Mr. Eric Le Dréau

Managing Partner

Language: : English, French, Vietnamese (working knowledge)

Overview

After 5 years of practice in France and Australia with two major French law firms, including Gide Loyrette Nouel, Eric moved to Vietnam in late 1993 to be the Vietnam Resident Partner of a French law firm with strong presence in the South East Asia region.

Both during his years in Paris and since he first came to Vietnam, Eric has advised his corporate and institutional clients on a wide spectrum of business law issues such as inward investment operations, mergers and acquisitions, project financing, real estate/property law, tax planning, commercial and civil litigation and intellectual property.

Eric founded INDOCHINA LEGAL in 2007 and is described by Chambers Asia 2010 as “smart and client-focused”.

Practice Area

Foreign investment in Vietnam through either greenfield projects or M&A transactions:

  • Agency (Representation)
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Joint Ventures, Consortia, Cooperation
  • Sales, Purchases
  • Commercial and civil litigation
  • Construction, Engineering
  • Distribution, Franchising
  • Finance and Banking
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
Membership & Education
  • Foreign Lawyer Practicing License in Vietnam
  • Secretary General of the French Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
  • Member of the Bar of Paris since 1989 and Hauts de Seine, France since 2010
  • DESS in International Contract Law and Practice, University of Paris (1986)
  • Master of Laws, Major in International Law, University of Paris (1984)
  • Bachelor of Law, Major in Civil and Commercial Law, University of Toulouse (1983)

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