He also will serve as co-head of Allen & Overy’s banking and corporate practices in Vietnam along with country managing partner Dao Nguyen and partner Adam Moncrieff, both of whom work in Ho Chi Minh City.
Duc worked for
White & Case and
Clifford Chance in Vietnam prior to joining VILAF in 1999 as managing partner of the firm’s Hanoi office, according to VILAF’s
website. He specializes in advising foreign investors doing business in the country, and has acted for clients such as private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and French bank BNP Paribas in the past. Duc also represents Vietnamese clients on debt and equity capital markets transactions.
Allen & Overy first
launched in Vietnam in May, opening offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and recruiting Nguyen from
Mayer Brown JSM to lead the operation. Moncrieff recently relocated from Tokyo.
The firm’s team in Vietnam now comprises 18 lawyers, including three partners with the addition of Duc.
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