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Vision & Associates

Vietnam > Data protection Tier 1

Vision & Associates advises a significant number of multinational companies on data protection and privacy, as well as cybersecurity issues. Recent work included advising Adobe on data residency requirements from a Vietnamese legal perspective. Dang Trong Hieu and Le Tuan An co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Ag (“pag”)

Netease Inc.

Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

Diebold Nixdorf Vietnam


Facebook, Inc.

Software Ag

Chevron Lubricants Vietnam Co. Ltd.

Lineage Logistics

Tiktok Pte Ltd.


Vietnam > Intellectual property: local firms Tier 1

Vision & Associates' client base includes well-known names in the technology, social media, retail and consumer industries. Managing partner Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac who is a registered patent and trade mark attorney, focuses on registrations and enforcements. Bac co-heads the team with Do Quang Hung, who has expertise in IP rights enforcement and dispute resolution, and patent law expert Nguyen Nguyet Dzung.

Vietnam > Labour and employment Tier 2

Vision & Associates' team, which is jointly led by Le Tuan Anh and Nguyen Thi Thanh Xuan, undertakes a wide range of transactional and advisory work, and it is also active in employment litigation. Recent mandates included advice to clients on employment contracts, restructurings, immigration issues and employee benefits.

Key clients

Bytedance Inc.

Vietnam Company Limited

Fichtner Vietnam Ltd. Company

Vestergaard Fransend Sa

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated.

Obayashi Vietnam Corporation

Toyota Motor Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Turkish Airlines Inc.

Chevron Lubricants Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Diebold Nixdorf Vietnam Company

Motorola Solutions

Sherwin Williams

The Boston Consulting Group

JP Morgan

Air Liquide Vietnam Co. Ltd.

ENI S.p.a

Toyota Motor Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Padmac Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Yamani Dynasty Co., Ltd.

Hulane Electronic (Vietnam) Co.,

Dsm Nutritional Products Vietnam Ltd

Carl Zeiss Pte. Ltd


Louis Dreyfus Company, Llc (“ldc”)

Cpa Australia Ltd.

Upm-kymmene Oyj (“upm”)

Work highlights

  • Advised Bytedance on issues such as salary and bonus, social insurance benefits, retention of candidate’s dossier, intern transition and changes in new Labour Code.
  • Advised OVC on other labour issues such as annual leave, overtime wages and wage calculation method, employer’s payment for employee’s training certificates and severance allowance for retired employees
  • Advised Toyota on its labour and outsourcing contracts.

Vietnam > Insurance Tier 3

Vision & Associates' team, which comprises of a mix of Vietnamese and internationally-qualified lawyers, has a strong profile among insurance companies. It advises clients on setting up businesses in Vietnam, policy reviews and contractual matters. It is also knowledgeable about the regulatory aspects of general insurance, life insurance and statutory insurance. Luu Tien Ngoc and Dang Trong Hieu co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

AIG Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd.

QBE Insurance (Vietnam)

Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte Ltd

International Planning Group

Union Insurance Company

Bank For Investment And Development Of Vietnam Insurance Joint Stock Corporation

Petrolimex Insurance Joint Stock Company

PVI Re-insurance Jsc

Work highlights

  • Provided legal advice for PVI RE on some conditions of joint stock insurance companies under current provisions of law.
  • Advised AIG on data protection issues.

Vietnam > Projects and energy Tier 3

Vision & Associates has a strong offering in relation to major development projects, with its group assisting clients with project structuring and documentation, as well as related finance arrangements. Its work covers a number of subsets of the energy sector, including oil and gas, nuclear energy, wind power, solar power and waste-to-energy. It also acts for clients on matters with a nexus to the transport and real estate industries. Leading the team are Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac and Luu Tien Ngoc.

Key clients

Baker Hughes Services Pte. Ltd.

China Development Bank

Actr Company Limited

Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Limited

Eni S.p.a

The World Bank

Tht Development Co., Ltd.

Garmuda Land Vietnam


Carl Zeiss Pte. Ltd.

Diebold Nixdorf Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Bac Lieu Us Energy Joint Stock Company

Ct Land Joint Stock Company

Ct Management Joint Stock Company

Housing And Urban Development Corporation

Halcom Vietnam Joint Stock Company

Global Technology Joint Stock Company

Ocean Group

Marina Hotel Joint Stock Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Ocean Group on supply contracts for a wind energy project.
  • Advised Baker Hughes on licensing issues surrounding an oil and gas field.
  • Advised ENI on employment issues.

Vietnam > Tax Tier 3

Vision & Associates, which attracts work from clients such as Bytedance and Turkish Airlines, advises on corporate tax, VAT, capital gains tax and import and export tax. Managing partner Le Quynh Anh jointly leads the practice with Dang Trong Hieu.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Bytedance Inc.

Yamani Dynasty Co., Ltd.

Padmac Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Turkish Airlines Inc.

Obayashi Vietnam Corporation

Diebold Nixdorf Vietnam

Work highlights

  • Assists TikTok with full legal services.
  • Assisted Turkish Airlines with full legal services in its daily operations.
  • Advised Padmac Vietnam on minimising its tax burden.

Vietnam > Banking and finance Tier 4

Vision & Associates generates a steady stream of work in relation to syndicated loans and project finance transactions. It also advises on the establishment and maintenance of credit institutions, investment funds and securities companies. Managing partner Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac and Luu Tien Ngoc jointly lead the team.


The team is so strong, nice and well-understanding. They have a perfect collaboration.

Key clients

The World Bank Group

JP Morgan

Vietnam Opportunities Fund


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.

