Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers > Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam > Firm Profile

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
UNIT 2 & 3, LEVEL 13, SAIGON CENTRE
65 LE LOI
DISTRICT 1, HO CHI MINH CITY
Vietnam

Vietnam > Data protection Tier 1

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' data protection offering is a subset of its TMT practice. The firm is particularly prominent in advising social media and e-commerce companies, and it is noted for its expertise in assisting with data protection reviews, cybersecurity issues and regulatory matters. Practice head Vu Thi Que is experienced in advising Chinese and Japanese investors.

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Ant Financial

Vietnam > Labour and employment Tier 1

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers’ team is equally skilled in contentious and non-contentious employment work, including restructurings, investigations and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. It is notably active in sectors such as insurance, financial services, healthcare and technology. Practice head Vu Thi Que  has particular experience of advising Japanese, Taiwanese and Chinese investors that are investing in Vietnam. Logan Leung  is another key individual in the team, as is senior associate Le Quynh Nhi.

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Vietnam > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' practice is led by Vu Thi Que, who is a fluent Mandarin speaker, and is sought after by clients from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. She has experience of advising Chinese developers on tie-ups and acquisitions of Vietnamese real estate companies. Also notable is that the firm attracts a steady flow of work from developers based in Singapore, including Mapletree and Keppel Land. Elsewhere, contentious matters are another key workstream; Chau Huy Quang is an expert in construction and real estate tenancy disputes. Newly promoted partner Trinh Minh Duc is another name to note at the firm.

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Vietnam > Shipping and aviation Tier 1

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' practice, which is jointly led by managing partner Chau Huy Quang and Logan Leung, is particularly active in wet shipping matters. Its work in this space covers vessel arrests, salvage, collisions, cargo damage claims, liquidations, financings and regulatory compliance. With the firm having an extensive network of offices across Southeast Asia, it is well-placed to handle cross-border matters. Tran Thi Phuong Thao  has joined Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam).

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Vietnam > Tax Tier 1

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is particularly active in contentious tax matters, particularly in the context of investigations by the Vietnamese tax authorities and appeals against their decisions. Chau Huy Quang, who heads up the team, has extensive experience of defending clients against the General Department of Taxation and local customs authorities. Trinh Minh Duc was recently promoted to partner.

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Vietnam > TMT Tier 1

Reflective of its presence in the technology industry, Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers acts for global technology companies, start-ups and rising players. Led by Vu Thi Que, its team advises clients on issues concerning software, hardware and the Internet of Things. Logan Leung is experienced in handling tech-related M&A and venture capital transactions. Elsewhere, the firm is a major player in the fintech arena; its work in this area covers securities trading platforms, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, P2P lending and payments. Trinh Minh Duc was recently promoted to partner.

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Testimonials

‘The team is experienced in local law peculiarities. They have also been flexible in terms of fee proposals and billing requirements.’

‘Logan Leung provides timely responses and demonstrates a practical approach to issues, which we appreciate. He is a trusted adviser for Vietnam-related matters.’

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' corporate and M&A team is notably active in private equity transactions and matters with a nexus to real estate, as well as handling a steady flow of general M&A work. With the firm having a wide regional footprint across Asia, it is often seen in projects of a similar scale. The practice is led by Vu Thi Que, who is a fluent Mandarin speaker and regularly acts for Chinese clients. She is supported by Logan Leung and Trinh Minh Duc, who were promoted to the partnership in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

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The team is experienced in the M&A intricacies and local peculiarities. They have also been flexible in terms of fee proposals and billing requirements.

‘Logan provides timely responses and a practical approach for issues, which we appreciate. He is a trusted adviser for Vietnam-related matters.’

‘The firm has a good team of local lawyers who speak the local language and those with international experience who brings the level of expertise that is expected for international clients. They organise themselves in such a way that the team serving non-Vietnamese clients offers an almost seamless execution of the job handling the clients, the clients’ local partners and local authorities.’

Key clients

Mapletree

Keppel Land

Itochu Corporation

Givaudan

BioMar Group

Midea

TCL Corporation

Core Pacific Group

Carrier

Phu Long Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised BioMar on its share sale transaction of Viet-Uc, one of Vietnam’s leading seafood groups.
  • Advised Mapletree Logistics Trust – a Vietnam counsel – on the acquisition of a Vietnam logistics property.
  • Advised Aura Private Equity in the $24m Series B funding round into Kim Dental. The funding round was led by ABC World Asia.

Vietnam > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' team undertakes advocacy in Vietnam, which involves all major institutional rules. In addition, with the Vietnam practice forming a key part of the wider regional offering, it is well-placed to advise on multijurisdictional disputes across Southeast Asia. Chau Huy Quang has an interest in investor-state disputes in Vietnam. Another key individual is Logan Leung, who has experience of acting as counsel in arbitration cases adjudicated under the rules of the ICC, SIAC and CAA, among others. The firm's recent cases spanned areas such as construction, healthcare and energy.

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The team was able to draw on the experience and knowledge of its fellow colleagues in Singapore office to beef up its strength. This is beneficial to its clients like us, as we were better served.

‘Chau Huy Quang is very experienced in international arbitration involving both local (Vietnamese) and foreign companies. He gave effective strategic direction and led in the presentation and negotiation effectively.’

‘Logan Leung is very effective and experienced in drafting the legal documents. He saved the clients hours of time in the preparation. He is prompt in his response to both the clients and the defending lawyers.’

A very dynamic working style. Proposing proper strategies to client and constantly standing for those in arbitration proceedings.

Vietnam > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has a strong track record in real estate and construction disputes, with other core strengths including logistics, manufacturing, consumer goods and insurance cases. Managing partner Chau Huy Quang has experience of construction and foreign investment matters, among other areas. Senior associate Quach Vu An Khoa is also recommended.

