Tran Thi Phuong Thao > Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers > Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam > Lawyer Profile

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

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

Position

Partner

Career

Tran Thi Phuong Thao practices as Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers’ Partner, specialising in the M&A and Real Estate & Construction practice groups.

Thao brings with her more than 15 years of legal experience working in both external and in-house counsel roles, including as a Senior Associate in a boutique real estate law firm in Vietnam.

Thao was also formerly the Senior Legal Counsel of the VinaCapital Group, giving her industry experience in investment banking and private funds. She was predominantly responsible for Advised on investments undertaken by the group’s flagship VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund.

Thao’s experience has seen her advise and close significant M&A transactions, and advise on novel issues of Vietnamese law. She has been regarded by investors for her ability to navigate through Vietnam’s rapidly changing regulatory framework and offer detailed analysis on complex matters of law.

Languages

Vietnamese, English

Memberships

  • Member, Vietnam Bar Federation
  • Member, Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association

Education

  • LLB, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Vietnam > Real estate and construction

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers covers a continuum of work in the space ranging from large deals through to construction disputes. Group head Vu Thi Que is instructed by major developers and Chinese and Japanese investors into the Vietnamese real estate. Tran Thi Phuong Thao undertakes vast transactional work in this space across industry sectors. Construction and property arbitration matters are handled by foreign counsel Logan Leung.

Vietnam > Shipping and aviation

(Next Generation Partners)

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The shipping team at Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers handles a number of complex wet shipping matters, among other work. The firm’s shipping group, headed by disputes-focussed managing partner Chau Huy Quang, also handles a range of work concerning ship finance (often acting for banks), which Tran Thi Phuong Thao is the key contact for. Foreign counsel Logan Leung who co-heads the practice brings his multidisciplinary experience to the work and is noted for his arbitration expertise in assisting both wet and dry shipping law.

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers handles a range of cross-border deals. Practice head Vu Thi Que handles a range of work concerning inward investment into Vietnam, with a particular following among clients from China, Taiwan and Japan. Senior foreign counsel Logan Leung acts for a range of international clients, and Tran Xuan Chi Anh heads up the competition law and regulatory practice. The core team also has Tran Thi Phuong Thao. The team is based in Ho Chi Minh City.