A good corporate governance lawyer constitutes vital support to a business: having a professional detect and analyse legal risks potentially hidden within your operations, exit strategies, and organisational structure can help businesses avoid regulatory breaches and monetary penalties. At the very beginning phases, businesses should seek out an experienced team of corporate governance lawyers and employ their expertise to draw up an impervious corporate infrastructure, to reduce chances of future disputes and shortcomings.

As a company grows in scope and comes into contact with more entities (legislating authorities, shareholders, corporate managers and members, etc.), the need to eliminate any legal oversights intensifies. Compliance, effective communication between entities and constituents, and well-researched strategies to handle uncertainties are determinants of corporate endurance.

Corporate Counsel corporate governance attorneys are seasoned legal counsels to large and small firms, established empires and nascent companies, multinationals and domestic startups. Having mastered the art of corporate governance, our lawyers approach each of our clients with first and foremost, sensibility and a level head. Combined with our legal and financial adeptness, our sophisticated conduct further attests to our ability to handle sensitive matters, resolve possible disputes, be exhaustive in our considerations, and render the most practical, cost-effective, far-reaching results.

Corporate Agreements

In order for corporate operations to function smoothly, all corporate transactions and relationships need to be expressly agreed on. It is imperative for all parties involved to engage in fair negotiations and concur on the final draft of the agreement, as its terms serve to govern relations between managers and members, suppliers and distributors, amongst businesses, shareholders, and other individuals with stakes in the company’s internal affairs. A thorough and transparent agreement not only streamlines organisational performance and areas of responsibility but also minimises risks and protects one’s interests in case of future disputes. Therefore, corporate agreements are of the greatest essence to a company’s vitality and should be tended to with care and adeptness.

How Corporate Counsel’s Corporate Governance Lawyers Can Help

Corporate Counsel possesses the industrial experience and the technical knowledge to be entrusted with your contractual needs. In addition to our grip on the national regulations, our familiarity with the cultural business tenor of the region is also extremely beneficial in constructing professional relationships. Our corporate governance law firm has accompanied our clients, including several multinationals across a range of industries, in the negotiation, drafting, and execution of various agreements:

  • Joint venture agreement
  • Business cooperation agreement
  • Shareholder agreement
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Etc.

Should the need for mediation/litigation arises, our corporate governance lawyers are also prepared to deploy our legal acumen and tact to resolve the dispute most efficiently. Abiding by transparency and details, the team at Corporate Counsel is committed to fully support our clients through the legal intricacy of corporate agreements.

Corporate, Risk & Compliance Management

Legal risk management is vital in any and all corporate decisions in many ways: board decisions must be made with legal consideration to comply with regulatory contexts, localise accountability, and minimise liability. The process of risk and compliance management also serves to help enterprises analyse, bring to clarity the most opaque risk factors, then design and implement control measures to manage possible outcomes. Henceforth every enterprise needs a general counsel who will approach each element with professional scepticism and comprehension.

Corporate risks primarily come from contracts, statutory compliance, structural organisation, and litigation. In diagnosing and evaluating these potential and actual threats, the board of directors along with their legal professionals must determine the extent of these risks and assess the company’s budgetary constraints before formulating appropriate resolutions. For that reason, the entrusted legal advisor must possess exceptional legal and financial acumen.

How Corporate Counsel’s Corporate Governance Lawyers Can Help

The corporate governance lawyers at Corporate Counsels received specialised training to identify organisational shortcomings and provide practical prevention manoeuvres whilst maintaining governance and regulatory compliance procedures. With the understanding that every company comes with a unique set of problems and conditions, our corporate governance and compliance attorneys only tailor our services to our client’s specific needs. Thorough in our forensic analysis and innovative in our problem-solving, our law firm has allotted our experience and skills in corporate risk management to help board directors of multinationals and local enterprises fortify their responses to possible legal exposures within the company’s fiscal allowance.

Shareholder Rights & Minority Shareholder Rights

As a corporate governance and compliance law firm, we represent not only the enterprise’s managers and board of directors but also its shareholders. We recognise that they are entitled to a governance role in the company and should have their interests rightfully protected.

