Foreign investment

  • Market entry advice: legal research and assessment including legal and partners due diligence, road map of implementation of Vietnam’s WTO commitments
  • Feasibility studies and assessment of local market conditions
  • Investment structure and licensing matters: providing advice on appropriate forms of direct and indirect investment available under the laws of Vietnam, preparing legal documentation for obtaining investment licenses/approvals for 100% foreign owned companies, joint ventures, business cooperation contracts, and other business vehicles
  • Representing clients in negotiations of legal documentation
  • Working with government authorities and attending to administrative procedures
  • Handling post-licensed procedures for foreign invested projects
  • Advising on regulatory issues and practical solutions in connection with the operation of foreign investment projects in Vietnam
  • Investment liquidation and corporate restructuring

Corporate & Commercial

  • Advice on appropriate forms of company with analyses on the advantages and disadvantages of each form to facilitate investors’ choice of form
  • Incorporation and registration of branches and representative offices in Vietnam
  • Corporate advisory and secretarial services
  • Compliance, reporting and disclosures
  • Commercial contracts and related contractual matters
  • Labour & employment issues
  • Licensing, agency and distributorship
  • Corporate governance & director duties
  • Corporate reorganization & restructuring
  • Advice on commercial transactions, investment plans

Dispute Resolution/Litigation

  • Legal advice, reviews and analyses of disputes, and practical advice as to strategies and potential actions for resolving disputes
  • Document preparation, warning letters and voluntary settlements
  • Negotiations and mediations
  • Representing clients before court proceedings and government authorities
  • Arbitration proceedings
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Enforcement

Employment Relations

  • Provide advice on a full range of employment issues and contractual relationships such as employment contracts, company working rules, labor collective agreements, employee rights and responsibilities and confidentiality, as well as financial matters (such as salary, insurance, allowances, etc.), contractual negotiations and litigation.
  • Employment relationships – recruitment and employment relations advice
  • Employment contracts – drafting employment documents, including labour agreements, labour collective agreements, operational rules
  • Employment compliance – compliance advice, registration of employment documents, and reporting
  • Restructuring – labour restructuring and redundancy advice
  • Employee benefits – award policy advice; social, healthcare and unemployment insurance; and implementation
  • Expatriation – immigration, related taxation issues and other legal requirements that arise when sending employees to foreign countries and recruiting from abroad.
  • Work permits – conditions, procedure and documents required for obtaining work permits for expatriates working in Vietnam, drafting and preparation of all necessary documents and secure work permits for expatriates.
  • Litigation – representing clients before the courts

Contract Negotiation & Drafting

  • Review and provide advice on legal aspects of all types of contracts, including international contracts to ensure their validity and enforceability in Vietnam
  • Structure business contracts to deal with the most common commercial transactions, restructure contractual transactions to maximize the rights and interests of our clients
  • Draft new contracts or redraft clients’ existing contracts
  • Provide detailed analysis and assessment of transactions, and advise on strategic matters in contract negotiations

Securities & Capital Markets

  • Compliance advice on regulatory matters for listed companies
  • Due diligence and issuance of legal opinions in respect of Vietnamese laws for international offerings
  • Corporate governance, and disclosure liabilities
  • Governmental filings, approvals and registrations
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Equity-related fund raisings such as rights issues, private placements & convertible securities

Banking & Finance

  • Advice on the legal aspects of banking transactions
  • Legal opinions for loans or financing transactions, including due diligence investigations
  • Establishment and operations of domestic and foreign invested credit institutions, and investment management funds
  • Preparation and review of project finance contractual documents
  • Draft and preparation of documents of commercial loan transactions and underlying secured transactions (such as loan agreements, guarantees, mortgages, pledges, and capitalization of debts)

Property & Construction

  • Advising on regulatory issues for property development & construction projects
  • Commercial and residential acquisitions (including site acquisitions), sales & leases
  • Property developments & investments including joint ventures
  • Property financing, governmental approvals, registrations and enforcement of loans and security
  • Legal compliance & regulatory advice
  • Contractual matters for landlords and tenants
  • Government relations & licensing matters for property projects
  • Construction contracts, procurement contracts and EPCs
  • Public works, tourism, hospitality and entertainment
  • Advising on contract administration

Technology & Media

  • Advise technology firms, telecom companies, media & entertainment companies, internet service providers and value-added service suppliers in electronic transactional work on the Internet, software development, licensing and maintenance agreements, strategic advice on business process outsourcing, from registration for validity to enforcement of legal rights.

Merger & Acquisition

  • Deal and transaction structure advice
  • Due diligence investigations on the legal aspects of the company to be merged with or acquired, including the legal status of its assets, properties and contractual obligations
  • Advice on, and arrangement of appropriate approaches for implementation of, transactions concerning mergers and acquisitions
  • Assisting investors in negotiations with companies to be merged or acquired
  • Preparation and review of M&A agreements for equity and assets, merger agreements and other transactional documents
  • Governmental filings, approvals and registrations

Real Estate

  • Advising on regulatory issues for real estate projects
  • Legal compliance & regulatory advice
  • Contractual matters for landlords and tenants
  • Government relations & licensing matters for real estate projects

Business Strategy

  • FIBI help corporate clients and investors to develop and appraise strategies in both deal and non-deal related situations. We work with our clients on preparing for growth and making growth happen.
  • Advising business strategy in 3 levels
    • Corporate strategy
    • Competitive strategy
    • Function strategy

Representing Services

  • Represent on behalf of corporate clients, individual clients and investors meet with partners or other organizations