..."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

..."great communicators, highly responsive and efficient, very fair on costs and they came up with pragmatic solutions to address any challenges that we faced."

EM Law

..."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
About us


ACSV Legal is a vibrant and dynamic, Vietnam based law-firm, located in Ho Chi Minh City. Not only do we have unparalleled domestic expertise, but we are part of the One Asia Lawyers’ international network with partner offices across Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim.

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 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 ‘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

“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

Our Services

Committed to Excellence

Corporate / M&A Corporate / M&A
Private Equity Private Equity
Banking & Finance Banking & Finance
Wealth and Private Client Wealth and Private Client
Restructuring Restructuring
Dispute Resolution Dispute Resolution
Taxation Taxation
Corporate / M&A Private Equity Banking & Finance Wealth and Private Client Restructuring Dispute Resolution Taxation

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.

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.

Banking & 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.

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.


ACSV Legal represents some of the biggest names in many industries in Vietnam, including health and fitness, retail, food and beverage and hospitality.

Dispute Resolution

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


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


Denny Cowger

Chief Administration Officer and Legal Counsel Ortholite

...ACSV assisted us at every stage of our market entry and their experience and expertise ensured that the investment process ran smoothly...

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...

Alexander Burkhardt


...Considering it is a new concept for Vietnam it is thanks to the pragmatic, legal and creative perseverance of the team that we have been able to finalise the project. It would have taken much longer if it were not for the responsiveness and support of ACSV’s legal team...

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....

Our Clients

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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Our Team

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.

+84 8 6810 0510

Mark Oakley is the managing partner of ACSV Legal and focuses on foreign direct investment into Southeast Asia.

Managing Partner



Ken Y. Fukuda serves as Of Counsel for ACSV Legal Vietnam and is a partner at Homma & Partners in Tokyo, Japan.

Of Counsel



Hieu Pham joined the team in April 2014 and is a special counsel at ACSV Legal Vietnam.

Special Counsel



Elaine Chew is a senior associate of ACSV Legal Vietnam and joined the team in 2014.

Senior Associate



Minh Nguyen joined the team in 2019. She is a senior associate, and Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice at ACSV Legal Vietnam.

Senior Associate and Head of Dispute Resolution Practice



Huyen is a Senior Associate at ACSV Legal. She joined the team in May 2019. Huyen speaks and writes fluent Japanese.

Senior Associate



Phuong Huynh joined the team in April 2013 and is an associate at ACSV Legal Vietnam.