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Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

UNIT 2 & 3, LEVEL 13, SAIGON CENTRE, 65 LE LOI, DISTRICT 1, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
Tel:
Work +84 8 3821 2382
Fax:
Fax +84 4 3520 8206
Email:
Web:
www.rajahtannlct.com
Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and 5 more

Vu Thi Que

Tel:
Work (+84 8) 3821 2382
Email:
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Work Department

Corporate Regulatory Compliance/ M&A Practice Group

Position

Managing Partner/ Head of Corporate Regulatory Compliance and Corporate/ M&A.

Career

Ms. Vu Thi Que co-leads LCT Lawyers since 2013 together with Partner Chau Huy Quang. Lawyer Que heads the Corporate Regulatory, M&A, Project and Infrastructure Practice Group with more than ten years of experience with a wide range of legal practice areas such as contract drafting and negotiation, foreign investment, general commercial matters, corporate regulation, M&A matters, construction, employment matters and environmental law. Lawyer Que holds a bachelor's degree in Civil and Commercial Law from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, where she studied with a full scholarship from the Chinese Government. Lawyer Que started her legal career in Beijing working as an intern at a district court and paralegal for a Chinese state-owned company. She subsequently served as a Senior Associate at Baker & McKenzie, Ho Chi Minh City, and as the Head of the Chinese Desk at Gide Loyrette Nouel, where she successfully advised prominent clients from the United States, Europe and Asia. Before joining LCT Lawyers, Lawyer Que was Head of Legal Affairs & Corporate Compliance for Bayer Vietnam. In this position, Ms. Que provided practical guidance and solutions to various legal and corporate compliance issues relating to the core businesses of the company, including consumer care, healthcare, veterinary care, agribusiness and material science. During her term at Bayer, Lawyer Que was also a Member of the Corporate Business Services Management Team. Recently Lawyer Que received the honour of being asked to serve as a visiting professor of the Law Faculty of Dong-A University in Busan, Korea. She is also an author of a number of Law Journal articles published in China and Korea.

Languages

Vietnamese/ English/ Chinese (Mandarin)/ Japanese

Member

International Bar Association/ Vietnam Bar Federation/ Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association

Education

MBA (Griggs University, USA)/ LL.B. (Tsinghua University, China)


Vietnam

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers’ work includes significant lender-side matters regarding projects, plus compliance matters. Nguyen Dinh Nha and Vu Thi Que are partners of note in the practice, with senior associate Huynh Thi Thu Thuy and foreign counsel Samuel Peirce also key contacts. All of the named lawyers are based in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is β€˜a very professional firm that gives you straight answers all the time’, and is β€˜very good and responsive – always happy to help in a professional but personal manner’. The firm handles the Vietnamese elements of global deals, as well as advising on inward investment matters for trade buyers from Japan, Greater China, the US and beyond in sectors including technology, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. Vu Thi Que’s β€˜practical advice, responsiveness and high-level commitment is valued highly by clients’; she advised iflix on its entry into the Vietnamese video-on-demand market by way of a local joint venture. Australian-qualified foreign counsel Logan Leung, who is β€˜a good listener who understands his clients needs and provides workable solutions’, and Tran Thi Phuong Thao advised Mapletree on the purchase of a logistics park project.

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers handles entries into the market and regulatory matters surrounding products for retail and business buyers. Nguyen Dinh Nha, senior associate Cao Dang Duy and foreign counsel Samuel Peirce advised Fairfax Asia on its purchase of a 35% stake in BIDV Insurance. The team also acts for other leading insurers and P&I clubs. Vu Thi Que, Hoang Thi Thanh Thuy and Chau Huy Quang also advise on insurance matters.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers handles matters such as data protection, transactions, employee benefits restructurings and market entries for well-known clients in sectors ranging from manufacturing through technology to professional services. Vu Thi Que and Hoang Thi Thanh Thuy are noted.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers handles a mixture of shipping work, covering both sensitive wet shipping disputes and heavyweight transactions. Recent work concerning vessel arrests includes Chau Huy Quang and foreign counsel Logan Leung representing two different oil tanker owners, in separate cases, following the detention of the vessels and confiscation of the cargos; in both cases the vessels were detained transporting fuel that border guards considered to be illegal. Transactional work includes handling M&A in the sector, as well as providing day-to-day advice to companies in the industry; Vu Thi Que is a key name in this space. Other clients include P&I clubs.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers provides β€˜a top-notch level of service’ and β€˜clearly understands the issues at hand and designs a course of action to fit’. The team acts for leading worldwide and regional names in the social media, entertainment, online banking and education technology areas. Logan Leung, who β€˜deserves recognition for his work ethic’, Vu Thi Que and senior associate Trinh Minh Duc advised iflix, a Malaysian video-on-demand service, on its entry into the Vietnamese market. Leung and Tran Thi Phuong Thao advised a telemedicine provider on launching a product that allows Vietnamese patients to directly interact with doctors based in Singapore via an app.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers represents a range of national and international business in tax disputes and investigations, including ones concerning customs, personal taxes, alleged fraud and suchlike. Chau Huy Quang has experience of such matters. Vu Thi Que and senior associate Trinh Minh Duc contribute non-contentious tax expertise.

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Vietnam: Intellectual property

Local firms

Within: Local firms

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers handles heavyweight transactional and licensing matters, as well as administrative proceedings and court litigation concerning passing off and other firms of infringement. Chau Huy Quang is a name to note for litigation, with Vu Thi Que advising on complex licensing transactions; foreign counsel Logan Leung’s expertise straddles both areas. Clients include businesses in sectors ranging from hospitality and real estate through to education and the pharmaceutical industry.

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