Christophe Cougnaud Partner, Mazars Legal Vietnam LLC

Christophe Cougnaud


  • French qualified lawyer (“Avocat”)
  • Postgraduate Master’s Degree in Business law (“DJCE”) - Cergy-Pontoise University (France)
  • Bachelor of laws LLB (London - United-Kingdom)
  • FIDIC Module 1 (Practical Use of the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts Red and Yellow Book), FIDIC Module 2 (Claims under FIDIC 1999 + 2017 update), FIDIC Module 4 (Contract Management and Administration Course), FIDIC Module 5 (EPC/Turnkey Projects Course - Silver Book), FIDIC Module 6 (Design, Build and Operate Projects - Gold Book).
  • ACIArb - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


  • After practicing for more than 10 years in major British and French law firms in France, Christophe has worked 5 years in Vietnam in a top ranked law firm before joining Mazars as a Partner, where he develops the International Construction Project & Energy practice.
  • In Vietnam, Christophe provides practical advice on international construction projects and assistance on operational matters to Vietnamese and international clients across a wide range of industry sectors (especially railways, water, infrastructures). Over the last 5 years, Christophe has advised different stakeholders on the 3 Metro line projects in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and is recognized as an international expert by the Society of Construction Law Vietnam (SCL-V). He handles all aspects of international contractual work, from negotiation to drafting (EPC contracts, FIDIC), supporting clients’ day-to-day operations and strategic business activities.
  • Christophe also advises companies in many facets of their corporate life, from their establishment to various aspects of their evolution (mainly in commercial law, corporate law and labor/social security law - immigration).
  • Christophe is also the General Secretary of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry France-Vietnam (CCIFV).

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