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ANT Lawyers

ANT Lawyers is a Vietnamese law firm in Vietnam with English speaking lawyers whom understand the laws of Vietnam within the business and the local culture context. The firm has been advising and representing foreign companies and individual clients interested in either doing business, or needing legal services or representation in Vietnam who are seeking reasonable and competitive solutions without compromising on service quality. Our dispute resolution practice at ANT Lawyers helps our clients with the following:

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Baker McKenzie handles a wide-ranging casload in dispute resolution, ranging from local court matters under the BMVN banner to significant domestic arbitrations. Minh Tri Quach in Hanoi handles litigation including commercial disputes (some of which have fraud elements) and VIAC arbitrations, and Hang Thi Nguyen represents foreign employers in employment law matters. Nguyen Thanh Vinh also handles tax disputes for well-known American businesses concerning hundreds of billions of dong. Clients include local and international banking, real estate, energy and engineering sector clients. Fred Burke also sits as an arbitrator in VIAC, as well as acting as an expert witness. Tran Chi Anh is now at Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers.

At Dzungsrt & Associates LLC, of counsel Nguyen Manh Dzung - formerly the firm's managing partner - is now a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration. He, the firm's current managing partner Dang Viet Anh, and Nguyen Ngoc Minh handle VIAC arbitrations concerning sectors including construction and maritime matters. Vu Phuong Trang handles litigation work, including the enforcement of arbitral awards, while Minh, who heads the firm's Hanoi office, also handles litigation. Senior associates Tran Ha Han, Nguyen Le Quynh Chi and the Hanoi-based Dang Vu Minh Ha are names of note, as is arbitration counsel Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, who is also based in Hanoi. The firm works with several well-known global clients and major Asian law firms, including acting as co-counsel with major Korean firms. The team is based in Ho Chi Minh City, except where otherwise mentioned.

At Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, Chau Huy Quang handles work in sectors including shipping and construction. His recent highlights include representing PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation in a charterparty dispute, as well as handling heavyweight construction disputes work concerning major infrastructure projects. Hoang Thi Thanh Thuy also has an active arbitration practice, including landlord and tenant disputes, and the 'very experienced' Tran Duc Son is another name to note for arbitration. Foreign counsel Logan Leung, who is qualified in Australia and is 'client focused',  is another key contact. On the local litigation front, Quang is a key name for commercial disputes. Tran Chi Anh, who has competition law expertise, joined the firm from Baker McKenzie, where she was a special counsel.

VILAF's team handles significant arbitration and litigation for national and international clients. Ngo Thanh Tung, who heads the firm's Ho Chi Minh City office, handles work including vessel arrests, as well as disputes concerning real estate investments. Pham Si Hai Quynh, who is also based in Ho Chi Minh City, is a key name for disputes with maritime elements and is representing the owners of Duyen Hai 1 Thermal Power Plant in a dispute with the operators of a ship which collided with the port, damaging the coal unloader, as well as handling other matters concerning property investments and tax litigation. In Hanoi, Nguyen Duy Linh handles construction and engineering disputes, among others, and is representing a number of leading names in the sector from elsewhere in Asia. Viet My Steel is a client, as are well-known banks, insurers and engineering businesses from elsewhere in Asia and beyond. Counsel Tranh Anh Hien, who is based in Ho Chi Minh City, is also noted.

YKVN handles a broad range of dispute resolution matters. In 2017, the firm concluded a long-running dispute, between its client, the former owners of Euvipharm, and Valeant, and in the process became the first Vietnamese firm to act as first-chair in a Singapore International Arbitration Centre case, which also included litigation in Vietnam, the US and Canada. Key names involved in the case include Truong Trong Nghia in Ho Chi Minh City, and K. Minh Dang and Do Khoi Nguyen (who also handles heavyweight construction disputes) in the firm's Singapore office. Hanoi-based Luu Tien Dzung defended a ride-hailing company in a tort dispute with a taxi firm, which alleges it is operating an illegal taxi business, and also represented a hotel management company in a VIAC arbitration concerning the termination of a hotel management agreement. The firm also acts for Hill International, which Nghia represented in a an insolvency dispute, and VNPT. White-collar criminal defence work is another area of expertise.