Nomura Research Institute NoSociété Générale

Crédit Agricole Corporate And Investment Banking Développement

International Desjardins


Anz Banking Group

Korea Development Bank

United Overseas Bank Limited

Duxton Asset Management

China Development Bank

Doha Bank

Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the World Bank on financing infrastructure projects.
  • Advised JP Morgan on regulatory issues surrounding an investment fund.
  • Advised PBE on establishing a debt trading company.

The firm: Founded in 1999 by Mr PHAM Nghiem Xuan Bac and other partners, Vision & Associates (V&A), became one of the leading consulting companies in Vietnam, which together with its legal arm, Vision & Associates Legal, offers a broad range of professional services with practical and creative solutions at the most competitive price.

The firm’s members, who bring with them the “vision”, are committed to providing professional services to both corporate and individual clients. Our partners, associates and staff have varied legal, financial and technical backgrounds. V&A is structured into three main practice groups, namely legal practice, intellectual property practice and investment and business consulting practice, which work closely with each other to take advantage of combined knowledge of all practice groups in order to provide comprehensive services to clients. We serve clients in offices located in two economic, social and cultural centres of Vietnam: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The partners’ extensive experience in the major areas of the practice, with substantial national and international contacts, allow the firm to advise clients on a variety of domestic and international matters. The firm’s lawyers and consultants are qualified to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

Acknowledging that people are the most important factor ensuring a company’s long-term success, V&A places special emphasis on human resources development by recruiting and training young talents. We will continue to invest in our people, so that the firm has the ability to anticipate changes and look to the future, as our name implies.

Types of work undertaken
Legal practice: Involved in all aspects of business laws in Vietnam, we assist clients from multi-national corporations to small and medium sized companies and individuals in establishing their business presence in Vietnam and during their operations. We provide clients with a full range of services including legal advice and research on all areas of laws, review and drafting of legal documents, attending to administrative procedures with state authorities, attending to negotiations with clients, and representing clients in judicial or arbitral proceedings for resolving disputes.

Intellectual property practice: Our intellectual property practice group deals with all aspects of IP rights, copyright and domain name not only in the whole Indochinese peninsula. Our services include research and advice on IP laws, filing and prosecution of applications for trademarks, designs, patents, copyright and Internet domain names; availability searches, assignments and renewals; initiating procedures for oppositions and cancellations; negotiation and drafting of contracts on licensing, technology transfer, franchising and distribution; and taking enforcement and anti-counterfeit action. We also assist clients in IP right enforcement by providing monitoring and “watching” services in respect of infringements and counterfeit of clients’ IP rights.

Investment and business consulting practice: We are strongly confident in providing clients with advice and support in any phase of the full process of investment and doing business in Vietnam. Our services include business ideas and finalization, corporate administration services and technical assistance projects covering all essential aspects of commercial, corporate, regulatory, compliance and technical issues that affect investors and business entities.

Foreign Direct Investment Mr. NGO Trung Hieu
Foreign Direct Investment Mrs. LE Quynh Anh
Corporate and M&A Mr. LUU Tien Ngoc
Corporate and M&A Mr. DANG Trong Hieu
Banking and Finance Mr. LUU Tien Ngoc
Banking and Finance Mr. NGO Trung Hieu
Securities and Capital Markets, Private Equity Mr. PHAM Nghiem Xuan Bac
Securities and Capital Markets, Private Equity Mr. LUU Tien Ngoc
Project Finance, Energy & Natural Resources Mr. PHAM Nghiem Xuan Bac
Project Finance, Energy & Natural Resources Mr. LUU Tien Ngoc
Property, Construction and Engineering Mrs. LE Quynh Anh
Property, Construction and Engineering Mr. NGO Trung Hieu
Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) Mr. LUU Tien Ngoc
Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) Mr. LE Tuan Anh
Competition and Consumer Mrs. LE Quynh Anh
Competition and Consumer Mrs. NGUYEN Thi Thanh Xuan
Insurance Mr. PHAM Nghiem Xuan Bac
Insurance Mr. DANG Trong Hieu
Employment Relations Mr. LE Tuan Anh
Employment Relations Mrs. NGUYEN Thi Thanh Xuan
Taxation Mrs. LE Quynh Anh
Taxation Mr. DANG Trong Hieu
Product Quality Registration/ Declaration Mrs. LE Quynh Anh
Product Quality Registration/ Declaration Mrs. NGUYEN Thi Thanh Xuan
Dispute resolution Mrs. LE Quynh Anh
Dispute resolution Mr. LE Tuan Anh
Insolvency and restructuring Mr. LUU Tien Ngoc
Insolvency and restructuring Mrs. NGUYEN Thi Thanh Xuan
Patent, Trademark, Design, Copyright, Domain Name Registration & Protection Mrs. NGUYEN Nguyet Dzung
Patent, Trademark, Design, Copyright, Domain Name Registration & Protection Mr. DO Quang Hung
Patent, Trademark, Design, Copyright, Domain Name Registration & Protection Mrs. NGUYEN Thi Thu Ha
Licensing & Technology Transfer, Franchising & Distribution, Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition Mrs. NGUYEN Nguyet Dzung
Licensing & Technology Transfer, Franchising & Distribution, Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition Mr. DO Quang Hung
Licensing & Technology Transfer, Franchising & Distribution, Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition Mrs. NGUYEN Thi Thu Ha
IP Enforcement Mr. DO Quang Hung
IP Enforcement Mrs. NGUYEN Thi Thu Ha
Technical Assistance Projects Mr. PHAM Nghiem Xuan Bac
Technical Assistance Projects LUU Tien Ngoc
Number of lawyers : 100
Number of lawyers in this country : 100