Mr. Thuan has more than 13 years of experience working for the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City, of which he spent more than 8 years working as the assistant to the Chief Judge of the Civil Division.
In March 2003, Mr. Thuan decided to leave the Court and started his career as a lawyer. He joined Vilaf – Hong Duc and played the role of key litigator of the firm for more than 5 years before joining P&P in October 2008 and then being offered the fifth partnership of P&P in April 2009.
Mr. Thuan is highly regarded for his versatility as a civil, commercial, maritime, insurance and construction trial and appellate lawyer. In his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Thuan has handled a variety of well-known cases including legal actions against a tax agency to decline a tax obligation equal to 7 million USD, defending a world famous soft drink manufacturer in labour class actions by employees, handling a dispute among members of a 5-star hotel joint venture, handling various maritime cases which include the work of applying for arrest and release of sea-going vessels, representing the top US non-life insurer in subrogation cases, representing foreign top cotton and feeds traders in enforcing foreign arbitral awards in Vietnam with regard to damages worth of several million USD, as well as handling a large number of debt collection cases for both local and overseas clients including top foreign banks in Vietnam, Shell Vietnam, Shell Gas Vietnam, Shell Gas Hai Phong, Basf Vietnam, Sika Vietnam, AG Processing Inc., and Olam International. Mr. Thuan has been recommended by several reputable legal journals such as Legal 500 as one of the leading lawyers for dispute resolution and litigation.
Not only handling dispute resolution works including litigation, Mr. Thuan also work intensively to advise clients in various legal fields with respect to employment and labour, maritime & shipping, insurance, contract, civil, family and other commercial issues.
Mr. Thuan has annually given lectures at several seminars on labour both in Vietnam and Singapore from 2008 and on debt collection in Vietnam in 2012. He also has given several contributions to Saigon Economic Times Magazine and other local newspapers on various commercial issues.