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Year 2016

PwC Vietnam assurance experts received Certificates of Merit from Minister of Finance

On the 25th anniversary of Vietnam's Independent Auditing, the Minister of Finance awarded Certificates of Merit to organisations and members of the Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants (VACPA) for their achievements in developing the independent auditing profession in Vietnam from 2011 to 2016. The honoured experts from PwC Vietnam were Mr. Tran Khac The - Assurance Director, Ms. Luong Thi Anh Tuyet - Assurance Director and Ms. Tong Thu Huong - Assurance Senior Manager.

At the event, Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung congratulated and highly appreciated VACPA members for their contributions in developing Vietnam's Independent Auditing in the past 25 years.


PwC Vietnam named 'Vietnam Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year - 2016' by International Tax Review

PwC Vietnam was named the Vietnam Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year at International Tax Review's 2016 Asia Tax Awards, held on 5 May 2016 in Singapore. 

This year, International Tax Review - one of the world's leading publications on cross-border tax - conferred the national 'Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year' awards to leading tax firms in 16 territories and countries across Asia.

As the winner in Vietnam, PwC Vietnam was recognised for the innovativeness, complexity and impact of its transfer pricing services in helping both multinationals and Vietnamese conglomerates manage their compliance obligations, risks and opportunities. More details ...


PwC Vietnam and Dinh Thi Quynh Van received Certificates of Merit from Ministry of Finance

On the 8th anniversary of Vietnam Tax Consultants' Association (VTCA), the Ministry of Finance awarded flags and certificates of merit to 25 organisations and individuals for their contribution to the tax consultancy profession in Vietnam. PwC Vietnam & our General Director, Dinh Thi Quynh Van, were very proud to have received both of the awards.

At the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Finance Nguyen Huu Chinh expressed his gratitude to all VTCA's members, especially to PwC Vietnam & other Big 4 for their efforts in facilitating the tax payment process in the past 8 years. This has helped VTCA gradually establish its image of a professional association for tax practitioners. 

PwC Vietnam named “Audit Firm of the Year – Vietnam” and “Best Vietnamese Business Tax Advisors” in 2016 by Acquisition International

Winning two titles at Acquisition International’s 2016 Global Accountancy Awards is testament to the excellent work that PwC Vietnam delivers to businesses in all industries and sectors. From ensuring the accuracy of statements and maintaining compliance with laws and regulations, to advising on the best practices and most effective allocation of resources, our specialists are committed to maintaining top quality in accountancy services.

The 2016 Global Accountancy Awards, held by UK-based corporate finance magazine Acquisition International, seek out the most innovative, dedicated and talented accounting professionals in the world by means of a rigorous research and judging process. 


PwC Vietnam ranked as Tier 1 Leading Tax Advisory firm by International Tax Review (2016)

PwC Vietnam has been ranked as Tier 1 Leading Tax Advisory firm in World Tax 2016 – the International Tax Review’s directory to leading tax advisory practices around the world. The annual World Tax directory is a comprehensive guide that assists tax executives with locating specialist advice in more than 50 jurisdictions globally. Being ranked in Tier 1 proves that PwC Vietnam has obtained a leading reputation in Vietnam with an excellent team of specialists who bring together extensive expertise in tax consulting and compliance, transfer pricing, customs services and litigation, among others whilst leveraging the best practices and shared experience from its global network. More details …


PwC Legal Vietnam listed in IFLR1000's Guide to Leading Financial Law Firms (2016)

Our law firm, PwC Legal, has recently been recognised as a Recommended Firm under the Energy and infrastructure & M&Acategories of IFLR1000 - Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms (2016).

For this 2016 edition, IFLR1000 undertook exhaustive research process, spoke with over 2,025 firms and reached out to 39,894 clients at financial institutions, corporations and other private practice firms all over the world. More details ...


