Bui Tien Long (Mr.)
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

  • Inbound and Outbound Investment
  • Corporate and M&A
  • International Commerce and Contract
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Arbitration and Mediation Practice
Full Bio

Experience

Mr. Bui Tien Long is a qualified lawyer with more than 12 year of practicing law in foreign and local law firms in Vietnam. Mr. Bui Tien Long started his legal career at Vision & Associate, Fidal Franceskinj and Chazard, ZICOlaw, Phuoc & Partners Law Firm. He pursued his own career path as Partner at Tin & Tam Law Firm, and DIMAC Law Firm.

Mr. Bui Tien Long has extensive experience in handling foreign direct investment, corporate and commercial issues, construction, real estate business, and litigation. In addition to that, Mr. Bui Tien Long had two years working for the world’s second largest and well-known advertising agency (Ogilvy & Mather) and fast-moving consumer goods (Unilever Vietnam) as in-house counsel, dealing with all kinds of advertising contracts, advertising matters, intellectual property, and commercial disputes with clients and suppliers.

Mr. Bui Tien Long was granted bar scholarships of International Bar Association (IBA) and Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) as Young Lawyers of Developing Countries

Education & Qualifications

  • Scholar and Member of Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Master of Law (LLM) in TLBU Graduate School of Law in Seoul, Korea Executive
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) at Shidler College of Business – University of Hawaii at Manoa (2018-2020)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
  • Member of Ho Chi Minh Bar Association and Vietnam Bar Federation
  • Member of Vietnam Business Lawyers’ Club (VBLC)
  • Mentee of ICCA Mentoring Program 2016-2017
  • Accredited Mediator of CEDR and VCMIC

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Vietnamese

 

 

Bui Thi Hien (Ms.)
OF COUNSEL

  • Corporate Inhouse
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • International Commerce & Contract
  • Retail and Securities 
Full Bio

Experience

Ms. Hien started her legal career at Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation (HSC), one of the leading securities company in Vietnam. During two years at HSC, she was a legal advisor focusing on privatization of state-owned enterprises and securities transactions.

Kelvin Chia Partnership was her next move, where she enriched her knowledge and experience in corporate, commercial and real estate business. In an attempt to be an expert in retail, Ms. Hien has joined Big C – Central Group (formerly owned by Casino Group), the leading retailers with more than 30 supermarkets through the country. After leaving Big C, she has continued to work for a Securities company as Head of Legal and Compliance.

Her main practice area involves corporate, capital market, retail, securities, commercial and e-commercial.

Education & Qualification

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB), HCMC University of Law, Vietnam
  • Master of Law (“LLM.Eur”) at University of Rouen (France) and University of Hannover (Germany) (European Legal Practice Course)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) at Shidler College of Business – University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Member of Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association and Vietnam Bar Federation

Languages

  • Vietnamese
  • English
  • French

 

 

CHARLES A. LOPEZ JR., MBA, “Chuck”
OF COUNSEL

  • Strategic project developer: Global NGO’S

  • Enterpreneur

  • Teacher, trainer, coach, mentor

Full Bio

Experience

Mr Chuck has twenty-eight years building networks and relationships in business centered around finance, sales, consulting, alternative project financing and for NGO’s. He grew a global network in banking, asset management, insurance, food and beverage, garment, print media, transportation management, travel industry, property, medical institutions, doctors, pharmaceuticals, project developers, training and education. He has intensively helped to expand a value network totaling 30 enterprises, business schools, universities, public schools and private individuals; set up financial service offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand; launch a Swedish international credit union; and pioneer new financing models, specifically for projects, in Vietnam.

He also has deeply involved in corporate management as a strong non-profit experience having served several positions on the Board of Directors in the USA for Lions Club International, Rotary International, a Past-President of the Hawai’i Island Chamber of Commerce and a Past-President and Director of BIAP/WHAF Organization.

