Profile

Mr Hong Bui is a Partner of LNT & Partners. Being a Corporate and M&A lawyer, he is in charge of the firm’s Corporate practice group.

He aids foreign investors in their commercial objectives in all aspects of investment in Vietnam, and is familiar with establishing businesses and contractual arrangements, asset and company acquisitions, private equity matters and business restructurings.

Mr Hong Bui is sought for advice on corporate governance, corporate investigation, M&A, joint ventures, deal structuring, company restructuring, contractual matters, employment, and dispute settlement.

Mr Hong Bui is a frequent contributor to local and regional business publications. He is also a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on foreign investment, M&A, restructuring, contracts, employment, and dispute settlement in Vietnam.

Memberships

Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association

Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

International Bar Association (IBA)

Education

LL.M. (Nagoya University,Japan)

LL.B.(Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

Language

Vietnamese

English

Japanese(conversational)

Work highlights

Advised Taisho Pharmaceutical on acquisition of a controlling stake in Vietnam’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer DHG Pharmaceutical JSC.

Advised Frutarom on acquisition of controlling stake in a Vietnam-based manufacturing company.

Advised CJ Logistics on deal structuring and acquiring controlling stake in Gemadept.

Advised Mynavi Corporation on acquisition of ITVIEC, operator of leading job search website for IT engineers in Vietnam.

Advised Heritas Capital Management in acquiring a significant minority stake in a local education group.

Advised the owner of VBA in selling shares to ADK Advertising.

Advised Sojitz and MINISTOP on deal structuring and acquiring convenience stores.

Advised H&M on all matters relating to retail stores subject to ENT.

Advised on and reviewed internal regulations on anti-bribery.

Advised and conducted corporate investigations regarding several large corporations.

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Publications

2020, (with Huynh Thien Ly), Chambers & Partners Corporate Governance 2020: Law& Practice, Trends & Developments.

2019, M&A in Vietnam: Changes And New Practices For 2020, Chambers Asia 2020Corporate M&A Overview

2019, Can backdating be acceptable? In-House Community

2019, Managing the relationship with special managers in Vietnam, Asian-mena Counsel (interactive version) April 2019:M&A Special Report

2018, Understanding “Business Transfer”, Asian-mena Counsel.

2016, A Liberalized Framework, Vietnam Law Insight (Vietnam Business Law blog by LNT & Partners).

2014,Stricter rules and centralized regulator for multi-level sales, Vietnam Investment Review

2014,Greater clarity needed on preferential share details, Vietnam Investment Review

2010, (with Huynh Tan Loi), WTO rules pre-empt local law on trade in services, Indochine Counsel

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Awards
In-House Community’s Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2020
In-House Community’s Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2019
In-House Community’s Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2018
In-House Community’s Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2017