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GCI&PARTNERS has grown exponentially since its conception, further justifying our mission to be a client oriented consultant firm, with a constant aim towards becoming, not only your advisor of law, but a legal partner that the client can trust
About the firm
GCI Partners has grown exponentially since its conception, further justifying our mission to be a client oriented consultant firm, with a constant aim towards becoming, not only your advisor of law, but a legal partner that the client can trust.

Our firm focuses on delivering to clients what they report needing the most: sound legal counsel, responsive service, concise communication and an eye toward being as efficient in our representation as possible. We favor a lean staffing model in which the likely needs of a project are considered at the outset. Many of our projects are handled by a single lawyer, who becomes intimately familiar with the facts and laws relevant to the project. This approach reduces costs and avoids potential for duplicative work. In some projects, a threshold staffing assessment indicates that more than one attorney will be needed and a team of lawyers must be assembled. Our team includes qualified associates, paralegals and project assistants who can capably handle work requiring different levels of expertise. All matters are overseen by the relationship attorney or team leader to assure the highest standards of work product quality and strict adherence to technical requirements.

We have assembled and developed a team of lawyers and staff that are accomplished and experienced. This has helped GCI Partners succeed in creating a reputation as a leading law firm in Vietnam with the highest professional and international character. Furthermore, we have formed many partnerships with firms in such countries, along with Singapore, Australia. In Vietnam, our local lawyers have fostered substantial relationships with the authorities. These strengths allow us to satisfy our client’s complex needs at the highest degree of care and success.
Trang Phan Attorney
Her is General director and assumes overall responsibility for the operation of the firm. With a background in business and trade law, her became a specialist in the field of investment and commercial contracts. The diversity of her legal practice includes but not limit to providing advices on projects and transactions relating enterprise, investment project, intellectual property. Her brings knowledge and wisdom to every case she handles. Her breadth of experience serves as a platform for the tenacity and attention to detail that produces successful results and satisfied clients. She is recognized as a formidable advocate by police, prosecutors, opposing counsel and court staff.

PEER ENDORSEMENTS:

Kevin Flaherty

Managing Director, Energy & Natural Resources at Saigon Asset Management.We have utilized Trang to structure & draft Joint Venture Agreements in both Vietnam and Laos. Her understanding of both country's legal framework and, more importantly their business environment, were a great benefit to us.

Partner / Director at RSTexpo Vietnam
Trang is a super fast acting person who takes on challenging deadlines and tasks and act with even more dedication keeping in mind details and specs of the project in hand. Trang is an energy radiating person who smiles even in pressures and is thorough professional. I recommend her for any project from investment to legal issues and Licensing of projects.I see a promising future for her.

Branch Manager at VITRACO
Trang is good partner with fast service and flexible. 
She is willing to explain task in details so that we can understand what matter is...

Robert Nicholson
Chief Representative at More UK Ltd Vietnam
I have known Trang for a few years now and always seeks her legal advice for all matters relating to Vietnam 
She is a highly knowledgeable individual in her field which covers a wide area of legal matters pertaining to business whether corporate or with regard to a private individual 
Trang has substantial domestic and international experience in the legala and business fields and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Executive Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Sarus Indochina Select Fund
I hired Ms. Trang (once again) for licensing work on a new venture and did so originally out of convenience but her expertise and detailed knowledge again was extremely helpful in this constantly changing regulatory environment. Ms. Trang and her business support team are easy to work with, very knowledgeable and extraordinarily well connected. They do very professional work and I would not hesitate to use them on every project here. I've worked in Vietnam for over 8 years and GCI&PARTNERS  has consistently been the best advisor that I've had here
 
 
 


John Overall Attorney
JOHN ALBERT OVERALL B.Agr; Dip. Ed; LLB Hons(2nd Class)
 
BARRISTER AT LAW – Australian lawyer and Investment & Trade Consultant
 
1971 – graduated Bachelor of Agriculture and Diploma in Education – University of Sydney.
 
1972 – 1974: Teacher of Science and Agriculture in Sydney
 
1975 – 1986: Industrial law officer at the Australian Worker’s Union
 
1987: University of Technology  - Bachelor of Law with Honours [2nd Class]
 
1988: Admitted as Barrister of Supreme Court of New South Wales, the High Court of Australia and all Federal Courts of Australia.
 
1988 – 1994: Industrial Relations Legal Adviser at John Fairfax & Co, publishers of the Sydney Morning Herald and other newspapers and magazines. Represented the company in the Industrial Courts and advised on industrial law.
 
1994 - 1996: Industrial Relations Legal Adviser at George Weston Foods.
 
1996 – 2000: Industrial Relations Consultant advising employers and negotiating industrial agreements with trade unions.
 
2000 - 2002: Solicitor, New South Wales Crime Commission.
Prepared applications for court hearings, search warrants, telecommunications intercept warrants, listening device warrants.  Drafted the supporting affidavits. Drafted applications for the forfeiture of criminal assets including the supporting affidavits. Appeared in courts and Administrative tribunals for the NSW Crime Commission. 
 
2002 – 2012: Practising barrister representing clients in various courts and advising in commercial law, migration law, criminal law, customs law, industrial and employment law and administrative law.
 
2012 – Now: Issued Foreign Lawyers licence by Vietnam Minister of Justice and practising law with Acacia Vietnam Co. Limited in Ho Chi Minh City.
 
Our Partners
Mr Tu Thanh Thao is a lecturer at the HCMC University of Law - with over 6-year experience in investment and tax related issues, Mr. Thao has served both local and foreign clients doing business in Vietnam. His practice areas are investment, M&A, corporate laws, real estate, commerce, insurance, and tax.
 
Mr Nguyen Van Linh has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, security and litigation. With extensive trial experience, including a number of large commercial litigation trials in the Courts and the Arbitration, Mr. Linh has earned an impressive reputation as a skilful negotiator. He also advises other types of business issues such as raising of venture and expansion capital and assisting entrepreneurs and investors with exit strategies.
 
Mr Nguyen Van Hung is a lecturer at the Police of University - he has a through knowledge of the corporate operation and their culture, and the clients will benefit from her valuable experiences. He practice at the firm focuses both on contract, corporate, labor, commercial laws and litigation.
 
Mr Le Tien Hoang is responsible for business and investment consultation. Mr. Hoang has been involved in various projects for clients, particularly investment projects in fields of telecommunication, real estate and hotel.
 
Mr Le Anh Duc has particular expertise in all aspects of trade mark and industrial design protection including registration and conducting and defending opposition, cancellation proceedings. He also advises on the protection and commercial exploitation of intellectual property right including copyright, domain name issues, and trade secrets. Mr. Duc has presented interests of very first corporations in conducting their strategies of distribution in Vietnam through their Franchise systems.
 
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