The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works. У вас есть вопрос? У нас есть ответ. Решая сложные задачи бизнеса, мы улучшаем мир. У вас є запитання? У нас є відповідь. Вирішуючи складні завдання бізнесу, ми змінюємо світ на краще. Meilleure la question, meilleure la réponse. Pour un monde meilleur. 問題越好。答案越好。商業世界越美好。 问题越好。答案越好。商业世界越美好。

EY Law Vietnam – Passion for excellence

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.

Our Services


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.

Commercial Agreements

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.

Real Estate

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.

Our Professionals

EY - Michael Beckman

Michael Beckman

Partner – EY Law Vietnam Leader
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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.


Do you want to become acquainted with EY Law Vietnam? Or curious about the possibilities that we offer to students, starters and experienced professionals?

Please contact EY Law Vietnam Leader Michael Beckman, or our Talent team.