Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions

Our lawyers have advised corporations and investors on all types of transactions, including corporate restructuring, mergers and related transactions, joint ventures, acquisitions, equity investments, securities offerings, initial public offerings, and private placements.

The complete spectrum of corporate law is reflected in our practice. In particular, our lawyers advised Casino on the sale of Big C Vietnam for an enterprise value of €1 billion (among the largest M&A deals in Vietnam’s history) to Central Group, one of the main family-owned conglomerates in Thailand.

We have also advised on the following major deals:

  • The leading Australian building materials supplier in Vietnamese law aspects of a transaction to form an expanded joint venture in Asia with its German competitor for a total investment of more than US$400 million;
  • The world-leader in the ride-hailing sector in the sale of its Vietnam and Myanmar businesses in exchange for a minority stake in the purchaser’s holding;
  • An international investment bank in the subscription of US$ denominated convertible bonds in a prominent listed infrastructure company (two tranches for a total value of over US$45 million). Besides the legal and administrative aspects of the subscription itself (the first of its kind), this transaction involved the review of various PPP, BOT, BOO contracts;
  • A leading European insurer in relation to the purchase of a minority shareholding in the second-largest insurance company listed on the Ho Chi Minh City stock exchange;
  • A world-leader in relation to the purchase and the subscription of a majority shareholding in a major aluminium extrusion facility in Ho Chi Minh City;
  • An Asian listed company in the acquisition of a strategic shareholding in a port construction and operation company in the South of Vietnam;
  • A leading European bank in its acquisition as a strategic investor of a minority stake in a major equitized commercial bank in Vietnam;
  • One of the world’s largest retailers, headquartered in France, with the establishment and expansion of a nationwide retail chain of supermarkets and shopping malls;
  • A major player in the steel industry in Vietnam on the sale of a strategic shareholding to a foreign investor, and;
  • A major oil corporation in the structuring of its investments in Vietnam and in several strategic acquisitions in Vietnam’s highly-prized oil and gas industry.

APFL & Partners also regularly advises international clients in the structuring of their activities in the ASEAN region including investment, corporate, commercial and customs-related aspects.

Our experts in this area:

Managing Partner of the firm

Nicolas Audier

Managing partner
Senior Legal Counsel

Bernadette Fahy

Senior Legal Counsel
Partner based in Ho Chi Minh City
Partner based in Hanoi
Partner based in Hanoi
Senior Associate based in Ho Chi Minh City

Pham Viet Anh

Senior Associate
Of Counsel based in Hanoi

Tran Long

Of Counsel
Senior Associate based in Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyen Cong To

Senior Associate
Senior Associate based in Hanoi

Tran Thi Kim Luyen

Senior associate
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