Year 2015

PwC Vietnam won LGBT Appreciation Awards – Corporation of the Year 2015

PwC Vietnam was recently awarded "Corporation of the Year" at the LGBT Appreciation Awards 2015 conducted by ICS (Innovation, Connection and Sharing) Centre.

The award ceremony was a highlight of the one-day event "Embrace Diversity Festival 2015" that took place on Saturday, 27 December 2015.  Complemented by workshops, music and theatre performances, and a fashion show, the ceremony honoured people and organisations with outstanding contributions to the LGBT community in Vietnam.

"Receiving this award is a proud achievement for GLEE@PwC Vietnam and great recognition of the efforts made by PwC Vietnam and the D&I team in supporting LGBT in Vietnam." said David Fitzgerald, our Diversity & Inclusion leader. Read more on ICS Facebook.


PwC Vietnam’s Tax & Legal partners named Tax Controversy Leaders in 2015 by International Tax Review

PwC Vietnam’s Tax & Legal partners Nguyen Huong Giang and Richard Irwin have been named as leading tax controversy experts in the Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2015 by International Tax Review. This guide lists recommended leading tax dispute practitioners in different countries, to whom tax payers can go for tax dispute advice. This is the third time in three consecutive years (2013, 2014, and 2015) that PwC Vietnam’s partners have been named in the guide book. This reflects our global reputation in tax controversy practice as well as our deep experience in providing high quality services in this field in Vietnam. More details …



PwC Vietnam wins "Best Assurance Team 2015 - Vietnam" and "Dealmakers of the Year-Vietnam" awards by Acquisition International

Being named “The best assurance team of the year” by Acquisition International – a well-known UK-based international magazine in global corporate conversation is a great honor for us as a firm and at the same time an affirmation that we are on the right track to ensure quality as the most strategic goal to be achieved in all our assurance engagements. Quality is the foundation of our reputation and is intrinsic to the way we conduct our audits. It is reflected in the rigour of our audit methodology and risk management methods, the candour of our communications with clients’ management and audit committee, and the thoroughness with which we train and coach our people. View PwC profile on AI 2015 Awards publication here. Read more about the prestigious AI Awards.


Nguyen Phi Lan received Certificate of Merit from Minister of Finance

On the 10th anniversary (2005 - 2015) of the Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants (VACPA), the Minister of Finance awarded 5 auditing and accounting firms and 17 of VACPA members Certificate of Merit for their contribution to the auditing profession in Vietnam.

Our Assurance Partner, Nguyen Phi Lan was proudly one of the individuals who received the award.


PwC named a leader in Asia-Pacific Business Consulting services 2015 by IDC MarketScape

The IDC MarketScape research assesses the capabilities and business strategy of consulting firms with global scale, positioning them according to IDC MarketScape analysis and buyer perceptions. The report 'Asia-Pacific Business Consulting Services 2015 Vendor Assessment states that "For clients in the Asia/Pacific region, PwC is the most capable of all firms at challenging corporate culture, delivering value-creating innovation, and directly improving the client's overall commercial performance." Read more ...

PwC Legal Vietnam recognised in IFLR1000 (2014) list

Our law firm, PwC Legal Vietnam, has recently been recognised as a "notable" law firm in the M&A category by IFLR1000 for 2014, the guide to the world's leading financial law firms. We are very proud of this recognition. It further strengthens our commitment to excel and to provide 360 degree, commercial advice to our clients whether in relation to an M&A transactions or otherwise.


PwC Vietnam’s Partners win "Tax Controversy Leaders 2014" Award

On 3 September 2014, three tax partners of PwC Vietnam, Nguyen Van Nam, Nguyen Huong Giang and Richard Irwin received the "Tax Controversy Leaders 2014" Award from the International Tax Review along with other tax specialists in Vietnam. The practitioners in this fourth edition of Tax Controversy Leaders have experience in all stages of tax controversy and can therefore cater for full range of taxpayer’s dispute resolution needs in each of the 51 jurisdictions covered. Read more ...


