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As markets become increasingly sophisticated and competition intensifies, anti-trust regulations have grown in number and complexity. We understand the difficulties faced by companies in dealing with competition law compliance, as they juggle the convergence of commercial strategies, economics and the law. Particularly, the significant legal divergence between Vietnam and the rest of the world have often led to companies inadvertently breaching the former's anti-trust regulations.

At LNT, we have experience in navigating through even the most highly regulated industries and can deliver practical solutions in an ever-demanding marketplace. We are one of a few law firms in Vietnam with a dedicated team specializing in competition law and lie at the forefront of this field. Having represented and advised numerous multinational companies in competition compliance, our lawyers not only have knowledge of the law, but also understanding of the competitive difficulties companies face in Vietnam.

As markets become increasingly sophisticated and competition intensifies, anti-trust regulations have grown in number and complexity. We understand the difficulties faced by companies in dealing with competition law compliance, as they juggle between the convergence of commercial strategies, economics and the law. Particularly, the significant divergence in law between Vietnam and the rest of the world have often led to companies inadvertently breaching the anti-trust laws of Vietnam.

At LNT, we have experience in navigating through even the most highly regulated industries and can deliver practical solutions in an ever-demanding marketplace. We are one of a few firms in Vietnam with a dedicated team specializing in competition law and lie at the forefront of this field. Having represented and advised numerous multinational companies in competition compliance, our lawyers not only have knowledge of the law, but also understanding of the competitive difficulties companies face in Vietnam.

In the Competition sector, we are proud to be one of the best law firms in Vietnam having a specialized practice group with extensive education and training in this particular area of law. We have assisted multinational companies in anti-trust and unfair competition matters, including compliance training, review of contractual agreements, and changes to corporate structure and market strategies.

Our clients have benefited from a broad range of services in our competition law practice, including in:

- mergers and acquisitions and joint venture compliance

- anti-competitive conduct allegations and claims

- Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA) investigations

- advertising and marketing material reviews

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Work Highlights

Compliance

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

Assessed compliance with the new Competition Law of a multinational food packaging manufacturer’s new business model.

Conducted bespoke competition law training for leading Japanese corporations in various industries, from automotive and electronics to pharmaceutical.

Competition Dispute Resolution

Advised a leading FMCG conglomerate in their competition litigation against international and local competitors.

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.

Merger Filing

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

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

Advised and obtained a comfort letter for a Korean logistics company to acquire a controlling stake in a Vietnamese logistics corporation.

Advised client on the potential merger filing requirements under Vietnamese laws for an offshore joint venture between a Germany-based provider of intralogistics solutions and a European lithium-ion battery system manufacturer. The JV will manufacture lithium-ion batteries for industrial trucks in the EMEA region.

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