Data protection in Vietnam

Frasers Law Company

The data protection practice at Frasers Law Company, led by Mark Fraser, advises a number of large international clients on data privacy matters. The team also includes Justin Gisz, who has experience advising financial institutions in the wake of data breaches and senior associate Nguyen Thuy Duong who has broader TMT experience.

Practice head(s):

Mark Fraser

Other key lawyers:

Justin Gisz; Nguyen Thuy Duong

Testimonials

‘Real depth of expertise in data protection and TMT. Commercial and responsive.’

‘Mark Fraser is dedicated, responsive, commercial and hard working.’

Key clients

Kimball Electronics

Aspire (GBR) Limited

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' data protection practice has an overlap with the firm's TMT group and is experienced in advising domestic and foreign clients on cybersecurity legislation and compliance procedures related to business operations in Vietnam. New partner Logan Leung advises tech clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, and the firm is able to leverage its wider Asia network to support on cross-border regulatory matters.

Other key lawyers:

Logan Leung; Do Anh Tu

Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins is a'go-to firm' and assists clients on all aspects related to data protection, data privacy, and cybersecurity, and is led by Hanoi-based Waewpen Piemwichai who also oversees the TMT practice. The team advises a number of high-profile tech giants on due diligence matters and social media, and is sought after by international law firms to advise on domestic compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Waewpen Piemwichai

Testimonials

‘The team provided prompt and succinct advice on the Cybersecurity law and helped us to review internal processes to be compliant with the new law.’

‘Waewpen Piemwichai provided insights on which business the regulators would be focusing on with respect to the Cybersecurity law.’

‘My go-to firm for anything data protection law-related in Vietnam. Has consistently delivered and on time, which is much appreciated. Value for money is a bonus too.’

‘Steadfast and reliable service and support from Waewpen Piemwichai.’

Key clients

FMC

Merck, Sharp & Dohme

Work highlights

  • Conducted due diligence and gap analysis on data privacy and data security practices of a U.S. computer hardware manufacturer’s entire operation in Vietnam.
  • Assisted with various data protection for a luxury goods company, including advising on data localization requirements and a global client relationship management platform.

YKVN

YKVN advises foreign investors on all aspects of data protection and cybersecurity compliance in Vietnam. Corporate partner Tram Nguyen is the first port of call for pharmaceutical, finance, and TMT clients on data protection matters such as data collection methods and compliance with privacy.  Truong Quang oversees the practice group, which often works in collaboration with other international law firms such as Jones Day and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

Practice head(s):

Truong Quang

Other key lawyers:

Nguyen Tram

Key clients

Japan Credit Bureau (JCB)

Bunge

NTT Communications Corporation

All Nippon Airways

Work highlights

  • Advised Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) on its legal questionnaire regarding data security and personal data regulation protection legal framework in Vietnam.
  • Advised Bunge on its legal questionnaire regarding compliance with Vietnamese laws on privacy.
  • Advised NTT Communications Corporation on the establishment of an entity in Vietnam.

Vision & Associates

Vision & Associates has experience undertaking data protection and cyber-security advisory work for large corporations. The team offers a combined TMT and IP practice for clients overseen by key partners Tuan Anh Le and Luu Tien Ngoc.

Practice head(s):

Tuan Anh; Luu Tien Ngoc

Key clients

Expedia Group Company

Nike Inc.

Accenture

American Airlines

At&T

Diebold Nixdorf Vietnam Company Limited

Adobe Inc.

Kering

Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche Ag

Daimler Ag

Alibaba Group

Baidu Inc.

Tencent Holdings Limited

Bytedance Inc., Tiktok Pte Ltd.

Beijing Kwaishou Technology Co., Ltd