Manfred Otto is a New York lawyer who advises clients on international corporate matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, tax, securities, intellectual property and technology transactions as well as resolving related disputes.

The Legal 500 recommends Mr. Otto as one of the few Next Generation Lawyers for Corporate and M&A in 2018 and 2019 as well as a Recommended Lawyer for Projects and Energy in its 2019 Asia Pacific guide. Based in Vietnam, he is head of the firm's Japan Practice and a co-founder of the Blockchain Technology Practice. Mr. Otto has lived in Asia for more than 18 years and worked in New York, London and Tokyo. He is fluent in English, German and Japanese.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Energy, Environment and Technology

  • Compliance and Dispute Resolution

Experience

Matters 

  • Advised one of Japan's largest securities houses on its rights under a multibillion-dollar capital alliance agreement with its international business partner.

  • Advised a leading blockchain FinTech and RegTech R&D company on regulations in multiple jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Malaysia and Vietnam, covering a number of topics pertaining to blockchain technology, such as cryptocurrency, ICO, exchanges, data protection, and regulatory sandboxes. Supported advocacy activities with respect to related issues.
  • Advised an international engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company on the bidding laws and consortium structure with respect to a DBO wastewater treatment plant, which is part of Vietnam’s largest environmental sanitation project with a total funding of over US$500 million. 
  • Advised a U.S. investment firm with over US$750 billion in assets under management on the mechanism and regulations pertaining to off-exchange transactions of listed companies in Vietnam.
  • Advised a European private equity fund on the multimillion-dollar acquisition of a significant stake in a Vietnamese restaurants and coffee shop chain business.
  • Supported a Japanese automotive corporation in an ICC arbitration in London against Volkswagen in a contract dispute involving a multi-billion euro cross-shareholding.
  • Acted for a leading Japanese multinational information technology company in a high-stakes U.S. patent litigation pertaining to Internet communication technology.

 Speaker

  • "Blockchain Law and Virtual Assets - International Experiences," Legal framework for virtual currency and virtual property in Vietnam in the context of Industrial Revolution 4.0, Ministry of Justice, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, May 25, 2018

  • "State-Owned Enterprises and M&A - Corporate Governance [kokuyukigyo no kabushika to M&A - ko-pore-to gabanansu]," ASEAN-JAPAN Centre, Vietnam MPI and JICA, Speaker, Tokyo, November 16, 2017
  • "Vietnam M&A Procedures and Corporate Governance in Practice [betonamu M ando A tetsuzuki to co-pore-to gabanansu no jitsumu]," Hitotsubashi University ICS, Tokyo, October 2016
  • "Vietnam Economy and Investment Seminar – Easing of Foreign Ownership Ratios in Vietnamese Stocks and Accelerated M&A Procedures [betonamu keizai toushi semina-, betonamu kabushiki no gaikokujin hoyuuhiritsu kisei kanwa, M&A tetsuzuki no sokushin]," Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Tokyo, November 2015
  • "Vietnam Law Seminar - License Agreements - Reality and Things to Keep in Mind [betonamu houmu semina- raisensu keiyaku no jittai to ryuiten]," Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Chubu Central Region, Nagoya, October 2015

