Le Quoc Chen

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Welcome to ANNAM IP & LAW – one of the most professional Intellectual Property & Law Firms in Vietnam, member of APAA, INTA and VIPA. We provide our clients with a full range of IP services to protect their inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and related matters not only in Vietnam, but also in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and other jurisdictions. We also provide our clients with legal advices on Finance and Corporate and Business Law.

With a staff consists of lawyers and patent and trademark agents practicing in the IP field since 1992, we have been handling thousand of patent, trademark and design applications for a large scale of clients from individuals to corporations.

Our Patent Division:

As our patent attorneys and technical staffs have graduated in different technical universities that covers Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Bio-technology, Electrical, Mechanical fields etc., patent applications have been prepared, followed and handled by person who is in the right technical field of the invention.

With a deep understanding the importance of patent specification translation, in addition to our in-house translation staff, we have technical associates including professors, specialist and engineers who works for the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi University of Pharmacy, Institute of Chemistry, Hanoi University of Technology. They have been effectively supporting our patent division to provide our clients with precise Vietnamese specification versions and technical advices.

Our Trademark Division:

With the experiences in more than 18 years practicing in the IP field, our attorneys and associates will provide you with professional advices before filing trademark/design applications. Our mottoes are accuracy, timely and cost effective.

A close relationship with the National Office of Intellectual Property, which we understand as an important component for patent/design/trademark prosecution success has been established since the beginning of our practice.

We also maintain and strengthen our professional relation with the state enforcement authorities including judicial systems (the Courts and prosecutors), Market Management Bureau, Economic Police, etc.

Luu Vinh

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Luu spent several years working for Indochine Counsel – a local law firm, headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, in a role of Managing Associate / Head of Hanoi Office, where he advised on foreign investment, corporate & commercial matters, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructurings, property & construction and dispute resolutions.

Before taking on the role of Managing Associate / Head of Hanoi Office of Indochine Counsel, Vinh served for several years as the Manager and Assistant to the General Director of InvestConsult Group, a major local law firm based in Hanoi. There he managed, supervised and coordinated the legal team. In that role, he provided legal advice in the areas of international trade, employment and labour, incorporation and foreign direct investment. He also developed and refined the strategic direction and implementation of legal consultancy services.

Key clients of Vinh’s include Lan Chi Group of Companies, PiCO, Green City, NEM Fashion Group, Toto Vietnam, Mirai Industry, FCC Vietnam, Fedeal-Mogul Vietnam, Seiko Ideas, GF Machining Solution, Soft Chemical Corporation, Georg Fischer AG, Jebsen & Jessen Group of Companies in Vietnam, System Cleaners Asia Co., Ltd, Cisco Systems Management B.V, DKT International, SPG Investment, SPG Trading, Vietnam Alliance Minerals, Hai Dang Minerals, Eumin S&D Vietnam, LG Electronics, Sumitomo Group, Toyota Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, Song Da Corporation, McKinsey & Company, Techcombank, Starglobe Ltd (Switzerland), Toyota Tshusho, CJ Vietnam.

Hung Le

Recognising the importance of a boutique law firm dedicating to serving legal needs in real estate, construction and operation of a property project, Hung Le took the bold and entrepreneurial step of leaving both Hoa Binh Construction and Real Estate Corporation, a leading construction contractor in Vietnam, and a Vietnamese based law firm to set up CNC Counsel in 2013.

Being recognized as an experienced lawyer in the field of construction and dispute resolution, Hung regularly advises project developers, contractors and various consultant in investment, construction, and real estate in Vietnam. Hung’s clients include Hoa Binh Group, How Yu, Lecade, Dat Xanh, AltusGroup, Artelia Group, Kurihara, COFICO, Pado, Sinh Nam.

Gaining an extensive experience and good relationships with those clients, Hung can give exceptionally valuable legal advice in a wide range of services, ranging from contract, construction, real estate to dispute resolution.

Ranked as one of a few lawyers in Vietnam who can understand the deep insight of real estate and construction industries, Hung regular conducts in-depth 1999 FIDIC contract management training courses with the aim at to help Vietnamese practitioners to have a further closer to international conditions of contracts in construction and real estate sectors.

Education & Training:

  • LL.B, Commercial Law, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
  • Lawyer Training Course, the Judicial Academy, 2010
  • FIDIC Contract Expert, the FIDIC Young Professionals

Areas of Practice:

  • Contracts
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Dispute Resolution
  • FIDIC Contract Training

Vinh Le

Vinh Le leads Dezan Shira & Associates’ Ho Chi Minh City office Corporate Accounting Services team. In this role since the Spring of 2017, Vinh and her team advise multinational clients on all aspects of accounting, audit, and taxation in Vietnam. Vinh is also responsible for spearheading the development of Dezan Shira & Associates’ Vietnam Transfer Pricing services, an area of increasing concern and attention for international companies in Vietnam.

Before joining Dezan Shira & Associates Vinh accumulated a wealth of expertise over decades of experience in the tax, accounting, and audit fields. Vinh spent over a decade at Russin & Vecchi, a law firm focusing on foreign investment in Vietnam and served in senior and managerial accounting positions at Fortune 500 firms like Nestle.

