Mr. Le Thanh Kinh
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Mr. Le Thanh Kinh

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Mr. Le Thanh Kinh - a Vietnamese attorney and solicitor who received his Bachelor of Law degree (LL.B.) and then a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the Kuban State University in Russia in 1988. He is fluent in English and Russian.

He has been in practice for more than 20 years under the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association.

Mr. Kinh is the founder and the current Managing Director of Le Nguyen Law Firm, of which head office is located in Ho Chi Minh City with branches in Hanoi, Danang and Can Tho cities.

Prior to the establishment of LAW & HR Consulting® in 1997, which became Le Nguyen Law Office and then Le Nguyen Law Firm Ltd., he worked as a detective for the Investigation Unit of the Ho Chi Minh City Police Department.

Mr. Kinh is also listed as an arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre.

In the past 20 years, Mr. Kinh has provided legal advice for large corporations and important clients such as Vietnam Airlines, China Airlines, Mitsubishi Corp, Itochu Corp, Mitsui Corp, Daewoo Engineering, and ALT Group in areas of Commercial Law, Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law.

In 2000, Mr. Kinh represented Kyunggi Silk (Korea) Ltd., in the first recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitral award in Vietnam against VISERI - a major State company.

In 2002, Mr. Kinh represented Leighton Contractors (VN) Ltd. in the landmark decision by the Ho Chi Minh City Court of Appeals to not recognize and enforce a foreign arbitration award in Vietnam.

In 2005, Mr. Kinh represented British former rock star Gary Glitter, who was charged with child molestation by Vietnamese authorities. Mr. Kinh has undertaken a wide range of criminal disputes and has been highly successful in solving many criminal cases for foreign individuals.

In 2009, Mr. Kinh was awarded “Lawyer of the Year”, an honor given to outstanding contributors to the practice.

Mr. Kinh is currently trusted by the judiciary establishment of Ho Chi Minh city with the organizing and teaching of the legal practice courses for trainee lawyers at the Judicial Institute (under the Ministry of Justice). He has been delivering training to lawyers from other provinces’ Bar Associations, as well as information sessions to businesses across the country.

  • Education & Honors:
    • LL.B. at the Kuban State University in Russia in 1988
    • LL.M. at the Kuban State University in Russia in 1988
    • "Lawyer of the Year 2009"
  • Bar & Court Admissions:
    • Member of the Bar Association of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • Arbitrator of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC)
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