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Representative Matters

    Corporate and M&A

  • Advised a Japanese government-supported healthcare institution on the regulatory aspects of a business cooperation contract (BCC) with the largest surgical center and hospital in Vietnam to provide technical assistance for rehabilitation, neurosurgery, and general medical treatment, as well as to establish and to provide operational and educational systems; prepared the BCC template.
  • Advised the parent company of a Swiss issuer of cryptographic tokens on securities laws, regulations on non-cash payment methods, offshore investment and foreign exchange control, as well as related regulatory guidance pertaining to a contemplated crowdsale.
  • Advised one of Japan's largest securities houses on its rights under a multibillion-dollar capital alliance agreement with its international business partner.
  • Advised a leading blockchain FinTech and RegTech R&D company on regulations in multiple jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Malaysia and Vietnam, covering a number of topics pertaining to blockchain technology, such as cryptocurrency, ICO, exchanges, data protection, and regulatory sandboxes. Supported advocacy activities with respect to related issues.
  • Advised an international engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company on the bidding laws and consortium structure with respect to a DBO wastewater treatment plant, which is part of Vietnam’s largest environmental sanitation project with a total funding of over US$500 million.
  • Advised a system integration company on optimizing traceability and monitoring in logistics and retail processes on its approach to the Japanese market
  • Advised a U.S. food processing company on corporate governance and an offshore holding company structure.
  • Acted for a European private equity fund on the acquisition of primary and secondary shares of a major Vietnamese private dental and health care services company.
  • Advised an international serviced apartment and office complex on the amendment of its 25-year old Vietnamese investment license.
  • Advised a Japanese food services company with respect to a restaurant franchise system with more than 1,400 outlets internationally. Prepared franchise agreement, disclosure document, and franchise registration documents for Vietnam.
  • Advising a subsidiary of one of Japan’s largest retail groups on setting up an agricultural distribution company, vocational school, and restaurant chain in Vietnam. Assisted in negotiations with the provincial government.
  • Advised a Japanese engineering company on the regulatory framework and licensing of a first-of-its-kind $70 million waste-to-energy power plant in Vietnam.
  • Advising a Canada-based IT company on its intellectual property rights and negotiations with its distribution partner for its DNS solutions in Japan.
  • Advised a start-up software developer of an online food order management solution on the copyright of computer programs; drafted a copyright assignment agreement between the client's Vietnamese and Singapore entities for transfer to a fast food company with more than 15,000 outlets across the globe.
  • Advised an Australian specialist food exporter on the acquisition of business assets from a Vietnamese food distributor, corporate structure, and distribution license for foreign investors.
  • Advised a European private equity fund on the multimillion-dollar acquisition of a significant stake in a Vietnamese restaurants and coffee shop chain business.
  • Advised a U.S. investment firm with over US$750 billion in assets under management on the mechanism and regulations pertaining to off-exchange transactions of listed companies in Vietnam.
  • Advised on the offshore structure and intellectual property for the establishment of a global restaurant franchise business.
  • Advised a Japanese educational-technology company on its distribution agreement with a Vietnamese partner and foreign contractor tax.
  • Advised an international serviced apartment and office complex on the renewal of a joint venture with a Vietnamese State-owned enterprise.
  • Advised a Japanese restaurant chain operator of nearly 5,000 outlets on the structure and establishment of a first-of-its kind 100% foreign-owned restaurant chain in Vietnam under its WTO commitments.
  • Advised the world's leading travel and tourism company on the establishment of a joint venture company in Vietnam.
  • Acted for a renowned American multinational luxury retailer pertaining to licensing, labor law, customs and tax issues to establish a 100% foreign-owned retail business in Vietnam.
  • Acted for a Japanese restaurant business in drafting a multi-lingual lease agreement to protect its long-term investments in Vietnam.
  • Advised an American global professional services, risk management and insurance brokerage firm on rebranding and labor issues in Vietnam.
  • Acted for a multinational industrial engineering group in establishing a distribution company in Vietnam.
  • Advised a German client on complex private banking issues and offshore fund transfers.
  • Advised an international serviced apartment and office complex with regard to internal labor regulations under the new Labor Code.
  • Acted for an embassy of a European kingdom with regard to international diplomatic employment issues as well as domestic internal labor regulations under the new Labor Code of Vietnam.
  • Advised an international investor in Vietnam with regard to estate planning and will preparation.
  • Acted for a popular U.S. multinational Internet company with regard to internal labor regulations.
  • Compliance and Dispute Resolution

  • Acted for a leading Japanese multinational information technology company in a high-stakes U.S. patent litigation pertaining to Internet communication technology.
  • Acted for a major Japanese restaurant chain operator in a trademark infringement dispute with a Vietnamese restaurant chain.
  • Represented a multinational beverage and brewing company in negotiations and filings with Vietnamese custom officials in respect of import and food safety regulations.
  • Acted for a leading Vietnamese seafood exporter in a GAFTA trade dispute with a major Japanese trading company.
  • Advised the Indian subsidiary of a multinational generic and specialty pharmaceuticals company on Vietnam market entry compliance and preventive measures pertaining to a biosimilar of a billion-seller anti-cancer drug.
  • Acted for an international serviced apartment and office complex in a trademark infringement dispute with the Vingroup.
  • Advised a predominant Japanese trust bank on the regulations and compliance risks pertaining to offshore loans to Vietnam and prepared offshore loan agreements.
  • Assisted overseas Vietnamese with regard to a complex land use rights dispute in Vietnam.
  • Represented a Vietnamese maritime industrial group in mediation/arbitration proceedings pertaining to a dispute with a multinational "Big Oil" company.
  • Supported a German engineering and construction company in a dispute with a formerly state-owned Vietnamese general contractor.
  • Acted for major Japanese pharmaceutical company in a U.S. patent litigation pertaining to transdermal patch medication.
  • Supported a Japanese automotive corporation in an ICC arbitration in London against Volkswagen in a contract dispute involving a multi-billion euro cross-shareholding.
  • Assisted a Japanese multinational electronics company in a large-scale internal antimonopoly investigation.
  • Acted for Japanese auto parts suppliers in a series of historic international antitrust investigations in the USA, Japan, Europe, and other jurisdictions. Helped to successfully prevent a total of US$2 billion in criminal fines and prison sentences imposed on other parties' executives.
  • Acted for a U.S. specialty materials company in a trademarks and contract litigation in New York.

