Dao Thi Ai

HCMC Office

Ai’s practice focuses almost entirely on employment issues. This includes compensation and benefits, transfer of employment, foreign employees, labor discipline, termination, restructuring and more.

The task is always to combine legal knowledge with a commercial awareness to help the client achieve the best outcome.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Employment


  • Ho Chi Minh University of Law (LLB, 2013)


  • Worked closely with HR manager and In-house counsel of several multinational companies, including Western Union to develop and implement policies involving employment issues and to address certain issues;
  • Advised a major multinational company in all aspects involving employment law issues, including transfer of employees, foreign-employees, compensation and benefits, labor discipline, termination due to restructuring;
  • Served on several Due Diligence teams to determine legal compliance of target companies employment practices and personal income tax matters;
  • Advise several companies and assist to negotiate termination of senior employees;
  • Successfully assisted in defense of manufacturing companies in lawsuits brought by former employees, claiming unlawful termination and violation of rules on contribution to social insurance;
  • Drafted, tailored, translated and filed International Labor Regulations for numerous companies.


  • "Employment & Labor Law in Vietnam" International Employment & Labor Law Sixth Edition, Littler Mendelson, 2018
  • "Electronic Monitoring: Vietnam and the Workplace" Data Guidance, 2019
  • "Vietnam's New Labor Code" Lexology and Vietnam Investment Review, 2020 July - August
  • "Covid-19: Financial Assistance and Reduction of Taxes for Employees and Employers in Vietnam" Lexology, 2020 July
  • "Employment Manual in Vietnam" Russin & Vecchi, 2023

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