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Vu Thien Tran

Senior Associate


Vu Thien Tran is a senior associate in the Tilleke & Gibbins corporate and commercial group. Based in the Ho Chi Minh City office, Vu’s practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and real estate matters, as well as dispute resolution. With his developed expertise in share transactions, real estate deals, and corporate and financing issues, Vu offers expert advice and assistance to local and international banks, foreign investors, and leading domestic companies doing business in Vietnam.

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Vu spent more than eight years in the corporate/M&A and banking and finance practice at one of Vietnam’s top domestic law firms. He is a member of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association.


  • Advised a regional super-app company on its USD 4.5 billion SPAC merger and NASDAQ listing in relation to its Vietnamese business operations.
  • Advised a Thai retail conglomerate on its acquisition of a chain of modern retail business in Vietnam with a total value of USD 1.05 billion.
  • Advised one of the top three private-sector conglomerates in Vietnam in its sale of production business with a total value of USD 250 million.
  • Advised individual shareholders in the sale of their shares in a Vietnamese company operating an employment platform with a total value of USD 34 million.
  • Advised a Singapore capital management fund on its investment in a chain of eye and general hospitals in Vietnam.
  • Advised a Vietnamese education company on its foreign loan of USD 62 million granted by international banks.
  • Advised various local and international banks in legal issues related to onshore loans, offshore loans, bank guarantees, and security over movable and immovable assets.
  • Advised a leading investment fund in land acquisition, development, construction, management, operation, and lease activities in respect of industrial real estate projects in Vietnam.
  • Advised foreign and local residential developers on drafting deposit contracts, apartment sale agreements, land transfer agreements and M&A transactions.
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    LLB, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law


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