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Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: litigation

DL & Partners‘ dispute resolution team handles a significant cross-section of work, ranging from commercial and contractual litigation, to employment disputes, and trade mark infringements. Key contacts include Dung Le, Trinh Van Hiep and Tran Viet Dung.

Dispute resolution: litigation in Vietnam

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has an impressively broad litigation offering, handling disputes involving regulatory, competition, finance and commercial matters, IT work and IP rights. Additionally, it has been active in contentious mandates regarding renewable energy projects, and is skilled in defending clients against claims brought by local government authorities. Hanoi-based litigator Minh Tri Quach heads up the team with expertise in proceedings concerning commercial, construction and IP matters. Special counsel Nguyen Quy Hoai is also of note for marine and property insurance cases. Since June 2021, Frederick Burke has been serving as a senior adviser to the firm, but is still active in the dispute resolution space.

Practice head(s):

Minh Tri Quach

Other key lawyers:

Nguyen Quy Hoai; Frederick Burke


‘This team is diligent, responsive, good-hearted, friendly and client oriented.’

‘They work hard and give advice as well as solutions in a short time frame.’

‘Their advice is useful and practical.’


VILAF‘s dispute resolution team covers a broad range of practice areas, including disputes in the maritime, finance, construction, energy, real estate, and hospitality sectors. The group is also adept at handling insurance claims, construction contract disputes, employment issues, and fraud investigations. Tung Ngo in Ho Chi Ming City leads the team alongside Hanoi-based Linh D. Nguyen; Ngo has significant experience advising clients on insurance, shipping, real estate and manufacturing matters, while Nguyen handles disputes involving leases, contract law, and trading, distribution and employment elements. Hien Tran and Quynh Pham are also notable members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Tung Ngo; Linh D. Nguyen

Other key lawyers:

Hien Tran; Quynh Pham

Key clients

3A Nutrition Company Limited

Mondelez International AMEA Pte Ltd

Mondelez Kinh Do Vietnam Joint Stock Company

Pegas Vietnam Company Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisting Mondelez with dealing with infringements on intellectual property rights.


YKVN‘s practice handles both local and cross-border commercial litigation cases. Truong Trong Nghia leads the team from Ho Chi Minh City alongside Luu Tien Dzung in Hanoi. Dzung, who was previously a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam, represents state-owned, domestic and international companies in foreign trade and contractual disputes, while Nghia handles a range of domestic and cross-border disputes. Also of note is Do Khoi Nguyen, who is skilled in construction mandates, and Nguyen Hong Ha, who has expertise in trade disputes.

Practice head(s):

Truong Trong Nghia; Luu Tien Dzung

Other key lawyers:

Do Khoi Nguyen; Nguyen Hong Ha


‘The people are proactive and very professional in their actions. They are very knowledgeable.’

‘The team is supported by a team of younger and enthusiastic lawyers based in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi.’

Key clients

Lautan Luas Vietnam Co., Ltd

Buhler Asia Vietnam Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Lautan Luas on a breach of contract case arising from a complex failed real estate deal.
  • Advising Buhler Asia on a breach of contract dispute with a buyer.

Bizlink Lawyers

Bizlink Lawyers‘ dispute resolution practice handles contentious matters across a range of sectors, encompassing the construction, commerce and real estate industries, among others. Managing partner and founder Do Trong Hai has substantial experience representing clients before the civil and economic courts in Vietnam in cases regarding investment and tax issues. Hai jointly leads the group alongside Nguyen Duc Manh, and has a thriving practice representing state-owned, local and foreign corporations in high-value contractual disputes.

Practice head(s):

Do Trong Hai; Nguyen Duc Manh

Other key lawyers:

Nguyen Van Kien; Le Thi Hong Van; Nguyen The Hung


‘Great people and collaboration of Bizlink Lawyers.’

‘The outstanding work of Nguyen Duc Manh is highly appreciated.’

Key clients

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd.

Citra West Lake City Development Company Limited

Kone Vietnam LLC.

Sunrise Vietnam Textile JSC.


Lotte – Halla – Hanshin Joint Venture

Vietnam Construction and Import – Export JSC.

Vietnam Construction Joint Stock Company No.2

Wilo Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade

Vinausteel Joint Venture Company

An Gia Phat JSC.

AEQON Pte. Ltd.

Venesa Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised DOOSAN HEAVY INDUSTRIES & CONSTRUCTION as the plaintiff in a court case in Vietnam against a Vietnamese company as the owner regarding the construction of a luxury tower in Hanoi, Vietnam, with the total claim value amounted to over $150m.
  • Advised C-Vidifi., JSC as the plaintiff in a court case against a Korean company as the main contractor regarding the construction and erection of an intercity highway in Vietnam, with the total claim value amounted to approximately $2.6m.
  • Advised Vietnam Construction and Import – Export Corporation in court proceedings against a Korean contractor over a dispute regarding a consultancy service contract, with the total claim value amounted to over $1.2m.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Managing partner Chau Huy Quang leads the dispute resolution team at Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, which covers a range of litigation, from real estate and construction disputes to consumer goods and insurance claims. Quang has substantial expertise acting in disputes for and against the government and government-linked entities. Senior associate Quach Vu An Khoa is also a core member of the team and has a far-reaching practice, representing clients in disputes involving commercial, labour and IP issues.

