Hoang Minh Duc

Special Counsel

  • Hoang Minh Duc
  • Phone: +84 24 3946 2212

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  • Duane Morris Vietnam LLC
    Pacific Place, Unit V1308, 13th Floor
    83B Ly Thuong Kiet Street
    Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Minh Duc Hoang practices in the areas of corporate, mergers and acquisitions, startups/venture capital and real estate law.

Before joining Duane Morris, Mr. Duc Hoang was a senior associate in one of the two biggest local law firms in Vietnam and in charge of the real estate group. He has advised multinational companies conducting business in Vietnam on aspects of Vietnamese law affecting their businesses.

Mr. Duc Hoang is a 2000 graduate of Hanoi University of Law and National University, Foreign Language University.

Areas of Practice

  • Startup/Venture Capital
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Corporate Law
  • Investment and Restructuring

Representative Matters


  • Acted as the leading counsel in advising a subsidiary of one of the biggest media/entertainment groups in the world in acquiring 02 entertainment companies in Vietnam;

  • Acted as the leading counsel in advising a German manufacturing investor in acquiring business and assets of a Hong Kong-owned electronics device factory in South Vietnam;

  • Acted as the leading counsel in advising a major state-owned enterprise on its acquisition of Daewoo Hanoi Hotel;
  • Acted as the leading counsel in advising local shareholders of Diana Joint Stock Company on the sale of a majority interest to Japan-based UniCharm Group for US$200 million;
  • Acted as leading counsel in advising one of the biggest German construction companies on its global restructuring and rebranding plan;

  • Advised a group of Singapore investors on the sale of their African business to one of the biggest telecommunication companies in Vietnam;

  • Advised a Singaporean company on the sale of shares in local real estate companies.

  • Advised on the closing of a foreign owned carmaker and a service provider in Vietnam;

  • Advised on the bankruptcy of a Dutch-owned company in Vietnam;

  • Advised on the acquisition of shares in a local company by a large US painting manufacturer;

  • Advised on the transfer of shares among shareholders in numerous foreign owned companies in Vietnam.


  • Advised on holding company model for a Japan-based sanitary ware company including the arrangement of distributions of intra-group companies worldwide and investment activities into local companies;

  • Advised on the establishment of a joint venture securities company between a leading state-owned company and a large US investment bank;

  • Advised a US company in the acquisition of a startup company in the media sector;

  • Advised on the set up of two foreign owned companies providing telecom technical services in Vietnam. In addition to the provision of wide range of technical services, these companies are among the first foreign owned entities to be licensed to import accessories and excess parts to re-sell to their customers;

  • Advised on formation of a jatropha plantation joint venture company;

  • Advised on establishment of a Germany engineering company;

  • Advised on establishment of a software joint venture company;

  • Advised on formations of numerous wholly foreign owned companies in different sectors.


  • Advised on distributorship between a US owned carmaker and their dealers and outlets with respect to the sale of cars, excess parts and provisions of services;

  • Advised on management hiring agreement for numerous hotel owners;

  • Advised on numerous commercial contracts of various sectors;

  • Prepared land lease/sub-lease agreement, office lease agreement and infrastructure development agreement;

  • Prepared labor contracts, internal labor rules, operational regulations, collective labor agreements for a number of foreign owned companies;

  • Reviewed and prepared various types of other commercial contracts.

  • Arranged a comprehensive distribution model for a US-based food supplement producer including preparing distribution agreement between local partner, setting up subsidiary to supervise the performance of the local distributor and advising on the gradual buying-out structure of related companies.


  • Vietnam


  • Hanoi University of Laws, LL.B., 2000
  • Hanoi University of Foreign Language, LL.B., 2000


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2015-present
    - Associate, 2010-2014
    - Senior Qualifying Attorney, 2008-2010
  • Vilaf-Hong Duc International Law Firm
    - Senior Associate, 2003-2007
  • B&H Investment Consultancy Corporation
    - Consultant, 2002-2003
  • VICA Consultants
    - Consultant, 2001-2002

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Presented on behalf of local counsels in Vietnam Business Forum in commenting the draft decree guiding Vietnam WTO's Commitments