Hoang Minh Nguyen

Hoang Minh Nguyen

Senior Associate

Minh is a corporate and M&A lawyer with over 15 years of experience advising both international and local clients on complex and high-profile transactions across various sectors.

He has a deep understanding of the Vietnamese legal and business environment, and regularly assists private equity funds, enterprises, banks and financial institutions with their inbound and outbound investments, joint ventures, restructurings, financings and regulatory matters.
Minh joined the firm in 2018, bringing with him valuable insights from his previous roles at leading Vietnamese and foreign law firms, as an in-house counsel for a joint venture of Canal+ in Vietnam and as a secondee to the legal and compliance department of the Hanoi branch of a Japanese banking and financing services institution. He is a pragmatic and commercially minded lawyer who delivers practical and innovative solutions.


Representative matters

Sumitomo Corporation on a USD4.2bn next-generation "smart city" in Hanoi, Vietnam.
A leading sovereign wealth fund on its acquisition of an intermediary payment service company in Vietnam.
A leading global payment service provider on the acquisitions of several intermediary payment service companies in Vietnam.
Manulife on the acquisition of a division of a multinational insurance company.
Pharmacity, owner of Vietnam’s largest pharmacy network, on multiple fundraising rounds via equity and convertible bond investments.
A sovereign wealth fund on their minority investment into, and strategic partnership with Vietcombank, Vietnam’s largest bank by market capitalization.
A leading Asian sovereign wealth fund on its acquisition of a stake in Vietnam-based conglomerate, Masan Group.
Baring Private Equity Asia on a USD400m investment by a consortium led by it and one of China's largest e-commerce and digital companies in The CrownX, the integrated consumer retail arm of Masan Group, one of Vietnam’s largest conglomerates. Best M&A Deal (Vietnam), The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2021.
The joint bookrunners on the Vinhomes Rule 144A USD1.3bn initial equity offering and listing on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange. This transaction is the largest ever offering in Vietnam.
The bookrunners on Vinpearl’s USD425m Reg-S only exchangeable bond listed on the SGX. Vinpearl is the hospitality arm of Vingroup, one of Vietnam’s largest conglomerates. This is the first public exchangeable bond by a Vietnamese issuer done on a delayed settlement basis. Best Equity-Linked Deal (Vietnam), The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2021.



Admitted as a lawyer to Hanoi Bar, Vietnam, 2015


BA, Law, Hanoi Law University, 2007


English, Vietnamese
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.