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Vietnam has attracted increasing attention from Japanese investors in the last decade.  To provide comprehensive legal services both in Japan and Vietnam, in 2011 Atsumi & Sakai formed a partnership with A-PAC International Law Firm, an expanding local Vietnamese law firm headed by a lawyer who held many important positions in Vietnamese Government Agencies and has maintained good government connections.  As part of the arrangement, a Japanese lawyer from Atsumi & Sakai is based at A-PAC and a Vietnamese qualified attorney works in the Tokyo Office of Atsumi & Sakai.  This allows us to provide efficient legal services to both our Japanese clients doing business in Vietnam and Vietnamese businesses operating in Japan.


Our relevant expertise includes:

  • Formal alliance with a growing Vietnamese law firm with good government connections  
  • Japanese qualified lawyer based in Vietnam
  • Vietnamese qualified, Japanese speaking lawyer in Tokyo
  • Ability to conduct business and draft documents in Japanese, Vietnamese and English
  • Full familiarity with the legal and regulatory framework in Vietnam and the nuances of doing business there

Sample Material Transactions

  • Advised a Japanese investment fund on due diligence and contract drafting for an equity investment in a power generation business in Vietnam
  • Arbitration at the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre
  • Supported Japanese companies establishing subsidiaries in Vietnam
  • Advised on licensing requirements in Vietnam across various business sectors
  • Supported restructuring and M&A for local subsidiaries of a Japanese-affiliated company
  • Resolution of labor disputes and employee termination
  • Advised on withdrawal from a joint venture with a Vietnamese financial institution
  • Supported a Vietnamese investor investing in a Japanese IT company


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