VU Thi Thanh Van

Partner of  Avenir Legal


Dr Vu concentrates in foreign direct investment, international and domestic securities regulation, banking, corporate governance, corporate acquisitions, and corporate finance in Vietnam, Paris, and London. She was legal counsel at LBLF Viet Nam (Hanoi), Lussan Brouillaud (Paris), Lafarge Flécheux Revuz (Paris). Dr. Vu is an independent consultant of the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group (IFC) and of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since 2010. Dr Vu was also the Head of Faculty of Management for the HoChiMinh City Law University from 2009 to 2015. Dr. Vu Thi Thanh Van founded Avenir in 2006, specializing in corporate governance, risk management and structuring of companies, addressing the growing demand for international quality legal services for business clients of all sizes operating in Vietnam.  She advises foreign investors on all aspects of their investments in Vietnam for all types of projects/transactions ranging from investment structures, tax and foreign exchange issues to litigation.  She also advises on all aspects of inward investments, banking, finance and commercial matters in Vietnam. Dr. Vu is fluent in English, French and Vietnamese. Prior to forming Avenir, Dr. Vu was a partner of a boutique investment banking and private equity firm in Vietnam, and she was Head of Compliance and Internal Audit Department of Calyon (Vietnam) (now known as Crédit Agricole CIB) She was also a consultant in Laven Partners, a hedge fund consulting firm in London, before coming back to Vietnam.