Thanh is a Lawyer at Velletta Pedersen Christie. His practice focuses on Business Immigration, Corporate, Commercial, Employment, and Commercial Real Estate law. Prior to his practice in BC, Thanh was a lawyer at a global law firm in Toronto where he supports multinational corporate clients in a wide variety of sectors, including information technology, management consulting, engineering, and food and agriculture.
Thanh assists clients with all corporate immigration requirements in Canada, including applications related to free trade agreements of which Canada is a signatory, intra-company transfers, Labour Market Impact Assessments, as well as process compliance and inadmissibility issues. Apart from a wide range of Canada-based clients, Thanh advises foreign investors in doing business and immigrate to Canada, including exploring business opportunities, purchasing assets, acquiring shares, and recruiting local employees. He also has profound expertise in starting up innovative businesses in Canada, focusing on high-tech projects.
Thanh obtained a PhD degree in law in 2018. He is teaching as an adjunct professor for the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law at Queen’s University and Engineering Law at the University of Victoria. He also taught Canadian Public and Constitutional Law at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Thanh worked for the Government of Vietnam for more than 10 years as a legal officer and as a delegate, negotiating free trade agreements between Vietnam, the EU and the Eurasian Customs Union.
Thanh is a member of the Canada-Vietnam Trade Council and provides pro bono services to the Embassy of Vietnam to Canada.
- Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia)
- York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M., 2021
- University of Victoria, PhD, 2018
- Nagoya University, LL.M., 2013
- Hanoi Law University, LL.B., 2004
- Bar Admissions: Ontario, British Columbia
- Court Admissions: Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court