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Vinh Quoc Nguyen is a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group. An expert in Vietnamese banking and real estate laws, he advises high-profile banks on secured and unsecured corporate lending and regulatory compliance. Vinh is experienced in M&A and corporate matters in Vietnam and also has considerable experience assisting clients in real estate development projects, negotiating management contracts, and advising on related real estate matters. In 2012, he was appointed as an arbitrator for the Vietnam International Arbitration Center.

For over a decade, Vinh served as a Legal Expert in the Ministry of Justice in Hanoi. Vinh continues to serve the government as a lecturer at Vietnam’s Judicial Academy in Ho Chi Minh City and as counsel to numerous government ministries. In November 2021, Vinh received a commendation from the Minister of Justice in recognition of his contributions to the development of the legal profession in Vietnam.

Vinh’s breadth and depth of legal knowledge is complemented by his strong language skills in English and Japanese. He earned his Doctor of Judicial Science from Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo and his LLM from Nagoya University in Nagoya. Vinh is a regular contributor to many business and legal journals and magazines such as the Saigon Times  and the Legislative Study Journal.


  • Assisted a European financial services company under bankruptcy status with the sale of its shares in a Vietnamese subsidiary. This assistance include merger control clearance.
  • Advised a Vietnamese startup providing sales management software on the sale of their shares to a private equity fund. Assisted in preparing the due diligence documents, responding to the buyer’s questions, and completing the conditions precedent.
  • Assisted a U.S. media and communications company in acquiring a service company with a Vietnamese subsidiary, including conducting due diligence on the Vietnamese target, reviewing the SPA and schedules, and certifying the completion of the target.
  • Advised a Japanese client on the most optimal structure to acquire the assets (via asset or equity acquisition) of a foreign-invested company in Vietnam with undisclosed debts.
  • Assisted a U.K.-based venture fund in conducting legal due diligence into two Vietnamese target companies, one active and one dormant, which are subsidiaries in a group to which the client was intending to subscribe for new shares.
  • Assisted a North American food ingredient manufacturer in two M&A transactions to acquire the majority shares of two Vietnamese entities engaged in seafood processing and trading.
  • Restructured the complete set of home loan documents for a global financial institution. The documentation set includes the facility agreement, mortgage agreement, and tripartite agreements between the bank, borrowers, and real estate developers.
  • Represented a leading export finance institution in structuring a substantial and complex loan to a company in Vietnam and in registering the loan with the State Bank of Vietnam.
  • Assisted the leading investment banking firm in Vietnam with obtaining an investment license for a landmark project in central Vietnam. This development involves complex sub-units and various financing structures.
  • Assisted both sellers and buyers in various M&A deals in Vietnam, including M&A transactions in educational, logistics, and real estate business.
  • Advised a global pharmaceutical company on all aspects of doing business in Vietnam, including regulatory matters, employment termination and labor disciplinary procedures.
  • Advised clients regarding contentious issues in Vietnam, including court litigation and foreign arbitral enforcement.
ABOUT Vinh Quoc









    Doctor of Judicial Science, Meiji Gakuin University

    LLM, Nagoya University

    LLB, Hanoi Law University


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