Do Thanh Thuy 2018-10-17T23:11:16+00:00

DO THANH THUY

Senior Fellow – Vietnam

Do Thanh Thuy is an experienced lawyer and ADR practitioner. She has substantial academic knowledge and practical expertise in all areas of commercial law, intellectual property, employment law, real estate, and general corporate law.

About Do Thanh Thuy

Do Thanh Thuy is an experienced lawyer and ADR practitioner. She was a visiting lecturer in Intellectual Property (IP) at the Judicial Academy of Vietnam. She has substantial academic knowledge and practical expertise in all areas of commercial law, intellectual property, employment law, real estate, and general corporate law. She has worked for a number of prominent organizations i.e. Big C – an affiliate of Casino Group (France), Heineken International N.V (Netherlands), and other large corporations in Vietnam.

With 20 years of experience in complex business disputes and IP matters, Ms. Do encourages parties and counsel to identify realistic limits and values of IP rights in dispute, acknowledge the strengths and weaknesses of their respective positions, and guard the confidential mediation process.

As a mediator, Ms. Do approaches each mediation engagement with an open mind. She prides herself on listening well, and being direct but respectful with the parties and witnesses.

Litigation Practice

Currently, Ms. Do is a mediator and lawyer for ANT, a pioneer professional law firm providing ADR and mediation services in Vietnam. Her dispute resolution practice helps clients with the following:

  • Negotiation – reviewing relevant contracts and documents, and advising and negotiating with relevant parties before initiating the legal proceeding
  • Litigation and legal representation – representing clients before the Vietnamese courts
  • Arbitration – advising on choice of arbitration, drafting arbitration clauses, and representing clients for recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards

Mediation Practice

Ms. Do offers mediation and conflict resolution services to assist businesses, employers, groups, and organizations in resolving disputes, differences and conflict. She also promotes the use of mediation through training activities. She mediates disputes involving intellectual property and commercial contracts:

  • All types of IP and technology disputes, including: patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and licensing agreements
  • Commercial mediation, negotiating large scale contracts, advising regarding how to resolve disputes
ADR Achievements and Training

  • Ms. Do works with the Asia Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF), a non-profit regional association of individuals, organizations and institutions, to promote dispute resolution in the Asia Pacific region. She conducted trainings, conferences and workshops on mediation with lawyers and business professionals, focused on small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • She contributed to the drafting of the 2017 Decree on commercial mediation, the first legislation to specifically govern commercial mediation in Vietnam.
  • She was awarded a Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship (2015).
  • She undertook advanced mediation training at the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, UC Hastings College of the Law and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law (Washington D.C) (2015)

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

Ms. Do conducts the following pro-bono activities:

  • Speaking at Legal Talk “Lunch and Learn” trainings for chief sales and marketing officer associations about mediation
  • Training “Conflict Management,” “Problem Solving,” and “Negotiation Skills” for SMEs
  • Offering training courses on mediation for lawyers and law students

Publications and Education

Publications

Ms. Do is co-author with the Legal Committee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam regarding Mediation for the WhiteBook (2018). The issues and recommendations highlighted in the WhiteBook help enhance cooperation and investment between the European business community and Vietnam.

Educational Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in IP law from Panthéon-Assas University, Paris (2005)
  • Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Hanoi National Economic University (2002)
  • Bachelors Degree in International Law from Hanoi University of Law (1998)
  • Bachelors Degree in English Language from Hanoi Foreign Languages University (1998)
  • Received a scholarship to undertake professional training at the Japan Patent Office in Tokyo (2014)

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