Manufacturing&Industrial are keys industries in the Vietnam economy as today the country is seen as a “China plus one” destination. Clients benefit from our depth of understanding in individual sectors, strong local connections, global perspective and cross-practice strength. We bring together knowledge and experience from across the Firm in areas including:

  • Acquisition, asset and export finance;
  • Brand protection, patents, licensing and IP;
  • Commercial and procurement contracts and outsourcing;
  • HR, employment, employee benefits and pensions;
  • Litigation and arbitration;
  • M&A and international corporate restructurings (ICR);
  • Restructuring;
  • Risk, governance and compliance, including anti-bribery and corruption;
  • Supply chain management, including distribution/agency agreements and contracts;
  • Tax, including import and export, transfer pricing and sanctions;

Our Manufacturing&Industrial group has proven to be a world leader in providing services and solutions to a wide range of companies in the Manufacturing&Industrial sector. We have represented some of the world’s largest manufacturing companies of manufacturing, including aerospace, medical device, chemicals, building materials, industrial manufacturers, food and beverage (including nutritional supplements), shoemakers, and technology.

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Due to increasing complexity of projects and current economic uncertainties, the construction and engineering sector faces many challenges, nationally, regionally and internationally. The industry is therefore facing increasing competition due to the emergence of a large number of diversifying competitors in the market.

We assist clients in all matters relating to the design, development, financing, performance and management of construction and engineering projects and represents clients in all forms of litigation arising from construction projects.

In order to anticipate costly claims or delays, we participate in the management of contractual relations between the various parties (owners, prime, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, sureties or members of the project team).

The firm represents architects, engineers and other professionals in their contractual relations in connection with the execution of construction projects. In addition we support our clients in all phases of the project (pre-design, design, construction and post-construction).

By engaging us, you will be in very capable hands, especially knowing that we have immense experience working both on and in the construction and engineering industries.

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Large-scale infrastructure projects are by definition complex undertakings, with legal, commercial, technical and governmental issues at every turn.

We bring extensive knowledge in all aspects of development, financing, acquisition and procurement of infrastructure projects, plus corporate finance, M&A, restructurings and workouts.

For our clients, we handle the development, construction and financing of a wide range of infrastructure projects, including toll roads, bridges, tunnels, water supply and treatment, airports, rail, transit, parking and port facilities.We support our clients from the analysis of the objectives pursued and during all phases of the implementation of the project:

  • When defining the legal and financial structure of the project (legal and financial audit, choice of contractual arrangement, financing method, creation of common structure between public entity and private operator, preliminary evaluation, risk matrix…);
  • During the awarding of contracts until their signature (dialogue phase, negotiation, drafting of contracts and subcontracts, drafting of consultation documents);
  • During the monitoring of the execution of contracts (end-of-contract audit, dispute resolution, amendment, termination…).

We put in place the necessary means to ensure the success of your projects in constant concern for flexibility. Our cross-functional team adapts to the size of the operation and its technical, legal and financial specificities.

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Fidal Asiattorneys is reputedly an energy-oriented firm, having over the years assisted and represented both Vietnamese and foreign energy companies operating in the Vietnamese energy markets. We focus on creating value for our clients through a deep understanding of relevant market dynamics and the complexities that the energy sectors are facing.

Combining legal and technical knowledge, we help our clients navigate the challenges. We are competent, in conjunction with our outside consultants and technical experts to guide our clients through all the stages of a renewal&waste-to-energy project, including project development, construction, and operation of energy facilities as well as the full range of transactional services, with a specific focus on wind and solar park projects.

Our dedicated specialist have more than 20 years’ experience in the management of turnkey projects, working with main governmental interlocutors such as Ministry and Departments of Industry and Trade, General Directorate of Energy (GDE), People’s Committees, Vietnam Electricity (EVN), Electricity Power Trading Corporation (EPTC) and The Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam(ERAV). We cover the full spectrum of energy work, including corporate law, environmental law and real estate and all relevant contracts with regard to the planning, construction, maintenance and management of energy facilities. Our broad range of legal services includes applications for permits as well as the enforcement of rights in court.

We are very active in the ongoing debate on energy and infrastructure issues and interact regularly with key market players, giving us excellent insights to apply to the work we do for our clients.

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Fidal Asiattorneys’ attorneys with software experience represent the intellectual property interests of the software and computer programming industries. This group possesses extensive field experience and relevant legal knowledge relating to the full range of industries that use software engineering, such as consumer software, computer gaming, telecommunications, power systems, Internet service providers and Internet applications. In this context, the Firm offers agile and creative advices to effectively support you in your digitalization, e-commerce, innovation, connected human resources, personal or digital data projects.

The services we provide include:

  • Advance strategy sessions for intellectual property protection;
  • Application for and protection of design patents;
  • Defense and prosecution of copyright infringement or reverse engineering claims;
  • Application development agreements;
  • Technology transfer agreements;
  • Licensing agreements;
  • IP due diligence;
  • Trade secret protection;
  • Trademark and trade dress registration and protection;
  • Trademark infringement litigation;
  • Internet issues, including domain name registration and protection;
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We understand the enormous pressures those in the hospitality and tourism industry sectors are under, whether from investors, employees, regulators, guests, social media or your competition. At Fidal Asiattorneys we actively assist our clients in managing these pressures with our legal experience, knowledge of the hospitality industry and familiarity with our clients’ operations.

