Prior to joining Duane Morris in 2015, Mr. Pham was from 2010 a senior associate at a large international law firm with two branches in Vietnam. Bach Duong was also Head of Legal and Compliance for Standard Chartered Bank in Vietnam and the Mekong Region for almost six years, from 2005 to 2010.
Mr. Pham is a graduate of the Sorbonne University in Paris and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). He is admitted to the Paris Bar (Avocat a la Cour d’Appel de Paris). He speaks native Vietnamese and is fully fluent in English, French and Russian.
•International Finance Corporation (IFC) Panel Law Firm Training (2011)
•Sorbonne University, France: Research on the Banking Law Reform in Vietnam and Other Transition Economies (1996-2002)
•Duane Morris LLP
- Special Counsel, 2015-present
•Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
- Senior Associate, 2010-2015
•Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam
- Head of Legal and Compliance, 2005-2010
•United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
- Project Specialist in Legislative Affairs - UNDP Project VIE/02/007 Strengthening the Capacity of People's Elected Bodies in Vietnam
Selected Speaking Engagements
• Doing Business in Vietnam: Towards Greater Liberalisation of the Real Estate Sector: No Need to Be Vietnamese or Resident, Duane Morris, Speaker, Singapore, October 2015
•Quoted, Vietnamese NPLs: New Right to Seize Secured Assets is Major Improvement, IFLR Vietnam, April 4, 2018
•Co-author of Overseas Securities Investment Now Permitted for Vietnamese Residents, Bloomberg BNA World Securities Law Report, March 2016
•Co-author of Vietnam Seeks to Attract More Foreign Investment With Two New Laws, Financier Worldwide, December 2015
•Co-author, Vietnam Chapter, The International Banking Regulation Review, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
•Co-author, Vietnam Chapter, PLC Finance Handbook, 2011, 2012 and 2013
•Co-author, Vietnam Country Profile on the SNL Financials webpage
•Co-author, Doing Business in Vietnam Guide, Gide Loyrette Nouel, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
Honors and Awards
•Recognized Practitioner (Banking & Finance, Vietnam) - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
•Member of the Banking Lawyers Club of the Vietnam Bankers Association
•MGIMO International Alumni and MGIMO Vietnamese Alumni Associations
•Lecturer at Centre Franco-Vietnamien de Gestion (CFVG), an European business school in Vietnam
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