Anh Hien Tran

VILAF - Vietnam


mPlaza Saigon, 4th Floor
39 Le Duan, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+84 28 3827 7300

Future Star




Practice area:

Commercial and transactions

Hien joined VILAF in 2007. He has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration in various forums including the Vietnamese courts, VIAC, and SIAC for almost 20 years.    He regularly works with several international law firms in the settlement of investment, construction, commercial, and insurance disputes in Vietnam and other jurisdictions.

In addition to dispute resolution, Hien also advises state-owned entities and multinational enterprises on general corporate, employment, and M&A.  He has advised a number of multinational insurance, pharmaceutical, chemical, foods and wood manufacturing companies in cross-border M&A transactions as well as their day-to-day operations.

He is a highly regarded attorney for his practical solutions that greatly help the clients to deal with their crisis situation.

Hien was named as a future star by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific in Commercial and Transactions. He is also named as a Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500.

Dispute Resolution

  • Advised and represented several foreign investors on shareholders disputes and assisting them to take control their invested companies
  • Assisted international law firm to advise foreign buyers in the USD33 million arbitration case at SIAC in relation to SPA dispute
  • Advised a leading FMCG company in their dispute with the State Audit of Vietnam and the Tax Authorities in relation to CIT amount of USD35 million


  • Advised Mondelez International in its acquisition of 80% of equity stake in Kinh Do Group’s snack business for USD370 million
  • Advised Gamuda Land in the acquisition of its Vietnamese partners’ shares in Celadon City Project to become the sole owner of this project
  • Advised an investment fund in their investment into ride sharing business in Vietnam


  • Represented several companies in labour lawsuits lodged by their employees
  • Advised numerous companies on their retrenchment plans and termination of their employees
  • Assisted several companies and banks in drafting and registering their internal labour regulations

  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Corporate
  • M&A
  • Commercial
  • Shipping 
  • Employment and Insurance

  • Consumer goods and services
  • Construction, manufacturing and materials
  • Real estate
  • Gaming, media and entertainment
  • Technology and telecommunications

  • LL.B., Ho Chi Minh City Law University, 2000
  • LL.M., Transnational Law and Business University, Korea, 2010