PwC Vietnam Wins 2014 M&A Awards, Dealmakers of the Year-Vietnam, by Acquisition International

"Voted for by a global network of expert M&A professionals, advisers, clients, peers and industry insiders, the awards celebrate excellence in all areas of M&A, recognising not only individual deal success but also the firms and individuals behind the scenes whose tireless efforts and unrivalled expertise have contributed to the dramatic increase in global M&A activity over the past year." Acquisition International.


PwC won No.1 in Financial Services Risk Consulting - the Kennedy Vanguard 2014

April 2014 - Kennedy recently published its Financial Services Risk Consulting report. 20 firms were evaluated by Kennedy for this research and PwC has been rated strongest overall. Read more...


PwC Vietnam wins "Sustained Excellence in Tax Consultancy" Award

On 3 March 2014, Acquisition International Magazine announced PwC Vietnam was the winner of their 2014 International Tax Awards for "Sustained Excellence in Tax Consultancy."

PwC is a 13th time knowledge award winner

PwC again has been selected as a winner in the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. A thirteen-time global MAKE winner, PwC is cited in this year’s study for creating an enterprise-wide environment for collaboration and knowledge sharing (2nd), and creating a knowledge-driven enterprise culture (4th).

PwC also belongs to an even more select group: the 2014 Global MAKE Hall of Fame. These are organisations which have been finalists in each of the past six annual Global MAKE studies. Read more ...

PwC Vietnam wins "Legal and Tax Advisory Firm 2013" Award

On 16 December 2013, PwC Vietnam was named 'Legal & Tax Advisory Firm 2013" by Acquisition International. Read more ...

PwC Vietnam's partners win "Tax Controversy Leaders 2013" Award

On 13 August 2013, two tax partners of PwC Vietnam, Nguyen Huong Giang and Nguyen Van Nam, received the "Tax Controversy Leaders 2013" Award from the International Tax Review for their contributions in tax consulting. Read more ...


PwC wins 2013 Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award

PwC has been announced a winner for the 12th time of the Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award 2013. PwC ranked in the 5th position, up from the 8th position in 2012. PwC has been specifically recognised in the 2013 Global MAKE study for creating an environment for collaborative knowledge sharing and maximising enterprise intellectual capital. Read more ...

PwC wins Asia Risk's Consultant of the Year award 2013

PwC has been named Asia Risk’s Consultant of the Year 2013 by Incisive Media. This outstanding result recognises the efforts of PwC's Risk Team who delivered a strong and compelling performance. This is PwC's first ever win with Asia Risk.

The Risk Team was commended for their pioneering work in establishing a shared data platform for eight city and rural commercial banks in Mainland China. Their efforts bring a solution to a long-standing issue throughout much of Asia: a lack of sufficient data to create statistical models necessary in credit risk management. They were also recognised for their globally important work in helping one of China's Big 4 banks meet its international recovery and resolution planning requirements, as well as demonstrating their commitment to the broader region with projects to improve risk management for banks in Vietnam. Vietcombank Market Risk project (led by Dinh Hong Hanh, Director, Consulting services at PwC Vietnam) was one of the successful cases brought to the panel for evaluation.

These cases not only demonstrate best practice in delivering client value, but also highlights our commitment to further developing the risk industry as a whole.


PwC Vietnam honoured with Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit for its Achievements in Building and Developing Tax Consulting Service Market in Vietnam

PwC Vietnam and Ms. Dinh Thi Quynh Van, the General Director of PwC Vietnam, were honoured to receive the Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit for their achievements in building and developing tax consulting service market in Vietnam over the past 5 years, from 2008 to 2012. The Certificates of Merit were presented at the Second Term meeting of the Vietnam Tax Consultants’ Association held on 26 April 2013 at the office of the Ministry of Finance in Hanoi.

