Welcome to IDVN

About IDVN

IDVN lawyers is a boutique law firm established since 2003. We are providing legal services focusing on five main areas:

  • International Trade and Customs, including Antidumping, Anti-Subsidies (Countervailing) and Safeguard measures, SPS, Custom Classification and relating issues;
  • Commercial and Investment Dispute Settlements, including domestic Arbitration and litigations, International Commercial Arbitration and Investors–States Dispute Settlement;
  • Investment and M&A, including crossed border investments, domestic investment and Public –Private Partnership (PPP) including BOT, BT and the like. Our industrial experiences including seafood, steel and other type of manufacturing, mining, retails, real estate development, technology and internet-based services, advertising and content developments, televisions and communications;
  • Competition, including cartel investigations, abuses of dominance, unfair competitive practices, and regulatory work;
  • General Corporate and Taxation, focusing on corporate governance, corporate restructuring, development of a new business model, structuring contracts in M&A transaction, drafting contracts in the areas of trade in goods and in service, employment, real estate, tax planning and structuring as part of a project or transaction that IDVN advises, tax consulting and compliance in relation to personal income tax, corporate income tax, foreign contractor tax, value added taxes and import/export taxes.

In Viet Nam, we are known to the first and best firm in International Trade. Since 2004, we have been involved in landmark cases such as shrimp antidumping case in the United States, first AD/CVD case against plastic bags in the United States, first CVD case against Polyester Fiber in Europe, first Anti-circumvention case against stainless steel from Turkey and first AD case against stainless steel in Viet Nam. We also assist in the first two WTO cases brought by the Government of Viet Nam against the U.S. (DS 404 and DS 429). We  represents the Government of Viet Nam, Seafood Industry, Steel Industry and few others in trade remedies cases in Viet Nam, United States, Europe, Australia and at the WTO. We have been built up partnership with world leading law firm in this area such as Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Molse LLP (U.S.), Van Bael & Bellis (Belgium). Our trade team includes both lawyers who have been trained in Viet Nam and abroad and trade analysts with lots of experiences in accounting and data analyses.

In the area of dispute resolutions, IDVN is also amongst very few local firms having experiences in ISDS under Bilateral Trade Agreements and commercial arbitration cases.

Our attorneys assisted the first private television network in Viet Nam (now known as MobiTV) where we help in full licensing process for channel broadcasting and network development, channels subscription contracts with content provider such as FOX or HBO, satellite leasing, content development and purchase contract etc. We have also working extensively in mining, real estate development, education, environment, energy and assisting manufacturing clients from other countries investing in Viet Nam. We have few experiences in PPP such as projects in waste treatment in Ho Chi Minh City.

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