Suite 401, Hanoi Towers
49 Hai Ba Trung

Tel: +84 24 3936 0990
Fax: +84 24 3936 0984


The firm's Vietnam practice is one of the largest and most successful among foreign law firms in the country.

Our Hanoi practice is managed by Bill Magennis. Bill works closely with our office in Ho Chi Minh City to advise clients on all legal aspects of investing and doing business in Vietnam, where he has worked since 1993.

Our lawyers have a depth of experience in Vietnam in the areas of banking and financial services, manufacturing, trade and distribution, resources, infrastructure, and real estate and construction matters.

We are also widely regarded as the premier provider of legal translation services in Vietnam. Our database of Vietnam's laws regulating investment and business is available at our dedicated website: www.vietnamlaws.com.

Allens also publishes a Legal Guide to Investment in Vietnam (current as at June 2017). This publication provides an overview of Vietnamese laws affecting investment, including coverage of topics such as enterprises, land, securities and contract.

Our experience includes advising:

  • Nghi Son Refinery & Petroleum Limited Liability Company on all aspects of the development of the Nghi Son Refinery including construction and financing
  • One Energy, Lilama, Ree joint venture in relation to the establishment of a 1200MW thermal power plant, Vung Ang II Thermal Power Joint Stock Company, which is the joint venture vehicle of the above investors
  • Gamuda Vietnam in relation to a project involving sewage treatment plant and a township development
  • BP (UK) on all legal aspects of the US$1.4 billion Nam Con Son gas pipeline and Phu My 3 BOT power plant, including business cooperation contract, BOT contract, EPC contracts, gas sales agreement, power purchase agreement, government guarantee, partial divestiture by BP and project financing
  • NTT (Japan) on a US$194 million North Hanoi fixed line expansion project, including business cooperation contract, official approvals and financing
  • PetroVietnam and subsidiaries (Vietnam) on claims against foreign contractors under EPC contracts, subject to arbitration in Singapore and Vietnam
  • Holcim (Vietnam) on the acquisition of COTEC Cement for over US$40 million
  • Holcim (Switzerland) on the drafting, tendering and negotiating of all main construction and related contracts with foreign and domestic suppliers and contractors for four cement plants

Language capabilities

English, Vietnamese and Japanese