Asia Counsel welcomes Justin Gisz as a new Partner

Asia Counsel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Gisz as its newest Partner.

With an impressive track record and extensive experience, Justin is set to strengthen further the firm’s position as a prominent and highly regarded legal services provider in the Vietnam market.

Minh Duong, Managing Partner of Asia Counsel said:

“We are delighted to welcome Justin Gisz to our firm as a Partner. His reputation for excellence and dedication to client success align perfectly with our core values. This partnership is a testament to our commitment to providing our clients with best-in-market legal support.

As a seasoned legal professional, Justin brings significant expertise to the firm. His wealth of knowledge and proven success in handling complex legal matters make him an invaluable addition to our team.”

Justin Gisz has more than 25 years of legal experience, more than 16 years of which he gained practising in Vietnam. Primarily a corporate / M&A lawyer, Justin also has considerable experience and expertise in other areas including banking and finance, capital markets, TMT, renewable energy and real estate. He advises VC and PE funds and managers, institutional investors, corporates, and high net worth individuals on their investment and business activities in Vietnam. Justin is qualified in New South Wales, Australia, and holds a Vietnam Foreign Lawyer’s Practising Certificate.

Justin Gisz said:

‘I am delighted to have joined the Asia Counsel partnership, particularly in light of its integration into the Kinstellar network. My choice to join forces with Asia Counsel and Kinstellar arose primarily from a shared commitment to excellence and client service, as well as a deep understanding of the evolving legal landscape in Vietnam. This move will further enhance my ability to provide exceptional legal services to clients in and in connection with Vietnam. The existing partners of Asia Counsel and Kinstellar are absolutely fantastic lawyers and I consider it a privilege to be working alongside them. I am a huge fan of the Asia Counsel and Kinstellar business models, which I believe present a unique and compelling proposition in the Vietnam legal services market. I could not be more positive about the future which lies ahead not only for our firm, but also for Vietnam as a first-rate investment destination and global business hub.”

Justin Gisz’s arrival signifies a new chapter for Asia Counsel, as the firm continues to expand its capabilities and reinforce its position as a trusted legal partner to clients across Vietnam and Southeast Asia, particularly having regard to its integration with the Kinstellar network.


Asia Counsel

Asia Counsel is a well-established and highly regarded law firm with more than 20 Vietnamese and foreign lawyers, including three partners, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s centre of enterprise. The firm has built an excellent reputation over a decade of on-the-ground experience and excellence. It assists multinational corporations, UK, US, European, Japanese, Chinese and other Asia-Pacific law firms, as well as global, regional and local investment funds, venture capital funds, private equity investors and financial institutions. It also serves an array of high-profile Vietnamese corporations with their full business lifecycle in Vietnam — from market entry and M&A to daily operations and regional expansion.

Kinstellar recently announced Asia Counsel’s integration into the Kinstellar network. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in Kinstellar’s wider expansion plans in the emerging markets of Southeast Asia. By combining Kinstellar’s strengths, resources and expertise with those of Asia Counsel, the firm will be ideally positioned to deliver comprehensive legal solutions which meet the evolving needs of its clients.