Tu Ngoc Trinh is a licensed attorney in Vietnam and a member of the Tilleke & Gibbins corporate & commercial team in the firm’s Hanoi office. Her practice focuses on the tehnology, media, and telecommunications sector as well as general corporate matters including company formation, employment, antitrust, franchise activities, commercial transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Tu is committed to helping her clients achieve sustainable success in Vietnam. She is a member of the Hanoi Bar Association and the Vietnam Bar Federation.


  • Advised a multinational technology/telecommunications company on regulatory, licensing and anti-competition requirements for investment in, acquiring, building, operating, and maintaining a fiber backhaul network which would be connecting to submarine cable landing stations in Vietnam.
  • Served as local counsel to a global telecommunications company on the sale and transfer of an optical networks business in Vietnam; advised on formation and operation in Vietnam and setting up a representative office, and handled all post-licensing matters, including registration of seal, bank account and change of address.

  • Advised global franchisors in fashion, food and beverages, and education on franchise matters in Vietnam and obtained approvals from the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
  • Assisted a major European solar panel producer with the acquisition of the majority charter capital of Vietnamese power companies in central and southern Vietnam.
  • Assisted a Malaysian private equity fund with the acquisition of shares of a Southeast Asian operation of tower facilities and communication networks for mobile and broadband with subsidiaries in Vietnam.
  • Helped a multinational company establish a foreign direct investment company engaged in the import/export and distribution of mobile phones and computers. The established company was one of the few foreign-owned companies permitted to do business in this sector in Vietnam.

  • Advised a Japanese manufacturer of pharmaceutical and cosmetics for registration of their products in Vietnam.

  • Advised a global manufacturer of functional foods to ensure that its websites are compliance with applicable pharmaceutical and food promotion regulations in Vietnam.

  • Advised a global pharmaceutical company on aspects of doing business in Vietnam, including the operation of its representative office, advertisements and introduction of its products in Vietnam.

  • Helped a multinational company in the business of turbines, energy management software and energy technology services to establish a representative office in Vietnam.
  • Assisted a global education institute on data privacy in Vietnam.









    LLB, Hanoi Law University


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