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Dr. Anh Tuan Nguyen is a partner in charge of the firm’s Corporate practice group. Leading multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, FMCG and consumer goods industries regularly seek Dr. Nguyen’s expert advice in matters concerning importation, distribution, sales and antitrust. He leads a team specialized in the healthcare sector and antitrust.


Dr. Nguyen has been singled out for his work in the healthcare practice in Vietnam by Asialaw for being “very knowledgeable of the healthcare industry as well as the local environment.” In corporate and antitrust matters, he advises client in various issues including Greenfield investment, M&A, corporate restructuring, filing for clearance and compliance trainings, along with specific experience in commercial dispute settlements. Dr. Nguyen is recognized by the legal community as one of the few qualified competition law experts in Vietnam who has an in-depth understanding of international antitrust regulations and their application under Vietnamese Competition Law.


Dr. Nguyen was a lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law for more than 10 years. Currently, he is a visiting lecturer for lawyer certification courses at the Judicial Academy in Ho Chi Minh City and regular speaker at domestic and international forums. Dr. Nguyen has also authored numerous legal articles and books, which have been circulated as academic materials by educational institutions including Wolters Kluwer and Global Competition Review. He is one of firm’s co-founders.

Memberships

Vietnam Bar Federation
Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association
International Bar Association
Arbitrator at FCCA
CEDR Accredited Mediator

Education

LL.D. (Nagoya University, Japan)
LL.M. (Lund University, Sweden)
LL.B. (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam

Language

Vietnamese
English

Work highlights

Advised GSK on establishment of a pharmaceutical import-export company in Vietnam.

Providing legal services on retainer basis to Roche. Also assisted Roche in obtaining an import/export certificate for a number of pharmaceutical, chemical and related products.

Advised Hyphens Pharma on its IPO on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX-ST).

Advised the Vietnamese player in a joint venture deal involving a British pharmaceutical company and a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company. The total cash consideration of the deal is USD 16 million.  

Advised a pharmaceutical company on legal issues relating to the restructuring of its global system.

Represented a local pharmaceutical company in an M&A transaction valued at USD 75 million.

Advised a major local pharmaceutical company in the acquisition of a company based in the United States. The deal was valued at USD 20 million.

Represented a foreign pharmaceutical manufacturing company in an M&A transaction with an investment fund in Vietnam.

Advised Vietnam’s largest dairy manufacturer on its acquisition of a competitor. The former’s market share in certain product categories is over 50%. The deal closed successfully.

Advised a leading FMCG multi-national corporation on its acquisition of a leading local competitor. The parties’ combined market share is arguably more than 50% in certain relevant product markets.

Provided a solution to the merger filing requirement for a Japanese pharmaceutical company in relation to its acquisition of shares in a Vietnamese pharmaceutical corporation.

Performed a competition law audit on the sales, distribution, M&A and pricing practices of a leading multinational beverage manufacturer.

Performed a competition law audit on a leading pharmaceutical MNC and provided corrective proposals based on the findings and guidelines.

Performed a competition law audit on a leading FMCG conglomerate, provided follow-up corrective proposals and competition law counselling services.

Assess compliance with the new Competition Law of certain dealership agreements between the client’s subsidiaries and an automobile importer. The client is one of Japan’s largest sogo shosha.

Provided regular counsel for a leading FMCG conglomerate in their competition litigation against international and local competitors.

Successfully represented one of the largest processed food manufacturers in Vietnam in a complaint lodged at the Vietnam Competition and Consumers Authority against a competitor for using similar packaging.

Represented a multinational furniture manufacturer in a dispute over unfair competitive practices against a local distributor.

Represented Tan Hiep Phat Group, a beverage manufacturer, in several unfair competitive cases against their competitors over trademark issues.

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Publications

Selective Academic Publications

2017, Thỏa thuận Hạn chế Cạnh tranh trong pháp luật Cạnh tranh (Restrictive agreements under the competition laws), Institute of Legal Sciences – MOJ.

2015, Neutralising the advantages of State Owned Enterprises for a fair playing field (working title), ERIA Discussion Paper 2015-79.

2015, A Review of 10 Years of Enforcement: Challenges and Prospects of the Vietnamese Cartel Regime (Chapter8), Cartels in Asia: Law & Practice, Thomas Cheng; Sandra Marco Colino; Burton Ong, Wolters Kluwer Publisher.

2014, The Role Of State-Owned Enterprises In Shaping Vietnam's Competitive Landscape (pp. 255-288) in Deborah Healey (ed), Competitive neutrality and its application in selected developing countries, UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform Publication Series.

2013, Cơ sở lý luận và thực tiễn áp dụng chính sách khoan hồng theo Luật Cạnh tranh của một số nước trên thế giới và đề xuất bổ sung cho Việt Nam (Theoretical and practical bases for application of leniency policy in certain countries and recommendations for Vietnam), The Legal Science Journal, 1/2013.

2010, (with Hayashi Shuya) Assessing the Effectiveness of Vietnam’s Competition Law, Nagoya GSL Journal, No. 235, 2010.

2006, (with Le Net), Luật cạnh tranh và những vấn đề về hợp đồng phân phối, tài trợ trong thương mại (Competition law and issues relating to distribution agreements and commercial sponsorship agreements), The Legislative Journal, 12/2006.

Other Publications

2015, Vietnam: Overview, the Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2016 Edition.

2015, Vietnam Chapter, Global Legal Insights M&A 2014 Edition.

2015, (with Huynh Tan Loi), Vietnam Merger Control, Global Competition Review.

2014, Getting up to speed with the Competition Law, Vietnam M&A Outlook 2014.

2014, Overview of Vietnam’s competition law regime, Global Competition  Review.

2014, (with Nguyen Thi Ha Thu), New Tendering Law Challenges Foreign Pharma Producers, Vietnam Investment Review.

2014 (with Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen, Truong Anh Vu), Vietnam Chapter, Global Legal Insights M&A 2013 Edition.

2013, Draft Circular To Make Foreign Drug Importers Sick, Vietnam Investment Review.  

2013, In the market for a fair price regime, Vietnam Investment Review.  

2013, (with Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen, Nguyen Xuan Thuy), Vietnam Chapter, Global Legal Insights M&A 2012 Edition.

2012, Competition law in Vietnam: is it anti-trust worthy? Asian Mena Counsel.

2012, (with Nguyen Tang Thanh Hien), Drug Import Right’s FDI Company, The Saigon Times.

2011, Law on Competition sees stricter enforcement, Vietnam news online.

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Awards
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