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    Samty Co., Ltd. - Investment in S-VIN Vietnam Real Estate Trading Joint Stock Co.

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Japanese real estate company Samty Co., Ltd. [TSE: 3244] on its acquisition of 90% of S-VIN Vietnam Real Estate Trading Joint Stock Co., as part of a real estate project in Vietnam with Vinhomes Joint Stock Co. [HOSE: VHM].

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Samty was led by partners Shintaro Uno and Taro Hirosawa and counsel Phan Thien Huong.


宇野 伸太郎

Shintaro is one of Japan’s leading experts on FIDIC and other construction-industry contracts. He specializes in international engineering and construction of infrastructure projects around the world, with a particular focus on Japan and Asia. He has extensive experience advising on a wide range of projects, including semiconductor plants, data centers, high-speed railways, highways, submarine cables, coal-mining process facilities, Mass Rapid Transit, high-rise buildings, lithium hydroxide plants, various types of power plants, tunnels, ports, dredging, offshore wind, and water treatment and supply facilities, with primary contracts based on the standard FIDIC contract forms (including Redbook, Yellowbook, Silverbook 1999 and 2017 version), Minkanrengo Building contract, Nikkenren Design Build and ENAA. On the contentious side, Shintaro has represented both employers and contractors in proceedings before Dispute Adjudication Boards, arbitral tribunals, and in the courts of various jurisdictions. .
Shintaro has been selected as a Leading Individual in the Construction: International category in Singapore for Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 and 2024.
Regarding conflict and crisis management in Asia, he has handled numerous complex and difficult cases during his 13 years stationed in Southeast Asia, advising on risk analysis and response strategies based on the local situation. In particular, he has experience in handling over 60 litigation cases and criminal matters in Indonesia over the past 12 years, demonstrating his expertise in handling local disputes.

廣澤 太郎


  • Partner
  • Tokyo Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

In addition to seven years' experience in Vietnam, Taro also has experience in working as in-house counsel for a major trading company. He has strong expertise in cross-border M&A/joint ventures, real estate development, labor, compliance, crisis management deals, and international transactions. In recent years, the scope of his work has expanded to include Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. He is also a member of the Agrifood Practice Team.


PHAN Thien Huong

  • Partner
  • Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

Huong is highly skilled at providing practical solutions that are tailored to clients' needs in regard to M&A, foreign investment, corporate governance and restructuring, contract law, employment, and market access in Vietnam. She has advised numerous international clients on various complex deals in a variety of heavily regulated industries, such as real estate, land and construction, trade and distribution, securities, and M&A filing requirements with respect to competition and antitrust laws. In addition to representing large corporations in a diverse range of business law matters, she also assists clients in negotiating and dealing with counterparties in order to identify any obstacles between the parties and achieve the parties’ goals. When clients require practical solutions for their business projects in Vietnam, they turn to Huong.