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Mélynda Maheux is an associate in the corporate and commercial group of Tilleke & Gibbins in Ho Chi Minh City. Mélynda is a Canadian lawyer focusing her practice on technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT), and specializing in data privacy and cybersecurity matters. She regularly provides advice on privacy compliance, conducts gap analysis, and reviews privacy-related contracts for local and international clients. Mélynda is also experienced in commercial transactions and general commercial matters.

Admitted to the Quebec Bar Association in 2019, Mélynda has been a registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam since 2022. Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, she worked at one of Canada’s largest law firms and at another international law firm in Vietnam, after having started her career working for international organizations (ICAO and OECD) and one of Canada’s largest banking institutions. She currently serves as the representative of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF), is a founding member of Girls in Tech Vietnam, and frequently acts as a mentor to foreign legal students in Vietnam.


  • Assisted a Fortune 500 company in the pharmaceutical industry for the review of its privacy program in accordance with Vietnam’s personal data protection regulatory framework, which included performing a gap analysis on data privacy and data security practice, conducting processing and transfer impact assessments, localizing the global privacy policies, drafting notices and consent forms, and providing advice on the practical implementation of the new legal requirements.
  • Advised on personal data breach notification requirements for a Canadian apparel company with clients in Vietnam.
  • Advised on liability of charities and charitable associations and of their directors in Vietnam, including tax implications relating to the receipt of foreign grants, and coordinated with five other jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region to provide holistic advice covering all client activities.
  • Advised a regional renewable energy group on the Vietnamese compliance requirements related to ESOP, foreign exchange control regulations, and competition/antitrust in the preparation for an IPO in Malaysia, and assisted in the drafting of the prospectus.
  • Drafted commercial distribution agreements for one of Southeast Asia’s largest beverage companies.
  • Drafted diverse loan, mortgage, and other financing agreements for the financing and securing of a commercial transaction in the real estate industry.
  • Assisted and supported the Vietnamese data privacy officer of a global professional service firm in the completion of its tasks and responsibilities regarding personal data protection obligations.
ABOUT Mélynda






    LLM in International Law and International Relations, University of Sherbrooke (Canada)

    LLM in Common Law and Transnational Law, University of Sherbrooke (Canada)

    LLB in Civil Law, University of Sherbrooke (Canada)


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