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Webinar: Workforce Restructuring in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand & Vietnam | 15 May 2020

DFDL Hosts Webinar on Regional Workforce Restructuring

On 15 May 2020, the DFDL Employment & Labour Team organized a well-attended webinar on Workforce Restructuring in Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Our panel of experts comprised Marion Carles-Salmon (Head of Regional Employment and Labor Practice), Tran Thi Vu Hanh (Partner), Kraisorn Rueangkul (Partner), Nishant Choudhary (Partner), Samnangvathana Sor (Senior Consultant, Cambodia), Standré Bezuidenhout (Senior Associate, Lao PDR) and Huyen Nguyen (Legal Adviser, Vietnam). Each in turn shared their insights with the audience on ways to minimize COVID-19 related labour challenges in compliance with local law as well as practical steps and considerations when implementing options available to employers to cut down labor costs in each jurisdiction. Restructuring (such as leave arrangements and changes in working conditions) and downsizing options (such as redundancy schemes or mutual terminations) were all outlined. The available options in each jurisdiction were clearly laid out with Marion serving as the moderator of this session. The concluding portion of the live event was taken up with questions from attendees on the topics discussed with clear and practical answers and advice in return from our team.

If you missed our webinar and want to access the replay, please click here.

15 May 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (GMT+7) | Complimentary

DFDL cordially invites you to attend what we believe will be an insightful labour webinar to discuss how to restructure your workforce during the COVID-19 global pandemic in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Employers are experiencing (and this is likely to continue) increasing operational and financial challenges. Our dedicated team of experts will advise you on ways to minimize the associated labour challenges in compliance with local law. They will address practical steps and considerations for implementing options available to employers to cut down labor costs in each jurisdiction.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from labor experts and get clear answers and advice during this uncertain time!

  • 11:00 am: Opening Remarks – Marion Carles-Salmon, Regional Legal Adviser
  • 11:00 – 11:15 am: Cambodia Focus – Samnangvathana Sor, Senior Consultant 
  • 11:15 – 11:30 am: Lao PDR Focus – Standré Bezuidenhout, Senior Associate
  • 11:30 – 11:45 am: Myanmar Focus – Nishant Choudhary, Partner
  • 11:45 – 12 pm: Thailand Focus – Kraisorn Rueangkul, Partner
  • 12:00 – 12:15 pm: Vietnam Focus – Tran Thi Vu Hanh, Partner and Huyen Nguyen, Legal Adviser
  • 12:15pm: Q&A  
  • 12:30 pm: Closing Remarks – Marion Carles-Salmon

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Speakers & Moderator:

Samnangvathana Sor 

Senior Consultant, Cambodia


Standré Bezuidenhout
Senior Associate, Lao PDR


Nishant Choudhary
Partner & Myanmar Deputy Managing Director 


Kraisorn Rueangkul

Partner, Thailand

Tran Thi Vu Hanh
Partner, Vietnam Deputy Managing Director & Head of Ho Chi Minh City Office


Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen
Huyen Nguyen 
Legal Adviser, Vietnam


Marion Carles-Salmon
Regional Legal Adviser