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TRINH NGUYEN (LL.M advanced - Australia) - Managing Partner


 Tel: +(84 8) 38246172/3
 Fax: +(84 8) 38246173
 Website: www.tnp-law.com 

(LL.M (advanced) Commercial Laws- Australia, Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia Member of Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association)

Trinh Nguyen is qualified to practice law in both Australia and Vietnam.  She is one of a few Vietnamese nationals who have gained admission to practise in both common law and civil law jurisdiction. She holds a Master of Laws (advanced) in Commercial Laws from Queensland University (Australia).

Trinh’s experience is honed by working at International firms such as Freehills, Phillip Fox (in Vietnam) and HopGood Ganim (in Australia) and Vietnamese leading law firms over the past fourteen years where she as has been exposed to a myriad of issues that may arise in the corporate life of a company when it does business in Vietnam.

Additionally, Trinh’s diverse background as a journalist/columnist on investment issues for one of the most popular newspaper in Vietnam prior to her legal practice enables her to provide the clients with a more comprehensive view and unique perspective in advising on the intricacy of doing business in Vietnam.

Her current practice areas focus on construction/infrastructure projects and real estate where she represents large international and national developers, construction companies, engineering consulting companies in both front end and back end of construction laws.  Trinh has worked on prestigious projects including Saigon M&C Tower, one of the highest building in town, Vietcombank Tower and a series of buildings owned by Saigon Commercial Bank located in various provinces across the country. Ms Trinh has advised major players in the construction industry in Vietnam such as Arup Ove & Partners, one of the biggest engineering firm in the world, China State Enginnering and Construction, Ong & Ong Architect, Duffill Watt, Indochine Engineering. whose names are associated with many large projects across the country.

Besides, Ms Trinh also provides corporate and contractual advisory and assists foreign clients in electing a suitable business structure/vehicles for their business.  Ms Nguyen’s advice is sought by large international corporations which require legal strategic advice for their long term projects and business plans within Vietnam or with Vietnam. To name a few, her corporate clients include V-ship, a shipping company with 850 offices over the world, Slumberger, Nelson Bowers, a renowned US millionaire in his plan to expand business in Vietnam, Pentago International Ltd, My Securities Overseas, a subsidiary of CIG group, a top ten investment Bank in Russia in its acquisition of equity in Vietnam, Vietnam USA Association Groups and Australian Vietnamese International school system in its business investment plan; Thanh Nien Newspaper in its plan for development of new headquarter, Century 21 joint stock company, a corporation in which Tuoi Tre Newspaper holds major shares in its negation with Lehman Brothers.

Prior to this current position, Trinh was a partner at one of the largest local firm overseeing significant corporate and contractual negotiation on behalf of the firm. Trinh is the immediate past member of the Steering Committee of International Lawyers Group, HCMC chapter.  Trinh currently serves as Board Member, Head of Communication and PR sub-committee of Pacific International Arbitration Centre, where she is appointed as an arbitrator. 

Professional Affiliations and Admissions:

 

         · Admitted to practise at the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia

         · Ho Chi Minh Bar Association;

         · Listed as arbitrator on the Arbitrator Panel of Pacific International Arbitration Centre;

         · Board Member of Pacific International Arbitration Centre;

 Awards:

  ·         Australian Administrative Law Institute Award 2003 - the prize for the Best Essay of the Year for Administrative Law in Victoria, Australia. 

    ·       Nominated to attend the Pathway Conference (international conference on equal opportunities for people with disabilities) in Canberra, December 2001.

    ·       Awarded a scholarship jointly administered by the University of Queensland and Vietnamese National Universities to pursue LLM (Advanced) (Feb. 2000- March 2002)

    ·       Awarded a scholarship from International Institute for Journalism in Berlin to attend training and practice course for advanced journalists in Asia and Africa.  (March-June 1995)

     ·      Received an invitation from the UK Government to visit London Stock Exchange, (June 2005)