Practice Area and Credentials

Commercial, Franchising and Employment

Our experienced commercial team supports a wide range of clients across various industries. We advise on all commercial, franchising, and employment matters. This includes contract drafting for distribution, agency agreements, manufacturing contracts, employment contracts, and more. We also provide counsel on regulatory compliance, foreign investment, licensing, and business registration.

Within the employment sphere, we regularly advise on the design of ESOP schemes, employment arrangements in a restructuring and contract termination.


Our partners have acted on the following matters:
  • Advising LEGO on the establishment of its manufacturing facility in Vietnam. Our work includes advising on corporate, regulatory, real estate and development issues in relation to the project.
  • Advising Iron Mountain on the establishment of a branch and warehouse to provide electronic data storage solutions in Vietnam.
  • Advising the investor in the so-called German House in Ho Chi Minh City on on all legal aspects of the development, construction and financing as well as operational matters (including lease agreements, and pre-lease agreements).
  • Advising Modern Energy Management Pte., Ltd. on the establishment of a Vietnamese entity to operate and provide renewable energy project management services in Vietnam.
  • Advising Techtronic Industries on the establishment of its electronic appliance manufacturing facility with a proposed investment of USD650 million, including preparing the internal labour rules and standard employment contracts.
  • Advising SP Infra on the negotiations with EVN of the first PPA by a foreign-owned company in Vietnam for a 100MW solar project in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam.
  • Advising BAA Training, a European aviation training provider on establishing a pilot training centre in Vietnam and advising on the acquisition financing of Airbus A320 flight simulators.
  • Advising Hilton Hotels and Resorts on various employment matters and advice including contracting and termination.
  • Advising so-called German house in various corporate matters including drafting employment contracts and applying for work permits for foreign employees, preparing and registering Internal Labour Rules, and employee non-disclosure agreements.
  • Advising Vestas with various labour and employment issues including advising on migration regulations, internal labour rule, labour contract template, employment training, visa and work permit for foreign employees and potential dispute resolution.
  • Advising T&G in relation to its joint venture establishment including various employment advice drafting labour contract template, and work permit for foreign employees.
  • Advising K&L Gates in various employment matters including employee health and other private data protection advice, employment servicing sourcing advice, employee transfers …
  • Advising Ecoligo on various employment matters including employment contract and employee. termination.
  • Advising Bauer Vietnam on several employment related matters including 2 employment potential dispute resolution.
  • Establishing Vietnam retail subsidiary of Tanachira Group which operates the Cath Kidston franchise.
  • Assisting Franchise West to East to establish the Anytime Fitness franchise in Vietnam.