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Duong Tieng Thu

Duong Tieng Thu

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Duong Tieng Thu is a highly, extensively experienced lawyer in labour and employment. Lawyer Thu has not only provided legal services to corporate and individual clients, but also made significant contributions to development of businesses and legal profession in Vietnam by actively participating in a number of clubs of enterprises, training programmes for enterprises, training programmes for lawyers, etc.

Lawyer Thu joined Phuoc & Partners in 2010.


  • LLB (2001)
  • Certificate of Lawyer Training, Judicial Academy (2003)
  • Lawyer of Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association (2006)


With more than 20 years of legal practice, Lawyer Thu has gained a wealth of experience in wide range of legal pracrice areas. Lawyer Thu has supported clients in various diverse asignments from simple to complicated ones, among major asignments are:

  • Advising, drafting, and reviewing labour usage plans, formulating solutions for employment-related matters, and structuring the workforce in activities including acquisition, merger, consolidation, division, or separation of businesses; retrenchment due to changes in organisational structure, technological changes, as well as economic reasons.
  • Providing comprehensive advice for matters concerning trade unions, ensuring adherence to labour laws of Vietnam, addressing issues related to expatriates working in Vietnam, and providing advice on the recruitment and hiring.
  • Advising, drafting, and reviewing various labour documents, including but not limited to employment contracts, probationary contracts, vocational training agreements, training contracts, employment outsourcing agreements, internal policies on salaries, allowances, and benefits, salary scales, internal labour regulations, collective labour agreements, and democracy regulations.
  • Advising on the process of handling employee discipline, the procedure for terminating employment contracts, and resolving labour disputes.
  • Conducting training sessions on labour and employment laws for enterprises in Vietnam.
  • Providing consultancy services on issues related to enterprises and foreign investment in Vietnam, including company establishment, establishment of representative offices, mergers and acquisitions, transfer of equity, and other commercial matters.

Work history and other professional activity

Before joining Phuoc & Partners, Lawyer Thu worked for various law firms and companies in different roles. Lawyer Thu worked as:

  • Attorney at the Ho Chi Minh City branch of Gide Loyrette Nouel Law Firm
  • Senior Lawyer at Vision & Associates Law Firm
  • Legal Counsel at H&M Consulting Co. Ltd
  • Legal Director at Diageo Vietnam Limited Company

Lawyer Thu is currently a speaker on labour laws at the Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants (VACPA).

Lawyer Thu has delivered numerous presentations at professional training courses for lawyers organised by the Vietnam Bar Federation and the Ho Chi Minh City Bar.

Lawyer Thu has actively contributed specialised articles, many of which have been published in the Saigon Times.


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