We help Clients

Find and Develop Sustainable Partnerships

Navigate Government Relations

Reduce Market Risks

Understand Regulatory Strategies

Implement Corporate Citizenship Programs

Identify and Work with Stakeholders

Problem Solve

Virginia B. Foote founded Bay Global Strategies, LLC in 2011 with the goal to provide clients with critical knowledge and strategic planning for doing business in and with Vietnam. With over 20 years of experience in Vietnam, commendations including the President of Vietnam’s Medal of Friendship (2007), Ms. Foote provides clients with top notch on-the-ground strategic advisory services, stakeholder engagement, and government relations. She has played a pivotal role in normalization with the U.S., Vietnam’s accession to the WTO, and Vietnam’s growing economy. (click to keep reading)



Robert L. Schiffer is CEO and Executive Director of the US Vietnam Trade Council and one of Washington's leading experts on Vietnam’s commercial and political climate.  Mr. Schiffer has broad experience in both in the private and public sectors, ranging from Wall Street to appointments in two White House administrations. His background in financial markets, diplomacy, crisis management, negotiations and trade policy, provides clients with a broad perspective and a dynamic approach to problem solving with both non-profit and for-profit organizations.  (click to keep reading)

Code of Ethics 

Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Bay Global Strategies is subject to federal, state and local laws in the United States and in Vietnam. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and personnel must understand the laws affecting their work for BGS and take personal responsibility for compliance. In addition, unethical practices, even if these practices do not violate the law, are not tolerated.

Fair Dealing

BGS will not tolerate fraud or commercial bribery committed by an officer, employee, and consultant or volunteer whether for personal benefit or in the misguided view that it is for the benefit of the LLC, a partner or client. BGS and the person involved will be subject to disciplinary action, as well as potential civil or criminal liability, for violating this policy. Our managing members are responsible for recognizing potential fraud and bribery, and for setting up controls and procedures to detect suspected wrongdoing.

In addition, each employee is required to deal fairly with customers, suppliers, competitors, the public and one another at all times and exercise ethical business practices. No one should take unfair advantage of anyone through discrimination, manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts or any other unfair practice.

Relationships with Government Officials

In relations with Government Officials we believe in providing truthful information and treating officials with courtesy and respect. We are also obligated to strictly follow laws and regulations regarding payments, gifts or entertainment, business courtesies and conflicts of interest. All aspects of our relationships with public officials must be of the highest integrity and reputation. 

Corporate Policy

BGS has policies and training relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Whistleblower Protection, Conflict of Interest, and Non-Disclosure. Contact BGS for more information.