Practice Areas


Since 2009, DNH Law has been providing professional legal and advisory services in corporate,  commercial, dispute resolution, labor & employment, and corporate secretarial services to local and Internaitonal investors.

Corporate & Commercial. 

DNH Law helps local and International clients investing and doing businesses in Vietnam’s major regions such as

  • in the south: the country’s largest commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City and its surrounding cities Long An, Tien Giang, Tay Ninh, Binh Thuan, Binh Duong, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Dong Nai, So Trang, etc. 
  • the highland: Dad Law, Lam Dong;
  • in the middle: Da Nang, Thua Thien Hue and Guang Nam.
  • in the north: the country’s capital city Hanoi and cities & provinces Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang. 

Our attorneys bring in-depth experience, local knowledge and creativity to add value to client’s investment project or business operations.  

In particular, our professional staffs guide clients in:

Inbound & Outbound investment:  we hav been helping investors from countries/regions China, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA to invest in a broad spectrum of business sectors (manufacturing, electronics, auto parts, eCommerce, renewable energy, fintech, etc.).  The forms of investments are green field/direct investment, indirect investment (through captial market or certain investment funds), or by acquiring stakes in local businesses.   We help clients set up their presence by

  • advising on the appropriate structures/vehicles; 
  • obtaining licenses, permits; 
  • conducting legal due diligence and issuing legal opinions on targets in buy/sell transactions or public listing; 
  • drafting/revising/preparing all corporate and investment documents as well as transactional documents. 

With experience accumulated over the years, risk and potential issues for legal, tax, labor, competition and regulatory implications involved in each investment project we undertake for clients are always given the foremost considerations by our professional staffs handling the clients’ project. 

In our Corporate and Commercial lawyers are constantly involved in advising on a variety of corporate governance, compliance, shareholder/board meetings, corporate operations,  and commercial transactions in contracts, trading, distribution and outsourcing.  

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As):  Our professionals have hands-on experience in handling cross-border transactions in various industries and business sectors.  We work closely with clients identifying potential risks and solutions project or mitigate those risks in our works and documents prepared.  Clients entrust us to find and avoid the risk while conducting the transaction.  Thus we conduct our due diligence, buy/sell knowing the different types of risk that we will need to ascertain and then prepare our due diligent reports professionally, and in certain cases provide our legal opinion on matters that are required either under the law or by regulators, or the clients/their counsels.  

In a typical M&A transaction, we will also provide assistance in

  • prepare or review various types of transactional documents (SPAs, subscription agreement, shareholders’ agreement, assignment, options, charters, etc.)
  • MLBs advisory
  • licensing, registration, compliance, etc.
  • tax advisory
  • VC/PE & Technology 

We work with the VC firms, funds to help with their investment in local startups.  We also work with the technology and e-commerce firms to hep with the setting up their presence in vietnam, regulatory compliance, or joint venture with the local companies.  

Corporate Secretary Services

  • Organizing board and annual shareholders’ meetings, and recording minutes;
  • Safekeeping of the important documents and artefacts of the company;
  • Acting as company secretary: to handle both day-to-day administrative tasks and more essential documentation and filing, we are able to act as your company secretary in Vietnam;
  • Coordinating with regulators and auditors to take care of compliance with the applicable codes and statutory requirements;
  • Maintaining statutory books, records and registers;
  • Advising on official corporate requirements, disclosures and notices;
  • Amending and renewing licenses;
  • Filing work permits and visas for employee; and
  • Other secretarial services: Vietnamese law can require a number of secretarial services, we can work with your team to help you stay abreast of changes in regulations and requirement.

 Retainer Services

If you need to deal with legal issues on a regular basis, you may wish to take advantage of our Retainer Services.

Our Retainer Services would ensure that you get priority in terms of service and response time and that our lawyers will not represent any party that is opposed to your legal interests.

With Retainer Services, the following key matters in relation to your business will be addressed:

(a) Administration/ Human Resources, including:

  • Providing legal advice on (local and foreign) employee-related issues, including appointment, disciplinary proceedings, termination of labor contracts, etc;
  • Drafting or assisting the client in drafting legal documents, papers related to daily administration including but not limited to administrative procedures with competent authorities; human resources related issues or any other internal issues; and
  • Advising the client on requirements of and assisting the client in legal compliance with various Vietnamese laws/regulations in connection with labor including Labor Code, Law on Social Insurance, Law on Personal Income Tax and other legal documents.

(b) Internal Management

  • Preparing minutes of meetings, resolutions of the Members’ Council/ Board of Directors and General Meeting of Shareholders, and other necessary forms related to internal management of the client;
  • Reviewing and updating the client’s charter, regulations and other internal documents; and
  • Advising and drafting other required internal corporate documents for the client.

(c) Daily Business Operation, including

  • Advising, assisting in drafting and vetting of simple commercial agreements including sales and purchase agreements, transportation agreements, business;
  • Cooperation agreements and any agreement signed by and between the client and customers, suppliers, vendors and business partners at the client’s request from time to time;
  • Advising, assisting in vetting any other document that may be required from time to time regarding any commercial transactions that may be entered into between the client and other parties in Vietnam;
  • Preparing and submitting the Monthly, Quarterly, Bi-annually and Annually Operation Reports, as the case may be, to the competent authorities, including:
    • Monthly Reports: Report on imports of goods (if any); Report on other business service activities; Report on foreign direct investment activities; Report on invested capital; and Report on the implementation of investment projects;
    • Quarterly Reports: Quarterly reports on the implementation of investment projects; Report on invested capital; and Report on labor and income;
    • Annual Reports: Report on production and business activities; Report on trade activities; Report on other business service activities; Report on the contribution of charter capital; Report on imports of goods; and Reports on the implementation of investment projects; and
  • Sorting and storing the client’s internal documents.

Real Estate and Construction

We work with the developers, investors, and owners advising them mainly on the land laws and regulatory issues with respect to real estate project development, construction and financing.  In particular we help with:

  • due diligence exercise,
  • project structuring
  • preparation of various agreements (project development, purchase agreement, EPC, construction,  property management, financing documentation, etc.)
  • licensing/permitting

Dispute Resolution

We helps clients who face business and civil disputes, or administrative actions, or criminal or potential criminal implications.  We have assisted clients before courts and administrative agencies (labor, tax, land, etc.).  

We also act as the local Vietnam law counsel/expert in International arbitration proceedings before arbitration centers in Singapore, Hong Kong, and China.  

We also provide valuable assistance in getting the foreign court judgment or arbitral award recognized by the courts in the Vietnam, as well as undertake to enforce the judgment/award in Vietnam. 

Renewable energy 

We help with structuring investment in vietnam’s renewable energy sector which is leading in South East Asia with installed capacity in excess of 17.43GW (2020) of renewable energy (excluding hydropower).  The country is moving toward getting more power generation from the renewable source under the future power development plan.  

We help solar, wind, biomass, waste-to-energy companies to develop or acquire their projects.  We also advise on project structure and issues in ground-mounted projects, distributed generation projects, smart grid, transmission, grid connection.  We also work on help with the EPC, project finance, O&Ms, carbon emission trading, etc. 

Labor & Employment

Our lawyers having been help clients since 2009 on various matters involving labor and employment issues, including

  • advice and opinions on various issues of labour legislation;
  • drafting, preparing and reviewing employment contracts of limited or unlimited time period;
  • advice and opinions on various issues related to collective employment contracts;
  • Representing clients in labor and labor related disputes before the court, etc.; and 
  • All work permit/immigration related works for both the employer and employees.