Legal Consultancy

ATS Lawyers handles a full range of legal services for corporate clients and also individuals, with a track record of advising state enterprises, NGOs, companies and well-known foreign investors. Our sector expertise is also wide-ranging and includes the following industries:

Contracts & Agreements

We provide vital, forward-thinking support to our clients in relation to their contracts and agreements, ensuring that they are comprehensive, free of loopholes and also providing all necessary support in relation to contractual disputes. We assist our clients in preventing and settling contractual disputes in the following ways: 

  • Evaluating, analyzing and warning risks present in contracts and agreements
  • Preparing and drafting contracts and agreements
  • Negotiating contracts and agreements
  • Mediating and reconciling contractual disputes
  • Resolving contractual disputes at court and in arbitration

Project Finance

In recent years ATS Lawyers has developed a very active practice advising foreign funds on the financing of large-scale projects in Vietnam, across the following sectors:

  • Real estate (development of urban areas, industrial zones and commercial projects)
  • Leisure (hotels and resorts)
  • Energy (solar and wind farm developments)
  • Healthcare (hospital facilities)
  • Industrial (including waste treatment facilities)
  • Infrastructure (including road and bridge projects)

Our resources in this area have included a range of European and Korean investment funds. Our services include reviewing legal matters, credit agreements, taxes, carrying out related formalities.

Banking & Finance

ATS Lawyers is a trusted advisor of numerous leading commercial banks and other financialinstitutions in Vietnam, acting for multinational as well as domestic entities.

We have the expertise necessary to properly handle the risksassociated with transactions in the financial sector, and offer a wide range of services:including identifyinglegal risks that may arise from credit transactions, developing banking procedures, providing support on loan and mortgage contracts, and carrying out detailed compliance reviews. We draw on our expertise in political matters as well as legal practice in Vietnam, we pride ourselves on the considered manner in which we approach risk assessment and result orientation withour experience in managing a diverse range of needs and situations.

Whether our clients need us to negotiate, modify or enforce arrangements, we provide practical, specialist solutions to achievepositive commercial outcomes for our clients. Our banking litigation practice group sets out to manage litigation in the most efficientmanner possible, and has successfully represented commercial banks and other financial institutions in debt recovery and other disputes.

Our team focuses on:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Loans and other related contracts
  • Mortgages
  • Banking litigation
  • Legal risk management
  • Operational procedures
  • Debt recovery 


We provide a full package of taxation services for domestic and foreign-invested companies in Vietnam, delivering tailor-made tax planning solutions and also representing clients before the authorities and courts with regard to disputes.

Our practice covers all types of tax (commercial/sales, individual and VAT, among others) and we advise on matters ranging from compliance to theapplication oftax regulations in particular transactions. Our team includes senior lawyers who have previously worked at Ernst & Young Vietnam.

Our team focuses on:

  • Corporate taxation incentives and non-taxation incentives
  • International taxation services (ITS) and transfer pricing (TP)
  • Business taxation services (BTS) and business taxation compliance (BTC)
  • Rulings and controversy
  • Tax planning
  • Cross-border taxation
  • Taxation-related dispute resolution

Civil Matters

We strive to do whatever it takes in order to resolve the legal issues that face clients, in the area of civil matters as in all other areas of our practice, and are committed to ensuring that our work exceeds expectations. We support our clients through every step of these processes, from gathering information, conducting mediation to attending court sessions to resolve the case.

Our team focuses on:

  • Real estate transactions
  • Family matters
  • Civil mediation and litigation

Real Estate & Construction

Implementing a real estate project in Vietnam comes with a series of challenges that can be difficult to overcome without proper support – from acquiring capital and obtaining the necessary licenses to negotiating all levels of government regulation. To add to this, the legal structure of Vietnam’s real estate market is constantly fluctuating. Our real estate specialists have the necessary hands-on experience to deal with all aspects of property development, and are well versed in sales, acquisitions, leasesand sub-leases.

We represent developers, private equity funds and investors, and provide a full range of services from drafting key documents and advising on assessing legal risks, property management and tax issues, carrying out detailed due diligence to identify and quantify potential commercial risks.

Our team focuses on:

  • Real estate transactions and licensing
  • Land use and property leases
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Real estate financing sources/debt restructuring

Mergers & Acquisitions

ATS Lawyers offers comprehensive services to its clients in the area of Corporate/M&A. These range fromhandling due diligence exercises on target companiesto completing consolidation, merger and acquisitions, share purchase agreements and other administrative procedures to minimize potential risks and related costs for clients.

We provide an end-to-end service to our clients, in cross-border as well as domestic M&A transactions, and are committed to providing pragmatic adviceat each stage.

Our team focuses on:

  • Purchasesand subscriptions of equity
  • Asset and business acquisitions
  • Mergers and consolidations
  • Evaluations and appraisal of the legal documents of businesses and projects
  • Consulting on transaction risks and preparing legal due diligence reports
  • Carrying out merger and acquisition procedures

Labor & HR Management

ATS Lawyers advises many clients on labor-related matters, and is a trusted resource for companies who wish to increase their profits, keep their employees happy and comply with local regulations. Our services cover areas including recruitment, employee benefits, performance appraisal, termination, tax matters, HR management procedures, and dispute resolution.

Our team focuses on:

  • Employment contracts, including termination formalities
  • Manpower requirements in compliance with business needs
  • Labor regulations (regarding matters such as salaries, bonuses, insurance, personal income tax, and labor management)
  • Reporting compliance
  • Health and safety at work
  • Mediation of labor disputes, and representing clients in labor-related proceedings before the courts
  • Work permit and immigration formalities for expatriates
  • The establishment and operation of trade unions

Securities & Capital Markets

We have a dedicated and experienced team providing a comprehensive range of services in the area of securities and capital markets.

Our team focuses on:

  • The establishment and operation of foreign-invested securities companies and fund management companies
  • The registration of public companies
  • Stock exchange listings
  • Public company capital increases, public and private share offerings
  • Corporate bond issuances and stock market listings
  • The monitoring of information disclosure activities of both listed and unlisted public companies
  • Compliance with securities laws

Investment Projects

We advise foreign investors and domestic companies receiving foreign investment. We have supportedhundreds of foreign clients in obtaining their investment certificates in Vietnam: including offshore companies, joint ventures and domestic corporations operating across diverse business industries. We always understand the requirements of investors, financiers and key stakeholders in large-scale investment projects. Drawing onour transactional capability, our relationships and our broad expertise across matters of corporate, tax, and investment law, we assist clients in corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, implementation of investment projects in Vietnam at every stage.

Our team focuses on:

  • Due diligence of investors
  • Consult,prepare and submiss dossiers required for foreign investment projects
  • Advice on the implementation of investment projects
  • Advice on licensing, and on legal issues arising
  • Advice on project transfers, including licensing procedures


Over the past years, Vietnam’s insurance market is experiencing remarkable growth as it is recognized worldwide as one of Asia’s most potential markets. Therefore, major insurance companies are actively participating in exploiting this growing market.

We have extensive experience in the insurance sector, advising on claims-related issues and representing our clients in handling complex insurance disputes..

We also support the establishment of insurance businesses, support foreign insurance companies to set up representative offices in Vietnam and carry outbusiness activities after being licensed..

Our team focuses on:

  • Assisting with license application processes
  • Advising on compliance with applicable regulations
  • Handling advisory work, in areas such as life/non-life insurance and compulsory insurance
  • Reviewing insurance contracts
  • Representing clients to protect their legitimate rights and interests in insurance transactions, settling insurance-related disputes.
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