Jeff Olson

Jeff Olson

Office Managing Partner
Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi

Jeff Olson is sought after for his skills in cross-border deals, often acting for foreign investors on M&A in such sectors as manufacturing and technology. A client appreciates that he is "solution-driven" in his approach.

Chambers and Partners

Jeff Olson is a Corporate & Finance partner and Managing Partner of our Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi offices. He has more than 15 years' experience acting for private equity & funds firms, venture capital investors, and corporations of all shapes and sizes on complex multi-jurisdictional M&A and joint venture transactions across Asia and the U.S., and is also experienced in handling Vietnamese antitrust and competition law aspects of M&A and corporate transactions.

Representing clients in industries as diverse as agriculture, real estate, food and beverage, healthcare, oil and gas, e-commerce, tobacco, diversified industrials, and entertaiment and media, Jeff combines mature market experience with emerging market know-how to guide clients through a rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape.

Vietnam and ASEAN are changing by the day, presenting both opportunities and obstacles for clients. Having practiced in New York, Tokyo, and currently Vietnam, Jeff knows what it takes to execute deals in challenging markets.

Awards and recognitions


Corporate/M&A (Vietnam)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


J.D., cum laude, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2005

M.A., Texas A&M University, 2000

B.A., Texas A&M University, 1995


Registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Representative experience

Advising a Singapore-based private equity investor on its Series D preferred equity investment in a leading Vietnamese multi-category e-commerce company.

Advising New Kids Service Trading Corporation on its issuance of Series A preferred equity to Standard Chartered Private Equity.

Advising Sojitz Corporation on its strategic investment in 'smart agriculture' start-up Rynan Holdings JSC.

Advising FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, on its acquisition of Microsoft's feature phone business.

Advising a Singapore-based private equity firm on the acquisition of convertible debt instruments issued by a leading restaurant chain operator in Vietnam.*

Advising New Kids Service Trading Corporation on its issuance of Series B preferred equity to Crescent Point Management.

Advising Sojitz Corporation on its acquisition of 95.24% of the share capital of Saigon Paper Corporation.

Advising Kinh Do Corporation in connection with the sale of its snack business to Mondelez International.*

Advising a Singapore-based private equity firm on the acquisition of a minority stake in a leading distributor and manufacturer of crop protection chemicals in Vietnam.*

Advising Sojitz Corporation on its strategic investment in HOSE-listed PAN Group JSC.

Advising Dun & Bradstreet Corporation on the sale of its Vietnam business to CRIF S.p.A.

Advising a Vietnam-focused investment fund as secured lender on exchangeable financing arrangement to fund acquisition of a Ho Chi Minh City residential real estate project.

Advising GE Oil & Gas on the acquisition of John Wood Group's well support division for U.S.$2.8bn.*

Advising Misys plc on the sale of All scripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. for U.S.$1.3bn.*

Advising Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd on the acquisition of Cabot Corporation’s supermetals business for U.S.$450m.*

Advising NBC Universal and CBS on the sale of its stake in The Sundance Channel to Rainbow Media Holdings for US$496m.*

Advising JBS S.A. (Friboi), a leading Brazilian beef producer, on the acquisition of Smithfield Foods' beef division for US$565m.*

Advising Computershare Limited on the acquisition of Bank of New York Mellon's shareowner services business for US$550m.*

Advising Thomson Reuters (Legal) Inc. on the acquisition of India-based legal process outsourcing provider Pangea3 Inc.*

Advising Thomson Reuters (Tax & Accounting), Inc. on the acquisition of property tax automation and land registry software provider Manatron, Inc.*

Advising Kirin Holdings Company, Ltd on the multistage acquisition and financing of US-based Nawgan Products, LLC.*

Advising International pipe fabrication and manufacturing company on the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with a South Korean engineering and construction company.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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