Date(s) - 07 Apr 2016
All Day

Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon

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With focused panel discussion groups and practice area workshops, In-House Congress Ho Chi Minh City 2017 will elucidate the key issues affecting in-house legal practice in Vietnam and throughout the region today.

For details on how to attend this invite only event, free to corporate counsel and senior management, contact Wendy Chan by email at

For sponsorship enquiries email Tim Gilkison at

In-House Congress Ho Chi Minh City 2016
7 April 2016 – Review
On Thursday April 7, 2016, the In-House Community hosted its third annual Ho Chi Minh City In-House Congress at the Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon. Over 100 counsel and corporate decision makers attended and were welcomed by In-House Community Director Tim Gilkison, who highlighted trends in the growth of the in-house role in Vietnam.

This was followed by a panel discussion moderated by In-House Community Co-Director Patrick Dransfield in which he and those accompanying him deliberated over the biggest challenges facing our community there entitled ‘A candid and off the record discussion on External Counsel Management, Cost Effectiveness and tried and trusted methods to enhance the reputation of the Legal Department’. Taking part in the discussion were Tom Vaizey, Senior Legal Counsel, Dragon Capital Group; Nguyen Kim Phuong Lan, Head of Legal and Compliance, Toyota Financial Services Vietnam; and Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen, Partner, LNT & Partners.

Subsequent workshops covered international financing options for Vietnamese corporates, investment laws, enterprise laws, cross-border M&As, FCPA, competition regulations and finally a closing panel asking ‘How can outside counsel and their clients work more effectively?’.

We would like to thank our co-hosts Herbert Smith Freehills; Hogan Lovells; Latham & Watkins; LNT & Partners; Russin & Vecchi; and VILAF for helping us make our third annual Ho Chi Minh In-House Congress a success, as well as our community there for their support and attendance.

“a great opportunity to expand my in-house network, gain knowledge and create a bridge between in-house counsel and external lawyers”

– In-House Congress Ho Chi Minh City delegate

Our special thanks go to:

Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
Latham & Watkins
LNT & Partners
Russin & Vecchi