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Milton Lawson

Senior associate  



Milton is one of the longest-serving foreign lawyers in Vietnam, having lived there for more than 22 years.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 nominates Milton as a leading lawyer in Real Estate and Construction in Vietnam. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 recognises him as a ‘leading lawyer’ for corporate M&A and dispute resolution in Vietnam. The AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers survey also recognises him as one of Asia's leading business lawyers. He was nominated ‘best lawyer for cross-border transactions’ by Chambers Global and as a recommended lawyer in Vietnam by Global Counsel 3000.

Milton is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s practice in the south of Vietnam.


  • Vice-Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, 2003–08.
  • Executive Committee of the British Business Group in Vietnam.

"Milton Lawson has been practising in Vietnam for over 20 years and is considered by commentators to be 'very highly regarded, with a very solid reputation' He has a strong focus on acquisition and development work in the real estate sector."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015
Milton Lawson is praised for his pragmatic approach, which he has recently applied to transactions spanning the food and drink, chemicals and life sciences sectors. "He's built up a great practice and reputation in this country - he's a really talented lawyer."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014
"A depth of experience that comes from working in Vietnam for nearly 20 years."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013

Qualifications and education

  • Solicitor, England and Wales.
  • Registered as a foreign legal practitioner with the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice.
  • Law Society Finals, the College of Law, Chancery Lane, London.
  • Master's Degree in Philosophy, University of Lancaster, England.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University of Lancaster, England.
  • Dean Close School, Cheltenham, England.



  • Ho Chi Minh City

  • #1101-1103 Saigon Tower
  • 29 Le Duan Boulevard
  • District 1
  • T +84 8 38226 680
  • F +84 8 38226 690

  • milton.lawson@freshfields.com
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