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Long Gia Nguyen is a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, based in the Ho Chi Minh City office. Long is a highly accomplished attorney with extensive experience and expertise in real estate, hospitality, and M&A transactions. Recognized as a leading real estate lawyer in Vietnam by Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and shortlisted for the regional Construction and Real Estate Lawyer of the Year award at The Legal 500‘s Southeast Asia Awards 2023, he advises local and multinational clients on hospitality projects, structured real estate transactions, joint ventures, and foreign investment, as well as on the real estate and corporate aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

A real estate specialist with nearly two decades of experience as both in-house and outside counsel, Long has led numerous cross-border real estate projects (e.g., integrated hotel and casino projects, mixed-use development projects, branded residence projects, and tourism projects) across the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, his expertise in M&A transactions helps him effectively navigate complex deals and provide comprehensive legal counsel to clients involved in M&A activities.

In addition to his client work, he is a regular author and speaker on real estate matters and hotel management. Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Long spent more than 14 years with a top international law firm in Vietnam. He is licensed to practice law in Vietnam, and holds a certificate of auctioneer.


  • Advised the Vietnamese subsidiary of one of the world’s largest corporations on international cold storage on the expansion of cold storage business in Vietnam.
  • Advised and represented one of the world’s largest high-end furniture manufacturers in an M&A transaction relating to manufacturing business in Binh Duong province.
  • Represented a large family business in Thailand to invest in a 5-star hotel and resort, one of the first and largest projects on Bai Sao beach on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island; and invest in a 5-star resort and hotel on Gam Ghi Island, Phu Quoc.
  • Advised a Japanese real estate development company on investing to buy shares from different investors in notable real estate projects in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Advised a Thai developer and operator of industrial real estate sites to invest in Song Khoai Industrial Park in Quang Yen town, Quang Ninh province.
  • Advised a developer in Vietnam in restructuring a USD 2 billion complex project of golf course, hotel and casino at Lang Co, Hue.
  • Advised on development and sale programs for the Grand Ho Tram Strip project, a USD 4 billion resort and casino complex in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.
  • Represented a Vietnamese investment fund to negotiate the sale of shares in a casino development project worth USD 4 billion in Hoi An, Quang Nam province. The transaction involved three jurisdictions: British Virgin Islands, Singapore and Vietnam.
  • Represented a Vietnamese investment fund in the sale of three iconic resort real estate projects in Vietnam involving three jurisdictions: British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Vietnam.
  • Represented a Vietnamese real estate developer to negotiate in selling shares of Saigon South Residence project in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Represented a real estate fund negotiating to sell a large real estate project in Vietnam Dai Phuoc Lotus Island in Dong Nai.
  • Advised a Japanese investor to buy shares in a major commercial project in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Worked on the development of regulations on REIT (real estate investment trusts) in Vietnam.
ABOUT Long Gia






    LLM, Transnational Law and Business University (Korea)

    LLB, Hanoi Law University


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