Name: Dang The Duc
Firm Name: Indochine Counsel
Jurisdiction: Vietnam
Practice Area: M&A Law

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Dang the Duc as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Vietnam. If you wish to get in touch with Duc please use the contact information provided above.

Dang The Duc is the founder and managing partner of Indochine Counsel. With more than 20 years of experience in business law practice in Vietnam, Duc has extensive expertise advising foreign clients in international and cross-border transactions in such areas of practice as inward investment, corporate & commercial transactions, private equity, M&A, securities & capital market transactions, corporate restructurings, and project financing. Over the past several years, he has been involved in a number of major transactions for leading financial institutions, investment funds and multinational companies. In addition, he has substantial experience in advisory & transactional work for IPR, IT and technology related matters.

Duc has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Vietnam by various international publications such as IFLR1000, Asian Legal Business, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles, The International Who’s Who Legal, The Expert Guide – The World’s Leading Lawyers, and Managing Intellectual Property.

He is an active speaker for conferences and seminars both in Vietnam and abroad for such legal business topics as M&A, private equity, corporate transactions, securities and capital markets.

Practice Areas


  • LLB, Hanoi National University, 1994
  • BA, Hanoi Foreign Languages University, 1996
  • IPDP, Int’l M&A and Capital Markets & Loans, The College of Law of England & Wales, 2007-2008


  • Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • LawAsia
  • International Trademark Association
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association


  • English
  • Vietnamese

Firm Description:

Established in October 2006, Indochine Counsel is a leading commercial law firm in Vietnam. Offering services throughout Vietnam, Indochine Counsel is ideally positioned to assist international investors and foreign firms to navigate the legal landscape in one of Asia’s most dynamic and exciting countries. We also take pride in our services offered to domestic clients in searching for opportunities abroad. With over 45 lawyers and staff in two offices, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Indochine Counsel offers expertise in a dozen practice areas and provides assistance throughout the entire life cycle of your business.

Based on the principles of Excellence, Professionalism and Ethical Lawyering, Indochine Counsel strives to give clients quality service in a timely manner. Our lawyers have been trained all over the globe and have experience with both local and international law firms. Indochine Counsel takes pride in its people and works hard to ensure that they have the support and training necessary to work at the peak of excellence.

Indochine Counsel’s objective is to provide quality legal services and add value to clients through effective customized legal solutions that work specifically for the client. The firm represents local, regional and international clients in a broad range of matters including transactional work and cross-border transactions. The firm’s clients are diverse, ranging from multinational corporations, foreign investors, banks and financial institutions, securities firms, funds and asset management companies, international organizations, law firms to private companies, SMEs and start-up firms.

Expectation of Excellence

Our partners are experienced legal practitioners who have spent years providing legal advice and counsel to a wide variety of clients. They maintain a high quality of work and hold themselves to an expectation of excellence. As the founders and leaders of Indochine Counsel, they help their teams and the younger lawyers of the firm to strive towards that expectation. Every memo, every opinion, every contract review and every letter is subject to this expectation. Our clients are some of the greatest companies in the world and they deserve excellence in every aspect of their experience with Indochine Counsel.


Professionalism is hard to define. It can encompass so many aspects of performance that its definition is subject to the ideas of the definer. Indochine Counsel considers professionalism to be the performance of our brief in a manner that reflects quality, timeliness, respect and consistency. We work hard to maintain the highest levels of professionalism in all of our lawyers and in our work product. It is important enough to us that we hold it as one of our three core principles.

Ethical Lawyering

At Indochine Counsel we encourage our lawyers to not only fulfill their duties to their clients with zeal, but to maintain a highly ethical practice in all aspects of their work. From confidentiality to conflicts of interest to billing we strive to hold ourselves to a standard as high as any developed country.