Special Counsel, Baker McKenzie
Thanh is a Special Counsel based in the Ho Chi Minh City office of Baker McKenzie Vietnam. She is a core member of the corporate / M&A practice group, and is focused on mergers and acquisitions, and foreign direct investment, into Vietnam. She has extensive experience advising multinational companies from a wide range of industries, private equity houses, on cross-border investments and divestments, joint venture and fund raise, and the establishment of business and operations in Vietnam. Being a transactional lawyer, she is particularly strong in dealing with market entry advice, deal structuring, legal due diligence, and negotiations over transaction documents.
Before joining Baker McKenzie, Thanh spent four years working at the Department of Planning and Investment of Ho Chi Minh City (the “DPI”), being the government authority that is in charge of foreign investment in Ho Chi Minh City. At the DPI, Thanh worked as a consultant/ governmental expert and had consulted, advised on and examined more than 300 investment projects from foreign individuals/organizations in Ho Chi Minh City.
She was also a member of the team at the DPI that contributed opinions to Project 30 launched by the then Prime Minister for the purpose of reducing administrative procedures by 30%. This was part of the regulatory reforms to modernize public service and simplify the regulatory environment for businesses from 2009 to 2010 in Vietnam.
Statement of Interest/Vision
During her years at Baker McKenzie Vietnam, Thanh has been an active member of AmCham and has participated at numerous expert working groups, seminars and conferences. With her previous work at the DPI, she has the ability to connect and be a meaningful link to help Government agencies understand foreign-invested projects and their needs. This will help bring unique and valuable perspectives and contribution to AmCham and its members.