Admissions

  • New York
  • Vietnam (Registered Foreign Attorney)

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, LL.M., 2009
  • Toin University of Yokohama, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 2003

Honors and Awards

  • "Next Generation Lawyer" for Corporate and M&A in Vietnam, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2018 and 2019

  • "Recommended Lawyer" for Projects and Energy in Vietnam, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019

Experience

  • Duane Morris Vietnam LLC
    - Senior Associate, 2016-present
    - Associate, 2013-2016
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP,
    Latham & Watkins LLP,
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP,
    UBIC, Inc. (now FRONTEO, Inc.)
    - Contract Attorney, 2009-2013

  • Koei Co., Ltd. (now Tecmo Koei Holdings Ltd.)
    - Game Planner, 2004-2007
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (now Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC)
    - Language Specialist, 2002-2004

Professional Activities

  • Vice Chair, Green Growth Sector Committee, European Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam
  • VBF & Liaison Committee, Japanese Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • International Expansion Advisor for SMEs, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • American Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam
  • German Business Association, Vietnam
  • International Section, New York State Bar Association

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Nuts and Bolts of Market Entry for Renewable Energy IPPs - Greenfield, M&A and Joint Ventures," Electrify Vietnam, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, March 29, 2019

  • "BlockFin Asia Talks: The Future of Digital Asset & STO Regulation," BlockFin Asia, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, November 7, 2018

  • "Morning Briefing: Blockchain Technology," AmCham Vietnam, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, October 26, 2018

  • "Understanding Corporate GDPR Compliance Measures [kore de wakaru kigyo no GDPR taisaku]," Meiko Shokai, Speaker, Tokyo, October 18, 2018

  • "2-CLE Credit, International Blockchain Law: The New Regulatory Frontier in Emerging Asia," Temple University Japan, Speaker, Tokyo, October 16, 2018

  • "How to Build a Regulatory Framework for Blockchain," Blockchain Unchained, Swissborg, Panelist, Geneva, September 12, 2018

  • "Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) Viability in the Long Run & Approaches to Keeping Currency Exchanges In Check," Tailoring Malaysian Blockchain Regulations for The New Digital Economy, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Panelist, Kuala Lumpur, July 5, 2018

  • "Vision for Blockchain Law and Innovation Space in Vietnam," Blockchain Forum - Vision and Development, VnExpress/Ministry of Science and Technology, Keynote Speaker, Hanoi, June 14, 2018

  • "Regtech for AML/KYC Compliance," Blockchain - Impacts and Solutions for Finance - Banking and BIDV, Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, Speaker, Hanoi, June 12, 2018

  • "Blockchain Law and Virtual Assets - International Experiences," Legal framework for virtual currency and virtual property in Vietnam in the context of Industrial Revolution 4.0, Ministry of Justice, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, May 25, 2018

  • "Vietnam Energy Market Briefing: Renewable Energy Opportunities," Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Speaker, Hanoi, May 21, 2018

  • Guest Lecturer, "Vietnam M&A Investment Structures and New State Capital Management Framework [betonamu M&A toushi sutorakucha- to arata na kokka shihon kanri taisei]," Hitotsubashi University ICS, Tokyo, April 12, 2018

  • "Blockchain Law - International Trends Compared," Rosebay, Blockchain Workshop Jakarta, Speaker, Indonesia, March 27, 2018

  • "Navigating Blockchain Law," Vietnam Blockchain Week, Infinity Blockchain Labs, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, March 8, 2018

  • "Blockchain is Transforming AML/KYC," Vietnam Blockchain Week, Panelist, Ho Chi Minh City, March 8, 2018

