Audier & Partners

Vietnam

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Established in 2008 by name partner Nicolas Audier, Audier & Partners has offices in Hanoi and Ho Hi Minh City in Vietnam and an office in Yangon in Myanmar.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm is strongest in capital markets and corporate and M&A and has well-established banking and finance and project development practices.

The banking and capital markets teams are experienced advising clients such as lenders, borrowers, issuers and guarantors.

The corporate team advises across the spectrum of corporate transactions, including joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings.

On the projects side, the firm has acted for a range of clients including developers, project companies, construction companies and property managers.

 

Key clients

Notable names include Central Group, Dior, DFS Group, Accor and Uber.

 

Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)

The banking team was recently active for international financial institutions on regulatory compliance matters. The firm also acted for a foreign client on a loan restructuring transaction and advised an international development agency on a power plant financing.

On the capital markets front, the firm often advised foreign investors as subscribers in IPOs.

One corporate highlight saw the firm advise on a confidential joint venture in the construction space. Another interesting mandate saw the firm advise on the establishment of a network of hotels throughout Vietnam. A standout deal saw the firm advise Uber in the sale of its Vietnam business to Grab.

The projects team took on work in an array of sectors including oil and gas, energy, retail and transport.

 

Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Accor hotel development

Central Group distribution network

Central Group restructuring

Grab acquisition of Uber Technologies

VietJet HOSE IPO

 

Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Financial and corporate

“Extremely responsive and provides practical advice in a country where the answers are not always clear cut.”

 

M&A

“Responsiveness, professionalism, excellent technical skills, and extensive familiarity with local business culture and legal environment.”