Dao Thi Ai

HCMC Office

  • Vietnamese
  • English

Ai is mostly involved in 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 commercial awareness and human strategy to help the company achieve the best outcome.

Selected Publications

  • Vietnam’s Employment Manual, Russin & Vecchi, 2023
  • Some Common Misunderstandings about hiring a foreigner to work in Vietnam, 2023
  • Vietnam: New regulations on work permits, 2023
  • Vietnam’s New Labor Code – Key changes, Lexology, 2021
  • Is Covid-19 Infection a Work-related accident, Lexology, 2021
  • Hiring a Vietnamese in Vietnam to work abroad: What you need to know, Lexology, 2020
  • Employment and Labor Law in Vietnam, International Employment and Labor Law – Sixth Edition, Littler Mendelson, 2018

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Corporate


  • Ho Chi Minh University of Law, Bachelor of Law, 2013

Significant Cases

Author’s Insights


Some Common Misunderstandings About Hiring A Foreigner To Work in Vietnam

February 20th, 2024

With its strong economic development and its agreeable lifestyle, Vietnam is an attractive labor market for foreigners.  The number of foreigners working in Vietnam continues to grow. Vietnamese law continues to change to address the situation affecting foreign employees.  However, there are some common misunderstandings of the rules that apply to foreign employees working in […]

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