Frederick Burke International Trade - Vietnam

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Baker & Mckenzie
12th Floor, Saigon Tower 29
Le Duan Blvd District 1
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Tel: + 84 8 3520 2628
Fax: +84 8 3829 5618


Frederick Burke has over 20 years experience practicing in the area of corporate law. He served as the Practice Group Leader of the Firm’s Global WTO & International Trade Practice Group from 2006 to 2007, and has been ranked by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in both Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and International Trade for three successive years. Mr. Burke has also been recommended in more categories than any other lawyer in Vietnam by PLC Which Laywer? in 2008. He is currently a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Administrative Reform in Vietnam.

Mr. Burke is highly regarded for his work on foreign investment projects in Vietnam and China for key players in the property development, trade, IT/C, and project finance areas. He provides practical advice in the related issues of securities, finance, tax, labor, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution. Mr. Burke also has extensive experience in working closely with Vietnamese legislators and law drafters on the many new laws and decrees that have been introduced to integrate Vietnam into the global economy.

Trade Law Practice:

We have a long history in advising a diverse range of clients on customs, trade and supply chain operations across Vietnam. Our dedicated team of lawyers offers advice on a comprehensive range of regulatory, customs and tax issues relating to trade, sourcing, contract manufacturing, wholesale and retail distribution, franchising, direct sales, after-sales and reverse logistics operations.

We also advise on a wide range of WTO issues, such as optimizing cross-border trade in goods and services through regional and bilateral free trade agreements, export controls on strategic goods and technologies, trade remedies and trade sanctions, and local legislation compliance with WTO commitments.

Baker & Mckenzie:

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st.

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 11,000 people in 77 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – “fluency” – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

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