Mr. Bui Cong Thanh was originally a trader like his mother, in charge of the family’s agricultural goods business in South Vietnam from the early 1990s. At the same time, he graduated commercial accounting from the Central College of Commerce.
From 1993, he stated to manage a family-owned factory specialized in high-end cosmetics. Despite his busy businesses, but with a burning dream of working in the legal sector like his father, he continued to study at Ho Chi Minh City University of Law to become a lawyer.
During his law school time, he was still in charge of the family’s businesses and made good use of his legal training to manage them. He also used his legal knowledge to actively support organizations performing social works and participate in law dissemination.
From 2000 to 2005, he joined a law office in Ho Chi Minh City as an assistant to the Chief of Office, consulting on litigation and representing in front of courts of all levels related to the fields of labor and taxation. Then in 2005 until 2007, he worked for a consulting company providing investment & trading solutions, where he was able to participate in many business transactions involving transborder transactions, implementing foreign investment projects in many sectors such as retailing, manufacturing, technology, hospitality or food & beverage.
In 2007, he joined a prestigious law firm in Ho Chi Minh City as an Managing Partner. There, Mr. Bui Cong Thanh was in charge of taxation, labor, intellectual property and real estate, primarily assisting foreign traders in Vietnam. He had the opportunity to gain experience on M&A transactions, offering practical and effective solutions to smoothly deploy investment projects in Vietnam.
In 2009, he founded PLF Law Firm with the desire to bridge the different legal understandings, connecting diverse business practices and cultures. From the early days of the establishment until now, he has devoted his knowledge to foreign investors in Vietnam to help them understand and integrate the Vietnamese’s business and legal culture. With the empathy and sympathy for the difficulties faced by foreign traders, he has been able to offer practical solutions tailored for entrepreneurs, with a special focus on overcoming the initial difficulties and gradually build and grow their businesses successfully.
For more than 10 years as Managing Partner, Mr. Bui Cong Thanh and PLF Law Firm have always strived to meet the clients’ requirements and specificities.
Mr. Bui Cong Thanh is highly regarded for his knowledge and understanding of Vietnam’s laws and foreign investment. He is notably practicing in the commercial, real estate and M&A sectors, for enterprises operating in the sectors of services, retailing, manufacturing, technology, health care, food & beverage. For more than 20 years, he has helped countless investors from countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, USA, Germany, France, Italy, UK…
Vietnam Business Lawyers Club (VBLC)
Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association
Vietnam Bar Federation
College of Commerce,(1992)
Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, in International Law (1999)
Ho Chi Minh City Open University, in English (2007)