Nguyen Thanh Tu


Mr. Tu Thanh Nguyen (Nguyễn Thanh Tú) is Director General of the Department of Civil and Economic Laws, Ministry of Justice of Vietnam. He holds the degrees of: Doctor of Laws (Lund University, Sweden), Licentiate of Laws (Lund University, Sweden), Master of Laws (Lund University, Sweden), Bachelor of Laws (Ho Chi Minh City School of Law, Vietnam), and Bachelor of Economics (Foreign Trade University, Vietnam). He is also Associate Professor in Private Law (Docent i cilvilrätt) at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden.

He was Deputy Director General of the Department of International Law, Ministry of Justice of Vietnam; Lecturer at Ho Chi Minh City School of Law; Trainee at the Intellectual Property Division of the WTO (Geneva, Switzerland); Scholarship Holder at Max Plank Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Munich, Germany); Visiting Researcher at Suffolk University School of Law (Boston, USA) and Faculty of Law, Copenhagen University (Denmark). He has published numerous books and articles on competition law, intellectual property rights, international trade law and civil law, including: Competition Law, Technology Transfer and the TRIPS Agreement: Implication for Developing Countries, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2010; Sustainable Technology Transfer: A Guide to Global Aid & Trade Development, Kluwer International Law, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, 2012 (eds with Hans Henrik Lidgard and Jeffery Atik); “Competition Law in Vietnam: A Paper or Young Tiger?”, The Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 57, No. 3, Fall 2012; “Price Squeezing: Linkline in the United States – No Link to the European Union”, 41(3) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC) 316-336 (2010); “Patent Holders’ Contractual Restrictions on Downstream Purchasers in the United States and European Union through Quanta Prism”, 12(2) Journal of World Intellectual Property (JWIP) 89-121 (2009).

With respect to blockchain and cryptocurrency, he is the leader of a team in the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam in charge of implemeting  a project establishing, improving a legal framework to control/manage cryptocurrency and virtual property.