Duane Morris VietnamDuane Morris has appointed Dr Nguyen Thi Lang as chair of Duane Morris Vietnam.

Dr Lang focuses her practice on all aspects of corporate and commercial matters, with an emphasis on M&A, cross-border investment, real estate, pharmaceutical and infrastructure projects. She has advised a wide variety of multinational businesses from all parts of the world, counseling many leading foreign and local investors in Vietnam.

She has also lectured on a wide range of subjects, including corporate governance, investment, commercial, competition and anti-corruption law. She has written extensively on foreign investment in Vietnam, and in particular, on BOT contracts.

Matthew Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Duane Morris, pointed out the importance of the firm’s Vietnam offices and extolled Dr Lang’s appointment.

“Our Vietnam offices are a key part of our firm’s success in Asia, and we are excited that Dr Lang now has an expanded role as chair of Duane Morris Vietnam. We are proud that she is the first chairwoman in Vietnam of an international law firm, and her stellar credentials and background will provide our client base with an additional firm resource and leader in-country. Dr Lang will continue to oversee our Ho Chi Minh City office, along with director Dr Oliver Massmann in Hanoi, and we could not be more pleased with our leadership in Vietnam,” Taylor said.

Dr Lang added, “As the Vietnam economy opens up to more international trade, which will have tremendous benefits for both our country and citizens, I am excited to more actively guide our clients through this new, more opportunistic landscape.

Additionally, the EU Commission selected a team led by Dr Oliver Massmann to support the implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, which is expected to achieve business expansion, employment gains and increased opportunities for economic growth.

Duane Morris is advising the EU Commission and the Vietnamese government on free trade for the next two years. The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has been recognized as one of the most significant free trade agreements the Vietnamese government has ever signed, providing a stronger link between Europe and Southeast Asia, and offering new economic and trade potential that will aid in the recovery of commerce and development after the coronavirus pandemic.

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