CBS Legal, LLC. is a business and finance law firm founded in Vietnam in 2014. CBS Legal, LLC. is a dynamic and prominent law firm managed by a distinguished lawyer with over 24 years of international and local experience in the fields of legal, business and finance.
The commitment of CBS Legal, LLC. and its lawyers toward service excellence always reflects our understanding of the client’s business and its needs, our sharing of extensive experience, plus our innovative solutions for all our clients.
CBS Legal, LLC. and its lawyers are equipped with a strong professional and ethical culture, integrity, and philosophies that best-serve our clients’ needs.
CBS Legal, LLC. provides a full range of professional legal, financial and business advisory services to international companies and foreign investment enterprises in Vietnam. CBS Legal LLC focuses on the following professional services:
- Market Entry & Exit Advisory
- Legal & Licensing Services
- Corporate Secretarial Services
- Outsourcing Services
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Contract & Venture Negotiations
- Contract Review & Drafting
- Tax Advisory
- Commercial & Civil Litigation
- Labor & Employment
CBS Legal LLC has assisted clients in the following sectors and industries:
- Manufacturing & Contracting
- Trading & Distribution
- IT & Telecommunication
- Engineering & Architecture
- Energy & Mining
- Real Estates & Construction
- Banking & Insurance
- Hospitality & Health Care
- Shipping & Logistics
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Corporate Finance / Transaction Support
Legal / Company establishment
International Donor Agency / NGO work
Le Viet Tho (Leo) is a Vietnamese national who is the founder and managing partner of CBS Legal, LLC. in Vietnam. Leo is a qualified lawyer in Vietnam with more than 24 years of legal, tax and professional outsourcing experience in Vietnam.
Leo is a highly recommended finance and business lawyer with an admirable capacity to provide professional and practical solutions/advice that well suit client requirements in Vietnam and Asia.
Leo has advised clients on cross-border transactions, market entry strategies, legal and compliance matters, corporate secretarial issues, tax advisory and tax planning, and labor compliance. Leo has also assisted clients in various matters in project and contract management/negotiation, review and drafting of contracts, mergers & acquisitions as well as having been involved in commercial litigation and dispute resolution.
Leo’s clients include multinational corporations, international companies, and foreign investment enterprises, foreign banks and large local companies in Vietnam and Asia.
From 2007-2010, Leo acted as an official advisor for legal matters in Vietnam to International Enterprise Singapore (www.iadvisory.com.sg) – an agency of the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry tasked with promoting overseas growth of Singapore-based enterprises and international trade.
From 2016 to present, Leo is visiting lecturer for the Judicial Academy/Ministry of Justice of Vietnam for training courses for paralegals and junior lawyers in Vietnam.
Leo holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws at the Hanoi University of Laws and Master of Business Administration from the California Miramar University (United States of America).
Leo is fluent in English and Vietnamese languages.
Tran Thu Hien (Catie) is a Vietnamese national who joined CBS Legal, LLC. from August 2014 as the Executive Partner. Catie is a qualified lawyer in Vietnam with more than 22 years of legal experience in Vietnam.
Catie advised and assisted clients in wide ranges of legal, business and finance advisory services, such as market entry matters, legal & licensing services, secretarial services, contract review & drafting, and labour & employment.
Prior CBS Legal, LLC., Catie worked as Legal Counsel at State Securities Commission of Vietnam from January 1998 to April 2001, and Legal Counsel at Hanoi Stock Exchange from May 2001 to July 2014. In such roles, Catie dealt with legal and compliance matters for the setups of stock exchanges in Vietnam, including the legal, accounting and financial requirements for securities companies and listed companies in Vietnam. Catie also focused on legal, accounting and financial reporting, and public disclosures for securities companies and listed companies in Vietnam.
Catie holds degrees of Bachelor of Laws at the Hanoi University of Laws and Master of Business Administration from Griggs University (United States of America).
Nguyen Minh Hanh (Thomas) is a Vietnamese national who joined CBS Legal, LLC as. Director of Outsourcing Services since April 2016. Thomas is a qualified accountant with over 10 years of professional experience in accounting, tax and payroll and business outsourcing services.
Prior to CBS Legal, LLC., Thomas worked for big second tier audit firm in Hanoi, Vietnam for accounting, tax and payroll and business outsourcing services.
Thomas is qualified as Chief Accountant and has been acting as Chief Accountant to supervise and manage the accounting, tax and compliant matters for local and international clients.
Thomas holds the bachelor degree of accounting and finance at the Banking Academy, and is in the final stages to qualified ACCA (UK) and CPA Vietnam.