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Vietnam > Banking and finance Tier 3

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is a first port of call among many financial institutions across Asia, as well as corporate borrowers. The team has been increasingly active in project finance mandates recently, particularly in relation to energy projects. Regulatory work has also been an area of growth, notably in the fintech space, where the group's expertise includes cryptocurrency, P2P lending and payment intermediation. The team is jointly led by Nguyen Dinh Nha and Vu Thi Que. Trinh Minh Duc made partner in June 2021.

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Key clients

Ant Financial

Ali Pay

Work highlights

  • Advising DBS on legal compliance of its consumer and institutional banking products.

Vietnam > Projects and energy Tier 3

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is at the forefront of advice to foreign investors investing in Vietnam's growing clean energy industry. Practice head Vu Thi Que is experienced in advising investors from China, Taiwan and Japan. The team, which includes recently promoted special counsel, also demonstrates regulatory and projects expertise in the oil and gas industry. Nguyen Dinh Nha  is a project finance expert. Trinh Minh Duc made partner.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP has a strong reputation for investor-state disputes and energy sector international arbitration; it is regularly instructed on China, India, Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines related multimillion-dollar arbitrations. Practice heads Andre Yeap and Kelvin Poon are key contacts in Singapore, as is the regional head of dispute resolution group Francis Xavier, SC, while in Vietnam Chau Huy Quang is noted for investor-state disputes. It counts construction and healthcare disputes among its other areas of expertise.

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Andre Yeap SC; Kelvin Poon

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Chau Huy Quang; Francis Xavier SC; Ng Kim Beng

The firm: Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is a full-service law firm with offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The firm is among Vietnam’s most prominent, representing a wide range of multinational and domestic clients on a variety of business and investment matters.

With practice groups spanning all areas from banking and finance to litigation and tax, Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has gained a reputation for providing comprehensive, high-quality legal services to an international and local client base.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is helmed by Dr Chau Huy Quang and Ms Vu Thi Que. In recent years, the firm has grown to include more than 40 experienced associates and professionals led by five partners. The firm’s knowledge of – and involvement in – the local commercial and political landscape is second to none.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has distinguished itself as one of Vietnam’s most committed and client-responsive firms, and developed strategic partnerships with Vietnamese authorities and leading legal experts in Asia. The firm has gained prominence through its involvement in major infrastructure projects and financial deals, including the Duyen Hai Thermal Power Plant, the Dung Quat Refinery, the East-West Highway and Thu Thiem Tunnel, the Becamex-Tokyu Binh Duong New City, the Son La Hydropower Plant and the establishment of Hong Leong Bank in Vietnam.

With high grade expertise in all core practice areas, Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers stands out as an internationally recognised firm that is able to help clients accomplish their Vietnamese business objectives.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is a member of the Rajah & Tann Asia network, the largest law firm network of its kind in Asia.

As the region’s new ‘home team’, by bringing together leading local law firms and lawyers in nine countries, Rajah & Tann Asia is the first unified, coherent, and authentically Asian legal services offering throughout the region.

Individually, each firm offers the highest standards of service to locally based clients. Collectively, the firms of Rajah & Tann Asia have the capacity to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide seamlessly excellent legal counsel across the region.

Rajah & Tann Asia has more than 500 lawyers across all offices and practice areas, all working towards one shared goal: to give clients a home advantage, as Lawyers who know Asia.

Areas of practice:

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Competition and antitrust and trade
  • Construction and projects
  • Corporate regulatory
  • Dispute settlement and commercial litigation
  • Employment and benefits
  • Energy and resources
  • Entertainment and media, sports and gaming
  • International arbitration
  • Merger and acquisition
  • Pharmaceutical and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Shipping and international trade
  • Tax
  • Technology media and telecommunications (TMT)
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Banking and finance Nguyen Dinh Nhaconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Capital markets Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Capital markets Nguyen Dinh Nhaconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Commercial litigation Dr. Chau Huy Quangconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Commercial litigation Logan Leungconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Construction and projects Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Construction and projects Dr. Chau Huy Quangconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Corporate regulatory Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Corporate regulatory Nguyen Dinh Nhaconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Competition, antitrust and trade Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Employment and benefits Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Energy and resources Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Entertainment and media; sports and gaming Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Entertainment and media; sports and gaming Dr. Chau Huy Quangconnect@rajahtannlct.com
International arbitration Dr. Chau Huy Quangconnect@rajahtannlct.com
International arbitration Logan Leungconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Mergers and acquisitions Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Mergers and acquisitions Nguyen Dinh Nhaconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Pharmaceutical and life sciences Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Real estate Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Restructuring and insolvency Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Restructuring and insolvency Dr. Chau Huy Quangconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Shipping and international trade Dr. Chau Huy Quangconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Shipping and international trade Logan Leungconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Tax Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Tax Dr. Chau Huy Quangconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Technology, media and telecommunications Vu Thi Queconnect@rajahtannlct.com
Technology, media and telecommunications Logan Leungconnect@rajahtannlct.com
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Nguyen Dinh Nha  photo Nguyen Dinh Nha Partner
Logan Leung  photo Logan Leung Partner
Dr Chau Huy Quang  photo Dr Chau Huy Quang Managing PartnerHead of Dispute Resolution
Vu Thi Que  photo Vu Thi Que PartnerHead of Corporate and M&A
Number of lawyers : 40
at this office : 30
English
Vietnamese
Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
Japanese
Contacts : Dr. Chau Huy Quang – Managing Partner
Contacts : Vu Thi Que – Partner
Contacts : Nguyen Dinh Nha – Partner
Contacts : Logan Leung – Partner
Contacts : Tran Thi Phuong Thao - Partner
Other offices : Hanoi

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