PwC is considered a leading tax consulting service provider in Vietnam. For nearly 20 years, PwC has provided consultancy on Vietnam’s tax policies and investment incentives to hundreds of foreign-owned and local enterprises companies. PwC has helped its clients to comply with the tax regulations of Vietnam through tax consulting services, provision of policy updates, and the tax declaration services. According to the report dated 3 May 2012 of the Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants (VACPA), PwC was amongst the Top 3 companies having the highest revenues from tax consulting services in Vietnam. PwC was amongst the first tax consulting firms to establish in Vietnam, and has made significant contributions to the development of the tax service and tax agent industry.

Talking about this honour, Ms. Van said, “We are delighted to receive such a valuable award which demonstrates the Government’s interest in and recognition of our contributions to the tax consulting industry and, importantly, to the growth of foreign investment and development of the Vietnamese economy. As an active member of the Vietnam Tax Consultants’ Association, PwC has joined hands with the Association and the tax consulting business community to contribute to developing the tax policy system of Vietnam, to improve efficiency and boost the development of the tax consulting industry.”

At the meeting, Ms. Van was re-elected to the Second Term Executive Committee of VTCA, in the position of Member of Executive Committee and Vice Chairwoman of VTCA. Another member of PwC, Ms. Nguyen Huong Giang - Director of Tax Services, was also elected member of the Inspection Committee of VTCA.

Year 2012

PwC once again wins AsianInvestor 2012 Service Provider Awards: “Best auditor, tax services for funds”

PwC continues its commitment to facilitating the rise of asset management in Asia, where its swiftly developing economies are setting the pace for future growth. As the leading tax adviser to multinational and regional asset managers, we understand what each client is uniquely seeking and are responsive to their needs in these challenging times. We also work closely with governments and regulators in framing policy, fostering a more dynamic global regulatory and commercial environment.

  • Growing our business: We are the preferred tax services provider for one of the world’s largest SWFs in the Middle East in their Asian RE investments.
  • Product Innovation: PwC has been at the forefront in advising innovative ways to facilitate foreign direct investment and raising capital into Asia.
  • Strengthening relationships with regulators and governments: We continue to forge close relationships with tax authorities and strengthen our representation on industry group committees. Our partners serve on various industry and government expert group committees.
  • Driving industry thought leadership: We are at the cutting edge of tax developments in the industry.
  • Our people, our network: PwC’s commitment to excellence is founded on the quality of its people. We maintained our investment in training and developing our people and the infrastructure to support them.

In 2012, PwC once again won the “Best Auditor and Best Tax Advisor Awards” granted by AsianInvestor.

PwC positioned as Leader in Finance and Accounting, Strategy, Operations and Financial Services

PwC has recently been positioned by IDC reports as a Leader in Finance & Accounting, Strategy, Operations and Financial Services. These reports are posted publicly on our website with both the graphic and the report excerpt available to download. Please feel free to use the links below in your internal presentations, marketing materials, proposals, client presentations, and other business development efforts.

LEADER Worldwide Finance and Accounting Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis

LEADER Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis

LEADER Worldwide Operations Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis

LEADER Worldwide Financial Services Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis


Year 2011

PwC Vietnam wins Golden Dragon Award 2011

(Ms. Dinh Thi Quynh Van, General Director of PwC Vietnam (center) received the 2011 Golden Dragon Award on the company's behalf)

PwC Vietnam on 3 March 2012 won the 2011 Golden Dragon Award granted by the Vietnam Economic Times Newspaper at a ceremony held at Hanoi Opera House on the same day.
The Golden Dragon Award program was initiated by Vietnam Economic Times in 2000 and it has become a prestigious annual award celebrating foreign invested enterprises with great achievements and contributions to economic development of Vietnam.
PwC Vietnam is proud to win the Golden Dragon Award for four consecutive years from 2008. This is an honor to be recognised by the Vietnamese Government and the media. 2011 is also a fruitful year for PwC when we have achieved other national and international awards such as: Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister of Vietnam for remarkable contributions for the development of the independent auditing profession in Vietnam. Ian Lydall, Chairman of the Board of Management of PwC Vietnam, is the only foreign auditor to receive an individual award. PwC Vietnam has proudly become the first firm in Vietnam to be approved as the Recognised Employer by CPA Australia, and also won the DealMakers Country Award and DealMakers End of Year Award for 2011.