  • "RegTech in Asia - Opportunities and Challenges," QRC and Infinity Blockchain Labs, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, November 23, 2017

  • "State-Owned Enterprises and M&A - Corporate Governance [kokuyukigyo no kabushika to M&A - ko-pore-to gabanansu]," ASEAN-JAPAN Centre, Vietnam MPI and JICA, Speaker, Tokyo, November 16, 2017

  • "Smart Cities Series: Legal Framework for Water Treatment Projects in Vietnam," EuroCham and EVBN, Vietwater 2017, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, November 9, 2017
  • "Antitrust Discovery in Asia-War Stories and Lessons," Duane Morris & Selvam, Speaker, Taiwan, October 17, 2017
  • "Reform and M&A of Vietnam's State-Owned Enterprises [betonamu kokuyukigyo-kaikaku to M&A]," Hitotsubashi University ICS, Guest Lecturer, Tokyo, October 11, 2017
  • "New Civil Code and Contracts-What You Should Know," German Business Association, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, September 2017
  • "Equitisation and M&A of Vietnam's State-Owned Enterprises [betonamu kokuyukigyo no kabushika to M&A]," Duane Morris & Selvam and Kroll, Speaker, Singapore, July 2017
  • "Vietnams' New Solar Feed-in Tariff - Opportunities and Challenges," EU-Vietnam Business Network, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, May 2017
  • "Investment and Legal Practice: Vietnam Restaurant Chains - Franchising, 100% Foreign Ownership, M&A [betonamu he no gaishoku che-n no tenkai houjitumu: resutoran no furanchaizu, dokushi, M ando A]," Hitotsubashi University ICS, Guest Lecturer, Tokyo, April 2017
  • "Southeast Asia (Vietnam) Food Business Investment Seminar [tounan ajia (betonamu) gaishoku jigyou toushi semina-]," Hannan University, Guest Lecturer, Osaka, April 2017
  • "Risk Management for In-House Counsel: Handling Cross-Border Contracts," In-house Counsel Congress, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, April 2017
  • "Regulatory framework for PPPs in Vietnam," Australian Water Association, Vietwater, Speaker, November 2016
  • "Vietnam M&A Procedures and Corporate Governance in Practice [betonamu M ando A tetsuzuki to co-pore-to gabanansu no jitsumu]," Hitotsubashi University ICS, Guest Lecturer, Tokyo, October 2016
  • "Overseas Environmental Business - Approach to Vietnam [kaigai kankyo bijinesu - betonamu tenkai ni mukete]," Japan External Trade Organization and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Chubu Central Region, Speaker, Nagoya, October 2016
  • "Investing in Restaurants in Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar: How Investors Can Establish and Invest in Restaurant Chains, Franchises and Other Arrangements," Singapore Business Federation, Speaker, Singapore, August 2016
  • "New Anti-Corruption Laws and the Changing Business Culture in Vietnam and Myanmar: How to Protect Your Company From Unintentional Violations of Anti-Corruption Laws," Duane Morris & Selvam, Speaker, Singapore, August 2016
  • "Managing Risks to Renewable Energy Off-Takers, " Asia LEDS Partnership Regional Workshop on Mechanisms that Catalyze Finance for Grid-Connected Clean Energy in Asia, Speaker, Hanoi, July 2016
  • "Vietnam: Risks and Opportunities in Asia's Next Emerging Market," Kroll Webinar, Presenter, May 11, 2016
  • "Compliance and Risks of Nominee Companies in Vietnam [betonamu ni okeru nomini- kigyou no conpuraiansu to risuku]," Hitotsubashi University ICS, Guest Lecturer, Tokyo, April 2016
  • "Employing Foreigners in Vietnam: Taxes, Work permits and banking issues," Australian Chamber of Commerce, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, April 2016
  • "Issues, Difficulties and Solution of Japanese Businesses in Asia [ajia de bijiness wo itonamu nikkei kigyou ga tateteiru kadai, mondai to sono kaiketsusaku]," Duane Morris & Selvam, Roundtable Moderator, Singapore, January 2016
  • "Clearing Hurdles for a More Open Market Economy: Who wants and can have 100-percent foreign ownership? Trans-Pacific Partnership: Homogeneous rules and humongous trade deal?" Duane Morris Vietnam and Mazars Vietnam, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, December 2015
  • "Vietnam Economy and Investment Seminar - Easing of Foreign Ownership Ratios in Vietnamese Stocks and Accelerated M&A Procedures [betonamu keizai toushi semina-, betonamu kabushiki no gaikokujin hoyuuhiritsu kisei kanwa, M&A tetsuzuki no sokushin]," Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Speaker, Tokyo, November 2015
  • "Environmental Business in Vietnam - Recent Developments and Outlook [betonamu ni okeru kankyou bijinesu, saikin no ugoki to kongo no tenbou]," Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC), Networking Cafe at Vietwater 2015, Speaker, Hanoi, November 2015
