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Suite 1108, 11th Floor, Sunwah Tower, 115 Nguyen Hue, District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam
Tel. +84 8 3823 8599 / Fax +84 8 3821 9520
E-mail: vietnam [at] gide [dot] com

Gide was one of the first law firms to establish a branch office in Vietnam in 1994 and now has over 20 years' experience working in this jurisdiction. We offer deep local capabilities and international expertise to support clients in Vietnam’s rapidly evolving economic and regulatory environment.

A full service law firm in Vietnam

Gide advises clients on legal issues and risks facing businesses and investors in Vietnam.

Drawing on the experience of its highly regarded team of Vietnamese and overseas lawyers, Gide can offer specialised and, where relevant, cross-border legal advice in Vietnam to international standards across a spectrum of practice areas, including:

  • Corporate and commercial
  • Joint ventures and M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Infrastructure projects & PPPs
  • Real estate and construction
  • Employment
  • Tax
  • Dispute resolution & Arbitration

Our diverse team of legal professionals are qualified to provide Vietnamese, English, and French legal advice. English, French, Russian and Vietnamese are spoken fluently in our Ho Chi Minh City office.

Local expertise and knowledge
& International experience

Gide offers clients the benefit of our local knowledge of the market and has relationships with key central, provincial, and local government authorities developed over 20 years of practising in Vietnam. Our team has a deep knowledge and understanding of the legal, tax and administrative aspects of setting up and operating a business in Vietnam, allowing us to assist clients to develop the most effective structures for their investments to ensure ongoing compliance.

Our experience extends across a wide range of sectors, including industrial projects and joint ventures, manufacturing, agribusiness, food and beverage, banking and insurance, energy, water and sanitation, steel, ports and logistics, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics and hotels and leisure.

A regional approach

The Gide Vietnam team also works regularly on projects across South-East Asia, in close collaboration with Gide specialists in Asia and around the world. Using the strength and depth of our international network, we provide clients with local insights and international know-how across South-East Asian jurisdictions.

Gide provides a ‘very strong’ level of service and ‘demonstrates considerable sector knowledge, international transactional experience and awareness of domestic legal issues in Vietnam’.
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

One of the best law firms in town.
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013

Experience includes:

  • The World Bank and the Ministry of Transport on the Phan Thiet - Dau Giay expressway project, the first to be developed under trial PPP regulations in Vietnam
  • IFC on its USD 182 million equity investment in, and USD 125 million subordinated loan to Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank), a large Vietnamese state-owned bank
  • A world leader in specialized civil engineering, for the establishment of a joint venture bridge construction company in Vietnam
  • A multinational company on a strategic asset/business acquisition in the media and marketing sectors
  • A multinational integrated oil and gas company on a bitumen asset deal transaction including advice on complex land use rights issues
  • A European oil engineering and technology multinational on its acquisition of a strategic stake in a State-controlled company
  • A global investment and insurance group on the purchase of a minority interest in a State-controlled insurance company
  • The sponsors and the project company on all legal and regulatory issues arising from the project and financing agreements in the USD 480 million Phu My 2-2 Power Plant project for the construction of a landmark thermoelectric power station in Phu My (South Vietnam) on a BOT basis.

Gide’s ‘excellent’ group combines ‘legal advice and knowledge with a quick understanding of business needs and the ability to provide great practical support’.
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015

Ho Chi Minh City

Suite 1108, 11th Floor, Sunwah Tower, 115 Nguyen Hue, District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam
Tel. +84 8 3823 8599
Fax +84 8 3821 9520
E-mail: vietnam [at] gide [dot] com
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