Date(s) - 09 Apr 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon


The Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon again played host to our annual HCMC In-House Community Congress on April 9. A day of lively networking, learning and discussions, encompassing workshops on Antitrust
and Fair Trade, Hiring & Firing in Vietnam, the new Cybersecurity Law, Vietnam and Asean Compliance and the Value of Internal Non-financial Audits.
These were all preceded by two panel discussions based on key elements of the In-House Development Model, namely ‘technology’ and ‘talent management’ in the legal department, moderated by In-House Community founding director Tim Gilkison with Tran Vo Quoc Son, general counsel, head of internal audit, legal & compliance, Samsung Vina Electronics; Michelle Thai, general counsel, Siam City Cement (Vietnam); Lê Lan, head of legal, Total Vietnam; Bui Ngoc Hong, partner, LNT & Partners; Adrien Biz-
ouard, country manager, Robert Walters and Jihoon Cha, partner, Yoon & Yang.
In the area of technology, our panelists shared what innovative solutions they were brining into their departments and how the overall business benefited from its use. Talent management, and particularly

retention, is proving to be an area of great challenge for legal teams, both in-house and external, in Vietnam. With a shortage of experienced corporate lawyers in the country, and when there always seems to be another organisation willing or able to pay more, “how do we hold on to our best and brightest?” was a question asked by many, with our panel stressing the importance of investing in training and providing a good work-life balance to counter the lure of a bigger salary.

Thanks to all our speakers and co-hosts, which in addition to the above included Dong Hoang Nam, Unilever Vietnam; Maurice Burke and Vi Vu, Hogan Lovells; Sesto E Vecchi, Nguyen Huu Minh Nhut, Philip Ziter, Tran Ngoc Han, and Le Ton Viet, Russin & Vecchi, Thomas Treutler, Vinh Quoc Nguyen, and Chuyen Hong Huu Le, Tilleke & Gibbins (Vietnam); and Sean Sinsung Yun and Ha Thi Tinh, Yoon & Yang Law Vietnam.


Bookings are closed for this event.