Education

Economic University of HCM City, B.A.; Law school of HCM City, B.A., LL.B. in Economic Laws; Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Masters Degree in Commercial Laws, Corporation, Mergers & Acquisition, Antitrust, Securities, Banking, Venture Capital and Intellectual Properties. Mr. Phung is capable of handling cases that are similar in nature to the following:

  • Admitted to Practice Law in Vietnam (1993)
  • M&A Key player in arranging all legal issues in the first merger of two joint venture companies in Vietnam when there was no legal framework for the combination of foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam. With support from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, this pioneer case was successfully completed, thus setting the precedent which eventually amended the laws on foreign investment in Vietnam.
  • Active in various buyout arrangements between foreign and Vietnamese parties in share transfers and brand acquisitions.
  • Organized a series of anti-counterfeit campaigns on a nationwide basis which have helped to eliminate and control the spread of counterfeit products of multinational consumer product companies in Vietnam.
  • Organized the first co-operation scheme between the local authorities and Unilever Vietnam in anti-counterfeiting campaign that strengthened the enforcement of intellectual property laws in Vietnam. This scheme involved six different high-level governmental authorities participating in a series of seminars and training courses for officials in the Northern Provinces on enforcing intellectual properties in Vietnam. Officials of the authorities were then invited to join a delegation visiting Europe to meet and discuss with their counterparts in UK and Holland.

Mr. Phung is the author of a number of articles, researches and essays about economics and legal issues in Vietnam which have been published in different newspapers and magazines in Vietnam and the United States.