During the past sixteen years, he has built a strong network in the business, corporate training and education sectors in Vietnam. He helps visualize strategy, to formalize ideas and goals, which bring results. Moreover, he has in-depth experience handling extremely challenging times then leverages that into opportunities. He explores innovative approaches that sync business, training and education into new culture-centric business models which focus on core values and sustainability.

Currently, he has been implementing business development for a global NGO, part of a global risk mitigation foundation based from Hawai’i.

Education & Qualification 

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) at Shidler College of Business – University of Hawaii at Manoa

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese

 

 

Nguyen Duong Thanh (Mr.)
JUNIOR ASSOCIATE

  • Inbound and Outbound Investment

  • Litigation & ADR

  • International Commerce and Contract

  • Employment
Full Bio

Experience

Mr. Nguyen Duong Thanh is a Junior Associate of Likon with more than three years of experience in legal practice in Vietnam. Prior to joining Likon, Thanh started his legal career at Nguyen Tam & Partners as a legal specialist, where he mainly focused on Dispute Resolution, Debts Recovery, Retainer, and Investment matters.

Currently, Mr. Nguyen Duong Thanh is focusing on Corporate Governance and Commercial issues, inbound and outbound investment projects, and litigation & ADR.

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Ton Duc Thang University
  • Judicial Academy – Practising Certificate for Lawyers

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese

 

 

Lam Thi Diem Kieu (Ms.)
PARALEGAL

  • Inbound and Outbound Investment

  • Corporate and M&A

  • International Commerce and Contract

  • Arbitration and Litigation
Full Bio

Experience

Ms. Lam Thi Diem Kieu obtained a Bachelor of Laws at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law in 2018. She previously had an internship at ANT Lawyers, moved to join Nuskin Enterprises Vietnam where she played the role of legal staff later, and now has joined LIKON.

Ms. Lam Thi Diem Kieu is improving her professional expertise and gaining practical experience in various legal fields including corporate and M&A, inbound and outbound investment, international commerce and contract, arbitration and litigation.

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Ho Chi Minh City University of Law

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese

 

 

Nguyen Thong Cam Tu (Ms.)
PARALEGAL

  • Inbound and Outbound Investment

  • Corporate and M&A

  • International Commerce and Contract

Full Bio

Experience

Ms. Nguyen Thong Cam Tu is the holder of an LLB in Ho Chi Minh City University of Law with a good understanding of in-house business. She started her career path at one of the biggest FMCG companies in the world with one year of work experience as an in-house legal intern at Nestlé Vietnam (mainly focusing on land, food and beverage, compliance and labour-related matters).

For the time being, she is taking part in the course of Legal Profession Training in Vietnam Judicial Academy in Ho Chi Minh City – Ministry of Justice.

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Ho Chi Minh City University of Law

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese

 

 

Dinh Thi Dieu (Ms.)
PARALEGAL

  • Inbound and Outbound Investment

  • Corporate and M&A

  • International Commerce and Contract

Full Bio

Experience

After graduating from Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, specializing in Commercial Law, Ms. Dinh Thi Dieu started working as a Paralegal for LIKON. Prior to joining Likon, Dieu started her legal career at a Vietnamese law firm as a Legal Intern. During her practice, Ms. Dinh Thi Dieu focused on consulting and supporting both local and foreign – invested company on General Corporate, Investment and other Company matters.

Currently, Ms. Dinh Thi Dieu is assisting LIKON in advising its clients on various legal matters in M&A, Investment, Corporate governance, Commerce. Under the guidance of Director and Junior Associates of LIKON, Dieu has engaged in several high – valued projects relating to corporate governance, investment, dispute resolution and energy for domestic and foreign clients.

In order to become a Business lawyer, Ms. Dinh Thi Dieu took a course on Corporate Governance, and now Ms. Dinh Thi Dieu is attending Lawyer at Judicial Academy.

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
  • Corporate Governance Training Certification

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese