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Hanh Vo

Senior Associate

Ho Chi Minh City Office

Professional Summary

Hanh joined VILAF in 2015 after working at the People’s Court of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City for almost one year. She is now specializing in Dispute Resolution, Crisis Management, and Employment.

During her practice at VILAF, she has advised and assisted several clients in various dispute resolution matters, ranging from commerce, civil, tax, customs, corporate to employment matters, including representing clients before Vietnamese Courts, the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (“VIAC”) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”).

She also regularly advised clients on their day-to-day operation as well as contentious matters and proposed practical solutions to the satisfaction of clients in various industries including construction, agribusiness, tobacco, hospitality, FMCG, insurance, and investment funds, to name a few.

Notable Engagements

Among notable clients Hanh assisted in advising include:

  • Foreign contractors in construction disputes at the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (“VIAC”) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”)
  • An integrated agribusiness and food company in an auditing dispute at the VIAC
  • A Korean company in a dispute on a seller’s breach of fundamental warranty under a share purchase agreement at the SIAC
  • A foreign lessor in aircraft lease dispute with an airline in Vietnam before the Vietnamese Court
  • A Singaporean company in a potential dispute in relation to rooftop solar project
  • A foreign contractor in potential disputes with Vietnamese banks in relation to bank guarantees issued on behalf of sub-contractors
  • A foreign investor in a potential dispute in relation to put option agreement
  • A global tobacco company in an administrative dispute with a customs department regarding royalty fee
  • A forwarding company in dealing with their potential dispute with the country manager in Vietnam who are holding most of essential position in the Vietnamese company
  • A Singaporean company in solving shareholders dispute and taking control of their invested company
  • A hospitality client in relation to a transfer pricing controversy with the tax authority
  • An FMCG client in a dispute with the tax authority and the State Audit of Vietnam regarding additional tax amount imposed on expansion project
  • A foreign insurance company in litigation procedures in Vietnam relating to a marine insurance claim
  • Foreign investment funds in conducting legal actions against former management of project companies relating to suspicious and irregular transactions and activities
  • A foreign-owned company in the termination of a joint venture agreement relating to a real estate project due to a breach of contract by the other party
  • A foreign-owned company to deal with intellectual properties’ infringements
  • Several foreign-owned companies in employment disputes with their managerial employees
  • A foreign investment fund in their investment into a ride-sharing business in Vietnam
  • A leading real estate developer in Vietnam in an equity acquisition project with respect to a five-star hotel