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Nu Thi To Nguyen is an associate with the Tilleke & Gibbins corporate and commercial team in Hanoi. With more than 10 years of work experience in different legal positions and a comprehensive academic background in both international and domestic law, To Nu has excelled in assisting foreign clients in a range of legal areas including franchising, construction, insurance, tech/media/telecom, foreign trade, and banking and finance, with a focus on contract-related and litigation matters.

To Nu is fluent in English and Chinese, and previously served as a legal officer with the Hanoi branch of a large Chinese bank, where she advised on legal regulations and compliance, reviewed contracts, and assisted with the bank’s anti-money laundering efforts.


  • Assisted an Indian IT company in successfully negotiating a settlement with a Vietnamese bank in a USD 10 million contract dispute related to the client’s provision of licensed banking software and related support services.
  • Assisted a Malaysian company in the oil and gas sector in an arbitration case before the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) in Ho Chi Minh City related to performance of contract in a well plugging and abandonment project.
  • Assisted the subsidiary of a global leader in insurance brokering and risk management in Vietnam with contract review and advice on their daily operations.
  • Advised many global brands on legal issues of franchising activities in Vietnam and assisted with franchise registration and annual updates.
  • Advised the Hong Kong subsidiary of one of the world’s largest insurance companies and a leading group of insurance service providers with regulations on cross-border supply of insurance services in Vietnam.
  • Assisted a Malaysian manufacturer to defend its legitimate rights and interests in an anti-dumping case before the Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam.
  • Advised many global and regional e-commerce companies on Vietnamese laws and regulations related to data protection, direct marketing, and e-commerce platforms, and assisted with related legal matters such as reviewing privacy policies.
  • Advised several foreign educational institutions on Vietnamese laws and regulations, including issues related to setting up international schools in Vietnam and providing online education services to Vietnamese students.







    LLB, Hanoi Law University

    BA, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam


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