Audier & Partners Vietnam L.L.C. represents clients in arbitration as well as advising on litigation strategy. Key names include partners Nicolas Audier, Bernadette Fahy and Nicolas Picard, as well as senior associate Tran Trong Binh.

At Frasers Law Company, Mark Fraser and senior associate Vo Mai Uyen Thi handle construction and commercial disputes, among other matters. Justin Gisz and senior associate Pham Thanh Mai, who is based in Hanoi, also advise on litigation strategy, as well as handling shareholder disputes. Insolvency is another area of expertise for the team. The group is also strong in employment and corporate investigations, where Nguyen Thi Lang is a key name. Senior associate Ho Thuy Ngoc Tram is another name to note. Named individuals are based in Ho Chi Minh City except where stated otherwise.

At litigation boutique Le & Tran Attorneys at Law, Stephen Le Hoang Chuong defended a Taiwanese company in litigation concerning payments that were allegedly defaulted, filing a $250,000 counterclaim for works invoiced for but not approved by the client. Other mandates concern counterfeiting, shareholder disputes and labour litigation, including executive exits. Clients include key foreign and domestic names in the hospitality, insurance, food and beverage and oil sectors. Kate Tran Dong Phuong is another partner of note, with Derek Phan Van Cong Danh and Haley Chau Kim Hanh key senior associates.

Tilleke & Gibbins handles a range of disputes, and has a particular strength in intellectual property cases. Loc Xuan Le and Vinh Quoc Nguyen, who were recently promoted to the partnership, are key contacts; the former is a key name for intellectual property enforcement, while the latter has expertise in arbitral award enforcement among other matters. Thomas Treutler and of counsel Thiep Huy Nguyen have a track record handling engineering disputes, and recently represented a Swiss company in a case pertaining to allegedly defective products. The firm acts for leading names in the food, pharmaceutical and the automotive industries. The firm litigates before the local courts under the banner of TGVN.

Vision & Associates is particularly strong in the litigation space. Le Tuan Anh handles cases for well-known clients from elsewhere in Asia and beyond. Le Quynh Anh, who is also a key contact, handles a caseload that includes engineering, investment and labour relations matters. Dang Trong Hieu's diverse practice includes competition law cases and other commercial matters. Clients include LG Electronics, Readymix Concrete and Air Liquide among other well-known names, while the team is also referred work by New Zealand law firm James & Wells.

ATIM handles litigation in sectors as varied as construction, international trade, insolvency and debt recovery. Trinh Hong Quang is a key contact, as is Nguyen Thanh Hien. Referrers of work include leading mainland Chinese law firms. The firm is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City.

ATS Law Firm is 'effective, reliable and useful - the professional team has broad expertise across various industries'. 'Really enthusiastic' managing partner Tran Gia The and director Vu Thi Thu Ha handle work including VIAC arbitrations concerning commercial matters, as well as employment, fraud and debt recovery litigation. The team is based in the firm's Hanoi office. Clients include foreign banks and industrial companies.

Dilinh Legal's disputes expertise extends to heavyweight regulatory advice. Diep Hoang handles work including tax and customs disputes, as well as crisis management regulatory issues. Michael Lee, who joined the firm from Tilleke & Gibbins, handles employment and commercial disputes, among other matters.

DIMAC stands out for its 'industry knowledge, overall advice and particularly good litigation experience' and the team is 'enthusiastic, energetic and ready to go anywhere to support clients with its in-depth know-how'. Pham Quoc Tuan in Ho Chi Minh City handles cases including construction disputes, debt recovery, insolvency matters and investment disputes. Duong Quoc Thanh and Le Thanh Tung are the key contacts in Hanoi. Franchising disputes and arbitration are other areas of expertise.

EPLegal Limited's Tony Nguyen  handles disputes concerning sale and purchase, construction and maritime issues. Harry Bui is a key senior associate.

At Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Tony Foster in Hanoi handles litigation strategy work for a number of local and international clients, as well as VIAC arbitrations. Corporate investigations and crisis management are other areas of expertise.

LNT & Partners has a track record handling arbitration work and litigation in sectors including life sciences and construction. Net Le heads the practice, with Van Su Tran  and Thi Kim Vinh Nguyen also key contacts.

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