Team@work

With a team of over 18 international and local legal professionals in Vietnam, we combine internationally expected quality of service and legal expertise with local knowledge. Our lawyers are qualified in Vietnam, Australia, Germany, Scotland and New York and come from leading international law firms or feature in-house experience with multinationals.

MINH DUONG

MANAGING PARTNER

Minh is the Managing Partner of Asia Counsel Vietnam. Minh has been advising clients in Vietnam for more than 12 years. He is admitted in the New South Wales Supreme Court and High Court of Australia. He has worked on major banking and finance in Vietnam. His clients include, Dragon Capital, VietJet, Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation, Insurance Australia Group, Pharmacity, Mekong Capital, Vina Capital, and Sequoia Capital. Minh is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

CHRISTIAN SCHAEFER

PARTNER

Christian is an M&A and corporate / commercial lawyer, based in Vietnam. He buys companies like Paris Hilton buys handbags although he says he’s making sure that clients still like their purchase the day after. Christian went from amateur to pro in law while going from pro to amateur in beach volleyball and is yet unsure whom to blame for that. He is living proof that Germans have a sense of humor or at least that they think they do. While we think he’s a gentle soul, he knows how to fight tooth and nail for his clients. Having lived in Vietnam for more than 10 years, he says he won’t leave before the day when a taxi driver does not try to overcharge him. His favorite clients are those that are fun, rich and always in trouble.E

ROSS MACLEOD

PARTNER

We congratulate Ross on his recent appointment as a partner at Asia Counsel. Ross is a Scottish qualified lawyer with extensive experience in M&A and commercial transactions in the UK and Vietnam across a broad range of industries. Ross has also worked with numerous international clients on the development of renewable energy projects.

XUAN DANG

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Xuan is an Senior Associate of Asia Counsel Vietnam with more than eight years of professional experience in M&A, Corporate, and Regulatory Compliance. A team player, she combines with business colleagues to deliver hands-on and spectacular client service.  With diligence, detail-oriented focus and flexibility she smoothly facilitates client matters. Xuan is fluent in English and Vietnamese. 

PHUONG MAI

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Phuong is a Vietnamese qualified lawyer. Phuong’s practice focuses on foreign direct investment, corporate and M&A as well as infrastructure projects in Vietnam. 

NGA PHAM

ASSOCIATE

Before joining Asia Counsel, Nga used to be a Senior Counsel of a leading player in Vietnam’s telecom sector, and a team leader in the technology field of the largest private group in Vietnam. Nga has worked with a range of companies and multinational companies in Vietnam and abroad, assisting with managing corporate legal compliance and investment activities including both M&A and transactional work with a core focus on telecom and technology.

TRANG NGUYEN

ASSOCIATE

Trang is a Vietnamese qualified lawyer and an Associate at Asia Counsel Vietnam. Trang focuses on real estate, merger and acquisition, corporate governance, and foreign investment.

BORIS HALL

ASSOCIATE

Before joining Asia Counsel, Boris worked at various top-tier multinational and boutique law firms, as well as a prominent barristers’ chambers, in both Australia and Vietnam. He has significant experience in commercial law, particularly in regards to advising clients on large scale cross-border transactions and investments in the Asia-Pacific region. Boris is also proficient in employment law as well as dispute resolution and has worked extensively as a legal consultant and advisor for the international aerospace industry.

DAT HA

TRAINEE LAWYER

Before joining Asia Counsel, Dat used to be a legal assistant of a financial advisory company and a junior associate of a prominent local law firm.

NGUYET NGUYEN

TRAINEE LAWYER

Nguyet is a Trainee Lawyer of Asia Counsel Vietnam with a focus on corporate, M&A, foreign direct investment and regulatory matters.

TAM NGUYEN

TRAINEE LAWYER

Tam is a trainee lawyer at Asia Counsel. She has been assisting clients on corporate, commercial, labour and licensing matters. Before joining Asia Counsel she interned at a British multinational life insurance company and another leading law firm.

TRAN DANG

TRAINEE LAWYER

Tran is a trainee lawyer with Asia Counsel, focusing on corporate and commercial law and M&A transactions, as well as foreign direct investment. Before joining Asia Counsel, Tran had worked for one of the Big Four law firms in Japan. Besides her busy law practice, Tran is a K-pop fan, citing Big Bang as one of her favorite groups.

SON LE

Legal Assistant

Son’s practice focuses on foreign direct investment, corporate and M&A transactions in Vietnam. Before joining with Asia Counsel Vietnam, Son was a legal collaborator for a leading technology company in Vietnam for over 2 years, and then had his internship at an international law firm in Vietnam.