Our firm

Welcome to ALIAT LEGAL, where your business needs are our motivation.

We are a full-service intellectual property and business law firm with our headquarter in Ho Chi Minh City, and other regional offices in Hanoi City (Capital of Vietnam), Bac Ninh City, Ha Tinh City, Can Tho City (Vietnam) and Phnom-Penh City (Capital of Cambodia). Since our establishment in 2005, we have built a strong reputation by helping our clients achieve their commercial goals.

We integrate profound local knowledge with international expertise standards to assist national and international clients with high-quality specialist consultancy in corporate & investment, intellectual property, healthcare regulatory affairs.

We take the time to comprehend your business in depth, and thus deliver a compatible plan to help you achieve your commercial goals by utilizing our legal expertise, commercial savvy, and strong relationships with government authorities.

At ALIAL LEGAL, we have had profound experience in representing our clients in various industries worldwide. No matter where they are, we always strive to establish a strong lasting professional relationship. We adopt a proactive approach to our practice, often becoming involved at the deal-structuring stage. In addition, we provide high-quality tailored advice, always with a commercial approach. We develop a constructive rapport with our clients and become allied attorneys partnering with our clients’ success.

We also understand your need for quality commercial legal service with an ease of communication. We have highly trained lawyers with wide ranging experience in the local market and language skills, including English and certainly, Vietnamese, to meet your needs.

We look forward to your contact, and will handle any inquiries in a timely manner.

Our Values

Our Team

Mr. Duong Thanh Long

Attorney-at-law / Reg. IP Attorney

Founding Partner / Chairman & CEO

Tel: [+84] 1900 5555 38

HP: [+84] 98 220 6868


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Mr. Long founded ALIAT LEGAL in 2005 and is the managing partner in charge of the overall operation of the firm. He has extensive experience in intellectual property law, and corporate and investment law, with an emphasis on healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

In 20 years of practice, Mr. Long has successfully advised and assisted numerous clients, including local giants and MNCs, to initiate, operate and expand their business activities in Vietnam. His services for these clients have also included establishing, protecting and exploring their intellectual property rights in Vietnam.

Mr. Long is also very active in advising and assisting local authorities to manage and promote local brand specialities especially agriculture products by establishing the protection mechanism for collective marks, certification marks and especially geographical indications.

In addition to his professional legal practice, Mr. Long is also the non-tenure lecturer at the Judicial Academy lecturing on a number of areas of law but with a focus on intellectual property law.

Mr. Long is a member of the Management Board, Deputy Secretary General cum Head of Expertise Committee of Vietnam Invention Association. He is currently a member of the Enforcement and Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)

Mr. Long’s academic achievements include:

  • International Law from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Commercial Law from Hanoi Law University (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • The JPO/IPR Training Course for IP Protection Lawyers from Japan Patent Office (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Industrial Property Practice Qualification Training Course from National Office of Intellectual Property (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Copyright Practice Qualification Training Course from Vietnam Copyright Office (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Lawyers’ Skill Practice Qualification Training Course from Judicial Academy (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam).
  • Fellowship scholarship cum long term training at Japan Patent Office and Asia Pacific Industrial Property Center


Mr. Nguyen Quoc Phong


Co-founding Partner/ Vice Chairman/ Head of Business Law Practice Group

Tel: [+84] 1900 5555 38

HP: [+84] 907 33 88 02


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Nguyen Quoc Phong is a co-founding partner of Aliat Legal and the Head of Business Law Practice in the firm with 20 years of legal experience.

Starting his legal career in the early 2000s at the role of in-house counsel and acted at this role for years in a number of leading multinational corporations doing business in different industries, Mr. Phong harvested in-depth insight and cognitive knowledge in relation to corporate core values, environment and nature of those business.

Known as the founder who built up a team of commercial lawyers, Mr. Phong has been actively practicing in investment, mergers & acquisitions, corporate & compliance,  commerce & contract, property & construction, logistics & maritime, labor and commercial dispute resolution.

