Frasers Law Company has both international and Vietnamese qualified lawyers who advise on a range of data protection matters, from reviewing policies and providing data transfer advice, to supporting clients on regulatory compliance matters. Data protection is a key focus for the TMT team, and the group’s client roster includes technology, e-commerce fintech, and insurance companies, as well as banks and other financial institutions. Managing partner Mark Fraser is a key name in data protection and co-leads the team alongside Justin Gisz, who ‘has deep knowledge of the financial services regulatory framework’. Senior associate Duong Mai Huong is another key figure in the group.
Data protection in Vietnam
Frasers Law Company
Mark Fraser; Justin Gisz
Other key lawyers:
Duong Mai Huong
‘Very practical regulatory advice. Excellent communication. Always meeting deadlines and avoiding surprises.’
‘Justin Gisz has deep knowledge of the financial services regulatory framework, and of the key players and market trends in Vietnam. He is prepared, practical, and responsive.’
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories
- Acted for Aspire in conducting a comprehensively detailed review of its business model as a provider of a digital finance platform in Vietnam, including the crucial data protection aspects.
- Acted for Chubb Vietnam in relation to the data protection aspects of its proposed business collaboration with a ride hailing operation in Vietnam.
- Acted as local counsel for Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories relating to the data protection issues of the proposed cross-border extension of licence granted to it by Veeva.
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
The data protection group at Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers sits within the firm’s TMT practice and advises clients across multiple jurisdictions. Practice head Vu Thi Que has a thriving practice, advising on fintech, software and other disruptive technologies, and is also fluent in Mandarin, which allows her to advise both Chinese and Vietnamese companies. Logan Leung was promoted to deputy managing partner in June 2022, and has a contentious and non-contentious data protection practice, while senior associate Le Quynh Nhi advises clients on regulatory and compliance matters.
Vu Thi Que
Other key lawyers:
Logan Leung; Le Quynh Nhi
Tilleke & Gibbins
Tilleke & Gibbins supports clients in the technology, media, e-commerce and fintech sectors on a range of data protection mandates, including reviewing policies, data transfers, cybersecurity, and regulatory compliance matters. The group is chaired by senior associate Waewpen Piemwichai, who is skilled in acting for banks and financial institution, and is increasingly active in the fintech space.
‘Up to date with emerging developments which enables clients to be at the front of work.’
‘Waewpen Piemwichai is extremely helpful.’
‘The team is efficient, flexible and business oriented. They are always able to offer practical solutions within a very short period of time, which is what clients want.’
‘Fee sensitive and efficient, and good grasp of data protection laws in the SEA region.’
‘Waewpen Piemwichai is efficient and innovative in providing helpful solutions.’
- Assisted a luxury goods brand with a wide range of data protection matters, including a data protection impact assessment for its entire operations.
- Advised technology clients on a constant stream of matters related to data privacy and protection.
Vision & Associates
The team at Vision & Associates acts for a wide range international companies on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity matters, including data transfers and regulatory compliance. Dang Trong Hieu and Le Tuan An co-head the practice.
Dang Trong Hieu; Le Tuan An
Ebara Vietnam Pump Company
Air Liquide Vietnam
Chevron Lubricants Vietnam
Australia and New Zealand Banking group
Vietnam Mobile Telecoms Services Company
- Assisted FMC in reviewing Vietnam-related schedules of an intra-group data protection agreement.
Baker McKenzie provides regulatory advice on data protection matters, as well as supporting clients with privacy and cybersecurity mandates. The team also undertakes policy advocacy to assist in new legislation. Yee Chung Seck leads the M&A department and co-heads the TMT sector group, assisting international technology, fintech, e-commerce and social media sector clients with their data protection mandates. Praised as ‘efficient, insightful and proactive’, Manh Hung Tran co-leads the team.
Yee Chung Seck; Manh Hung Tran
‘The team is very sharp in consulting on all legal issues including data protection. They are not only focusing on data protection law and regulations, but also connecting the issue with other related laws, which is very informative and helpful to clients.’
‘Manh Hung Tran is an excellent adviser. He is efficient, effective, insightful and proactive.’
‘They serve clients with their premium services.’
YKVN is increasingly active in the data protection and cybersecurity arenas, with a focus on representing foreign invested enterprises on their adherence to local data protection law and providing them with regulatory advice. Managing partner Truong Nhat Quang leads the team and corporate partner Diep Hoai Nam is also a key contact.
Truong Nhat Quang
Other key lawyers:
Diep Hoai Nam