The Japan Desk is a specialized team within our law firm that focuses on establishing and nurturing relationships with clients, prospects, and other key stakeholders in the Japanese market who are currently investing in Vietnam or have investment and business interests in Vietnam (“Japanese Clients”). The main functions of the Japan Desk include:

  • Developing and implementing effective business development strategies to identify and seize new business opportunities with Japanese Clients;
  • Providing legal advice and assistance to Japanese Clients, including advising on Vietnamese laws and regulations, drafting and negotiating contracts, and representing clients in legal proceedings;
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with Japanese Clients, business partners, and other stakeholders who have investment and business interests in Vietnam;
  • Staying up-to-date on legal, economic, and cultural developments in both Japan and Vietnam in order to provide informed and valuable advice to clients and prospects; and
  • Collaborating with the other teams within the firm to provide seamless and integrated legal services to clients with interests in both Japan and Vietnam.

The Japan Desk is comprised of a team of highly skilled lawyers and business development professionals who are fluent in both Japanese and English, possessing in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal, economic, and cultural landscapes in both Japan and Vietnam. Our mission is to deliver high-quality, tailor-made legal services that surpass the needs and expectations of our Japanese Clients and prospects, adding value to their business and contributing to their success.

Throughout the years, Indochine Counsel has assisted and advised many major Japanese companies including: Toyota, Honda, Fuji Group, Fujita Corporation, Sumitomo Denko, Showa Holdings.



  • 日本のクライアントとの新しいビジネスチャンスの特定および、それを掴むための効果的なビジネス開発戦略の策定と実施
  • ベトナムの法律や規制に関する助言、契約書の作成・交渉、法的手続きにおけるクライアントの代理など、日本のクライアントへの法的助言と支援の提供
  • 日本のクライアント、ビジネス パートナー、およびベトナムに投資およびビジネス上の関心を持つその他の利害関係者との強力な関係の構築・維持
  • 日本とベトナムの法律、経済、文化の発展についての常時最新情報入手とクライアントや見込みクライアントへの有益なアドバイスの提供
  • 事務所内の他のチームと連携し、日本とベトナムの両方に関心を持つクライアントへシームレスに総合法務サービスを提供


ジャパンデスクは、長年にわたり、Indochine Counselは、トヨタ、ホンダ、富士グループ、フジタコーポレーション、住友電工、昭和ホールディングなど、多くの主要な日本企業を支援し、助言を行ってきました。

Our Team

Nguyen Thi Ai Lien     Pham Thi Thanh Lan      
Marcom & BD Executive      Partner       

Areas of Practice 業務内容


Awards & Accolades 賞と称賛

Indochine Counsel and its lawyers are proud to be recognized by prestigious international organizations and legal publications. The following is a list of recent awards and accolades:

Indochine Counsel とその弁護士は、著名な国際機関や法律出版物に認められたことを誇りに思っています。以下は、最近の受賞歴と賞賛の一覧です。

  • Named among the Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers 2022 by Asian Legal Business (ALB)
  • Named in the 2022 Who’s Who Legal for Southeast Asia – M&A
  • Named in the A-List Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal (2020 to 2022)
  • Recognised as one of the leading Capital Markets & Mergers and Acquisitions practitioners in Vietnam, published in the Banking, Finance & Transactional Law Expert Guide - The World’s Leading Lawyers (2012 to 2022)
  • Ranked as the 2nd Tier Law Firm in Vietnam for both Patent and Trademark/Copyright by ALB’s IP Rankings (2015 to 2017, and 2019 to 2022)
  • Ranked firm for Patent, Trademark and Copyright in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook (2010 to 2016, and 2019 to 2022)
  • Ranked as the Deal of the Year 2021 for M&A by the In-House Community Award
  • Ranked as Elite Practitioners & Leading Lawyers in Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2016 to 2018, 2020 & 2021)
  • Ranked as a 'Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year in Vietnam' in Leaders in Law (2020)
  • Ranked as an "In-House Community: Firm of the Year, 2019" for "Corporate and M&A areas" and the "Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm in Vietnam"
  • Ranked as the 1st Tier Law Firm for media law practice by Media Law International (2014 to 2019)
  • Recognised firm in Financial and Corporate in IFLR1000 (2017)
  • Ranked as a 'Tier 2 for Vietnam' in Asia IP Copyright Survey 2017
  • Ranked as the 3rd Tier M&A Firm by Asian Legal Business M&A Rankings 2014 & 2016
  • Ranked as the Firm of the Year 2015 in Telecommunication, Media & Technology by Asian-Mena Counsel – In-House Community Firm of the Year 2015
  • Recognised firm in IFLR1000 (2010 and 2014)
  • Recommended firm in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2010 to 2014)
  • Leading firm for Corporate and M&A in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2011 to 2015)
  • Leading firm in Asialaw Profiles (2009 to 2014)
  • Leading firm in Asian-Mena Counsel In-House Handbook (2009 to 2015)
  • Named in Asian Legal Business 50 Asia’s Largest Law Firms (2011 to 2015)

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