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Allen & Overy has advised on many of the largest and most important transactions in Vietnam since the mid-1990s. Our team of leading international and Vietnamese lawyers advise on domestic and cross-border transactions which is just one of the reasons some of the world’s most prominent clients, including leading corporations, banks, financial institutions and private equity houses, rely on our expertise.

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Practice areas

Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

Allen & Overy is widely regarded as the leading global law firm for banking and finance. In Vietnam we have a second-to-none banking and finance practice that is consistently ranked in Tier 1 by all the leading international directories. The banking practice advises on the full spectrum of transactional and regulatory work and has advised on many innovative, high-profile and award winning deals in Vietnam. Our expertise ranges from straight bank or bond financings and credit facilities to complex equity-like financing, international capital markets and debt capital markets.

Corporate M&A

Corporate M&A

The Vietnam corporate practice advises across the broad spectrum of corporate work including complex joint ventures, private M&A, business establishments and licensing, disposals and corporate restructurings as well as general competition, commercial and corporate governance issues. The majority of our transactions are cross-border.

Within the corporate practice, we combine exceptional transactional skills with specialist expertise including competition, private equity and financial services regulation. We have a premier track record across sectors and have worked on many of Vietnam’s largest and most complex M&A transactions. We have particular strengths in real estate, fast moving consumer goods, food and beverage, financial services, energy and resources and other highly regulated industries.



We have an unrivalled track record, advising on many of the largest and most important power and other projects and financings in Vietnam since the mid-1990s. We advise sponsors, governments, construction companies, and lenders on projects and projects financing across sectors including power and other energy, infrastructure, petrochemicals and refineries.

Our work spans the full spectrum of project development (including project structures, power purchase agreements and other project documentation negotiation), fuel supply, financing arrangements, construction, operation and exit.


We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. We believe that enjoyment and satisfaction at work go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package that’s committed to the health, success and well-being of all of our people.

In order to provide peace of mind to staff and their families, we provide the following insurance coverage:

  • Medical, permanent health insurance (for long-term disabilities) and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Personal accident insurance

We have also introduced several initiatives to help our employees strike the necessary work/life balance, which include:

  • Home working
  • Part-time working/reduced or fixed working hours
  • job sharing
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives

Learning & development

In an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world, strong leadership skills are more important than ever. We believe that nurturing our leadership talent will give us an advantage over our competitors, ensuring we have the best client relationship and business leaders in the market to drive our future success.

The A&O Leadership Centre equips the next generation of leaders with the business skills to drive success, inspire others, encourage innovation and develop deeper and more strategic relationships with our clients. The Centre offers a combination of programmes, master classes, personal coaching, mentoring and access to relevant experience and opportunities, so you can tailor your personal development to your own needs and aspirations.

Our aim is to broaden the range of partners with the skills to successfully lead major client relationships, practice groups, regions, offices, sectors and strategic projects.


Working environment


Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi

At Allen & Overy (Vietnam), we believe in the fundamental importance of collaboration and teamwork, of giving lawyers and professional support staff, tasks that will challenge and stretch them, and then supporting them to advance their careers.

We believe that our people perform best when they are given the very best resources and facilities, opportunities and encouragement to explore their full potential. We focus on performance rather than hierarchies, and place relationships at the heart of everything we do.

We blend both the cultures of Allen & Overy worldwide and Vietnam to produce a collaborative, exciting and dynamic environment.

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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