Dispute resolution: litigation in Vietnam

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie handles a broad range of dispute resolution matters with expertise in public law, banking litigation, regulatory and intellectual property among other areas acting for leading clients in several industries. In Hanoi, litigator Minh Tri Quach handles commercial and IP disputes for Japanese and Korean clients, as does Manh Hung Tran. Thuy Hang Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City is experienced in employment litigation. Frederick Burke has mediation expertise.

Practice head(s):

Frederick Burke; Quach Minh Tri; Tran Manh Hung; Nguyen Thuy Hang

VILAF

VILAF's disputes team is capable at handling significant international and domestic litigation matters across sectors, covering finance, real estate, energy and the public sector. Led by Ho Chi Minh City-based Tung Ngo, the team's experience include dealing with high-value disputes, with Hanoi based head Linh Nguyen specializing in construction and employment disputes. Quynh Pham advises big-name clients in the tobacco and food and beverage industry on commercial litigation. Hien Tran, a January 2019 promotion to the partnership, handles maritime, investment and insurance disputes and is recommended for cross-border work.

Practice head(s):

Ngo Thanh Tung; Nguyen Duy Linh 

Other key lawyers:

Tran Anh Hien; Quynh Pham

YKVN

YKVN's dispute resolution team has a track record of handling high-value and complex litigation. Led out of Ho Chi Minh City by Truong Nghia, the group has a strongly integrated practice with its Singapore team, which assists in significant cross-border disputes with key practitioner there being K. Minh Dang. In Hanoi, co-chair of the litigation practice, Luu Tien Dzung has over three decades of experience handling complex commercial and construction disputes. The firm's client base includes financial institutions and private individuals.

Practice head(s):

Truong Trong Nghia; Luu Tien Dzung

Other key lawyers:

K. Minh Dang

Key clients

Grab Company Limited

Posco VST Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Defending Grab in a non-contractual damage case (tort) brought by a taxi company.
  • Represented Posco VST in a $2.3m debt recovery case concerning non-payment for goods.
  • Representing the deputy director of a government-backed real estate company in a high-profile white-collar case.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers litigation practice covers high-value real estate-related and shipping disputes overseen by team head Chau Huy Quang. Lead associate Quach Vu An Khoa 's practice includes intellectual property disputes, and former judge Do Duc Van Hong, who joined as special counsel, takes on commercial cases.

Practice head(s):

Chau Huy Quang

Other key lawyers:

Quach Vu An Khoa; Duc Van Hong; Logan Leung

Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins is experienced in handling a complex disputes work, with a core strength in intellectual property, which Vinh Quoc Nguyen handles alongside matters concerning employment law and public law. Of counsel Thiep Huy Nguyen has a track record in regulatory and investigations work, and Loc Xuan Le in Hanoi who handles patent litigation. The firm acts for well-known names in the engineering, automotive and pharmaceutical spaces.

Practice head(s):

Thomas J. Treutler; Loc Xuan Le

Other key lawyers:

Thiep Huy Nguyen; Vinh Quoc Nguyen

Key clients

BMW

ATIM

ATIM has experience in mediation and litigation, including the enforcement of arbitral awards, construction and commercial disputes. Quang H. Trinh leads the team, which also includes Huynh Nguyen and Nguyen Minh Tien who focuses on the infrastructure industry.

Practice head(s):

Quang H. Trinh; Hien T. Nguyen; Nguyen Minh Tien

ATS Law Firm

ATS Law Firm in Hanoi has experience handling high-value commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and investigations, among other matters. Led by Vu Thi Thu Ha, the team also includes former judge Tran Hong Nhan, who has three decades of legal expertise in criminal litigation. Associate Tran Minh Chau has construction litigation expertise.

Practice head(s):

Vu Thi Thu Ha; Tran Hong Nhan

Other key lawyers:

Tran Minh Chau

EPLegal Limited

EPLegal Limited have experience in handling a range of disputes, including in the energy and natural resources space. Tony Nguyen and Annie Ngo are key names, supported by senior associate Harry Bui.

Practice head(s):

Tony Nguyen

Other key lawyers:

Annie Ngo; Harry Bui