The AmCham Legal & Vietnam Business Forum Committees in HCMC and Hanoi have a unified purpose that includes increasing the value of AmCham membership for all members by providing channels to discuss and address legal issues affecting member companies, supporting the Chamber and the Chapters’ advocacy activities, and supporting the development of the legal services industry in Vietnam.
- Stimulate Committee participation by member law firms and in-house counsel
- Grow the AmCham membership base of legal services providers
- Promote Trade Facilitation and conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as well as other international agreements that would improve the business environment in Vietnam.
- Participate in comments on revisions to Civil Code, and implementing regulations for Investment Law.
Ms. Orsolya Szotyory-Grove, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown JSM
Orsolya Szotyory-Grove is a senior associate of Mayer Brown’s Vietnam office. Orsolya has over nine years of experience in corporate and commercial matters and all aspects of investment and licensing in Vietnam, including tax and structuring advice. She also has experience advising on compliance with anti-corruption laws, and developing internal corporate compliance programs.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie Vietnam
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai, a senior associate at Baker McKenzie Vietnam, specializes in legal and regulatory advice relating to power, energy & infrastructure projects. Active in the renewables space, he has advised on legal due diligence, M&A transactions, licensing, development and the operation of numerous solar, wind, hydropower and other renewables energy projects across different provinces at different stages, from development, licensing, acquisition to financing, construction, and operation of those projects. He has been active in several regulatory programs in addressing regulatory and contractual improvements and amendments to Vietnamese laws and regulations on renewable energy (solar and wind), climate change, environmental, clean technologies, energy efficiency, among other power, energy, investment, and infrastructure issues in Vietnam.
HCMC Vice Chair
Fred Burke, Senior Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Fred has been active in AmCham in Vietnam since it was first established in 1994. He served as a member of the Board of Governors from 1995 – 2003 and was Chairman in 1997. After a hiatus of four years, he was re-elected to the Board in December 2007. Before coming to Vietnam in 1991, he served as the Secretary and Member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, China. Fred Burke is a Senior Partner of Baker McKenzie, based in Vietnam. He has more than 30 years’ experience practicing in the areas of International Trade, Taxation & Customs, Real Estate, Hotels & Resorts, Renewable Energy, Project Finance and Dispute Resolution. Fred currently serves as a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Administrative Reform in Vietnam. He served as the Investment & Trade Working Group Chair for the Vietnam Business Forum for over a decade and joined the VBF Member’s Council in 2020. He has extensive experience working with Vietnam legislators and law drafting committees on the full range of new laws and decrees integrating Vietnam into the global economy.
Madame Ha Thu Thanh, Chairperson, Deloitte Vietnam
Madame Ha Thu Thanh is the Chairperson and one of the founders of Deloitte Vietnam –the largest Consulting Firm in the world and in Vietnam. With 38 years of experience, including 8 years working for MOF, and more than 30 years working for Deloitte Vietnam with 24 years in role of the leader, she is highly appreciated for her great contribution and pioneering in the development of the profession of accounting and auditing.
Through dedicated activities in organizations and associations, Madame Thanh takes the leading role in actions for developing business community as well as contributing to the socio-economic development of the country, promoting economic, trade, science, and technology cooperation with countries in the region. Holding the key roles in in several organizations, she has a large communicating network with various economic sectors and business associations nationwide as well as foreign ones.
Madame Thanh has the strong connection and support from senior government officials of Government Agencies including Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Government Offices…
Madame Thanh is highly regarded as a trusted keynote speaker and inspiration for many business forums and conferences, as well as a consultant/senior coach for many large groups in Vietnam. She was voted as one of the “50 most influential women in Vietnam” by Forbes and awarded the “Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Award” by Enterprise Asia in 2017 and 2019.
She is a longtime member, great supporter of AmCham Hanoi, and looks forward to continuing her service to support strongly for AmCham members in Vietnam.
2023 Meeting Schedule
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