A LEADING SOUTH-EAST ASIAN LAW FIRM

Established in 1902, Allen & Gledhill has grown from a colonial partnership of two in Singapore to become one of the largest and leading law firms in South-east Asia, with a notable and increasing presence in the region.

In October 2020, Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam) was established to further expand our South-east Asia network of firms. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, our office in Vietnam is fully licensed to provide Vietnam legal advice and issue Vietnam legal opinions, covering all major practice areas including Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial, Corporate Real Estate, Energy, Infrastructure & Projects and Mergers & Acquisitions.

As a regional network, we act extensively in cross-border transactions involving or relating to Vietnam. The establishment of Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam) enhances our capabilities and efficiencies.

With a team comprising senior Vietnamese lawyers familiar with the business environment, laws and practices of Vietnam, as well as foreign qualified lawyers with expertise and experience in cross-border transactions, Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam) is supported by the network and resources of Allen & Gledhill, placing us in an ideal position to combine sound local knowledge with regional capabilities and international best practices to provide value-added advice and unparalleled service to our clients.

Combining our time-honoured traditions of delivering excellent service to clients and a bold and dynamic vision for the future of legal practice, we seek to provide our clients with the value-added and practical solutions suited to the modern economy and an inter-connected world.

Whether it is dealing with the most complex and demanding of structures, breaking new ground in emerging areas of law and business, or achieving win-win results for our clients, we are committed to our mission of giving our clients our best as trusted advisers, and of working with them to achieve their desired outcomes.

OUR REGIONAL ADVANTAGE

From our roots in Singapore, we pride ourselves on an identity anchored in South-east Asia and a pioneering spirit. Over the last three decades, Allen & Gledhill has grown to become one of the largest and most successful law firms in South-east Asia. A key contributing factor of our success has been the sustained expansion of our network to attract the best legal talent in Singapore and beyond.

Through our involvement in cutting-edge deals and trend-setting transactions, Allen & Gledhill has been at the forefront of practice and innovation over the years. Regularly ranked in the top tier by legal directories and publications, we have also been awarded numerous practice specific and firm-wide national and regional awards.  Our award-winning legal network comprises Partners who are consistently lauded as leading lawyers in their respective fields of expertise.

The Allen & Gledhill network of today includes over 600 lawyers regularly working on cross-border transactions in the cities of South-east Asia and the world. With an associate firm in Malaysia (Rahmat Lim & Partners), regional offices in Myanmar and now Vietnam, and an alliance in Indonesia (with Soemadipradja & Taher), we further remain closely connected to a wider network of best-in-class friends in the Asian region and across continents.

In the countries where we operate, our locally qualified leading lawyers have significant on-the-ground experience and have developed close working relationships with relevant local authorities over the years. This enables us to provide our clients with invaluable perspectives to navigate the challenging and evolving business, legal and political landscape in the different jurisdictions.

For other markets, we have long-standing and close working relationships with law firms who are leaders in their respective jurisdictions or specialisation areas. This provides our clients with the flexibility to harness the best lawyers with the requisite specialist knowledge and expertise. Our clients are therefore assured of receiving the best legal advice tailored and suited to the specific needs of the matter.

We are also able to take on an active lead or transaction counsel role on cross-border matters involving assets in multiple jurisdictions. We help coordinate advice from foreign counsel so as to provide our clients with integrated, seamless and premium legal advice on regional matters.