Successfully advising and representing clients in a wide range of industries including construction, infrastructure, logistics, manufacturing and FMCG, Mr. Phong has been recognized as one of leading commercial lawyers in Vietnam.

Mr. Phong used to serve as a lecturer of lawyer training courses at Vietnam’s Judicial Academy.

Mr. Phong is admitted to practice in Vietnam as a qualified lawyer of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association and a member of the Vietnam Bar Federation. He is also a member of Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and International Bar Association (IBA).


Mr. Phong’s academic achievements include:

  • Commercial Law from Hanoi Law University (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Bachelor of Art from Hanoi Foreign Language University (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Lawyers’ Skill Practice Qualification Training Course from Judicial Academy (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Mr. Nguyen Quang Hai


Senior Partner

Tel: [+84] 1900 5555 38

HP: [+84] 918 158 888


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Mr. Hai has experience in a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution matters. In particular, Mr. Hai specializes in the settlement of civil and commercial disputes and regularly conducts proceedings and represents clients in front of the relevant authorities and in court including, district level court, provincial courts (including civil courts and economic courts) and the High Supreme Court.

Mr. Hai is also specialized at anti-counterfeiting and enforcement matters that involve in investigation and taking various legal actions against counterfeiting acts and infringement acts over intellectual property rights in Vietnam.


Mr. Hai’s academic achievements include:

  • Bachelor of Law from Hanoi Law University (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Lawyers’ Skill Practice Qualification Training Course from Judicial Law Academy (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam).


Mrs. Dao Phuong Hanh

Reg. IP Attorney

Partner / Head of Intellectual Property Practice Group

Tel: [+84] [28] 3519 4666

HP: [+84] 983 345 908


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Mrs. Hanh is a partner of the firm heading Intellectual Property Practice. She has nearly 8 years of experience in prosecution of patents, designs, trademarks, trade names, geographical indications, domain names and copyright.

Mrs. Hanh has extensive experience in advising, drafting and processing responses and arguments in trademark litigation, appeals, opposition strategy issues and cancellation proceedings, as well as assignment and licensing procedures. She is also experienced in reviewing clients’ product packaging, identifying IP issues and proposing brand protection strategy. Her expertise has been applied in an increasing amount to supporting international and multinational clients in the establishment and protection of IPRs under the Madrid system and in all jurisdictions in the South East Asia, EU, North America, Latin America and Africa regions.

Mrs. Hanh has many years’ experience in the protection of IPRs, and promptly and precisely assesses the likely success of registering a trademark and the potential legal risks of using an unregistered mark.


Mrs. Hanh’s academic achievements include:

  • Commercial Law from Hanoi University of Law (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Economics and Management from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Foreign Languages from Hanoi National University (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Registered Intellectual Property Attorney recognized by IP Office of Vietnam
  • World Intellectual Property Organization’s General course on Intellectual Property
  • JPO’s intensive training course for Trademark Expert in 2014.


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Our client

We represent a wide range of clients on a diverse scope of matters. Our clients come from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, who are multinational corporations, domestic companies, national and international businesses particularly in fields of pharmaceuticals and agriculture. Whether it is a large national transaction or a small query, we provide each client with tailored high-quality advice encompassing their commercial aims at the focus point.

Our community

We believe that law firms such as ours should go beyond the business community and help the community as a whole. We are enhancing our community work to champion worthy causes for the community and also to make legal services accessible for the underprivileged. Work of this nature not only provides a valuable and necessary public service but also helps our lawyers develop professionally.

We are currently engaged in providing legal support and advice to underprivileged people in the community. Our lawyers and other professionals provide this service to the community pro bono.

We are also actively supporting and working together with the Vietnam National Centre for Human Organ Transplant, the first of its kind in the country. The centre is responsible for coordinating donated body tissue and organs and will liaise with tissue banks and hospitals nationwide. We are doing work to encourage people to register with the centre for donation and are organising events where people can sign up.