Mark Oakley

Mark Oakley is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Vietnam on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mark directly using the contact details listed above.

Mark is the managing partner of ACS Legal and focuses on foreign direct investment into Southeast Asia. Before establishing ACS Legal, he worked at large international law firms in London, Singapore, the Middle East and Vietnam.

Mark has advised multinational clients on various international transactions involving private equity, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, acquisition finance and commercial agreements.

Mark Oakley has been advising clients from different industries such fitness and wellness, technology, entertainment and F&B, hotel development, retailers and manufacturing companies.

Firm Overview:

ACSV Legal is a HCMC, Vietnam-based law firm with a team of lawyers who are qualified in Vietnam, the UK, the US and Malaysia in civil and common law jurisdictions.

Our Clients are comprised of both SEA businesses experiencing rapid growth in Vietnam and foreign firms seeking to acquire or otherwise form businesses in Vietnam. They come from many sectors and industries including manufacturing, F&B, hospitality and leisure, education, pharma, health, beauty & fitness, information technology, apparel and fashion, retail, and PR.

ACSV Legal’s commitment to service excellence extends to the way in which we approach fees. We bring significant local and international experience, multi-jurisdictional legal knowledge and a sensitivity to clients’ expectations, yet remain price sensitive.

The languages spoken at ACSV Legal include Vietnamese, English, German, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, French and Malay.

Dao Nguyen

Dao Nguyen is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Vietnam on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Dao directly using the contact details listed above.

Dao is the managing partner of DN Legal. She advises investors on all aspects of doing business in Vietnam. Her practice includes corporate and mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, real estate, energy and infrastructure. She has acted for developers and the government of Vietnam on several landmark projects including the first licensed BOT project in Vietnam. Dao is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 notes she “demonstrates a detailed view of on-going and likely future legal developments, a strong willingness to understand the client’s needs, combined with a pragmatic approach”.

Dao Nguyen is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia in Corporate/M&A (2008-2014), Banking & Finance (2008-2012) and Projects & Energy (2010-2014); as a leading Real Estate lawyer by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2014); as leading lawyer by IFLR1000 in Corporate/M&A (2015-2017), Banking & Finance (2015-2017), and Energy & Infrastructure (2017); as leading lawyer by AI Global in Corporate (2016-2018), Energy & Infrastructure (2017), Banking & Finance (2018), as leading lawyer by AsiaLaw in Construction & Real Estate (2018).

Firm Overview:

DN Legal was established in July of 2014 by Ms. Dao Nguyen. Having managed and helped build law practices in Vietnam for two international firms as managing partner and with over 25 years of experience in Vietnam and in Tokyo and the US, Dao decided to set up on her own so that she can provide personal attention to only a number of key clients. Thus, DN Legal’s approach is a tailored and personal legal service. All work taken on by the firm will be personally handled by Dao. We work with clients who require commercial and innovative solutions and structures to build their businesses in Vietnam.

Don Stokes

Don Stokes is our exclusively recommended Infrastructure Law expert in Vietnam on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Don directly using the contact details listed above.

Don acts for sponsors, financiers and governmental agencies across Asia on the structuring and implementation of major investments and projects in high-growth and emerging economies.

He focuses on regulated sectors, including infrastructure, energy, banking and telecoms, and has recently acted on the development and financing of projects in Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia and Mongolia.

Don Stokes is qualified to practise English and New York law and has spent 16 years at Freshfields’ offices in Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, London, New York and Tokyo.

Past Work:

  • Leading the Freshfields team advising the Asian Development Bank, CGIF and BPI Capital on the project bond financing of Tiwi-Makban geothermal power plant in the Philippines – Asia’s first certified climate bond.
  • Supporting the US government development financing arm, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), on the project financing of Myanmar infrastructure company Apollo Towers – one of the first major limited recourse project financings in Myanmar.
  • Supporting ACO on all aspects of its landmark solar farm development in Myanmar and Viettel, a major Vietnamese telecoms operator, on the $1.5bn joint venture for the fourth telco operating licence in Myanmar.
  • Advising New Kansai International Airport Company (a subsidiary of the Japanese government) on the $13bn privatisation of Kansai and Osaka international airports. Read more about the deal in our case study.
  • Advising sponsors on various aspects of major development projects in Vietnam, including the Nghi Son refinery project, Quang Tri IPP, Mong Duong IPP, Phu My 3 power plant and several ongoing solar projects.

