The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017 Edition)
The rankings and editorials on Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers released by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific are highlighted below.
Dispute resolution – Tier 1
Leading Lawyer - Chau Huy Quang
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers’ Chau Huy Quang was involved in all of the practice’s key disputes, including criminal proceedings, award enforcements, insurance claims, a VIAC arbitration and general commercial cases. Most clients are international companies drawn from a wide range of sectors, including energy, construction, financial services and manufacturing.
Banking & Finance – Tier 2
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers acts for international and domestic borrowers, such as the Novelis Group, as well as leading international lenders. Foreign counsel Logan Leung advised Villgro on becoming the first foreign social enterprise incubator to be licensed in Vietnam. Nguyen Dinh Nha and Vu Thi Que are recommended.
Insurance - Tier 2
A number of Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers’ attorneys are involved in insurance-related work and, notably, Nguyen Dinh Nha advised Fairfax Asia on its purchase of a 35% stake in the Bank of Investment and Development of Vietnam Insurance. Chau Huy Quang is the name to note for contentious matters.
Labour and Employment - Tier 2
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers ‘represents good value for money in employment matters’, acting for a broad range of multinationals, public bodies and international organisations such as the Clean Clothes Campaign. Vu Thi Que, who handles both advisory matters and disputes, is recommended along with ‘proactive and commercially minded’ foreign counsel Logan Leung.
Shipping – Tier 2
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is advising China Harbour Engineering Company on securing its first Vietnamese dredging project and is assisting the joint venture company Thi Vai International Port on the establishment of a seaport in Phu My, including advising on the project’s expansion and negotiation of all related documents. Chau Huy Quang is the key name for contentious shipping matters; senior associate Tran Vi Thoai and the ‘proactive and commercial’ foreign counsel Logan Leung are also names to note.
TMT – Tier 2
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers can call on its Singapore office and Asia–wide IT practice. The team – which includes Hoang Thi Thanh Thuy and Vy Thi Que – has been advising clients in the technology, financial services and online gaming sectors regarding various operational matters, acquisitions and e–commerce.
Corporate and M&A – Tier 3
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has ‘wide–ranging expertise’ and is ‘a reliable adviser in a challenging environment’. The team advises on joint ventures, restructurings, incorporations and M&A, notably with a recent uptick in real estate–related deals such as Nam Long Group’s sale to two Japanese investors. Practice head Vu Thi Que has ‘deep insight into M&A and regulatory matters’.
Projects & Energy – Tier 3
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers frequently handles energy–related disputes and, on the non–contentious side, Chau Huy Quang recently led advice to the Thi Vai Terminal port project joint venture regarding restructuring and licensing issues. Vu Thi Que is another key contact.
Real Estate and Construction – Tier 3
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has the well–regarded Vu Thi Que at the head of the four–partner team, which is currently assisting Nam Long Group with its sale of a residential apartment project to Hankyu Realty and Nishi Nippon Railroad.
Tax – Tier 3
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers are experienced in representing international clients in tax arrears disputes, cross–border tax matters and tax incentive cases. Chau Huy Quang is the contact for tax litigation and Vu Thi Que handles non–contentious work.
Intellectual Property – Tier 4
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers draws from its strong commercial and corporate practice to provide an encompassing IP service to an international client base. Chau Huy Quang and Vu Thi Que respectively head the disputes and non–contentious teams.