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BIOGRAPHY

 

Mr. Tung began working in the legal sphere before his graduation from the Ho Chi Minh City Law University in 2003 and he has now has gained about 20 years of experience as a professional legal practitioner, including 09 years as an equity Partner of Phuoc & Partners (which was dissolved since September 2019).

Cờ bạc Baccarat Trực tiếpPrior to joining GV Lawyers in 2006, Mr Tung practiced law at Phuoc & Partners as its Partner until the dissolution of Phuoc & Partners in August 2019. He is well qualified to provide legal advice on a wide range of legal issues with his particular areas of expertise being Corporate and Investment Law. He has handled a numbers of transactions related to corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, banking and real estate industries. His knowledge in this field of law is supplemented by his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Banking. Mr. Tung thus has the capacity to connect legal and economic knowledge in a way that is highly satisfactory to the needs of clients. His recent graduation from the Master of Laws program has only heightened his considerable legal skills.

Mr. Tung has spoken at numerous professional seminars on investment and business law and has been invited to give professional opinion for some bills from the governmental agencies. He is also a keen reporter with many articles published in The Saigon Times (Thoi Bao Kinh Te Sai Gon), The Entrepreneur & Law Review, (Doanh nhan va Phap Luat), The Business Review (Nhip Cau Dau Tu), Vietnam Investment Review (Bao Dau Tu) and other newspapers. He also has been invited to give lectures at the Judicial Academy since 2009 to date and some universities and colleges in Ho Chi Minh City on his specialty areas of practice.

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Master of Laws, Commercial Law, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
  • Bachelor of Laws, Commercial Law, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
  • Bachelor of Economics, Corporate Finance, Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

  • Member of the Bar Association of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Partner, Global Vietnam Lawyers Law Firm
  • Commercial Arbitrator and Mediator, HTA Commercial Arbitration Center
  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Started to practise legal profession before university graduation from the HCMC Law University in 2003 and so far gained 17 years of experience in legal field.
  • Main practicing areas: Corporate and Investment, Restructuring & Insolvency.
  • Engaged in various transactions relating to corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, banking and real estate.
  • Participated as speaker at numerous professional seminars on investment and business law and has been invited to give professional opinion on some draft laws from the governmental agencies.
  • Published many articles published in The Saigon Times, The Entrepreneur & Law Review, The Business Review, Vietnam Investment Review and other newspapers.
  • Being Visiting Lecturer at the Judicial Academy and some universities and colleges in Ho Chi Minh City; presenter at Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants (VACPA), Vietnamese Association of Public Accounting Practice (VICA)…..

 

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

 

  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017- Corporate/M&A Law

In 2017, Mr. Tung has once again ranked in the list of “leading lawyers” in the key practice of Corporate and M&A by Asialaw Magazine.

  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2016 – Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency

In 2016, Mr. Tung was honoured to be nominated as one of “leading lawyers” in Vietnam in the field of Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency

  • The Legal 500 – 2015

In 2015, the reputable Legal 500 magazine ranked Phuoc & Partners in the field of real estate and construction in third place, led by Mr Tung providing practical and effective legal solutions to clients.

 

TYPICAL TRANSACTIONS

  • Member of consulting group for a joint venture project (including project establishment, company establishment and post-licensing issues) of a new urban area in Nhon Trach, Dong Nai Province (between a stated-owned corporation and the largest foreign investment fund group) with a total capital of USD400 million.
  • Leader of legal consultancy team for the implementation of the merger between two leading foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam, specializing in cement production. The merger is part of the global deal transaction and the portion of transaction value in Vietnam reaches nearly USD600 million.
  • Member of consulting group for the real estate acquisition & merger project to develop a new urban area in Tan Phu district, Ho Chi Minh city with a total capital of up to USD165 million (including such tasks as capital structure, due diligence, share trading, preparation of project documentation, and post-licensing procedures) between domestic real estate securities companies and an investor from Malaysia.
  • Member of advisory lawyers providing a professional consultancy package on corporate restructuring and split and investment procedures for a joint venture between a foreign investment fund and Vietnamese partners, which develops a mixed-use project of urban area and social housing (about 4200 houses) with the area scale of over 43hectares in Thu Thiem New Urban Area, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Member of Vietnamese advisory lawyers for the Evergreen Project of the Serrano Holdings Limited with regard to its divesture in Vietnam and the IPO of “40R” stock index at the Singaporean Stock Exchange.
  • Leader of legal consultancy team with a real estate group in Singapore on the transfer of a 35-hectare real estate project in Phu Huu Ward, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City to an European investment fund.
  • Leader of legal consultancy team on the transfer of the printer business between a Korean corporation and a US corporation. The transfer is part of the global deal transaction worth about USD 1 billion.
  • Leader of legal consultancy team for a global media group on the capital purchase in a media company in Ho Chi Minh City. The deal is worth about USD 25 million.
  • Member of legal consultancy team for the Samsung Group on the legal issues related to the Group’s subsidiaries in Vietnam.
  • Member of legal consultancy team for a textile and apparel group in Vietnam on the legal issues related to the merger and acquisition activities of the group’s subsidiaries.

 

LIST OF RELATED ARTICLES/RESEARCH

 

  1. Book: “Law on Enterprise of Vietnam – Cases, Interpretation and Comment”, The National Political Publishing House, 2020.
  2. Article: “How To Promote Sandbox Mechanism Effectively”, by Tran Thanh Tung and Luong Van Ly, on The Saigon Times on October 3, 2019, Issue No. 40.2019 (1.503).

