The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific (2020)

Banking and Finance - Tier 3
Corporate and M&A - Tier 2
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

Leading Lawyers:
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

Labour and Employment 
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is experienced in handling a considerable volume of contentious employment matters for its client roster which includes global financial institutions. Led by Vu Thi Que, the team is equipped to deal with advisory work on labour issues such as termination matters. Chau Huy Quang and Tran Xuan Chi Anh provide their dispute resolution and corporate experience respectively to matters which require cross-area expertise. The firm also handles broader day-to-day advice.

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.

Shipping and Aviation
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.

The tax practice at Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is led by dispute resolution lawyer Chau Huy Quang and handles a considerable amount of tax-related litigation with government entities. The team also handles a broad scope of non-contentious tax matters for local and foreign firms. The group contains Ho Chi Minh City-based Vu Thi Que and Tran Xuan Chi Anh who provide M&A expertise in taxation matters and counsel Logan Leung. Tran Duc Son left the firm for an in-house role at UPC Renewables.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers provides a global client base with the full spectrum of advice on technology matters such as cybersecurity measures, regulatory work and market-entry advice. Vu Thi Que leads the team, which also has fintech expertise and handles high-value work for foreign investors and technology giants. Logan Leung has experience with Chinese investors and undertakes advisory and transactional work.

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.

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
At Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is skilled at representing clients in domestic and international arbitrations, including ones in Singapore. Key contacts and practice co-heads Chau Huy Quang and foreign counsel Logan Leung cover a range of disputes, with sector strengths in construction, upstream and downstream oil and gas, and infrastructure. Quang is an arbitrator at VIAC and also has experience in investor-state disputes.

Dispute Resolution: Litigation
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers litigation practice covers high-value real estate-related and shipping disputes overseen by team head Chau Huy Quang. Lead associate Quach Vu An Khoa’s practice includes intellectual property disputes, and former judge Do Duc Van Hong, who joined as special counsel, takes on commercial cases.

Intellectual Property
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has strength in contentious and non-contentious IP work.The group has been enhanced by new joiner Duc Van Hong as special counsel from a judicial role, bringing years of intellectual property related dispute expertise to the team. The department also has experience in IP registration and general administrative matters. Logan Leung assists on cross-border trademark disputes, and Chau Huy Quang contributes broader locally-qualified litigation expertise.

Banking and Finance
At Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, the banking team handles a wide range of high-value project financing work, corporate lending and regulatory matters. The team which includes practice heads Trinh Minh Duc and Vu Thi Que act for major financial institutions in Asia and also have fin-tech expertise. Senior associate Huynh Thi Thu Thuy is notable for transactional work in the financial services sector, among other matters.

Projects and Energy 
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' projects and energy practice receives regular instructions from the clean energy sector and is efficient in dealing with matters pertaining to solar and hydropower. Led by Vu Thi Que, the team has experience in project financing, an area of expertise for Nguyen Dinh Nha, as well as strong connections to Vietnamese players in the oil and gas industry.