Steven Jacob
Foreign Associate
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
T +84 28 3823 9640

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Steven Jacob is a California certified attorney who has spent a decade working in the Indochina region. He attended Santa Clara University School of Law where he received a J.D., and subsequently certified with the California Bar Association. After graduating he worked with Indochine Counsel as a Legal Consultant where he acted in several cases ranging from international trade to corporate law and from M&A to intellectual property.

He has worked in Cambodia, for the prestigious law firm Bun & Associates and for several years as in-house counsel for Sanum Investments, an investment fund based on Laos PDR.

For several years he worked as a freelancer in the region including work for Indochine Counsel and others. He returned to Indochine Counsel full time at the beginning of 2021.

While he has substantial experience with corporate and commercial law, he is currently acting in the technology, media, and telecoms sector. He writes weekly columns for the firm’s blog and has authored several articles on the region. Most recently he published “Selecting a Dispute Resolution Venue in Laos” in the IPBA journal, and co-authored the “Vietnam Chapter: International Insolvency and Restructuring Guide” for a Law Firm Network publication, and “Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties: Vietnam”, PLC Cross-border Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties Handbook 2010 published by Practical Law Company. In 2010, Steven was included in Asian Legal Business’s Hot 100 Lawyers.

Practice Areas


  • B.A. in History, B.A. in Asian Studies, Utah State University
  • J.D. in Law, Santa Clara University School of Law


  • English
  • Conversational Vietnamese