Viet Nguyen

Viet Nguyen

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​

Phone +81 3 5157 8251

Fax +81 3 5157 8210


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Viet Nguyen is a Senior Associate 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.

Awards and recognitions

2020 - 2021

Recommended in Corporate and M&A
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of Adelaide, 2009

B.Com, University of Adelaide, 2006

Bar admissions and qualifications


Japan - Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)

Representative experience

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

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