The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific (2021)
Banking and Finance - Tier 3
Corporate and M&A - Tier 2
Data Protection - Tier 1
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration - Tier 2
Dispute Resolution: Litigation - Tier 2
Intellectual Property - Tier 2
Labour and Employment - Tier 1
Projects and Energy - Tier 3
Real Estate and Construction - Tier 1
Shipping and Aviation - Tier 1
Tax - Tier 1
TMT - Tier 1
Chau Huy Quang - Shipping, Tax, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Intellectual Property
Vu Thi Que - Labour and Employment, TMT
Next Generation Lawyers:
Logan Leung - Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
Tran Thi Phuong Thao - Shipping
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' data protection practice has an overlap with the firm's TMT group and is experienced in advising domestic and foreign clients on cybersecurity legislation and compliance procedures related to business operations in Vietnam. New partner Logan Leung advises tech clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, and the firm is able to leverage its wider Asia network to support on cross-border regulatory matters.
Labour and Employment
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has a large employment offering and excels in labour-related litigation work for its global client base which includes well-known international businesses. Practice head Vu Thi Que regularly supports Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese investor clients on matters pertaining to joint venture programs and day-to-day advisory work. Other co-head Chau Huy Quang is the key name for cross-border dispute resolution work. The team handles termination matters, COVID-related business downsizing, and work permit issues. Logan Leung handles contentious mandates.
Real Estate and Construction
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is particularly active in the construction disputes space, with a large number of mandates including significant international arbitrations. Practice head Vu Thi Que is a notable name for real estate deals, advising developers and investors (many of whom Chinese) on major transactions. Tran Thi Phuong Thao has real estate finance expertise and Logan Leung further bolsters the contentious construction practice.
Shipping and Aviation
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers ' shipping practice handles a range of complex wet shipping matters and is able to leverage the maritime expertise of its Singapore office to handle cross-border disputes. Headed by managing partner Chau Huy Quang, the team is also experienced in vessel finance matters. Tran Thi Phuong Thao is recommended for transactional work in this space whilst new partner Logan Leung who co-heads the group is noted for his contentious litigation practice.
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has strength in contentious tax-related matters and is led by dispute resolution lawyer Chau Huy Quang. The practice handles a significant amount of tax-related litigation mandates and non-contentious tax matters for local and foreign firms. Logan Leung supports on cross-border tax investigations and is active in the corporate space. Tran Xuan Chi Anh left the team.
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers advises a number of established tech giants and start-ups on cybersecurity, regulatory work, and market entry into Vietnam. Vu Thi Que leads the team and handles both contentious and non-contentious work with Logan Leung being a key name for Chinese investors. The group also handles cross-border transactional work, able to leverage the firm's headquarters in Singapore.
Corporate and M&A
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' corporate group handles large transactions across industry sectors, with a strong regional footprint allowing it to seamlessly handle cross-border matters for a client base that includes key names from the business worlds in Japan and China as well as domestic businesses. Vu Thi Que heads the practice, which also includes new partner promotion Logan Leung, who advises on a range of international deals as part of a broad practice, and Tran Thi Phuong Thao. Regulatory expert Tran Xuan Chi Anh departed the firm.
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
At Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, the group has a track record of acting for multinationals in domestic and international arbitrations, including at SIAC and in investor-state arbitrations. Chau Huy Quang oversees the practice and has a specialism across the upstream oil and gas sector, as well and infrastructure and construction - he also sits as an arbitrator. New partner Logan Leung is also recommended.
Dispute Resolution: Litigation
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has experience across civil, commercial and public law, led by practice head Chau Huy Quang. The team has particular experience across the real estate and shipping arena with high-value litigation work frequenting the caseload, in addition to offering expertise in alternative dispute resolution. The firm’s commercial disputes capacity was bolstered by the arrival senior counsel, Do Duc Van Hong, who was a former Supreme Court judge. Logan Leung, an Australian-qualified new partner promotion, is also notable.
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' core focus remains in handling contentious and non-contentious IP work, with a specialism in dispute resolution matters. Chau Huy Quang manages the practice, which also includes Logan Leung who assists on cross-border trademark disputes, and special counsel Duc Van Hong who specializes in intellectual property-related litigation. The group also advises on day-to-day operations and licensing agreements.
Banking and Finance
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is skilled in the project financing arena, advising both lenders and borrowers on high-value transactional matters. Jointly managed by Nguyen Dinh Nha and Vu Thi Que, the practice is experienced in corporate lending work, advising on regulatory matters, and has a thriving fintech space. Operating from Ho Chi Minh City, the team is able to handle cross-border work with its offices across Southeast Asia including Thailand and Singapore. Special counsel Huynh Thi Thu Thuy is a key member of the team and recommended for structuring transactions for banking clients.
Projects and Energy
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has expertise in clean energy projects, particularly in wind, solar and hydropower matters. Led by Vu Thi Que, the practice has experience leading advisory work and transactions across the energy sector, with project finance a core strength, an area of expertise of Nguyen Dinh Nha. Logan Leung is also of note.