Dentons has launched its previously announced combination with leading Vietnamese law firm, LuatViet, which has more than 40 legal professionals serving clients from offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

The launch of Dentons LuatViet in Vietnam marks a critical milestone for a longstanding partnership between the two firms, positioning the combined firm to serve clients in a key emerging economy of the ASEAN region. It is a testament to Dentons’ focus on institutionalizing growth to scale the Firm in priority markets.

Dentons LuatViet's outstanding reputation as a leading firm in Vietnam, coupled with Dentons' worldwide reach, will enable the combined firm to help clients Grow, Protect, Operate, and Finance what is important to them in Vietnam and around the world and continues the trajectory for Dentons to become the leading global law firm in the ASEAN region.

In the New Dynamic Decade, clients will continue to be confronted with constant, accelerated change and want to work with a purpose-driven law firm that has the experience and confidence to help them thrive wherever they are located. The launch of Dentons LuatViet will help clients to navigate change in five of the 10 ASEAN countries, and across more than 200 locations across more than 80 countries around the world.

"LuatViet and Dentons share the vision of leading the way for differentiated client service in ASEAN," said Tran Duy Canh, Managing Partner of Dentons LuatViet. "Our clients now benefit from service by lawyers with essential knowledge of the local market, while also having access to an unrivalled global talent pool."

"We are pleased to launch Dentons LuatViet and to welcome our talented new colleagues in Vietnam,” said Elliott Portnoy, Global CEO of Dentons. “Vietnam is a priority market for many of our clients, and the combined firm builds on years of significant collaboration to connect clients to leading talent in the ASEAN region, and around the globe.”

“We are committed to combining with firms like LuatViet, which have the talent, the knowledge and the confidence to help our clients navigate constant, accelerated change," said Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons. "Dentons has emerged from the pandemic stronger than it went into it and this combination will position us to help our clients thrive wherever they are located by bringing together the leading talent of LuatViet and Dentons."

Dentons LuatViet has an outstanding reputation as a leader in Litigation and Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate and Investment. It is now one of only a handful of global law firms capable of offering clients full-service legal counsel and business solutions in Vietnam. The combined firm will continue Dentons’ expansion in the ASEAN region and make it even more attractive to talented lawyers who wish to practice their skills at a global level, connecting clients to top-tier legal talent around the world.

"This combination builds on Dentons’ momentum in the ASEAN region where we continue to see strong growth in both our talent and business pipeline," said Gerald Singham, Vice-Chair and CEO of Dentons’ ASEAN Region. "Once again, Dentons is able to maintain and improve its quality as it grows.”

With new offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and previous combinations in the ASEAN region in Singapore, Myanmar, Indonesia and Malaysia, Dentons connects clients to leading talent in:


n 2022, Dentons has announced a combination with leading Tunisian law firm, Zaanouni Law Firm and Associates.

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