Q & A with Tran Anh Hung
Tran Anh Hung is a co-founder and managing partner of Bross & Partners in Hanoi City, Vietnam.
A 1998 graduate of Hanoi Law University, Hung has more than 20 years of experience in foreign and domestic investment projects, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, contracts, real estate and construction, insurance and banking, arbitration, and dispute resolution.
Before becoming an attorney, what was your first job?
Before becoming an attorney, I worked as an internal auditor for a global beverage company in Vietnam. This was a job that gave me a lot of valuable experience, but most importantly, research and analysis skills that help a lot in my legal practice.
What motivated you to pursue a legal career?
Becoming a lawyer is an enormous undertaking in terms of time commitment and effort. It is a career that will take years to develop and improve, but it also offers me challenges and variety that will fulfill my personal aspirations and goals. Lawyers are able to help clients with their legal problems and to further the public good. This career has been a hallmark of prestige for generations. An impressive reputation and a certain authority might help for the greater good of society and support those in need of legal assistance.
Who was your chief mentor and how did he or she influence your career?
My favorite mentor is a great president of a law firm that I worked for right after graduation. His speeches and ideology inspired me to become a lawyer. I had a lot to learn in addition to professional knowledge. I learned from him how to be a good lawyer, but also a “rainmaker” for the firm. I felt very fortunate to be guided by him, which was a guideline for my career in later years.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“You should not only be a good lawyer, but also be the best mentor for young lawyers to learn and follow.”
This was from one of my professors who always encouraged me to pursue a legal career.
What is one thing you would like to learn to do?
I am thinking of learning horse-riding. It offers the potential of a relaxing time after stressful working days.
What is your proudest career achievement?
During my career as a lawyer, it can be said that I have helped many people, won many big cases, and contributed a lot to society, but inspiring and mentoring young lawyers are always the proudest achievements. When I see them win a case or successfully help people in dealing with their legal issues, I feel like I’ve done a good job and I am very proud of that fact.
What other career path might you have chosen?
Becoming a lawyer is the only path that I chose before and after graduating from law school. Maybe after my retirement, I may consider being a small bookshop owner.
What do you do to give back to your community?
Perhaps a part of me enjoys teaching, aside from legal practice, to inspire and mentor young lawyers. Besides, I sometimes work as a visiting lecturer at several law universities in Hanoi City. I consider this to be a small but helpful contribution to share my knowledge to next generations and the community.
Can you share a positive referral experience within Primerus™?
Although Bross & Partners recently joined Primerus, we have had the opportunity to connect with many colleagues all over the world in the Primerus community and receive many referrals.