We work worldwide

We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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  • Freshfields in Vietnam

    We know the legal issues you could face in Vietnam – and how to solve them. We acted on the first joint venture projects after the country opened up to foreign investors in the 1990s. Since then, we have acted on many of the major foreign projects in a range of sectors using various innovative structures. 

    We set up our Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices in 1994 and were one of the first international law firms in Vietnam to receive branch office licences from the Ministry of Justice. Tony Foster, our Vietnam managing partner, and Milton Lawson, have practised in Vietnam ever since.

    We will help you on:

  • Corporate, including acquisitions, inward investment and privatisations

  • Capital markets

  • Infrastructure

  • Banking, finance and restructuring

  • Real estate

  • Antitrust

  • Compliance, crisis management and dispute resolution

  • Awards

    • We were awarded medals by the Vietnam Ministry of Justice for Excellent Legal Service for two consecutive years in March 2015 and March 2016.
    • Since surveys started in 1997 we have consistently been in the top rank for Vietnam work and have won the awards to show we are the best in Vietnam:
      • Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2016 – Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards for Excellence;
      • Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2014 – Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards for Excellence; and
      • Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year 2013 – Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards.
    • Tony Foster, the Managing Partner of our Vietnam Offices, was awarded a medal for “20 years’ contribution to the development of Vietnam's legal system” by the Vietnam Minister of Justice on 10 March 2016.
    • First law firm to be awarded a medal by Vietnam’s Minister of Justice for contribution to the legal development of Vietnam – 2003.

    Vietnamese Law

    Our Vietnamese lawyers practice Vietnamese law, so you will not need separate local counsel.