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Viet Nguyen

Counsel Corporate & Finance



Nguyen Viet

Viet Nguyen
Nguyen Viet
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Viet Nguyen is Counsel in the firm’s Tokyo office. He has experience advising on a wide variety of matters, including private M&A, joint ventures, public takeovers, complex commercial agreements, and restructuring and insolvency issues.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Viet practiced law in Melbourne, Australia where he advised on corporate transactions for clients in a variety of industry sectors, with a particular focus on mining and commodities.

Viet was seconded to the Australian Takeovers Panel in 2015, acting as a case officer for Panel applications and assisting with drafting policy documents for the Panel.

He was also seconded to Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. from May 2016 to May 2018, where he provided legal and commercial advice in relation to Asahi’s global M&A portfolio.

Representative experience

Advising Virbac on its agreement with ORIX Corporation for the €280 million acquisition of its Japanese animal health subsidiary Sasaeah Holdings Co., Ltd.

Advising Sojitz Corporation on its acquisition of Silaba Motors, S.A., marking Sojitz's entry into the Central and South American market.

Advising Samvardhana Motherson International Limited on its purchase of an 81% stake in Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd., a TSE-listed subsidiary of Honda Motors Co., Ltd. 

Advising Sojitz Corporation on a joint venture with Braskem America Inc. to produce and market sustainable bioMEG and bioMPG, the raw materials for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Advising Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. on its acquisition of Fuller's Beer Business in the UK for £250m.

Advising Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. as lead in-house legal counsel on its €7.3bn acquisition of SABMiller's Central & Eastern European businesses.

Advising Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. on its €2.55bn acquisition of the Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands.

Advising a Hong Kong listed investment company on its $200m off-market takeover bid for an Australian listed minerals exploration business.

Acting for Altius Investment Holdings  in response to Australian Takeovers Panel proceedings: Resource Generation Limited [2015] ATP 12.

Advising GSK on its acquisition of Novartis’ vaccines business, a consumer health care joint venture and divestment of GSK’s oncology business.

Acting for the administrators of HRL Limited on the sale of vegetation management assets connected to HRL Limited’s coal-fired power station in Victoria.

Advising Daimler Group AG in relation to the Japan aspects of a global restructuring.

Advising Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd on the restructuring of its European and International beer operations.

Represented Synopsys in connection with its acquisition of the semiconductor and flat panel display solutions business from BISTel.


  • LL.B., University of Adelaide, 2009
  • B.Com, University of Adelaide, 2006
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Australia
  • Japan - Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)


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2023 - 2024
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2020 - 2024