  • "Establishing a Restaurant Chain in Vietnam [betonamu de no gaishoku che-n no setsuritsu ni tsuite]," Asia Food Business Association, Speaker, Tokyo, October 2015
  • "Vietnam Law Seminar - License Agreements - Reality and Things to Keep in Mind [betonamu houmu semina- raisensu keiyaku no jittai to ryuiten]," Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Chubu Central Region, Speaker, Nagoya, October 2015
  • "Doing Business in Vietnam: Vietnam Welcomes Investors with Law Changes: Up to 100% Foreign Shareholding – The Turn of the Public Company," Duane Morris, Speaker, Singapore, October 2015
  • "100% Foreign Ownership of Public Companies in Vietnam [betonamu no koukaigaisha - gaikokujin toushika no kabushiki hoyuuritsu ga 100% ni!]," Japan Circle, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, August 2015
  • "Developing Environment and Resources Projects in Vietnam [kankyou shigen purojekuto no betonamu tenkai houhou]," Department of Resources, Energy, and Environment, Central Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Lecturer, Nagoya, June 2015
  • "Vietnam M&A Trends and Outlook — Removing Entry Barriers [betonamu M&A no saishin doukou to kongo no tembou - sannyuu shouheki no jokyo]" Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Speaker, Singapore, May 2015
  • "Vietnam's New PPP Decree — What are the challenges and the vision of the private sector?" Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam and Ministry of Industry and Trade Inception Workshop on EU Support to the Development of Sustainable Energy in Vietnam, Speaker, Hanoi, April 2015
  • "Water Projects and Vietnam's Draft New Public-Private Partnership Regulations," "Financing for Water Business in Vietnam - Challenges and Opportunities,"Vietwater 2014, UBM , Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, November 2014
  • "Q&A on Labor Law Practice [roudouhou jitumu no Q&A]," Ascendas-Protrade Singapore Tech Park, Speaker, Binh Duong, September 2014
  • "Investment in Vietnam [betonamu he no toushi]," Japan Circle, Speaker, Yokohama, September 2014
  • "Labor Law Points to Remember - Vietnam Practical Guide [koko dake ha osaeteokitai roudouhou - betonamu jissenhen]," CROSSCOOP Vietnam, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, September 2014
  • "Vietnam's Labor Law and Work Permits [betonamu no roudouhou oyobi wa-ku pa-mitto]," Kizuna JV, Speaker, Long An, August 2014
  • "Comparison of the Investment Environment in Southeast Asian Countries [tounan asia shokoku no toushi kankyou hikaku]," UB International, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, June 2014
  • "Key Developments: Compliance and Labor Laws in Vietnam," Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Speaker, Singapore, May 2014
  • "How to Invest in Offshore Real Estate? - Legal Solutions for Vietnam," Global Corporate Partners, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, May 2014
  • "Regulatory Framework for Wind Power Projects in Vietnam," TÜV SÜD Vietnam, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, April 2014
  • "Compliance in Vietnam: a Regulatory Perspective," ASIAN-MENA Counsel In-House Congress, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, April 2014
  • "2-Credit MCLE Event - Current Legal Issues in Vietnam," Temple University Beasley School of Law, Special Guest Speaker, Tokyo, March 2014
  • "New Labor Law Regulations [shin rodoho kisei]," Japanese Business Association Danang, Speaker, Danang, February 2014
  • "The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards," "The Role of Vietnamese Lawyers in International Law Firms," Kobe University, University of Economics and Law, VNU-HCMC, Guest Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, December 2013
  • "Costs, Preferential Treatment and Risks - Comparison of Southeast Asian Economies," Orissa International, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, November 2013
  • "From the Front Lines of Labor Law [rodoho no saizensen]," Long Hau Industrial Park, Speaker, Long An, November 2013
  • "Vietnam FDI and Banks since 2008," New York State Bar Seasonal Meeting, Panelist, Hanoi, October 2013
  • "Current economic development in Vietnam," OAV German Asia-Pacific Business Association, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, October 2013
  • "Costs, Preferential Treatment and Skills — Comparison of Southeast Asian Economies," Viet Nhat — Japan Circle, Speaker, Ho Chi Minh City, October 2013