PwC Vietnam was recently named winner of the Deal Makers Country Awards for 2011.

Every day, PwC people all around the world go to work, aiming to deliver value to our clients. At PwC Vietnam, it’s no different.


PwC Vietnam - The 1st firm in Vietnam to be approved as the Recognised Employer for CPA Australia

PwC Vietnam has been awarded CPA Australia's Recognised Employer - knowledge level (the highest level from CPA Australia) for the period from 12 April 2011 to 12 April 2014.

We are also proud to note that we are the first firm in Vietnam to obtain this status. CPA Australia recognises our strong ongoing commitment to learning and development of our staff by supporting their professional development.

Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister of Vietnam

Hanoi, 26 May 2011 – According to the Decision No 656 /QD- TTg dated 5 May 2011 and signed by the Prime Minister of Vietnam, three auditing firms and twelve individuals have been awarded the Certificate of Merit.

These awards have been made to recognise the great contribution by the firms and high achievements of the individuals in the development of the independent auditing profession in Vietnam for the period from 2006 - 2010.

PwC Vietnam was delighted to receive three awards in total. One award recognised PwC Vietnam's overall accomplishments and contribution to the development of Assurance. Our Chairman, Ian Lydall, was the only foreign auditor to receive the Prime Ministers accreditation and our Deputy General Director, Ms. Nguyen Phi Lan was also honoured with the Prime Minister's Certificate of Merit.

These awards were officially announced on 26 May 2011 in Hanoi when VACPA and MOF celebrated the 20th Anniversary Ceremony of the independent auditing profession in Vietnam (1991 - 2011).

Information for Reference:

The Firms are honoured with the Certification 1. PricewaterhouseCoopers Vietnam Ltd, 2. Grant Thornton Vietnam Ltd, 3. BDO Vietnam Ltd

The list of twelve individuals have been granted the Awards is

  1. Mr Bui Van Mai –Standing Vice President cum General Secretary of VACPA
  2. Mr Vo Hung Tien – General Director of Auditing and Consultant Company
  3. Mr Ian Samuel Lydall – Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Vietnam
  4. Mr Nguyen Chi Trung - General Director of Nexia
  5. Mr Ngo Duc Toan – General Director of AASC,
  6. Ms Nguyen Phi Lan – Deputy General Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Vietnam
  7. Mrs Phung Thi Doan – Head of VACPA Hanoi office
  8. Mrs Vu Thi Ngo – General Director of BDO Vietnam
  9. Mrs Nguyen Thi Vinh Ha – Deputy General Director of Grant Thornton Vietnam
  10. Mr Tran Anh Quan – Deputy General Director of KPMG Vietnam
  11. Mr Tran Khanh Lam – Deputy General Director of Vietvalues Audit & Consulting
  12. Mr Ta Quang Tao – Chairman - AASCS

Year 2010

PwC Vietnam wins Golden Dragon Award 2010

This is the third consecutive year that PwC Vietnam won the Golden Dragon Award. Ms. Nguyen Phi Lan, Partner of Assurance Service of PwC Vietnam, represented the firm to receive the award at the ceremony. PwC Vietnam has won the Golden Dragon Award in 2008, 2009 and 2010.


PwC Vietnam wins 'Tax Disputes Firm of the Year' at the International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards 2010

PwC Vietnam was named ‘Tax Disputes Firm of the Year’ by leading tax industry publication International Tax Review (ITR) at its annual Asia Tax Awards.

ITR ranked PwC a ‘Tier 1’ firm in its World Tax 2011 publication, a comprehensive guide to the world’s leading tax firms and tax advisers, in which firms from 50 countries are categorised as either Tier 1, 2, 3 or 4 firms.

