ACSV Legal is ‘a strong firm for M&A, which excels in transactions’, with a strong presence in consumer-facing sectors such as retail and leisure.
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

 

ACSV Legal – A Notable Firm
Asian Legal Business Review 2018

Working With Excellent Lawyers

ABOUT US

ACSV Legal is a HCMC, Vietnam-based law firm with a team of lawyers who are qualified in Vietnam, the UK, the US and Malaysia in civil and common law jurisdictions.

Our Clients are comprised of both SEA businesses comprising rapid growth in Vietnam and foreign firms seeking to acquire or otherwise form businesses in Vietnam. They come from many sectors and industries including manufacturing, F&B, hospitality and leisure, education, pharma, health, beauty & fitness, IT, apparel and fashion, retail, and PR.

ACSV Legal’s commitment to service excellence extends to the way in which we approach fees. We bring significant local and international experience, multijurisdictional legal knowledge and a sensitivity to clients’ expectations, yet remain price sensitive.

The languages spoken at ACSV Legal include Vietnamese, English, German, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, French and Malay.

In 2016, ACSV Legal joined a network of Asian law firms operating in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim known as “One Asia Lawyers”. One Asia Lawyers has partner offices in Tokyo, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines and Myanmar. Our participation in this network has made it possible for us to serve our clients with regional capability allowing us to concurrently serve our clients’ cross border needs through one dedicated legal platform.

“Very quick responses and deep knowledge on M&A.”

“Mark and his team are perfect partners for us. I would not hesitate to recommend ACSV to any of my friends or colleagues. Mark’s team is particularly knowledgeable on cross-border private equity structuring and transactions.”
ILFR1000 2019

WHAT WE DO FOR OUR CLIENTS

Our lawyers’ intimate understanding of Vietnam’s rapidly changing regulatory framework coupled with extensive knowledge of the local business climate enables us to act as strategic partners to our clients. They are experienced in cross-border transactions covering a wide range of sectors and industries: manufacturing, food & beverage, hospitality and leisure, education, distribution, pharma, health, beauty & fitness, IT, apparel and fashion, retail, and public relations.

OUR CLIENTS

Our clients come from a broad range of sectors and industries such as manufacturing, food & beverage, hospitality and leisure, education, distribution, pharma, health, beauty & fitness, IT, apparel and fashion, retail, and public relations.

Trusted Team

OUR PEOPLE

Our team consists of lawyers who are qualified in Vietnam and abroad in both civil and common law jurisdictions, and is built, trained and developed organically. Languages spoken at our office: Vietnamese, English, Malay, Japanese, French, German, Italian and Dutch.

RELEVANT MATTERS

MATTERS WE HAVE WORKED ON

ACSV Legal’s lawyers have advised clients in a broad range of sectors. In particular we have advised:

MANUFACTURING

  • an international footwear component manufacturer on the acquisition of a new industrial park site located in Binh Duong Province and the setting up of a new investment project and on all legal aspects of its current manufacturing operations in Vietnam, including corporate, financing, employment, tax and environmental issues.
  • a Japanese manufacturer of electrical and mechanical equipment on the Vietnamese aspects, including legal structuring and due diligence, in relation to the sale and purchase of an Asian manufacturer of power distribution products.
  • a leading Vietnamese confectionery manufacturer in relation to its day-to-day operations.

MATTERS WE HAVE WORKED ON

ACSV Legal’s lawyers have advised clients in a broad range of sectors. In particular we have advised:

BEAUTY, HEALTH & FITNESS

  • a health and fitness company on a re-sell and product promotion contract concluded with a South-Korean biotechnology company providing consumer genetics tests and genomics tests.
  • a Vietnamese skincare & clinic on the restructuring of its business in light of a partial exit and fundraising.
  • a digital healthcare platform company on a labour dispute.
  • an FDI health & fitness chain on its expansion and all aspects of its business chain in Vietnam including, but not limited to leases, licenses, joint ventures and corporate agreements.
  • high-end beauty salon on the structuring, establishment and setting up of its business in Vietnam.
  • an incubator company and the start-up entrepreneurs in the health and fitness industry about the structure, financing and related legal issues.
  • an advertising company on its activities in the health and fitness industry in Vietnam.

MATTERS WE HAVE WORKED ON

ACSV Legal’s lawyers have advised clients in a broad range of sectors. In particular we have advised:

EDUCATION

  • the owners of an English language centre chain on the sale of their ownership interest.
  • a Japanese provider of global education programs on an investment in a Vietnamese company providing education services, including a due diligence and drafting of relevant agreements.
  • the management of a major chain of English language centres in Vietnam on their management incentive agreement.
  • a health and fitness company on obtaining a permit to provide education on life style and other activities.

MATTERS WE HAVE WORKED ON

ACSV Legal’s lawyers have advised clients in a broad range of sectors. In particular we have advised:

FOOD & BEVERAGE

  • a food and beverage group, on the acquisition of a renowned retail and restaurant chain in HCMC, Vietnam, on the acquisition of a restaurant chain in Bangkok, Thailand, on developing a new Italian dining pizzeria concept in HCMC, Vietnam, and on acquiring the development rights for a restaurant chain in Vietnam from a Philippine group.
  • the 2nd largest soft drink manufacturer in Vietnam on the divestment of its entire stake to a leading Japanese integrated beverages company.
  • a global beverage and brewing company on the impact of the new Vietnamese penal code on corporate and directors’ criminal liability.
  • an American coffee company on a proposed franchise business in Vietnam.
  • a Japanese integrated beverages company on import licenses to import their products into Vietnam.

MATTERS WE HAVE WORKED ON

ACSV Legal’s lawyers have advised clients in a broad range of sectors. In particular we have advised:

IT & TECHNOLOGY

  • a Japanese company on investments in electronic gaming in Vietnam.
  • a Vietnamese engineering company on the change of ownership.
  • a Thai IT Company on the setting up of a wholly owned subsidiary in Vietnam to provide IT related services.
  • a digital marketing company on a joint venture construction in Vietnam.
  • a digital healthcare platform company on its establishment and day-to-day business in Vietnam.
  • an Asian medical apps developing company on the 100% capital acquisition of a Vietnamese health care service company as well as legal matters related to the use of a medical app in Vietnam.
  • a technology company on a proposed acquisition in Vietnam.

MATTERS WE HAVE WORKED ON

ACSV Legal’s lawyers have advised clients in a broad range of sectors. In particular we have advised:

OTHER

  • a Vietnamese trading company (active in distribution for pharmaceutical, alcohol, beauty products, advertising, and e commerce) on its group restructuring in light of a proposed investment and convertible loan.
  • a foreign-owned Hong Kong-based architecture firm on the incorporation of its Vietnamese subsidiary.
  • a Dutch and Vietnam based Foundation with the divestment of its entire stake in a high-end, luxury resort project in Phu Yen province, Vietnam, for the value of US$6.9 million.
  • an American home products manufacturer on the migration of its business (multi-level sales) model into a pure retail model in light of the new regulations in Vietnam.
  • a global business referral organisation on the review of a franchise agreement and risks related to earlier exposure.