Practice head(s):

Chau Huy Quang

Other key lawyers:

Quach Vu An Khoa

Tilleke & Gibbins

The litigation department at Tilleke & Gibbins is notably strong in IP disputes, especially cases involving trade mark counterfeits and patent infringements. The group also has expertise in labour and employment disputes, as well as contentious commercial matters involving contractual issues. Additionally, it is skilled in assisting large pharmaceuticals companies in particular. Loc Xuan Le leads the IP enforcement team in Hanoi, with a thriving domain name disputes practice. Managing partner Thomas Treutler is an active practitioner, and Linh Duy Mai, who is a former law enforcement officer, is another notable name.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Treutler; Loc Xuan Le

Other key lawyers:

Linh Duy Mai; Sarah Galeski

Key clients

CTC Global Corporation

Les Laboratoires Servier

Merck, Sharp & Dohme

Work highlights

  • Acted for CTC Global Corporation in successfully negotiating a settlement in a dispute against a Vietnamese company that was distributing products suspected to be infringing CTC Global’s patents.
  • Represented a home appliance manufacturer in successfully covering a domain name in a case of passive holding.
  • Represented a client in a wrongful termination case against the former managing director of a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s subsidiary in Vietnam.


ATIM handles a wide range of business and company disputes, from contract and construction claims to employment and civil matters regarding land disputes and the division of property, as well as corporate and M&A litigation, including shareholder disputes. The practice also represents clients in trade disputes. Director Hien Nguyen chairs the group, and other key practitioners include Quang H. Trinh and Huynh Nguyen.

Practice head(s):

Hien Nguyen

Other key lawyers:

Quang H. Trinh; Huynh Nguyen


‘Atim works collectively with full networking support from the VN Authorities – be it the Police, Legal court houses, Govt agencies etc.’

‘Issues are resolved within the shortest time and legal counsel within the firm are dedicated, diligent and think outside the box.’

‘Both Partners Quang H. Trinh and Hien Nguyen are resourceful, experienced and talented. Each possesses rich and refreshing legal ideas and the ability to roll up their sleeves in resolving client’s requirements. They are dedicated and highly recommended.’

ATS Law Firm

ATS Law Firm‘s dispute resolution team is highly adept across a range of disputes, covering construction, insurance and real estate issues. Managing partner and firm founder Vu Thi Thu Ha heads up the practice; she is supported by Tran Hong Nhan, who is a former judge.

Practice head(s):

Vu Thi Thu Ha

Other key lawyers:

Tran Hong Nhan

Key clients

Turner Vietnam Co., Ltd

The British International School

SPG Mining Pte Ltd

SPG Vietnam Trading Company Limited

Thong Nhat – Bac Viet Company Limited

Horiba Instruments Pte Ltd

Orion Food Vina Co., Ltd

Musashi Auto Parts Vietnam Co., Ltd

Lotte Cinema Vietnam Co., Ltd

TKV, V-ITASCO Corporation

EPLegal Limited

The dispute resolution practice at EPLegal Limited is jointly chaired by firm co-founder Tony Nguyen and oil and gas expert Annie Ngo. The team undertakes domestic and oversea litigation across a range of sectors, covering the oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, and banking and finance industries, as well as the shipping, maritime and aviation arenas.

Practice head(s):

Tony Nguyen; Annie Ngo

Other key lawyers:

Hoang Le


‘The team is easy to communicate with.’

Key clients

Flex Speed Delivery Limited Liability Company

Long Son Petroleum Industrial Zone Investment Joint Stock Company

AIG Vietnam Insurance Company Limited

Unicorn Metal Corporation

Work highlights

  • Assisted LSPIC with initiating a lawsuit in court to settle a dispute over contractual performance.
  • Advised AIG in relation to a subrogated recovery action.
  • Assisted Flex Speed Delivery with a lawsuit against its partner at a competent court to claim for the remaining COD amount and the late payment interest.


Dispute resolution boutique LE & TRAN has broad sector expertise, ranging from shipping and marine litigation and construction and real estate disputes, to contentious oil and gas and insurance mandates. The group undertakes cases involving employment issues, product liability matters, shareholder disputes, and IP infringements, among others. Firm founder Stephen Le Hoang Chuong leads the team and represents clients in white-collar crime disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Le Hoang Chuong

Other key lawyers:

Hannah Huynh Thi My Hanh

Key clients

DSA Engineering


Eriksen S.R.L

Aerotact TN Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing an engineering company in a claim against Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development over outstanding payments in relation to the Agribank Headquarters Construction Project.
  • Representing an energy company in a dispute against Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank to claim the value of an unconditional bond.
  • Defending an international insurance company against uncommon claims valued at $1.29m.

LNT & Partners

LNT & Partners has core strengths in defending major Vietnamese companies, regional subsidiaries, and large multinational conglomerates that are active in the real estate, consumer, and construction sectors. The team’s offering extends to employment, tax and contractual litigation. Co-founder of the firm Net Le leads the team alongside Phu Nguyen; Le is active in cases involving manufacturing and infrastructure contractual issues.

Practice head(s):

Net Le; Phu Nguyen

Other key lawyers:

Thuy Nguyen

Work highlights

  • Representing a client in an international dispute regarding terminating a contract from material breach obligations.
  • Advised a leading multinational company involved in the research and development of natural, antibiotic-free feed products on a dispute with its distributor regarding unilateral termination of contract performance.