オットー マンフレッド 倉雄氏は、法人設立、合弁会社、クロスボーダーM&A、税務、証券、知的財産、テクノロジーなどに関連する国際企業法務及び紛争解決案件に従事するニューヨーク州弁護士です。

The Legal 500はアジア太平洋地域ガイドで、オットー氏を2018年と2019年にコーポレート・M&A 部門で数少ない「Next Generation Lawyers」として選出し、2019年にプロジェクト・エネルギー部門で「Recommended Lawyer」として推薦しています。ベトナムに常駐し、弊所ジャパン・プラクティスの代表及びブロックチェーン・テクノロジー・プラクティスの共同創設者です。ニューヨーク、ロンドン及び東京での勤務経験を得て、18 年以上アジアに駐在しています。日本語、英語及びドイツ語が流暢です。

主な取扱分野

  • コーポレート・M&A
  • エネルギー・環境・テクノロジー
  • コンプライアンス・紛争解決

経験

主要案件

  • 大手日系証券会社に対し、数十億米ドル規模の国際資本提携契約上の権利義務に関する助言。
  • 主要なFinTech及びRegTechの研究開発会社に対し、仮想通貨(暗号通貨)、ICO(Initial Coin Offering)情報保護、規制の砂場等のブロックチェーン技術に関連した複数のトピックに関する、香港、シンガポール、スイス、マレーシア及びベトナムを含む複数の法域における規制についての助言。関連する問題についてアドボカシー活動のサポート。
  • 国際的な設計・調達・建設(EPC)企業に対し、総予算額5億米ドル以上のベトナム最大環境衛生プロジェクトの一環としてDBO下水処理場に関わる入札法及びコンソーシアムの構造についての助言。
  • 運用資産残高7,500億米ドル以上の米国投資会社に対し、ベトナム上場株式の市場外取引の仕組み及び規制に関する助言。
  • 欧州のプライベート・エクイティ・ファンドに対し、ベトナムのレストラン及びコーヒーチェーン店の事業における数百万米ドルの主要株式の買収についての助言。
  • 数十億ユーロの株式持合いに関する、契約上の紛争でフォルクスワーゲンに対しロンドンのICC仲裁において日系自動車企業の支援。
  • 日系大手多国籍情報技術会社に対し、インターネット通信技術に関する多額の米国特許訴訟において代理。

講演

  • 2018年5月 ホーチミン 法務省主催 『Blockchain Law and Virtual Assets - International Experiences』
  • 2017年11月 東京 日本アセアンセンター、ベトナム計画投資省及びJICA主催 『国有企業の株式化とM&A ~ コーポレートガバナンス』
  • 2016年10月 東京 一橋大学大学院国際戦略科(ICS)主催 『ベトナムM&A手続きとコーポレートガバナンスの実務』
  • 2015年11月 東京 大和証券株式会社主催 『ベトナム経済投資セミナー:ベトナム株式の外国人保有比率規制の緩和、M&A手続きの促進』
  • 2015年10月 名古屋 経済産業省 中部経済産業局主催 『ベトナム法務セミナー:ライセンス契約の実態と留意点』

ニュース

Ông Manfred Otto là một luật sư New York chuyên tư vấn cho khách hàng các vấn đề về [*PRACTICES.104.GetURLWrapped|doanh nghiệp] quốc tế, bao gồm các công việc việc việc về về sát nhập và mua bán xuyên biên giới, liênliênliên doanh, thuế, chứng khoán, sở hữu trí tuệ và các giao dịch công nghệ cũng như xử lý các tranh chấp có liên quan.

Legal 500 tiến cử ông Otto là một trong số ít các Luật Sư Thế Hệ Tiếp Nối cho lĩnh vực Doanh Nghiệp và M&A cho năm 2018 và 2019 cũng như là một Luật Sư Được Đề Xuất cho Các Dự Án và Năng Lượng trong Hướng Dẫn Châu Á Thái Bình Dương 2019 của Legal 500. Làm việc chủ yếu tại Việt Nam, ông Otto là người đứng đầu nhóm [*PRACTICES.371.GetURLWrapped|Luật Sư Nhật Bản] của Công ty và là đồng sáng lập nhóm Luật Sư Công Nghệ Blockchain. Ông Otto đã sống tại Châu Á hơn 18 năm và đã làm việc tại New York, London và Tokyo. Ông Otto thông thạo tiếng Anh, tiếng Đức và tiếng Nhật.