As part of our full service offering, we guide our hospitality clients through numerous regulatory, transactional and litigation matters, including:

  • Business formation
  • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Labor and employment matters
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Real estate and construction
  • Corporate law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Government relations
  • Litigation

Our clients include hotels , restaurants and bars, shopping malls and entertainment centers, amusement parks and attractions, breweries and distilleries, and other tourism and travel-related businesses, including a number of regional and national clients.

As a trusted counsel to our clients, we look forward to assisting you.

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Our Education team have extensive experience in a wide range of education legal matters. Our clients include higher and further education institutions, independent schools and academies, and colleges and universities, state education departments and officials, elementary and secondary schools (public and private), charter schools and education management organizations.

As a result of their varied and extensive experience, our lawyers have a deep understanding of the substantive legal, regulatory and policy issues facing your organization. Our education services include:

  • Merger, collaboration and group structures;
  • Establishment of new schools or campuses;
  • School governance, management and accreditation;
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Commercial contracts;
  • Student matters, including special education;
  • Employment practices and benefits;
  • Financial matters;
  • Real estate and construction;
  • Tax exemptions, foundations and charity law;
  • Competitive bidding and procurement disputes;
  • Litigation and dispute resolution;
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Our firm represents a number of oil and gas producers operating in Vietnam. We focus on all matters related to oil and gas law, natural resources law and environmental law for clients throughout the country, assisting clients in every stage of mineral exploration and production: leasing, title opinions and title curative, investment opportunities, asset-based lending, joint operating agreements and participation agreements, and purchase and sale agreements. In addition, we represent a wide variety of oilfield service providers.

The firm is widely recognized for its expertise has rendered legal services for the oil and gas industry for more than 10 years. Our presence in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, results in convenient access to all state regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over oil and gas operations.

Though we are a large firm, we pride ourselves on providing small firm service and creating personalized solutions for our clients. Since 2000, we have been supporting clients through complex and difficult cases, and we can use the experience and knowledge we’ve gained to assist you during your legal matter.

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Our Real Estate Practice reflects the strength, diversity and sophistication of the firm. Our lawyers have years of experience in providing practical advice to foreign clients in both the simplest and the most complex real estate transactions. Our lawyers advise on integrated townships, industrial and IT parks, SEZs, commercial complexes and also on foreign direct investment (FDI) into real estate development projects in Vietnam.

Our real estate capabilities include:

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • M&A and Joint Ventures
  • Development Projects
  • Leasing
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction
  • Environmental Issues
  • Fund Formation
  • Condominiums and Cooperatives
  • Economic Development Incentives & Tax Credits
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Our food and agribusiness lawyers and experts have extensive experience focusing on the whole of the food and agribusiness value chain, advising clients in Asia on all aspects of their operations, including domestic and foreign investment acquisitions, initial public offerings, joint ventures, scientific cooperation agreements, international trade, land matters and technology licensing.

We advise the full spectrum of industry players including companies involved in agribusiness and food production, processing and distribution, agrichemicals manufacturers, processors of agricultural commodities, manufacturers of precision farming equipment, alternative fuel producers, soft commodities traders and financial institutions.

Some examples of matters handled recently in these segments include:

  • Domestic and international mergers and acquisitions.
  • Commercial and venture financing.
  • Commercial transactions.
  • Joint ventures and licensing.
  • Formation issues for start-ups, such as venture capital, strategic investments, commercial agreements and intellectual property protection.
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Fidal Asiattorneys has built an integrated Consumer Products and Services practice with attorneys who understand not only the legal issues but also the business implications of choices made across the entire development and marketing life cycle of consumer products.

Many of our clients market products such as cosmetics, OTC drugs, dietary supplements, and food products. We advise them throughout product development, design and implementation of clinical studies, approval, production, and marketing.

We help clients establish and maintain their brand identities in the marketplace. In addition to patent protection, we have extensive experience in all aspects of domestic and international trademark law and related areas such as domain names, trade dress, and unfair competition.

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Fidal Asiattorneys’ Private Investment Funds team advises fund sponsors, investors and managers on all aspects of the formation of funds and investment into funds. Clients include international and domestic fund management companies, banks and insurance companies.

The team specialises in the following areas:

  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Venture Capital Funds
  • Energy Funds
  • Real Estate Funds

In addition to regulatory support, our team provides you with comprehensive advice on all aspects of private fund establishment and investment structuring issues.

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Our global financial services regulatory practice helps clients navigate the evolving and increasingly complex global regulatory environment. We help our clients structure their businesses and operations in the most efficient and commercial way, complying with relevant requirements, minimizing regulatory burdens and developing business opportunities from change.

Our cross-border, multidisciplinary teams provide the insight you need, wherever you need it. Whether it is assisting you with structural reform, competition investigations, patenting new technology, or entering new markets and developing new products, we can put together a team tailored to your needs.

We work across all major market sectors, including retail and investment banks, intermediaries, peer to peer lenders, FinTech companies, alternative lenders, asset managers, infrastructure providers as well as, industry bodies and regulators. This means we bring a complete market view to your projects.

Strong relationships with local, national, and supranational regulatory bodies mean we can navigate regulations to find solutions or lobby for change where none can be found.

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