Doan Ngoc Tran

Attorney-at-Law
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Practices

Office

Languages

Vietnamese, English

Education

LLB, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City

Doan Ngoc Tran is a licensed attorney in the corporate and commercial team of the firm’s Ho Chi Minh City office. Doan works under the supervision of partners and senior attorneys on corporate matters including drafting legal documents and handling licensing and post-licensing tasks, including investment certificates, enterprise registration certificates, representative office licenses, and tax declarations. He also advises on and handles registration of internal labor rules with labor management bodies and registration of foreign loans with the State Bank of Vietnam.

A motivated and promising practitioner, Doan collaborates with clients and government authorities to ensure timely receipt of necessary documents and business licenses. He monitors the status of cases from beginning to end and provides frequent updates to clients. Doan is a member of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association and the Vietnam Bar Federation.

  • Advised on and handled all matters relating to registration of a foreign loan agreement for a Luxembourg logistics services company, including drafting of required documents, submission to the authority, and following up until receipt of result.

  • Advised on and handled all matters relating to dissolution of representative offices in Vietnam for Singaporean and American companies, including personal income tax issues.

  • Helped an American software company establish a subsidiary in Vietnam, including drafting the application file, submitting it to the licensing authority and following up until receipt of the investment certificate.

  • Helped a Luxembourg logistics company amend the investment certificate of its subsidiary in Vietnam as result of internal share acquisition.

  • Advised a global online sales company on provision of logistics services in support of sales activities.

  • Advised an international technology company on operating a representative office in Vietnam, including advising on the scope of work of a representative office, employment matters, tax matters, and government filing requirements. We prepared Vietnamese and English versions of labor contracts.

  • Investigated the prevalence of trademark infringement of a global apparel brand in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Helped a worldwide manufacturer acquire a license to operate as a foreign-invested enterprise (FIE) engaged in the distribution of cutting tools.

  • Advised a Singaporean company on setting up a representative office in Vietnam and handled all post-licensing matters, including providing tax and banking advice. 

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September 19, 2017

ALB M&A Rankings 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Among Top Regional M&A Practices

Tilleke & Gibbins continue to strengthen its profile as one of the most capable mergers and acquisitions practices in Southeast Asia, and was recently recognized in the Asian Legal Business...

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November 16, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam Practice Receives Three Tier 1 Rankings in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Renowned legal publication The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  has awarded “Tier 1” rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam practice across three categories: Intellectual Property; Labor and...

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November 4, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized as a Leading Firm in Vietnam by Asialaw Profiles 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins has been placed at the top of the legal market in Vietnam in the 2017 edition of Asialaw Profiles, a guide to the leading domestic and regional firms in the Asia Pacific. The...

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September 28, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Domestic Law Firm of the Year at TrustLaw Awards

Based on our “effort and enthusiasm in supporting pro bono clients over the last year,” Tilleke & Gibbins has been named the “2015 Domestic Law Firm of the Year” at this year’s TrustLaw Awards....

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March 16, 2015

ALB Power List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked Among Top Law Firms in Asia

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of Asia’s legal market, Asian Legal Business  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins among the top ten “domestic” law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of the...

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February 6, 2017

PLC Doing Business in … Global Guide 2017 – Vietnam Chapter

Attorneys from Tilleke & Gibbins have written the Vietnam chapter of Practical Law Company’s Doing Business in … Global Guide, an essential handbook for businesses looking to expand their...

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March 31, 2015

The Employment Law Review (Sixth Edition) – Vietnam Chapter

Doan Ngoc Tran

The sixth edition of The Employment Law Review has been published by Law Business Research. The book includes 48 country-specific chapters that provide comprehensive overviews of labor and employment...

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April 15, 2014

The Employment Law Review (Fifth Edition) – Vietnam Chapter

Doan Ngoc Tran

The fifth edition of The Employment Law Review was recently published by Law Business Research. The book, published in hardcover and as an e-book, provides a comprehensive overview of labor law in 50...

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January 31, 2014

How to Hire and Fire in Vietnam: A Guide to Vietnamese Labor Law

The core legislation that governs labor relations in Vietnam is the Labor Code, first passed by the National Assembly in 1994. The original Labor Code has since been superseded by the new Labor Code...

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August 19, 2013

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2013 – Vietnam Chapter

Doan Ngoc Tran

The International Comparative Legal Guide has published the 10th edition of International Arbitration, a Q&A-style guide that provides cross-border insight into arbitration work across 53...

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