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The 'very professional' Baker McKenzie handles employment matters such as restructuring projects, labour relations, immigration, downsizing, and health and safety matters, as well as employee benefits and taxation issues. Nguyen Thuy Hang, who heads the practice provides clients with practical and commercially savvy advice navigating through the ever-changing legal landscape in Vietnam. The firm's clients come from industries including travel, fashion, technology, financial services, oil and gas, automotive and food and beverage. Sarah Galeski is now at KPMG.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer acts for multinational companies on the labour consequences of major corporate transactions, such as employee transfers and restructuring matters. The team advised Quadria Capital on the employment aspects of its purchase of a majority stake in FV Hospital and Clinic, and also advises MUFG Bank on various employment matters. The firm's client base also includes notable names in industries including pharmaceuticals, technology, fashion and electronics, as well as the embassies of the United Kingdom, Japan and Brazil. Senior associate An Hoang Ha has a strong regulatory background.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has an active practice in contentious areas such as those concerning anti-corruption, internal investigations and executive exits, as well as handling non-contentious matters such as internal restructurings and other transactional work. Department head Vu Thi Que works with clients from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Other clients include international names in the consulting, food and beverage, technology, travel, entertainment and financial services industries.

Tilleke & Gibbins provides ‘quick, detailed, competent and practical legal advice for resolving labour and employment issues’. The firm advises well-known names in computer hardware, biotechnology, financial services and pharmaceutical companies on labour regulations and employment contracts across multiple jurisdictions in the region. Key names include Chuyen Le, whose work includes regulatory affairs. Kien Trung Trinh and 'person of choice' Vinh Quoc Nguyen were elected to the partnership in 2018.

ATS Law Firm is ‘very professional, with in-depth knowledge and fast response’. The firm advises on employment contracts, labour regulations, health and safety issues, immigration and labour-management relations, including assisting foreign investors on sensitive matters. Vu Thi Thu Ha is 'very fast and knowledgeable'.

Frasers Law Company advises local and international clients on matters such as labour legislation, employment contracts as well as transactional matters and disputes. The firm has high-profile international clients from various industries including manufacturing, technology, energy, banking, media, leisure, health care, and insurance.

Vision & Associates advises on a range of issues in the employment arena, including employee contracts and benefits, compliance and migration issues, as well as major transactions and dispute resolution. Among other matters, the firm advised Nomura Research Institute on migration issues, and advises Wilbur-Ellis on employee discipline matters. Other clients include Toyota and Boston Consulting Group.

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