Practice Area and Credentials


Asia Counsel is one of the few firms in Vietnam with focused expertise in advising start-ups, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and investors operating in novel technology industries.

Asia Counsel has further pursued this niche in its capacity as the legal partner of the Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator (VIISA) program established by Dragon Capital, Hanwha and FPT and of the Founder Institute in Vietnam. These collaborations demonstrate our commitment to supporting dynamic tech ventures.

In advising dynamic companies in the areas of technology and digital services, Asia Counsel has taken an innovative approach in playing a role in the development of future industries and exciting companies in Vietnam and the wider region.

Our partners have acted on the following matters:
  • Advising Mango Insurtech, a fintech start-up providing insurance technology solutions in Vietnam, on its series seed round and inversion under a Singapore holding company.
  • Advising Gemalto a global provider of IT security solutions on data privacy and electronic security issues in Vietnam.
  • Advising Iron Mountain on the establishment of a branch and warehouse to provide electronic data storage solutions in Vietnam.
  • Advising Sequoia Capital on several of its early-stage investments in Vietnam technology companies including Trusting Social, Buymed and Infina.
  • Advising Topica an online education provider, on each of its Series A, B and C and Series D financing rounds. The recent Series D funding round was from Northstar for USD50 million.
  • Advising Jungle Ventures on its convertible loan to Timo Digital Bank.
  • Advising Kaizenvest on the acquisition of an equity stake in MindX as part of a Series B funding round totalling USD15 million.
  • Advising Vigo Retail, a service technology company operating in Vietnam, on their Series A financing round.
  • Advising Fonos, an app for Vietnamese language audiobooks, on their Series A financing round.
  • Advising Probus Opportunities on its investment in VietMoney.
  • Advising STIC on its large investment into Carousell Group – smartphone and web-based consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer marketplace – including advising on the transaction documents and conducting legal due diligence on Cho Tot, a Vietnam subsidiary of Carousell Group.