Dao Hong Diu

Senior Associate
Hanoi Office

Diu joined Russin & Vecchi in 2008 upon graduation from law school.

Her core areas of practice are corporate and foreign investment.

She specializes in foreign based, long-term employee incentive plans sometimes called employee stock option plans ("ESOPs"), offered to employees in Vietnam.

She has an interest in the regulation of anti-money laundering as it impacts corporate compliance responsibility in both the financial and non-financial sectors.

Practice Areas

  • Foreign investment
  • Corporate
  • Anti-money laundering 
  • ESOPs - Employee Share Ownership Plans


  • Hanoi Law University (LLB)
  • University of Law (Practice Diploma in International Commercial Law)

Bar Admission

  • Hanoi


  • Has obtained State Bank of Vietnam approval for many foreign ESOPs to register and implement performance share plans and share purchase programs for employees, for companies such as Sanofi and other multinational companies; she has advised Shiseido, Dell, Aviva, Rolls-Royce on their share plans, and several other companies;
  • Member of Due Diligence team involved in reviews in acquisition of tissue paper company, insurance companies, food and beverage companies and others;
  • Acted for foreign contractors to obtain contractor licenses;
  • Assisted Bangkok University and Loyola University Chicago to establish and maintain their presence in Vietnam;
  • Advised on regulations on money remittance services, storage of customers’ identification and transaction records to be compliant with anti-money laundering requirements which apply to credit institutions, law firms, and non-financial businesses and professions.


  • "Real Estate in Vietnam" - Chambers’ Global Practice Guide, 2018
  • "IBA Anti-Money Laundering in Vietnam" - The Lawyer’s Guide to Legislation and Compliance

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