Vinh is an active member of both the Ho Chi Minh Accounting Association (HAA) and the Finance and Accounting Club (FAC), local professional bodies, through which she stays abreast of regulatory trends in the finance and accounting fields.

Vinh has degrees in Accounting and Finance and Foreign Trade, and is a Certified Professional Accountant in Vietnam.

Areas of Practice:

“Ms. Vinh Le’s specializations in accounting and audit include adherence to Vietnamese Accounting Standards (VAS), VAT, CIT, FCT and PIT finalizations, international tax planning, and statutory audit compliance, which vitally assists foreign-invested enterprises to grow their operations in the country.”

Firm Overview:

Dezan Shira & Associates is a pan-Asia, specialist practice that provides multi-disciplinary foreign direct investment advisory and operational services to international businesses seeking to enter and expand their businesses in Asia. Our services in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia, include pre-investment and entry strategy advisory, comparisons of investment destinations, due diligence, corporate establishment, tax planning, accounting & reporting, treasury administration, financial review, internal audit & compliance, human resource administration & payroll, and ERP & financial system review.

Founded in Hong Kong in 1992, Dezan Shira & Associates today, has more than 300 professionals based in its 18 subsidiary offices in China, India, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia, and its liaison offices in Italy, Germany and the United States. The firm also has established alliance partnerships, with offices in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. We are your partner for growth in Asia.

Our mission is to guide foreign companies through Asia’s complex regulatory environment and assist them with all aspects of establishing, maintaining and growing their operations in the region. In essence, we walk clients through the entire process of Asian market familiarization, business planning, and corporate establishment, and provide post-establishment administration, financial, HR, payroll, and IT services.

Mark Oakley

Mark Oakley is the managing partner of ACS Legal and focuses on foreign direct investment into Southeast Asia. Before establishing ACS Legal, he worked at large international law firms in London, Singapore, the Middle East and Vietnam.

Mark has advised multinational clients on various international transactions involving private equity, structured finance, M&A, joint ventures, acquisition finance and commercial agreements. He has been advising clients from different industries such fitness and wellness, technology, entertainment and F&B, hotel development, retailers and manufacturing companies.

Firm Overview:

ACSV Legal is a HCMC, Vietnam-based law firm with a team of lawyers who are qualified in Vietnam, the UK, the US and Malaysia in civil and common law jurisdictions.

Our Clients are comprised of both SEA businesses experiencing rapid growth in Vietnam and foreign firms seeking to acquire or otherwise form businesses in Vietnam. They come from many sectors and industries including manufacturing, F&B, hospitality and leisure, education, pharma, health, beauty & fitness, IT, apparel and fashion, retail, and PR.

ACSV Legal’s commitment to service excellence extends to the way in which we approach fees. We bring significant local and international experience, multi-jurisdictional legal knowledge and a sensitivity to clients’ expectations, yet remain price sensitive.

The languages spoken at ACSV Legal include Vietnamese, English, German, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, French and Malay.

In 2016, ACSV Legal joined a network of Asian law firms operating in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim known as “One Asia Lawyers”. One Asia Lawyers has partner offices in Tokyo, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, India and Myanmar. Our participation in this network has made it possible for us to serve our clients with regional capability allowing us to concurrently serve our clients’ cross border needs through one dedicated legal platform.

Dao Nguyen

Dao Nguyen is the managing partner of DN Legal. She advises investors on all aspects of doing business in Vietnam. Her practice includes corporate and M&A, banking and finance, real estate, energy and infrastructure. She has acted for developers and the government of Vietnam on several landmark projects including the first licensed BOT project in Vietnam. Dao is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2012 notes she “demonstrates a detailed view of on-going and likely future legal developments, a strong willingness to understand the client’s needs, combined with a pragmatic approach”. Dao is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia in Corporate/M&A (2008-2014), Banking & Finance (2008-2012) and Projects & Energy (2010-2014); as a leading Real Estate lawyer by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2014); as leading lawyer by IFLR1000 in Corporate/M&A (2015-2017), Banking & Finance (2015-2017), and Energy & Infrastructure (2017); as leading lawyer by AI Global in Corporate (2016-2018), Energy & Infrastructure (2017), Banking & Finance (2018), as leading lawyer by AsiaLaw in Construction & Real Estate (2018).

Legal Qualifications:

– Admitted as solicitor, Hong Kong, 2002
– Admitted to the bar, State of New York, 1994
– Admitted to the bar, State of California, 1991

Firm Overview:

DN Legal was established in July of 2014 by Ms. Dao Nguyen. Having managed and helped build law practices in Vietnam for two international firms as managing partner and with over 25 years of experience in Vietnam and in Tokyo and the US, Dao decided to set up on her own so that she can provide personal attention to only a number of key clients. Thus, DN Legal’s approach is a tailored and personal legal service. All work taken on by the firm will be personally handled by Dao. We work with clients who require commercial and innovative solutions and structures to build their businesses in Vietnam.