Team@work

With a team of 8 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 and New York and come from leading international law firms or feature in-house experience with multinationals.

Christian Schaefer

Christian Schaefer

Managing 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.

Minh Duong

Minh Duong

Partner

Minh Duong is a lawyer admitted to the New South Wales Supreme Court and High Court of Australia and registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam. He has over eight years of advising international and Vietnamese clients grow their businesses in Vietnam. He specialises in M&A, corporate and commercial, capital markets, securities law and banking & finance. The clients he has assisted include Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, CP Group, TPG, Harbinger, Talanx, Insurance Australia Group, Citibank, Chartis, Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation, HD Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

As a long distance and marathon runner, he is willing to go the distance for his clients and craft sensible solutions that work for a Vietnamese deal. Minh can help make deals happen in Vietnam.

Quyen Nguyen

Quyen Nguyen

Associate

Quyen is a Vietnamese qualified lawyer in Asia Counsel's corporate and commercial practice.

Quyen brings with her more than 4 years of legal experience, with core specialties in real estate and M&A.
From spearheading the development of some of Ho Chi Minh City's largest real estate projects to working on cross-border M&A projects across multiple industries - clients praise Quyen for her effective and thorough work.

Olivia Callahan

Olivia Callahan

Associate

Olivia is an Australian qualified lawyer with a focus on corporate, M&A and commercial transactions. Prior to joining Asia Counsel, Olivia worked in Management Consulting and Institutional and Corporate Banking, with a wide range of clients across the manufacturing, property and transport sectors. Always committed to digging into the detail, Olivia is focused on delivering unique insights and high quality solutions to assist clients tackle the toughest business challenges.

Tran Tong

Tran Tong

Senior Associate

Tran studied law in Vietnam and has more than 5 years' experience working with international and domestic clients on all areas of corporate and commercial legal matters, with a particular focus on foreign investment, due diligence, licensing and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Asia Counsel, Tran worked for a leading Vietnamese law firm as senior counsel.

Dzung Nguyen

Dzung Nguyen

Senior Associate

Dzung is a New York qualified lawyer in Asia Counsel's corporate and commercial practice, focusing on foreign direct investment, joint ventures, M&A and has particular experience advising clients in the pharmaceutical sector.

Luyen Vo

Luyen Vo

Trainee Lawyer

Luyen is a trainee lawyer with Asia Counsel in Vietnam, focusing on corporate and commercial law and M&A transactions, as well as foreign direct investment. Before joining Asia Counsel, Luyen worked for another international law firm in Vietnam.

Quyen Ly

Quyen Ly

Paralegal

Quyen Ly is a paralegal with Asia Counsel in Vietnam. He has experience working on corporate law and M&A transactions as well as wind power development projects.