[New!] Vietnam In Focus : Employment Law


The Vietnamese Labour Law applies to all individuals working for Vietnam-based organizations or Vietnamese individuals, regardless of their nationality. It also applies to Vietnamese companies that send their employees to work overseas, as per the law on sending Vietnamese Laborers to work overseas. In this half day workshop, participants will receive updates on the labour laws governing the workforce in Vietnam and get to develop better understanding of the dynamics and mentality of the Vietnamese employees.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction for Singapore companies engaged in employment issues in Vietnam
  2. Employment Law Basics
  3. Hiring and Firing in Vietnam
  4. Discussion on some real-life cases of employment issues and disputes

Who Should Attend

HR practitioners and professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in HR administration work in Vietnam.

Trainer Profile

Thomas J. Treutler is the managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices. Tom is registered to practice as a foreign lawyer in Vietnam and has been providing legal services in Vietnam for 24 years. He is an attorney licensed by the State Bar of California.

Tom specializes in corporate and commercial law as well as intellectual property, and co-heads the firm's life sciences practice with Alan Adcock. He advises leading multinationals, as well as small and medium-sized businesses, on setting up their business operations in Vietnam. He regularly handles mergers and acquisitions work, including the Vietnam portion of one of the largest global acquisitions of 2017. Tom leads Tilleke & Gibbins’ strong franchising practice in Vietnam and advises foreign companies on distribution of products into the fast-growing Vietnamese market. He also advises foreign companies on compliance matters and how to navigate the complicated nuances of Vietnamese labor law. In this area, Tom has led FCPA compliance investigations, and helped successfully resolve several high-profile labour disputes in Vietnam.

Chuyen Hong Huu Le is an attorney-at-law in the corporate and commercial group of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Ho Chi Minh City office. Chuyen specializes in foreign investment, corporate services, regulatory affairs, and commercial transactions and M&A. She is an expertise in the healthcare sector, where she has advised many top multinational companies on doing business in Vietnam, as well as the aviation sector. Chuyen also handles anti-corruption and competition matters and is regularly engaged by companies to conduct compliance training sessions for staff.

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Chuyen worked for 7 years at one of Vietnam’s top domestic law firms, where she advised a number of Fortune 500 companies on Vietnamese law. She is a member of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association and is active in pro bono activities and advising non-profit organizations.

Administrative Details

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160 Robinson Rd #06-01, SBF Center, Singapore 068914

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9/6/2019 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
160 Robinson Road #06-01 SBF Center SINGAPORE 068914 SINGAPORE

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