Jeff Olson

"Jeff Olson is highlighted by one client as 'thorough, responsive and very easy to deal with.'", Chambers Asia-Pacific

As a partner in the Corporate practice and Managing Partner of the Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi offices, Jeff Olson has nearly 15 years' experience helping private equity firms, venture capital investors, and corporations of all shapes and sizes complete complex multi-jurisdictional M&A and joint venture transactions in Asia and the U.S.

Representing clients in industries as diverse as agriculture, real estate, food and beverage, health care, oil and gas, tobacco, and media, Jeff combines mature market experience with emerging market know-how to guide his clients through a rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape.

Vietnam and ASEAN are changing by the day, presenting both opportunities and obstacles for clients. Having practiced in New York, Tokyo, and currently Vietnam, Jeff knows what it takes to execute deals in challenging markets.

Awards and recognitions


Corporate/M&A (Vietnam)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2005

M.A., Texas A&M University, 2000

B.A., Texas A&M University, 1995


Registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Representative experience

Advising Kinh Do Corporation in connection with the sale of its snack business to Mondelez International.

Advising FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, on its acquisition of Microsoft's feature phone business.

Advising Sojitz Corporation on its acquisition of 95.24% of the share capital of Saigon Paper Corporation.

Advising a Singapore-based private equity firm on the acquisition of convertible debt instruments issued by a leading restaurant chain operator in Vietnam.

Advising New Kids Service Trading Corporation on its issuance of Series A preferred equity to Standard Chartered Private Equity.

Advising Sojitz Corporation on its strategic investment in HOSE-listed PAN Group JSC.

Advising a Singapore-based private equity firm on the acquisition of a minority stake in a leading distributor and manufacturer of crop protection chemicals in Vietnam.

Advising New Kids Service Trading Corporation on its issuance of Series B preferred equity to Crescent Point Management.

Advising a Vietnam-focused investment fund as secured lender on exchangeable financing arrangement to fund acquisition of a Ho Chi Minh City residential real estate project.

Advising Dun & Bradstreet Corporation on the sale of its Vietnam business to CRIF S.p.A.

Advising GE Oil & Gas on the acquisition of John Wood Group's well support division for U.S.$2.8bn.

Advising Misys plc on the sale of All scripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. for U.S.$1.3bn.

Advising Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd on the acquisition of Cabot Corporation’s supermetals business for U.S.$450m.

Advising NBC Universal and CBS on the sale of its stake in The Sundance Channel to Rainbow Media Holdings for US$496m.

Advising JBS S.A. (Friboi), a leading Brazilian beef producer, on the acquisition of Smithfield Foods' beef division for US$565m.

Advising Computershare Limited on the acquisition of Bank of New York Mellon's shareowner services business for US$550m.

Advising Thomson Reuters (Legal) Inc. on the acquisition of India-based legal process outsourcing provider Pangea3 Inc.

Advising Thomson Reuters (Tax & Accounting), Inc. on the acquisition of property tax automation and land registry software provider Manatron, Inc.

Advising Kirin Holdings Company, Ltd on the multistage acquisition and financing of US-based Nawgan Products, LLC.

Advising International pipe fabrication and manufacturing company on the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with a South Korean engineering and construction company.

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