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Thao Thu Bui is an associate in the firm’s Hanoi office and handles a range of corporate and commercial matters as well as legal research. Her practice focuses primarily on the tech/media/telecom (TMT) space, where she has advised many clients on Vietnam’s changing data privacy landscape as well as fintech and telecommunications activities. She also assists with the firm’s franchising practice and is involved in M&A and due diligence projects.

After graduating from law school in Vietnam, Thao earned an LLM in France and worked for a top French law firm for two years before joining Tilleke & Gibbins.


  • Assisted a global social media giant on a range of legal issues concerning the company’s ongoing operations and new initiatives in Vietnam, including reviewing contracts and user agreements, and advising on numerous issues related to data privacy, processing, and protection.
  • Advised one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the laws and regulations, licensing requirements, and restrictions applicable to its proposed launch of a copy trading product in Vietnam.
  • Advised a European chocolate and confectionery company on advertising regulations and product liability issues in Vietnam.
  • Assisted a U.S. media and communications company in acquiring a service company with a Vietnamese subsidiary, including conducting due diligence on the Vietnamese target, reviewing the SPA and schedules, and certifying the completion of the target.
  • Advised a Japanese client on the most optimal structure to acquire the assets (via asset or equity acquisition) of a foreign-invested company in Vietnam with undisclosed debts.
ABOUT Thao Thu









    LLM, University of Montesquieu – Bordeaux IV (France)

    LLB, Hanoi National University


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