of business contracts, such as sale and purchase terms and conditions, franchise agreements, retail licence agreements, distribution agreements, agency agreements, supply contracts, advertising agreements, sponsorship agreements, management agreements and consultancy agreements mergers & acquisitions acquisitions and sales of companies, businesses, shares and assets company and product authorisations project and commercial developments agencies and distributorships andadvising on all labour related issues including employment stock option scheme,employment contracts, internal labour rules and regulations/labour handbook, labourdisputes and collective labour agreement.Real estateDCT provides advice on a full spectrum of issues which can arise during thedevelopment, construction and subsequent sale and leasing of properties. DCT advisesour clients on: the structure of the investment sale / lease documentation in respect of the residential properties general commercial agreements relating to the real estate industry, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity investments
  6. 6.  banks/syndicates in financing investors in the acquisition of land, in financing real estate developers for working capital purposes drafts and negotiates the full range of construction documents a range of dispute resolution processes whether in respect of construction related disputes or other disputes arising out of the development and industry related matters including: o the establishment of private equity funds investing in real estate, infrastructure and hotel sector projects o securitisation of hotel revenue streams o intellectual property and licensing matters o employment matters, pension schemes and o insolvency and restructuring of real estate groups.Corporate and commercialDCT has a leading corporate and commercial department in Vietnam that regularlyadvises on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.The depth and strength of our corporate and commercial resources at all levels meansthat not only do we have a tremendous amount of day to day experience in handlingcorporate transactions and applications but we also have built up considerable knowhow and contacts within various government departments for Vietnam. In terms ofindependent rankings, our corporate and commercial department is routinely rated asbeing in the top tier of law firms for its expertise in this field for Vietnam jurisdiction.Our services include: establishment of business, including formation of joint ventures, incorporation of companies, formations of partnerships and disposals establishment of wholly foreign owned companies advising on business cooperation contracts (for Vietnam) acquisitions and sales of companies, businesses, shares and assets cross-border mergers and acquisitions, take-overs, management buy-outs, restructurings, reorganisations and schemes of arrangement capital reorganisations and reduction of capital
  7. 7.  advising on business contracts, such as sale and purchase terms and conditions, franchise agreements, retail licence agreements, distribution agreements, agency agreements, supply contracts, advertising agreements, sponsorship agreements, management agreements and consultancy agreements projects and commercial developments company and product authorisations agencies and distributorships.Incorporation and licensing services in VietnamIn Vietnam, DCT advises on pre-licensing/set up issues, licence application, operationalissues and post-licensing services, which also involves preparation and filing ofdocuments.We also assist our clients in other related work such as annual reviews to renew theirbusiness licences and preparation of board resolutions and other documents to effectchanges in registrations.Our team of commercially astute practitioners advises clients on a full range ofregulatory and compliance issues to achieve successful operation of their businesses inVietnam.
  8. 8. Our client service teamDCTs Vietnam team has both local and international law capability and excellentVietnamese and English language skills. Details of our key team members are providedbelow. Tam Le  Based in Ho Chi Minh City Managing Partner  Practiced law in Vietnam since 2002  5 years’s experience with Mayer Brown JSM and DC LAW before founding DCT  Acting for a Vietnamese bank lending to a real estate investors  Acting for fund management companies advising on bond issue in relation to investment fund transactions and private equity transactions  Extensive experience in advising on general commercial, banking and financial matters, real estate transactions, and all aspects of investments in Vietnam for all types of projects/ transactions  (84) 909 000770 ranging from investment structures, land, tax and  tam.le@dctlaw.net foreign exchange issues to litigation  Experience in corporate and commercial matters, due diligence and mergers & acquisitions  Experience in preparing agreements/contracts in respect of assignment and licensing IP rights  Experience in advising on enforcement of IP rights and working on behalf of clients with Vietnamese competent authorities for the purpose of enforcement of IP rights  Representing all types of clients including owners, developers, consultants, contractors, subcontractors, manufactures and suppliers, insurers, financiers, governments, private individuals, joint ventures and consortia from Europe, Middle East, Asia and United States  Advising on a range of foreign investment projects  Member of Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association  Admitted in Vietnam
  9. 9. Hoang Nguyen  Based in Ho Chi Minh CityPartner  Practiced law in Vietnam since 2000  HR Manager for a state bank in Ho Chi Minh City  Assisted on a range of foreign investment projects including a major BOT Power Project and LPG Project  Wide experience of general commercial and banking laws and litigation  Preparing standard client and product documents for banks, brokers and other financial institutions, and loan and security documentation  Advising on personal data privacy  Advising on a range of foreign investment projects  Member of Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association (84) 903 556119  Admitted in Vietnam hoang.nguyen@dctlaw.net
  10. 10. Further informationWe would be delighted to provide further information on any matter and would bewilling to make an oral presentation to your group regarding issues of concern to yourmembers and also to give you an indication of our experience in Vietnam. www.dctlaw.net HANOI – HO CHI MINH CITY

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