About EY Law Vietnam
Ernst & Young Law Vietnam Limited Liability Company (EY Law Vietnam), a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited, is a transactional corporate law firm, with a strong focus on M&A, restructurings, liquidations and corporate finance. We are known for our strategic and practical approach in helping Vietnamese and international clients achieve business goals in Vietnam.
EY Law Vietnam is headed by Michael Beckman, an American partner with over 20 years of experience in law and finance. Prior to joining EY Law Vietnam, Michael worked at international law firms in New York, London and Los Angeles, focusing on securities and M&A transactions. He is a member of the bar in New York and California and a licensed foreign lawyer in Vietnam.
We represent private and public companies in a wide range of local and cross-border transactions, including asset acquisition and disposals, take-overs and reverse take-overs, divestments of assets, businesses, and companies, mergers and de-mergers, privatizations, de-listings, and leveraged buy-outs. We advise on all legal aspects of a transaction, including the structuring of transactions and the regulatory implications at each state. We help clients with legal due diligence, and help them to prepare, review, and negotiate transaction documents, as well as assisting them with post-completion matters.
We assist in setting up new companies and starting business operations in Vietnam in various industries, from trading, commerce to manufacturing, energy and utilities.
Regulatory and Compliance
We provide legal retainer services to ensure the compliance and compatibility with Vietnamese regulations. We conduct legal audit to identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk and advise on how to mitigate risk by providing our legal memorandum, legal opinion.
We assist in drafting, reviewing, negotiation, and advising on a wide range of commercial agreements, which include joint venture, collaboration, agency, supply and distribution, sale and purchase, franchising, licensing, leasing, outsourcing, profit-sharing, manufacturing, procurement and intellectual property and technology transfer agreements.
Corporate Finance and Capital Markets
We advise both companies and banks on reserve takeovers, rights issues, share placements and other fundraising transactions. We also act for issuers on their corporate actions and ongoing listing compliance requirements.
We handle all relevant disciplines, from securing planning permission to drafting construction, funding and leasing documents. We cover buying and selling investment properties, establishing investment vehicles, such as real estate funds, joint ventures, partnerships, and cross-border investment advice and structuring. We advise on all aspects of development and planning policy, environmental impact of a building’s life cycle presents a complex array of challenges. We help clients to navigate the commercial impacts and risks and find innovative solution to manage their portfolios effectively.
Labor and Employment
We advise on a wide range of employment-related matters, including employee compensation and incentive schemes, employee benefits, retrenchment and termination matters, employment-related policies and processes, regulatory implications in corporate transactions and restructuring exercises, and data protection issues in the employment context. We are also experienced in drafting employment-related agreements, such as employee transfer agreements and employee stock option plans.
Restructuring and Reorganization
We advise clients across a broad spectrum of restructuring exercises, such as suggesting schemes of arrangement and steps plan, assessing the feasibility and rationality of the restructuring plan from legal perspectives, identifying critical transactions to be considered for actions, proposing detailed steps for contemplated arrangement, advising licensing procedure.
We advise on the legal framework and regulatory with respect to liquidation of an enterprise. We assist in preparing the detailed action plan to make the company ready for liquidation. Our activities include preparing notification to suppliers, clients, employees, settlement agreement, termination agreement, assignment agreement. We will also assist in implementing the action plans and licensing procedures required by competent authorities.
Partner – EY Law Vietnam Leader
Quan Minh Phan
Ngoc Hong Vuong
Partner – EY Law Vietnam Leader
Michael is the Leader of EY Law Vietnam. Michael has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. Prior to joining EY, Michael worked as a corporate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, London and Los Angeles, as well as Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, focusing on international corporate bankruptcy, securities and M&A work. He is a member of the bar of New York and California and is a licensed foreign lawyer in Vietnam.
Outside of law, Michael worked as a strategy management consultant at McKinsey & Company in their pharmaceutical practice group and managed his own hedge funds for a decade.
- Yale Law School, JD
- Princeton University, MA
- Cornell University, BA magna cum laude
- Cambridge University, UK, Philosophy
- Georg-August Universität, Germany, D.A.A.D, Graduate Scholarship, Philosophy
Quan Minh Phan
Quan is a Senior Manager at EY Law Vietnam. Quan has over nine years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. He has advised international and private equity investors on major private and public mergers and acquisitions in Vietnam across a wide range of industries such as education, technology, real estate, and healthcare. Quan also has considerable experience in real estate, banking, finance, and inbound foreign investment in general.
Prior to joining EY, Quan worked as a corporate lawyer at the Ho Chi Minh City office of Russin & Vecchi, a US law firm. Quan is a member of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association and Vietnam Bar Federation.
- University of Law, Ho Chi Minh City, LLB
- Ministry of Justice’s Judicial Academy
Ngoc Hong Vuong
Ngoc is a Senior Manager at EY Law Vietnam. Ngoc is experienced in market entry and corporate services, with over 15 years of experiences with EY Vietnam providing tax and corporate consulting experiences to multinational companies. Ngoc has extensive experience in assisting multinational companies in inbound investment, business registration and incorporation, tax and corporate restructurings.
With a strong understanding of Vietnamese regulations and procedures for business incorporation and regulatory environment, Ngoc has developed and maintained excellent working relationships with various government authorities at national and local levels to address and negotiate tax and regulatory issues.
- Bachelor of Economics, Hanoi Commercial University
- Bachelor of Arts, English language, Hanoi University
To find out how we can assist in your business, reach out to us using the contact information below.
Tel: +84 28 3824 5252
20th Floor, Bitexco Financial Tower
No. 2 Hai Trieu Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
For client matters, please contact our relevant professionals at their respective email addresses.