Firm Overview:

The world’s biggest international organisations rely on us to help them make the right decisions in a fast-changing world. We combine the knowledge, experience and energy of the whole firm to solve our clients’ most complex challenges, wherever and whenever they arise.

Eli Mazur

Eli Mazur is our exclusively recommended Pharmaceutical Law expert in Vietnam on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Eli directly using the contact details listed above.

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Eli has been a trusted advisor for multinational companies operating in Vietnam, including in the health and pharmaceutical sector. Eli is the founder and Lead Partner of YKVN’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Practice Group, and his client base includes Pharma Group Vietnam, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Ferring, Daiichi Sankyo and a number of other Pharma Group Members. Indeed, the Practice Group represents approximately 70% of the domestic pharmaceutical industry by revenue.

Eli originally came to Vietnam in 2003 as a Senior Research Associate, hired and reporting to Thomas J. Vallely, with the Vietnam Program, Harvard University and led the Law and Public Policy program at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program in Ho Chi Minh City. Before joining YKVN LLC in 2010, Eli spent more than 3 years in the corporate practice of one of the leading “Magic Circle” firms in the world, and Eli’s practice included myriad clients in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Eli Mazur is a United States qualified lawyer, a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Vietnam, and is highly regarded by clients as a problem-solver, a crisis mitigation expert, and a commercially-oriented, practical adviser, with the ability to add true value to a company’s bottom line with, among other things, his ability to assist clients develop and maintain successful long-term commercial partnerships in Vietnam.

Firm Overview:

YKVN is widely recognised as the leading Vietnam-based law firm. Established in 1999, YKVN has since grown to become in independent law firm with over seventy-five legal professionals in offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.

YKVN provides legal services on a unique platform that combines Vietnam and international experience with a strong Vietnam focus and execution capabilities and resources in our home market matching those of international and major regional firms.

The law Firm is a market leader in Mergers & Acquisitions, power and energy, capital markets, private equity, project finance, banking, real estate, domestic litigation and international arbitration of Vietnamese disputes.

Trinh Thi Bich Lien

Trinh Thi Bich Lien is our exclusively recommended Audit Services expert in Vietnam on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Trinh directly using the contact details listed above.

Along with the process of economic integration and innovation in the economy,special in  innovations in finance and accounting activities of the Government of Vietnam, KSi Vietnam Auditing Company Ltd is the professional always work towards improving the quality of accounting services, auditing and consultancy

In fact many businesses have yet to understand and properly apply the provisions of the government, gradually accidentally violations, implementation of activities contrary to provisions of law or no control measures towards effective management and development.

In that reality, with the team of trained experts inside and outside the country, has many years experience in the areas of tax, finance, accounting, auditing, banking, information technology.

Firm Overview:

KSi Viet Nam (before it was Asia Auditing and Financial Consulting Corp.) was established in 2002 by excellent CPAs and CFOs, who used to have the role in the management au audit firm and economic group leading Vietnam. Starting from 2002, KSi Viet Nam has focused on providing services in auditing, accounting, tax consulting and financial advisory. After a time activity form of joint stock Company, the company officially converted into a multi- member limited liability company on 28 September 2007.

KSi Viet Nam has been providing services to more than 200 clients working in various business sectors and in various industries such as manufacturing, trading and services. We constantly strive through each services provided to bring the highest satisfaction for our clients. With the motto “prestige & quality”, we understand that all KSi Viet Nam staff are continuously accumulating experience and development capability in the professional process service provider.

KSi Viet Nam always respects the trust of our clients. We are committed to protecting the legitimate rights and securing information of clients by the law. We hope to be your trustworthy companion because your development means our success.