find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Allen & Overy hires Mayer Brown head for Vietnam launch

Allen & Overy hires Mayer Brown head for Vietnam launch

Allen & Overy has announced plans to open two offices in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, hiring the Vietnam managing partner of Mayer Brown to lead it.

The move follows receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals and the strategic hire of leading Vietnamese lawyer, Dao Nguyen. Nguyen is currently managing partner of Mayer Brown JSM, and will join as managing partner for Vietnam.

The firm says the Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi offices will underline its commitment to continued investment in high growth markets such as Vietnam.

The offices are expected to open in the third quarter of 2012.

Thomas Brown, managing partner of Allen & Overy's Asia Pacific office, said: “Vietnam is rapidly establishing itself as a key jurisdiction within South East Asia and is of increasing interest to international companies and investors.

“We have an unrivalled footprint across the ASEAN region where we are able to advise clients on both international and domestic law in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and now Vietnam, as well as bringing our broader network across Asia Pacific to bear,” he said.

Simon Makinson, head of Allen & Overy's Indochina practice added: “We are delighted to be announcing the appointment of Dao, who has succeeded in establishing the leading commercial legal practice in Vietnam.

“Her experience both in Vietnam and the wider region will be invaluable to us and our clients, and she will strengthen the regional team which continues to focus on tapping the huge opportunities across a number of sectors, particularly energy, infrastructure and M&A.”

The addition of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will take Allen & Overy's network to 42 offices in 29 countries.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Allen & Overy hires Mayer Brown head for Vietnam launch
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Quentin Bryce
Oct 18 2017
DV has worsened in a generation: Quentin Bryce
Former governor-general of Australia Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO has spoken of her deep distress about...
Lawyers
Oct 18 2017
Academics entertain the idea of law without lawyers
Researchers from Queensland will explore some of the most disruptive trends tipped to transform the ...
Please, Continue (Hamlet), Melbourne Festival
Oct 16 2017
Hamlet suffers slings and arrows of top Victorian barristers
Victorian judges and barristers have performed the unique play Please, Continue (Hamlet) at the Melb...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...