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Chi Lieu Dang

Partner
Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd Hanoi Branch

Biography

Chi Lieu Dang joined the Firm's Hanoi office in 2008 and became a partner in July 2015. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate, energy, mining and infrastructure with substantial experience in commercial, insurance and telecommunications. He is an admitted lawyer in Vietnam and a member of the Hanoi Bar Association.

Practice Focus

Chi Lieu routinely acts for clients on mergers and acquisitions, and project development matters, including deal structuring, due diligence, contract drafting and negotiation. He also provides regulatory advice on various areas of law affecting the day-to-day operation of business entities, including corporate governance, commercial and licensing. His clients cover a wide range of industries, including energy, telecoms, oil and gas, mining, construction, insurance and food and beverage.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted Gulf Energy in acquiring majority shares in three project companies engaged in renewable in Vietnam, including two solar projects with capacity of around 100 MW and a wind project with capacity of 30 MW
  • Advising a joint venture of Singaporean and Canadian based companies on developing a large-scale solar project in Vietnam (over 150 MW), including the negotiation of the power purchase agreement with Vietnam Electricity
  • Advising the World Bank in their support of Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade to design and launch a Solar Auction Program for Vietnam
  • Advising an Australian company in relation to a farm-in transaction relating to five oil and gas blocks in three countries including Vietnam
  • Advising an Indonesian mining company in relation to its interests in a business cooperation contract involving a coal-mining project in Vietnam, and in relation to the increase of its coal exploitation capacity and coal export activities
  • Advising a Hong Kong-based company in relation to the development of a 3G telecommunication network in Vietnam and the conversion of the project from a business cooperation contract structure into the form of a corporate entity
  • Advising a world leading beverage company on the acquisition of shares in a public company in Vietnam by way of direct purchase and public offer
  • Advised a leading Vietnamese telecom company on a private placement of shares to a strategic Malaysian investor
  • Assisting a global insurance provider in setting up a life insurer JV in Vietnam together with a leading local bank, including negotiation of transactional agreements, establishment of licensing process, and operational matters of the JV
  • Assisted Sun Life Assurance Company in its buy-out of a local JV partner and turning the JV into a wholly owned subsidiary
  • Advised a leading local bank on the auction process for distributing insurance products to potential bidders on an exclusivity basis

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hanoi Bar Association

Admissions

  • Vietnam (2007)

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (LL.M.) (2008)
  • Hanoi Foreign Studies University (B.A. English) (2002)
  • Hanoi University of Law, Vietnam (LL.B.) (2001)

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese