About Us

2017 Auckland Scholars

Seven Scholars were chosen to attend the IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Auckland.


Pham Linh Phuong

MS Lin Scholar

Ms Phuong joined Russin & Vecchi in 2008. Phuong’s practice principally involves corporate, foreign investment, commercial contracts and M&A. She has particular experience in licensing and dissolutions, and has handled complex corporate tasks including the conversion of joint stock companies to limited liability companies, dealing with the structure of offshore loans and registering offshore loans with the State Bank. She is the editor of “Insurance Law & Regulation in Vietnam”, a book published by Russin & Vecchi.

Educational and Professional Background
Phuong holds degrees from Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (LLB in Commercial Law, 2007; LLM in Commercial Law, 2013), Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities (LLB in English philology, 2008). Her master thesis is Legal Aspects of the Investment Form of Public - Private Partnership in Vietnam. She graduated from an advanced program sponsored by Lund University of Sweden.

Affiliations and Activities
Member, AmCham, Information & Communications Technology Committee.

Bar Admission
Ho Chi Minh City


Khin Phu Ngone Win

Lawyers in Developing Countries

Men Seyha

Lawyers in Developing Countries

Mohamed Samsul Mueen Shamil Mohamed

Sri Lanka
Young Lawyers

Shamil Mueen is a corporate lawyer in a Tier 1 law firm in Sri Lanka specialising in Banking and Finance, Islamic Finance, M&A and Projects, with additional experience in advising on tax, intellectual property and employment law aspects.

He qualified for the degree of Bachelor of Laws at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo in year 2012. He is a life member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom. Further, he has completed Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, United Kingdom.

In his professional capacity, he has acted for many multinational clients and law firms as well as leading corporates in Sri Lanka.  He is actively involved in many cross-border transactions of the Firm. Shamil has published articles in local and international publications. He is currently a columnist of Daily FT and lectures at Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL).

Anastasia Kuzmina

Young Lawyers

Isabel Tam

Hong Kong
Young Lawyers

Raghav Kumar Bajaj

Young Lawyers

Raghav is a lawyer in the direct tax practice of law firm M/s Khaitan & Co in India. In addition to being a lawyer, he is also a qualified Chartered Accountant. His academic background has been sound and is a multi-time merit holder in his professional examinations. In his 6 years of professional experience, Raghav has worked on various aspects of tax laws - transactions, advisory, private client work as well as dispute resolution. His experience involves matters relating to Permanent Establishment (PE) risk assessment, income characterisation, cross-border treaty related disputes, succession planning, corporate law issues etc. He is also a regular contributor of articles, write-ups in professional journals of national and international repute, and takes initiatives in making presentations on contemporary topics related to tax laws. Outside of work, Raghav likes to travel, play Golf (he is a 12-handicap player), badminton, read about history and economy in general. His brother and wife are also Chartered Accountants and associated with the global firm Ernst & Young.