Reference link: http://paketcantik.com/how-to-promote-sandbox-mechanism-effectively/

  1. Article: “”Panama Papers” – From the angle of Proper Purpose doctrine”, by Tran Thanh Tung and Le An Hai, on Binh Duong Labour Newspaper on 22 May 2016.

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  1. Article: “Dispute over a domain name of Tictours.vn: Is it really a legal loophole?” by Tran Thanh Tung and Vo Dinh Duc, The Saigon Times on 19 May, 2016.
  2. Article: “The next battle of Vietnamese enterprises“, by Tran Thanh Tung and Vo Dinh Duc, The Saigon Times on 12 May 2016.
  3. Article: “Loophole in law creates contract breach!”, by Tran Thanh Tung and Le An Hai, The Saigon Times on 25 February 2016.
  4. Article: “Enterprise law 2014 – Expanding the right on freedom of business in an equal legal environment”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 4 December 2014.

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  1. Article: “Investment Law 2014 – Progression and regression”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 11 December 2014.

Reference link http://www.thesaigontimes.vn/123787/Luat-Dau-tu-2014—tien-va-lui.html

  1. Article: ““Forced” into becoming an entrepreneur”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 7 August 2014.

Reference link http://www.thesaigontimes.vn/124109/Bi-ep-lam-doanh-nhan.html

  1. Article: “Bankruptcy Law 2014: remarkable novelties”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 29 December 2014.

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  1. Consultation report on the Amendments of Investment Law, Enterprise Law by Tran Thanh Tung, prepared for the Consultation Workshop on the Project of Investment Law, Enterprise Law (amended) organized by the Economic Committee of National Assembly, the Government Office and the Ministry of Planning and Investment in 2014.
  2. Presentation: “Contributing to the Draft of the 2005 Enterprises Law” by Tran Thanh Tung at the seminar on 7 March 2014 hosted by the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
  3. Article: “Hoa Sen University: which board of management is legal?”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 5 August 2014.

Reference link http://www.thesaigontimes.vn/118493/Vu-Dai-hoc-Hoa-Sen-HDQT-nao-la-hop-phap?.html

  1. Article: “Naming Your Enterprise: a Proposed Legislative Headache”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 8 August 2014.

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  1. Article: “Registering license changes as required by the court – is the door open to trading derivatives?”, by Tran Thanh Tung and Ngo Nhat Minh, The Saigon Times on 27 March 2014.

Reference link: http://www.thesaigontimes.vn/112472/Giao-dich-CK-phai-sinh-duong-da-mo-nhung-khong-de-di.html

  1. Article: “The United States Supreme Court’s verdict transforms the publishing industry – Do the Vietnamese enterprises benefit from such ruling?”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 5 December 2013.
  2. Article: “Cumulative voting – A protective instrument for minority shareholders”, by Tran Thanh Tung and Cao Thi Hoang Oanh, The Saigon Times on 18 April 2013.
  3. Article: “Do Businesses need criminal records?”, by Tran Thanh Tung and Ngo Nhat Minh, The Saigon Times on 19 December 2013.
  4. Article: “The role of the board of control in the joint stock company”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 23 April 2009.
  5. Article: “A progress in the protection of minority shareholders”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 21 October 2010.
  6. Article: “Should flotation of foreign business be reconsidered?”, by Tran Thanh Tung – and Nguyen Van Quynh, The Saigon Times on 6 October 2011.
  7. Article: “Business law and the role of a gardener”, by Tran Thanh Tung and Nguyen Van Quynh, The Saigon Times on 26 April 2010.
  8. Article: “5 steps to purchase a stake in Vietnamese enterprises”, by Tran Thanh Tung and Nguyen Thi Phuong Chung, The Saigon Times on 12 May 2011.

Reference link: http://www.thesaigontimes.vn/53290/Nam-buoc-de-mua-co-phan-trong-doanh-nghiep-Viet-Nam.html

  1. Article: “Private placement: A too big legal shirt”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 3 March 2011.

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  1. Article: “Charter capital in joint stock companies”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on October 2010.
  2. Article: “Does a company need to register its scope of business?”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 27 October 2011.
  3. Article: “Pre-registered services for businesses”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 03 December 2009.
  4. Article: “How many names does an enterprise need?”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 22 July 2010.
  5. Article “Investment may be higher”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 02 March 2007.
  6. Article: “Investment Law: Fuzzy concepts” by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 22 April 2010.
  7. Article: “The context of the contract”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 11 January 2010.

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  1. Article: “Applying Tao Te Ching in drafting contracts”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 23 February 2010.

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  1. Article: “Limitation of contract templates”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 26 May 2010.

Reference link: http://www.thesaigontimes.vn/Home/doanhnghiep/phapluat/34715/

  1. Article: “The year 2010 – sorrows and joys of joint stock companies”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 30 December 2010.
  2. Article: “Draft of the torn”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 29 August 2010.
  3. Article: “Business registration certificate: Discrete slices”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 17 May 2010.
  4. Article: “Right of Lockout”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 15 April 2010.
  5. Article: “Law must protect employees”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 1 April 2010.
  6. Article: “What to learn from the case between Dutch Lady and Big C?” by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 23 October 2009

Reference link: http://www.thesaigontimes.vn/24678/Hoc-gi-qua-cau-chuyen-cua-Dutch-Lady-va-Big-C.html

  1. Article: “Risk in capital transfer deal”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 14 October 2009.

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  1. Article: “The lawsuit set the ground for fair competition rules”, by Tran Thanh Tung, The Saigon Times on 25 April 2009.

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  1. Article: “Mergers & Acquisitions and Legal Due diligence service”, by Tran Thanh Tung and Nguyen Van Quynh, The Saigon Times on 19 March 2009.

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