Our shareholder rights attorneys have been involved in various stages of an incorporated company, where our services as solicitors were greatly valued. At the early stages, we participate in the creation of a shareholder’s agreement, making sure the terms are fair and inclusive of clear dispute resolution directions. Building a solid foundation helps firms and individual shareholders avoid potential friction and alleviate litigation costs. Relying on our strong suits, technical expertise and communication, we act as counsel to shareholders, advising them on their interests and possible courses of action to defend their stake.

We specialise in minority shareholder protection. With an aim to make right the oppression frequently forced upon parties with less than 51% of the shares in a privately held company, our corporate governance lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights as stipulated in the shareholders’ agreement. In the events of corporate misconduct and any violation of your contractual interests, Corporate Counsels is confident we are one of the most effective business litigators who are passionate about legitimising your entitlement, who maximise the use of experts to best investigate your case, who have a proven track record winning lawsuits with a dependable and well-researched strategy. Our endeavour to consistently produce efficient and personalised strategies places us amongst the most resilient shareholder rights attorneys in the country.

Corporate Secretary

Once thought of as a note-taker at board meetings, a corporate secretary in today’s context may encompass a wide scope of responsibilities, including corporate governance and compliance officer. As board directors are increasingly relying on corporate secretaries as advisors, the prerequisites for the position are becoming more stringent, demanding the professional to possess outstanding financial and legal expertise.

How Corporate Counsel’s Corporate Governance Lawyers Can Help

Attorneys at Corporate Counsels are especially well-positioned to be corporate secretaries, as we are equipped with in-depth knowledge of corporate and securities law, along with remarkable communication skills, intuition, and attention to detail. Henceforth, whilst our technical competence ensures that we make constructive counsellors, our interpersonal aptitude lends us the ability to form an effective connection with the directors, detect inadequacies within the organisation as well as incoming risks, and support the board in maintaining corporate operations. As tactful demeanour is a heavily emphasised practice at Corporate Counsel, our attorneys are poised to mediate between corporate entities, organise and conduct shareholders’ meetings, and advise the board on critical corporate legal matters.

Aside from contributing to corporate governance, our lawyers are prepared to take charge of compliance work. Familiar with Vietnamese company laws as well as cross-border business matters, our law firm has extensive experience helping companies tackle regulatory requirements. Methodical yet innovative if need be, Corporate Counsel constitutes the crucial skill set and qualities to be your corporate secretary.

ESG Investing

As knowledge of climate change, human rights, and other topics of social activism become the forefront of the conversation, the demand for sustainable investment grows stronger and stronger amongst stakeholders. Thus, the 21st century has been seeing a robust global movement for businesses to add to their corporate objectives a new goal – to make a positive impact on the community and environment. Financial institutions are driven to develop and enrich their ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) Investment portfolio and offerings. Although ESG is a relatively novel matter in Vietnam, the drive for socially responsible corporate actions is dominating the global market at a faster rate than ever.

How Corporate Counsel’s Corporate Governance Lawyers Can Help

Having worked with multinationals whose goals include sustainability, the lawyers at Corporate Counsel has had exposure to the legal context of ESG within corporate governance. Recognising that ESG focus is not without legal issues, we would like to help businesses manage their risks more effectively whilst staying competitive and socially responsible.

Our lawyers’ cumulative years of working as corporate legal counsels have lent us an incredibly sharp eye when it comes to cross-analysing financial decisions with regulatory requirements. As ESG encompasses a myriad of issues relating to the environment, community welfare, and corporate governance transparency, Corporate Counsel’s first step as your attorney is to investigate your specific themes and intentions. Only then can we devise the most valuable risk-management programme tailored to your corporate profile. In addition, our law firm also offers our corporate governance services to foreign firms hoping to tackle the Vietnamese market and make sure your operations are in compliance with the national ESG regulations. Our understanding of the financial industry and its drive for sustainability, coupled with our native fluency in Vietnamese law, makes us the ideal companion for any firm wishing to fulfil their ESG commitments.

In addition to corporate governance and compliance services, you may also engage our law firm if you are looking for banking lawyers, cybersecurity lawyers and Merger and Acquisition (M&A) lawyers.