Truong Huu Ngu
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Truong Huu Ngu leads a team specializing in M&A, Project Finance, and Capital Markets while collaborating with other partner teams to provide a comprehensive client experience.

Having spent nearly a decade at the largest Japanese law firm in Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo, Ngu has advised on numerous M&A transactions across various sectors, such as banking, manufacturing, real estate, and energy. The following list highlights some of these transactions:

  • Assisted a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company in a sector-related acquisition;
  • Aided a top Japanese trading house in acquiring a major Southeast Asian seafood company;
  • Supported a Japanese steel producer in acquiring a large Southeast Asian steel plant;
  • Guided a Japanese entertainment and financial services firm through a state-owned bank acquisition attempt;
  • Assisted a leading Japanese trading house in acquiring a finance company;
  • Advised a major Japanese leasing company on a finance leasing firm acquisition;
  • Consulted a Japanese steel manufacturer on an attempted state-owned steel conglomerate acquisition;
  • Advised a Japanese digital healthcare company on a hospital acquisition;
  • Consulted a global Japanese electronics firm on a wind power project;
  • Defended a top Japanese food distribution company against a hostile takeover of its investee company.

While studying in the US for three years, Ngu worked as an assistant to Prof. Samuel C. Thompson Jr., Director of the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions at Pennsylvania State University. He authored the well-regarded "Pháp Lý M&A Căn Bản" (Fundamentals of M&A Legal Practice) and contributed to a range of publications, several of which were republished on government-backed websites and relied upon for legal reforms.


  • Fundamentals of M&A Legal Practice, Industry & Trade Publishing House 2018 (in Vietnamese)
  • Samuel C. Thompson, The Deal Lawyer's Weapons in the War on COVID-19, PLI 2022 (Chapter co-author)
  • Samuel C. Thompson, Corporate Valuation in M&A, PLI, forthcoming (Chapter co-author)

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  • LLM, Pennsylvania State University (USA), 2020
  • LLB, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (Vietnam), 2008


  • English
  • Vietnamese

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