Le Ton Viet

Associate
Hanoi Office

Viet is a member of the Asia Data Protection & Security Practice Group of Meritas.

He has a particular focus on data security, marketing and advertising practices, international data transfer and other privacy and cybersecurity matters.

He counsels a broad range of clients on data privacy regulation and breach response.

Additionally, he represents clients in various transactions in the field of hotel management, real estate and insurance.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Hotel Management
  • Insurance

Education

  • Foreign Trade University, Hanoi (BA in Business English, 2014)
  • Foreign Trade University, Hanoi (BA in International Trade Law, 2014)
  • University of Aberdeen, UK (LLM in International Commercial Law, 2016)

Bar Admission

  • Hanoi (expected in 2021)

Deals

  • Represents hotel managers and operators in a number of luxury hotel projects throughout Vietnam; conducting due diligence and negotiation of the management agreements;
  • Advises various firms in response to data breach, government investigation and data protection regulations including in-house training;
  • Counsel to major insurance firms in structuring their entries into Vietnam’s markets;
  • Acted on the team that advised PENM Partners in its acquisition of a stake in Taseco Airs JSC;
  • Counsel to Energy Capital Vietnam on formal government requirements for its LNG power project;
  • Represented various franchisors to negotiate and register franchise agreements;
  • Advises major financial institutions in Vietnam on a number of matters including securities and derivatives trading, sanctionable activities and outsourcing.

Publications

  • Author "Data Protection in Vietnam: Overview" – Thomson Reuters: Practical Law, 2019
  • Co-Author "Corporate M&A in Vietnam" – Chambers’ Global Practice Guide, 2019
  • Co-Author "Real Estate in Vietnam" - Chambers’ Global Practice Guide, 2018
  • Speaker "Law on Cybersecurity in Vietnam" – In-House Congress – April 2019

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