As of 1 January 2021, DNA Vietnam LLC (‘DNA’) has been appointed to represent Alliott Global Alliance (‘AGA’), the international alliance of law and accounting firms, as its law member in Vietnam.
With this announcement, AGA continues its expansion into new territories in the South East Asia region, while DNA increases their client service capabilities to 78 countries worldwide while remaining fully independent.
A relatively new premier boutique law firm, DNA was established in Hanoi in 2020 by Mr. Thanh Son Dang and Mr. Chi Lieu Dang, two former Baker & McKenzie partners. The team at DNA specialise in technology, media, M&A, insurance, renewable energy, banking, and finance law and serve local clients in the retail, manufacturing, food and beverage, banking, technology, and energy sectors.
Managing Partner, Mr Thanh Son Dang comments:
“It is a great honour to join such an established alliance as AGA. This strategic move will allow us to differentiate ourselves further in Vietnam’s legal services market and position ourselves as an internationally oriented legal services provider to foreign companies. Collaboration with 190 dynamic, agile medium sized firms all over the world will support our growth strategy as we go looking for new opportunities together.”
Alliott Global Alliance COO Giles Brake adds:
“We are delighted to expand to Vietnam where impressive GDP growth, despite the pandemic, and an open economy continue to make foreign investment hugely attractive. Our member firms’ clients need reliable, expert support in Vietnam and its surrounding countries when involved in complex cross border matters. DNA Vietnam and our growing alliance of law and accounting member firms in South East Asia are well equipped to meet this requirement. We extend a very warm welcome to our new colleagues and friends in Hanoi.”
AGA’s Asian legal membership growth strategy is to target independent professional firms in countries right across the region. The alliance currently has law firm members in Bangladesh (Old Bailey Chambers), China (Chance Bridge Partners), Hong Kong (HY Leung & Co), Singapore (Advocatus Law), Indonesia (AHRP Counsellors at Law), Malaysia (Jeeva Partnership), India (King Stubb and Kasiva and LexCounsel), Japan (Spring Partners), Thailand (GPS Legal) and Vietnam (DNA Vietnam). Further representation is provided in the Oceania region by Broadley Rees Hogan in Brisbane, Australia.
About DNA Vietnam LLC:
The areas of practice at DNA include Corporate, M&A, TMT, Commerce, Banking and Finance. Serving clients in a wide range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, food and beverage, financial services, technology, energy, and infrastructure development. DNA was founded by Mr Thanh Son Dang and Mr. Chi Lieu Dang, two former partners of a leading global law firm headquartered in the United States.
Our vibrant and friendly atmosphere helps strengthen our client relationships and we follow a client-driven and industry focused approach to maximize the interests of our clients.
About Alliott Global Alliance:
Founded in 1979, and with 190 member firms in 78 countries Alliott Global Alliance is an international alliance of independent, law, accounting, and specialist advisory firms, working across the world Together as One. Each of our members share a common goal: to learn and share knowledge, resources, and opportunities to make the world smaller and their businesses stronger.
We work with a spirit of generosity and openness — so that together, we can continue to fulfil our ambitions, gain greater experience, and drive mutual success.
Alliott Global Alliance is expanding fast, and the alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in specific countries in Africa, but also in Europe, China, the South East Asia region, Oceania, the Gulf Cooperation Council region, Central and South America and in North America. For information about membership in Asia, contact Damien McMenamin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head of Global Business Development.