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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 28 3821 2382
Email:
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Work Department

Corporate and M&A
Real Estate & Infrastructure
Labour
Banking & Finance

Position

Partner
Head of Corporate and M&A

Career

Que brings with her more than 14 years of experience in legal practice and is highly evaluated by clients for her “fast response” and for having “good business acumen and industry knowledge”. Fluent in both English and Chinese (Mandarin), Que advises a variety of English-speaking and Chinese-speaking clients, as well as other multinational clients, on a wide range of legal and compliance issues.

In M&A transactions, Que has successfully led her team in closing a significant number of deals spanning a broad spectrum of industries. From due diligence to transaction documentation, the Corporate and M&A practice group under Que’s lead has been regarded for its responsiveness and local expertise.

In addition, Que has been involved in advisory and negotiations for the development of some of Vietnam’s largest real estate and infrastructure projects. Her experience covers developments of entire new townships, commercial and residential high-rise towers, highways and other infrastructure projects of national significance.

Que has been approached and is regarded by investors, from promising start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, for her assistance in greenfield and brownfield projects. These span a broad spectrum of industries and she has been behind the setup of many successful corporations in Vietnam.

Prior to managing Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, Que was the Head of Legal Affairs & Corporate Compliance for Bayer Vietnam. In this position, she provided practical guidance and solutions for various legal and corporate compliance issues relating to the core businesses of the company, including consumer care, healthcare, veterinary care, agribusiness and materials science. During her term at Bayer, she was also a Member of the Corporate Business Services Management Team.

Languages

Vietnamese, English, Mandarin (Chinese)

Member

Member of International Bar Association

Member of the Vietnam Bar Federation

Member of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association

Member of the China Business Association Ho Chi Minh City Branch

Member of the Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City

Education

LL.B. (Tsinghua University, China)

MBA (Andrew & Griggs University, USA)


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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