About International Tax Review Awards

The International Tax Review has established itself since 1990 as the world's most authoritative magazine dedicated to international tax strategy. Each issue includes comprehensive international news and analysis, unique guides to the most recent international deals, in-depth features, surveys, international updates and profiles.

The awards are presented to firms that demonstrate examples of the most innovative client work in the Asia-Pacific region between August 2009 and July 2010. The winners and runners-up will also be featured in the December/January 2011 issue of International Tax Review. The 14 jurisdictions are Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam.


PwC Vietnam was awarded 'Tax Law Firm of the Year' winner of the Corporate Intl Magazine 2010 Legal Award

PwC Vietnam also succeeded in winning 'Oil and Gas Law Firm of the Year' and 'Trade and Customs Law Firm of the Year'.

The 2010 Awards have commemorated those who have been active over the past 12 months and who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service and during a difficult global economic downturn.
For all our awards we have undertaken detailed research in all categories through our editorial and research teams and following that research we create a shortlist of firms that are experts in their chosen specialisms.

The firms that are shortlisted have been researched by our own independent team looking at service range, business type, geographical location, how the business operates and the expertise each team can offer to companies that either trade or may want to trade in their chosen jurisdiction.

Year 2009

PwC Vietnam has received a Golden Dragon Award 2009!

For the second consecutive year, PwC Vietnam notched a Golden Dragon Award 2009 in the financial services category for its contributions to the Vietnam economy. The Golden Dragon Awards honour top foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises that have made significant contributions to Vietnam’s economic development, and recognise outstanding achievements in brand, service and management excellence. The Awards are co-organised annually by Vietnam Economic Times and the Foreign Investment Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Winners of the annual Golden Dragon Awards are selected based on votes by readers of the Vietnam Economic Times and the organising board, under stringent criteria. The board consists of leaders from key public agencies such as the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Finance, the State Bank of Vietnam, the Union of Vietnam Scientific and Technological Associations, and the Vietnam Economic Times.

Year 2008

PwC Vietnam has received a Golden Dragon Award 2008!

The Golden Dragon Competition is co-organised annually by the Vietnam Economic Times and the Foreign Investment Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The Vietnam Economic Times magazine is one of the country’s leading economic publications. Launched in 1992, it is now published in four different versions, and distributed in Europe, Asia and America. All versions poll their readers annually to select the best companies from 10 industries.

This year marks the first time that PwC participated in the Golden Dragon Competition as a candidate. PwC has been awarded a prestigious prize - given only to firms which make a notable contribution to foreign-invested businesses in Vietnam - for its contribution to the development of the local economy. 

Winners of the annual Golden Dragon Awards are selected based on votes by readers of the Vietnam Economic Times and the organising board, under stringent criteria. The board consists of leaders from key public agencies such as the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Finance, the State Bank of Vietnam, the Union of Vietnam Scientific and Technological Associations, and the Vietnam Economic Times.


PwC Ranked as Global Leader in Business Advisory Services and Management Consulting, According to Kennedy

Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, the leading research and advisory firm, has ranked PwC number one in Business Advisory Services and Management Consulting in its Global Consulting Marketplace 2008-2011 report. PwC was also placed third in the Human Resources Consulting practice area according to the study. The annual report reflects Kennedy’s analysis of the global consulting marketplace, estimated at approximately $300 billion in 2007. 


Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises in 2008

PwC has been named one of the world's “Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises“ in 2008 in a Global MAKE study Each year, a panel of Fortune 500 senior executives rank the top 20 organisations and this year PwC were listed in 10th place.

Best Auditor - Funds advice and Best Auditor - tax services for funds

PwC picked up two prestigious awards from AsianInvestor, a monthly publication dedicated to the region's asset management industry.

The firm was selected for the strength of its practice, market penetration (number of clients and combined assets under management), innovation in delivery of services to meet changing demands of the industry, thought leadership demonstrated in the asset management space over the past 12 months, and its contribution to the industry in terms of regulatory lobbying.