Regional Southeast Asian law firm Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce the promotion of four new members of the firm’s partnership in Thailand and Vietnam, effective January 2018.
The new partners include Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, who leads the Tilleke & Gibbins non-contentious regional insurance practice in Bangkok; Kien Trung Trinh and Vinh Quoc Nguyen from the firm’s corporate and commercial group in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, respectively; and Loc Xuan Le from the firm’s intellectual property group in Hanoi.
“We’re delighted to add these four talented attorneys to our firm’s partnership across three of our regional offices this year,” says Tiziana Sucharitkul, Co-Managing Partner of Tilleke & Gibbins. “Given the wide range of work they do for our clients in key industries—including banking, insurance, life sciences, and technology—we’re confident that our new partners will contribute to our future growth and enhance the services we provide to clients.”
Each new partner’s brief biographical information is provided below:
Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh leads the firm’s non-contentious insurance practice across Southeast Asia, while maintaining an active practice in other corporate and commercial areas, including client matters focused on technology and data privacy. Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins in 2016, Athistha served as Senior Vice President – General Counsel at a multinational insurance company, where she oversaw all operations within the legal department in Thailand. Based in the firm’s Bangkok office, Athistha is ranked as a leading insurance lawyer in Thailand in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018.
Kien Trung Trinh is a corporate lawyer in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi office. He provides sound advice on corporate formation, as well as various employment law matters including company work rules, benefit plans, social and health insurance, personal income tax, employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, confidentiality agreements, employee registration, and terminations and disciplinary actions. He also takes an active role in the firm’s regional life sciences practice, where he advises and assists clients with registration of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, foods, and animal products, as well as compliance matters.
Loc Xuan Le is an intellectual property enforcement specialist who has secured several groundbreaking wins in patent infringement cases for major international pharmaceutical, medical device, and agrochemical companies. Loc, who is on the Executive Board of the Vietnam IP Association, is recognized as a leading IP attorney by Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, WTR 1000, and IAM Patent 1000, and is praised by clients and peers as “a powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm” and “one of the best lawyers in trademark enforcement in Vietnam” in Managing IP magazine’s IP Stars.
Vinh Quoc Nguyen focuses his practice on commercial transactions and M&A. Based in the firm’s Ho Chi Minh City office, he advises high-profile banks on secured and unsecured corporate lending and regulatory compliance. He also has considerable experience assisting clients in real estate projects, compliance investigations, and arbitration matters. Vinh holds a Doctor of Judicial Science from Meiji Gakuin University in Japan, and he served as a Legal Expert in the Ministry of Justice in Hanoi for over a decade before joining Tilleke & Gibbins.