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Tilleke & Gibbins

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Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Vientaine and 1 more


Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Tilleke & Gibbins

At Tilleke & Gibbins, registered foreign attorney Waewpen Piemwichai in Hanoi has fintech expertise, while in Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Quoc Nguyen's practice includes corporate finance deals.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Tilleke & Gibbins

Clients of Tilleke & Gibbins are 'very pleased with the level of service they receive and the level of resources committed to their deals - the advice provided is solid and the team has the commercial acumen to advise clients on practical steps to mitigate legal risks'. Thomas Treutler  'provides advice that clients can trust, and manages his associates well'. Treutler and recently promoted partners Vinh Quoc Nguyen, who provides 'solid advice at crucial moments', and Hanoi-based Kien Trung Trinh, plus attorney-at-law Chuyen Hong Huu Le, whose 'responses are quick and her advice reasonable', advised FMC Corporation on its acquisition of DuPont Vietnam as part of the global merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont. The practice also has considerable expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, with Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Servier notable clients. Attorney-at-law Tu Ngoc Trinh and Thai-qualified foreign attorney Waewpen Piemwichai handle franchising matters for clients including Hertz, Subway, Gap and Chikaranomoto Holdings (owner of the Ippudo ramen restaurant chain). Unless stated otherwise, named lawyers are located in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Tilleke & Gibbins

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.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins provides ‘quick, detailed, competent and practical legal advice for resolving labour and employment issues’. The firm advises well-known names in computer hardware, biotechnology, financial services and pharmaceutical companies on labour regulations and employment contracts across multiple jurisdictions in the region. Key names include Chuyen Le, whose work includes regulatory affairs. Kien Trung Trinh and 'person of choice' Vinh Quoc Nguyen were elected to the partnership in 2018.

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TMT - ranked: tier 1

Tilleke & Gibbins

The ‘very responsive’ Tilleke & Gibbins offers ‘excellent service and advice that is always helpful and on point’. The firm's client base includes cutting-edge players in high technology, multimedia and telecommunications industries. Thomas Treutler manages the practice and is backed up by ‘well educated, fast and helpful’ associates.

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Vietnam: IP

IP – International firms
IP – International firms - ranked: tier 1

Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins has a good reputation for anti-counterfeiting, strategic filling advice and commercial IP work. Its service is described as ‘excellent’ and the lawyers have ‘very fast response and strong communication skills’. The firm advises clients in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, fashion, biotechnology, electronics and semiconductors sectors on issues including patents, industrial designs and trade marks. Key names include ‘very amiable and accessible’ managing partner Thomas Treutler, who is popular with US clients, and head of IP enforcement Loc Xuan Le, who   ‘consistently provides clear, creative and practical advice in a timely manner and is flexible in accommodating any requests’. Other names to note include Linh Thi Mai Nguyen, who heads the firm's trade mark practice and is ‘extremely reliable and fast without any compromise on quality’, and patent head Thang Duc Nguyen who specialises in prosecution and industrial design applications for foreign clients. Changes in the team include the arrival of Van Le from Pham & Associates. Loc Xuan Le is a notable name for contentious work.

Leading individuals

Thomas Treutler - Tilleke & Gibbins

Next generation lawyers

Loc Xuan Le - Tilleke & Gibbins

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