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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

Chau Huy Quang

Tel:
Work +84 28 3821 2382
Email:
Web:
www.rajahtannasia.com/quang.chau
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration)
Intellectual Property
Taxation

Position

Managing Partner
Head of Dispute Resolution

Career

With over 20 years of experience in legal practice, including several years as legal counsel to leading international corporations, such as Perfetti Van Melle and Sony Corporation, Quang heads Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

Quang’s dedication to the practice group has resulted in the team becoming one of the most prolific and knowledgeable in Vietnam, garnering a strong track-record of success. From 2010 to date, the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice has been recognised by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles, and Asian Legal Business (ALB) as a leader in Vietnam. Under Quang's leadership, the practice has successfully represented clients and advised on a variety of local and international disputes spanning all major areas.

Quang’s experience covers foreign investment, commercial transactions, employment, intellectual property, maritime and construction for dispute settlement work. From complex construction disputes to arbitrations over projects of national significance, Quang has been highly regarded by clients for his advocacy and strategic advice, being able to untangle complex and sensitive disputes involving the State authorities. He has successfully litigated for and against governments and government-linked entities.

Quang is also a well-known lecturer at the Judicial Academy of the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam and is a respected arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC).

Languages

Vietnamese; English

Member

Member of the International Bar Association

Member of Vietnam Bar Federation

Member of the Management Board of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association

Member of Law Association for Asia and the Pacific

Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Education

LL.M., LL.B., Economics and Commercial Law  (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

LL.M, International Trade law (Bristol University, UK)

B.A., International Studies (Hanoi National University, Vietnam)


Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

Leading firms

Within: Leading firms

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP handles a range of commercial disputes. Andre Yeap, SC, who represents the Philipinnes government in an ICC arbitration brought by Chevron and Shell regarding tax issues, Francis Xavier, SC, PBM and Chuan Thye Tan, SC  are key Singapore silks, with Paul Tan and Kim Beng Ng also notable. The firm also has a strong network with offices in many Asean nations. Chau Huy Quang in Hanoi is very active in VIAC arbitrations concerning construction projects and is a key contact in Vietnam.

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Vietnam

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Chau Huy Quang - Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Within: Dispute resolution

At Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, Chau Huy Quang handles work in sectors including shipping and construction. His recent highlights include representing PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation in a charterparty dispute, as well as handling heavyweight construction disputes work concerning major infrastructure projects. Hoang Thi Thanh Thuy also has an active arbitration practice, including landlord and tenant disputes, and the 'very experienced' Tran Duc Son is another name to note for arbitration. Foreign counsel Logan Leung, who is qualified in Australia and is 'client focused',  is another key contact. On the local litigation front, Quang is a key name for commercial disputes. Tran Chi Anh, who has competition law expertise, joined the firm from Baker McKenzie, where she was a special counsel.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

At Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, foreign counsel Logan Leung and senior counsel Tran Thi Phuong Thao advised serviced office company NakedHub as Vietnamese counsel on its sale to WeWork. Nguyen Dinh Nha assisted Keppel Land with purchasing a further stake in the company that owns the Saigon Centre development in Ho Chi Minh City. The firm also handles contentious construction work, with Chau Huy Quang handling work pertaining to megaprojects, as well as landlord and tenant disputes, which is also a key part of Hoang Thi Thanh Thuy's practice. Vu Thi Que and Tran Duc Sonare other names to note. Other clients include real estate investment funds and DP Architects.

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Shipping

Within: Leading individuals

Chau Huy Quang - Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Within: Shipping

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers handles work including vessel arrests, ship finance matters, shipbuilding cases and port projects, with many mandates concerning vessels used for offshore oil and gas production and exploration. Chau Huy Quang and senior counsel Tran Thi Phuong Thao represented key client PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation in a dispute with Yinson Holdings concerning the need to terminate a charterparty for a floating production, storage and offloading unit used on a liquified natural gas production unit in the wake of the liquidation of the operator of the Lam Son oil and gas field; the dispute ultimately settled. Logan Leung is also a key contact. Named lawyers are based in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Tax

Within: Leading individuals

Chau Huy Quang - Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Within: Tax

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers¬†has a tax practice that falls under the umbrellas of its corporate and disputes practice, and is particularly known for disputes with the tax authorities and matters concerning tax indemnities. The team gives ‚Äėresponses of high quality and in agreed timetable‚Äô. Practice head¬†Chau Huy Quang handles contentious tax matters and customs disputes. Other recommended individuals include ‚Äėtrue expert in the field of tax‚Äô Tran Duc Son¬†and the ‚Äėsmooth and flexible‚Äô¬†foreign counsel Logan Leung. Clients come from industries including manufacturing, market research, steel and financial services.

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Vietnam: IP

IP ‚Äď Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Chau Huy Quang - Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Within: IP ‚Äď Local firms

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is active in both contentious and non-contentious IP work, including franchising and cross-border licensing deals. Managing partner Chau Huy Quang's litigation practice includes various IP disputes. Clients include several well-known names in sectors including food and beverage, education, and healthcare. Chi Tran joined from Baker McKenzie.

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