Lĩnh Vực Hành nghề

  • Doanh Nghiệp và M&A
  • Năng Lượng, Môi Trường và Công Nghệ
  • Tuân Thủ và Giải Quyết Tranh Chấp

Kinh Nghiệm Các Vấn Đề

  • Tư vấn cho một trong các công ty chứng khoán lớn nhất của Nhật Bản về các quyền của công ty đó trong một hợp đồng liên minh với các đối tác kinh doanh nước ngoài của công ty đó.
  • Tư vấn cho một công ty Nghiên Cứu & Phát Triển Công nghệ tài chính và Công nghệ điều tiết về các quy định tại nhiều quốc gia, bao gồm Hồng Kông, Singapore, Thụy Sĩ, Malaysia và Việt Nam, bao hàm một số chủ đề liên quan đến công nghệ blockchain, như là tiền kỹ thuật số, ICO, hối đoái, bảo vệ dữ liệu và quy định thí điểm. Hỗ trợ các hoạt động vận động chính sách đối với các vấn đề liên quan.
  • Tư vấn cho một công ty quốc tế về kỹ thuật, thu mua và xây dựng (EPC) về luật đấu thầu và cơ cấu tổ hợp liên quan đến nhà máy xử lý nước thải DBO, mà là một phần của dự án vệ sinh môi trường lớn nhất của Việt Nam với tổng kinh phí hơn 500 triệu USD.
  • Tư vấn cho một công ty đầu tư Hoa Kỳ với các tài sản trị giá trên 750 tỷ Đô la Mỹ thuộc quyền quản lý về cơ chế và các quy định liên quan đến các giao dịch ngoài sàn chứng khoán của các công ty niêm yết tại Việt Nam.
  • Tư vấn cho một quỹ cổ phần tư nhân Châu Âu về việc mua trị giá hàng triệu Đô la Mỹ các cổ phần đáng kể trong một chuỗi kinh doanh nhà hàng và các cửa hàng cà phê tại Việt Nam.
  • Hỗ trợ cho một tập đoàn ô tô Nhật Bản trong một vụ trọng tài ICC tại London với Volkswagen trong một tranh chấp hợp đồng liên quan đến việc nắm giữ cổ phần chéo nhiều tỉ Euro.
  • Đại diện cho một công ty công nghệ thông tin đa quốc gia hàng đầu của Nhật Bản trong một vụ kiện về bằng sáng chế của Hoa Kỳ liên quan đến công nghệ truyền thông Internet.

Thuyết Trình

  • "Luật Blockchain và Tài Sản Ảo – Các Kinh Nghiệm Quốc Tế," Khuôn khổ pháp lý cho tiên ảo và tài sản ảo tại Việt Nam trong bối cảnh Cách Mang Công Nghiệp 4.0, Bộ Tư Pháp, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, ngày 25 tháng 5 năm 2018
  • "Các Doanh Nghiệp Nhà Nước và M&A – Quản Trị Doanh Nghiệp", Trung Tâm ASEAN-JAPAN, Bộ Kế Hoạch và Đầu Tư Việt Nam và JICA, Diễn giả, Tokyo, ngày 16 tháng 11 năm 2017
  • "Các Thủ Tục M&A Việt Nam và Quản Trị Doanh Nghiệp trong Thực tiễn", Đại Học Hitotsubashi ICS, Giảng Viên Khách Mời, Tokyo, tháng 10 năm 2016
  • "Hội Thảo Kinh Tế và Đầu Tư Việt Nam – Nới lỏng Tỉ Lệ Sở Hữu Nước Ngoài trong Chứng Khoán Việt Nam và Tăng Tốc Quy Trình Thủ Tục M&A", Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Tokyo, tháng 11 năm 2015
  • "Hội Thảo Luật Việt Nam – Thỏa Thuận Cấp Phép – Thực tế và các cân nhắc", Bộ Kinh Tế, Thương Mại và Công Nghiệp của Nhật Bản, Khu vực Chubu Central, Nagoya, tháng 10 năm 2015

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