• ..."the team is particularly knowledgeable on cross-border private equity structuring and transactions."

    ILFR1000 2019
  • ..."has reliable advisers possessing outstanding expertise in private equity and cross-border transactions, combined with strong negotiation skills."

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017
  • ..."our go to partner in Vietnam, and we consult them before making any capital commitments."

  • "Very quick responses and deep knowledge on M&A."

    ILFR1000 2019
  • ..."consistently delivers excellent legal initiatives which easily connect with all business levels."

    Jio Health
  • "Great communicators. Very fair on pricing. Very thorough."

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
  • ..."has vast cross-border expertise and is skilled in handling M&A mandates for large Vietnamese conglomerates."

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
  • ...‘the lawyers are knowledgeable and responsive. They consistently achieve satisfying results using a combination of legal experience and creativity.’

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
  • ...'they have a can-do and business-oriented mindset. It is rare to see a firm in the market that can consistently meet our set deadlines but at the same time does not compromise the work quality.’

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021




ACSV Legal is a vibrant and dynamic, Vietnam based law-firm, located in Ho Chi Minh City with unparalleled domestic expertise. 

We have one of the premier Corporate / M&A practices in Vietnam and we have extensive experience in private equity transactions with a strong commercial focus. We have advised various clients on (re-)structuring their businesses in the light of investments in or outside Vietnam. 

Our clients are typically businesses within South-East Asia which are experiencing significant growth, as well as leading international and local corporations who need advice on a broad array of multi-jurisdictional transactions. We have advised our clients on matters in a wide range of sectors and industries such as healthcare, beauty and fitness, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, IT and technology, hospitality and leisure, education, retail, manufacturing and distribution, apparel and fashion, Fintech and payment services. 

We have a team of experienced lawyers who are qualified in Vietnam, the UK, the US, Germany, and Malaysia in civil and common law jurisdictions. The languages spoken at ACSV Legal include Vietnamese, English, German, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, French and Malay.

ACSV Legal is the author of numerous publications including:

- the Vietnam Trends and Developments chapter of the Chambers & Partners Global Business Guide 2021.

- the Vietnam Law & Practice chapter of the Chambers & Partner Global Business Guide 2021.

“They are business-savvy and nimble."
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2022
"ACSV Legal is always professional and provides great advice in a short space of time. Their reports are written for commercial implementation, covering all areas of the Vietnamese landscape for consideration.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2022
"The corporate team has vast cross-border expertise and is skilled in handling M&A mandates for large Vietnamese conglomerates."
"Great communicators. Very fair on pricing. Very thorough.”
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
“The law firm is very good. In addition to being very knowledgeable and professional, they provide advice that is in the client's best interest, not what generates the most fees. Furthermore, they work with a sense of urgency I greatly appreciate. They always deliver their work in a timely manner, they are organised, they provide high-quality work, and are very responsive.
ILFR1000 2020
"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
"ACSV Legal is ‘a strong firm for M&A, which excels in transactions’, with strong presence in consumer-facing sectors such as retail and leisure.”
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018


Committed To Excellence

  • Banking and Finance
    ACSV Legal routinely advises high-net worth individuals, companies, banks, and other entities on cash flow-based lending, asset based lending, acquisition financing, exit financing, and other secured and unsecured financing.

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  • Corporate / M&A
    ACSV Legal has one of the premier Corporate / M&A practices in Vietnam and its approach is to understand the legal, commercial and political dynamics of every matter.

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  • Dispute Resolution
    ACSV Legal offers a preeminent dispute resolution services with a special focus on international commercial arbitration.

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  • Energy
    At ACSV Legal we support our clients across the entire energy value chain advising them on the use, taxation and extraction of energy sources covering all aspects, from sales to regulation, of non-renewable energy sources such as coal, oil and gas, but also renewable sources, such as wind, solar and hydro power.

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  • Insolvency and Restructuring
    ACSV Legal has advised some of the biggest names in many industries in Vietnam, including health and fitness, retail, food and beverage and hospitality on pre-emtpive pre-deal restructuring or restructuring related to insolvency and winding-up proceedings.

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  • Labour and Employment Law
    ACSV Legal regularly provides support to clients in drafting internal labour rules, labour contracts, compensation structures and assistance in employment litigations in collaboration with SH Law.

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  • Private Equity
    ACSV Legal has experience in advising clients on strategic investments, divestments, debt and security transactions, design and review of loan contracts, as well as capital contributions.

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  • Real Estate
    ACSV Legal provides advice on real estate and construction matters. We take a commercial approach while focussing on achieving our clients’ objectives.

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  • Taxation
    ACSV Legal lawyers are experts in both corporate and commercial Vietnamese law and can thus provide our clients with appropriate tax advice.

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  • Wealth and Private Client
    ACSV Legal advises Vietnamese high net-worth individuals and families, family offices, closely held businesses on all matters affecting their business, personal and family wealth, as well as the institutions entrusted with effectively managing that wealth.

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  • Christian Leitzinger

    Chief Operations Officer

    Pham Nguyen Confectionary

    ...ACSV’s lawyers are knowledgeable and responsive. They consistently achieve satisfying results using a combination of legal experience and creativity....
  • Raghu Rai

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Jio Health

    ...The quality of legal advice, high-value service we received and attention to our needs confirmed our decision in engaging ACSV to be the absolute right one. It far exceeds our experience at any other law firm we have used....
  • Dane Fort



    ... They are highly effective in seeking solutions and creatively solving our problems. ACSV’s lawyers are notable not only for their legal skills, but also for the level of personal integrity and dedication...
  • Neil Williamson

    Managing Director

    Emerging Law Limited

    ...Throughout the transaction ACSV's lawyers were a pleasure to deal with - great communicators, highly responsive and efficient, very fair on costs and they came up with pragmatic solutions to address any challenges that we faced....
  • Romain Joly

    Managing Director

    1001fontaines Vietnam

    ...We highly appreciate the professionalism and responsiveness of ACSV’s lawyers. We intend to continue working with the ACSV team to make the project successful....



What People Say

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.

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Working With Excellent Lawyers

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.


What's Going On

Circular 12 regulates various matters on foreign borrowing and debt repayment, such as the registration procedure of the enterprise’s foreign loan without a Government guarantee, opening and use of accounts for foreign borrowing and debt repayment, and reporting regime related to the enterprise’s foreign loan.

30 Nov 2022

Decree 65 supplements the definition of secured bonds, contains more information on how professional investors are determined and more rules for non-professional investors.

29 Oct 2022

The Amended IP Law will enter into force on 1 January 2023 and is changed significantly compared to the current law. Sound marks are recognised for the first time. New definitions for author and co-author are introduced. Bad faith is introduced as a ground to cancel the validity of the trademark registration certificates.

01 Sep 2022

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