M&A transactions are an increasingly popular route for foreign investors looking to begin operations in Vietnam. In recent years, M&A transactions in Vietnam have become more complex as local businesses and regulations have become more progressively sophisticated.

DNA team is composed of experienced transactional lawyers focused on handling the complexities of M&A transactions. We work closely with our clients at every stage of the process, from pre-transaction preparation and deal structuring in order to maximize value and minimize risk, through due diligence to drafting and negotiating definitive agreements, and ultimately to closing and post-closing advice. Coupled with our strong capabilities in corporate and licensing areas, we are committed to supporting our clients in obtaining the necessary approvals they need from the local authorities in order to secure a smooth completion of their deals.

DNA team offers a wide range of integrated legal capabilities, along with comprehensive cross-border transaction experience. We partner with clients to tackle complex problems in a variety of industries such as energy, construction, banking, insurance, automobile, telecom, software development, online-games and e-commerce. Our team excels at identifying the scope of work and finding resources to efficiently meet the demand of clients.

The transaction experience and substantive legal knowledge of DNA lawyers have allowed us to represent a broad array of public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, and other institutions and individuals in almost every type of M&A situation.

Regardless of the size of the transaction or categories (sell-side M&A deals or buy-side M&A deals), DNA lawyers always bring practical approach, creativity and commitment to excellence to each matter in which we are engaged.

Focus Areas:

  • Private Acquisitions
  • Public Acquisitions
  • Mergers
  • IPOs
  • Spin-offs and split-offs
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Asset Purchases and Sales
  • Joint Venture Establishments
  • Licensing (i.e., obtaining M&A approval, amending Investment Registration Certificate & Enterprise Registration Certificate, and Competition Filing., etc.)

Work Highlights Of Our Lawyers:

  • Acted for multiple clients in acquiring shares in various project companies who are engaged in renewable energy in Vietnam, including wind farms and solar farms
  • Acted for multiple clients in acquiring majority equity interests in several insurance companies in Vietnam (in both life and non-life areas)
  • Acted for multiple clients in relation to farm-in transactions to acquire participating interests in various oil and gas blocks in Vietnam
  • Advised a world-leading beverage company on the acquisition of shares in a public company in Vietnam by way of direct purchase and public offer
  • Advised a leading Vietnamese telecom company on a private placement of shares to a strategic foreign investor
  • Assisted various clients to establish joint venture companies in Vietnam with local partners, covering a wide range of industries including telecom, insurance, manufacturing, high-tech, petroleum services, energy and real estate development (to name a few)
  • Advised a Japanese investor on the 30% share acquisition in a leading construction material supply company
  • Advised a leading Vietnamese mobile operator on the majority share acquisition in a telecom company in Tanzania
  • Advised a multinational investor on the sale of 65% shares in a cement company in Ha Tien Province, Vietnam
  • Advised a group of Vietnamese investors on the sale of 25% shares in a leading Vietnamese software company
  • Advised a group of Vietnamese investors on the sale of 43% shares in a manufacturing company
  • Advised a world-leading mobile manufacturer in relation to the sale of its business in Vietnam
  • Advised a world-leading insurance company on the establishment and the operation of a life insurance joint venture company in Vietnam
  • Advised an Asian private equity fund on the acquisition of shares from key investors in a Vietnamese listed seafood company
  • Advised a Japanese investor on the acquisition of shares in a leading Vietnamese pharmaceutical company
  • Advised a US fund on the acquisition of equity in a Vietnamese catering company through the convertible bond structure
  • Advised a construction company on the issuance of new shares to its strategic investors
  • Advised a foreign investor on the acquisition of a limestone mining project in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
  • Advised a Singaporean investor on the acquisition of majority shares in a top e-wallet company in Vietnam
  • Advised a group of foreign investors on the share acquisition in a leading educational technology company in Vietnam