IHC Commended External counsel Feaured In recognition of outstanding contributions and commendable service in external legal support, the Commended External Counsel of the Year 20233-2023 awards serves as a testament to the invaluable partnership between private practice lawyers and in-house legal teams. Selected through recommendations, votes and testimonials from the in-house counsel and other buyers of legal services in Asia and Middle East, this accolade highlights the crucial role played by these legal professionals in extending and enhancing the capabilities of in-house legal departments. Here are the Commended External Counsel 2022-2023, Vietnam*.
Nguyen Anh Tuan


“Mr. Tuan is the Managing Partner at Bizconsult Law Firm, one of the most reputation professional law firms in Vietnam. Practicing the law since 1998, he has advised numerous companies around the world – including industrial companies, financial institutions, and investment in a wide range of M&A transactions.
Main areas of practice: Foreign Investment, Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisition, Capital Market, Emloyments & Labors, Intellectual Property, Franchise, Real Estate.”

Mr. Tuan

I am very honored to be recognized as a Commended External Counsel of the Year 2022-2023, alongside the most reputable lawyers in the profession. I’d like to express my special thanks to the in-house counsels for their votes and support extended to me. Also big thanks to our clients, my colleagues, and the In-House Community for survey and organizing this very impressive Counsel of the Year Award e-ceremony.

Bui Ngoc Hong
LNT & Partners hong.bui@lntpartners.com Mr. Hong Bui is a Partner of LNT & Partners. He is in charge of the firm’s Corporate practice group. He advises many aspects of investment in Vietnam, including setting up businesses and contractual arrangements, corporate restructurings, and M&A. His experience extends into many practice areas, including: manufacturing; trading and retail; logistics; fintech; education; healthcare and pharmaceuticals. He is also a contributor to business publications and seminars, regarding cross-border transactions, M&A and restructuring, contracts, employment, and dispute settlement in Vietnam. Mr. Hong Bui has been named an In-House Community – Commended External Counsel of the Year through 2017 – 2021. 8

I am much honored to be recognised by the in-house counsels for their votes. Since 2017, this is the fifth time I have received this award. This special honor affirms my belief that I can only be a value-adding lawyer by working hard and striving for clients’ interest. I appreciate the valuable supports from our clients, my colleagues, and the In-House Community

Nguyễn Anh Tuấn
LNT & Partners tuan.nguyen@lntpartners.com “Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan has been singled out for his work in the healthcare practice in Vietnam by Asia law for being “very knowledgeable of the healthcare industry as well as the local environment.” In corporate and antitrust matters, he advises clients in various issues including Greenfield investment, M&A, corporate restructuring, filing for clearance and compliance training, 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” 9

I am delighted to receive this honor once again. I would like to express sincere gratitude to the In-House Community and our valued clients who placed their trust in and supported LNT & Partners over the years. This recognition is always the motivation for us to strive for continuous growth and improvement constantly

Dang The Duc
Indochine Counsel duc.dang@indochinecounsel.com Mr. Dang The Duc, founder and managing partner of Indochine Counsel, brings over 25 years of profound experience in business law in Vietnam. With extensive expertise, Duc adeptly guides foreign clients through international and cross-border transactions, encompassing inward investment, corporate and commercial dealings, private equity, M&A, capital markets transactions, corporate restructuring, project financing, IP and technology matters. In addition, he is also an active speaker at global legal conferences. Duc is recognized by prestigious publications such as IFLR1000, Asian Legal Business, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles, Who’s Who Legal, Leaders in Law, and MIP IP Stars. These accolades underscore his substantial contributions to the legal landscape. 10

Grateful for the honor of ‘In-House Community’s Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2022-23.’ Thanks to valued clients, dedicated colleagues, and the In-House Community. This recognition echoes the collective strength and collaboration within our legal community

Richard Stapley-Oh
KPMG Law rstapleyoh@kpmg.com.vn Qualified in Western Australia, Richard has been living and practicing law in South East Asia since 2007. Prior to that, Richard worked in Perth, Australia for a premier Australian (now Magic Circle) law firm. As the Head of KPMG Law in Vietnam and Cambodia, Richard is responsible for the day to day operations of KPMG Law, one of Vietnam’s leading law practices (and recognised by Asian Legal Business as the Rising Law Firm of the year for South East Asia in 2022). Richard was named in Vietnam’s Top 100 lawyers in 2023 by the Asian Business Law Journal. He is also KPMG Vietnam and Cambodia’s General Counsel and Head of Infrastructure. 11

It is an absolute honor to be recognized by clients and the broader In-House Community as one of the Commended In-House Counsel of the Year. I take this opportunity to recognize the contribution of my colleagues at KPMG Law in Vietnam (such recognition is always born from having amazing colleagues), and express my gratitude for the wonderful feedback from our clients

Hung Q. Nguyen
Truong Nhat Quang
Bui Ngoc Anh
Duyen Ha Vo
Giles Cooper
Linh Doan
Watson Farley & Williams
Mark Fraser
Frasers Law Company
Nguyen Huu Phuoc
Phuoc & Partners
Dr. Nguyen Thi Lang
Duane Morris
Mark Oakley
ACSV Legal
Manh Hung Tran
Baker McKenzie
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