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Van Nguyen

Of Counsel

Ho Chi Minh City Office

Professional Summary

Van Nguyen is a senior lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in well-known international and local law firms as well as in a world-wide reputable bank in Vietnam before joining VILAF.

Van specializes in the practice areas of corporate, investment, construction, land, real estate, labor and commercial.

Notable Engagements

Among notable projects in which Van has participated include:

Corporate and M&A

  • Advised clients on M&A transactions and wide range of issues relating to investment, corporate and operational activities and on various types of contracts such as BOT, BT contract, joint venture contract, design and construction contract, supermarket master collaboration agreement, hotel/resort management agreement, endorsement agreement, distribution agreements, purchase and sale agreements, advertising agreements, sport tournament sponsorship agreements, and co-operation contract with local television stations. Some of the clients include Wartsila, EVN, Bank Invest, Mediacorp, DGM Holding,, Uber, Twinkle, Procter & Gamble Indochina, Temasek Holdings, Target, Pfizer, Masan Group, La Farge, Kraft, Aricent, Singapore Commodity Exchange Limited (SICOM), SIA Engineering, Metro Cash and Carry, Dat Viet Advertising, Swire Pacific, Imperial Tobacco, Chutex, and Leo Burnet among others

Construction and Real Estate

  • Advised Indochina Land Holding, VinaCapital, Surbana, Recap, MapleTree, IPC Industrial Development, Robert Burns-Vietnam Partners Properties, Dai Deng, D&B, Twinkle, Polisius AG, Vietcombank – Bonday – Benthanh Joint Venture, GS Engineering & Construction, Saigon Metropolitan, Kumho Industrial, Chiap Hua Group, Saigon Pearl, Sun Wah Tower, Indochina Riverside Tower, La Perla, CapitaLand, Indochina Land Holdings, UIC, HITC, Mapletree, and Tung Shing Groupon the acquisition of land use right, construction, development of land/office/residential complex, BT contract, real estate projects and other related issues
  • Advised on standard forms for sale and purchase/lease agreements for leading real estate projects such as Saigon Metropolitan, Saigon Tower, Parkland Residential and Commercial Complex, HITC, Indochina Riverside Tower, River Garden Tower, Golden Westlake Executives, Vinh Thai New Urban Area, Saigon Pearl, SunWah Tower, and the Vista


  • Advised Chem-Trend (Vietnam), Santen Pharmaceuticals, (Vietnam), Masan Group, COA, HSBC, San Miguel Corporation, Intel, Sheraton Hotel and Tower, AC Niesel, Mapletree, Doson Casino, Nafovanny and other clients in relating to their labor contract template, the internal labor rules, collective labor agreement, labor disputes and other labor related issues.