Mr. Hoang Minh Duc (黃明德) is a special counsel of Duane Morris Vietnam, the Vietnamese subsidiary of Duane Morris LLP (US).

Mr. Hoang Minh Duc has worked intensively on corporate & M&A matters for the last 18 years. A strong relationship and effective communication with the fund and startup community in Vietnam ranging from policy makers, venture capitalists, founders to startups, etc. and, most importantly, experience in cross-border startup funding deals have given him an insight about the niche market.

Mr. Hoang Minh Duc joined  a group of leading startup and VC experts who unofficially consults in-charge State bodies of Vietnam on designing a startup and VC-friendly environment. He has been also appointed as an adviser in the biggest Government-funded startup development program – ‘Supporting the National Innovation Startup Ecosystem by 2025’ under the coordination of the Ministry of Science and Technology (commonly known as Project #844).

On the entrepreneurs’ side, Mr. Hoang Minh Duc has mentored local founders in ‘Viet Challenges’, having regarded as the most prestigious contest for Vietnamese startups on a global scale.

Languages: Vietnamese (mother-tongue), English (fluent) and Chinese (communication).





黄先生在协助和支持企业创业和经营方面贡献突出,他曾为参与Viet Challenges比赛的国内创业者担任导师。而Viet Challenges是越南初创社区中信用度最高、规模最大的全球性赛事之一。


In addition to this blog, Mr. Hoang Minh Duc has created another set of in-depth comments on corporate issues in Vietnam on a sister blog. Because it aims at providing local startups with practical and in-depth knowledge, the blog is in Vietnamese language only. Here is the link: https://vietnamlawgate.wordpress.com/.

Mr. Hoang Minh Duc can be reached at