The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific (2024)

Banking and Finance – Tier 3
Corporate and M&A – Tier 2
Data Protection – Tier 2
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration – Tier 2
Dispute Resolution: Litigation – Tier 2
Labour and Employment – Tier 2
Projects and Energy – Tier 4
Real Estate and Construction – Tier 1
Shipping and Aviation – Tier 1
Tax – Tier 1
TMT – Tier 1

Leading Lawyers:
Chau Huy Quang – Shipping and Aviation, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Tax
Vu Thi Que – Labour and Employment, Real Estate and Construction, TMT

Next Generation Lawyers:
Logan Leung – Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Rising Stars:
Le Quynh Nhi – TMT
Quach Vu An Khoa – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Key Lawyers:
Huynh Thi Thu Thuy – Banking and Finance
Logan Leung –Projects and Energy, TMT
Nguyen Dinh Nha- Corporate and M&A
Nguyen Hung Du - Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
Trinh Minh Duc – Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Projects and Energy, Real Estate and Construction
Vu Thi Que – Banking and Finance


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
With a demonstrable track record in complex international arbitration cases, Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has deep experience advising on disputes with Vietnamese tax authorities and also regularly handles cross-border arbitrations for continental energy, infrastructure and engineering clients. Practice head Chau Huy Quang is a public authority specialist with deep-seated expertise in investor-state disputes, while Logan Leung primarily represents clients in construction and engineering conflicts pertaining to payment issues. Senior associate Quach Vu An Khoa is intimately familiar with IP, employment and commercial disagreements. Nguyen Hung Du joined from Grant Thornton Tax & Legal in April 2022, bringing proficiency in contentious tax matters.

Dispute Resolution: Litigation
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers represent clients across all levels of the Vietnamese judicial system. The group have witnessed a strong volume of work over the past twelve months, excelling in particular at commercial lawsuits, insurance and tax claims, as well as boasting an enviable track record against state authorities. Clients also benefit from diverse sector expertise which includes real estate, manufacturing, media, and logistics. Team head Chau Huy Quang is the main driver behind the firm’s continued success in this practice area, wielding equally impressive proficiency in arbitration and litigation, and has long-standing experience acting both for and against governments and governmental bodies. Quang is able to call upon Quach Vu An Khoa for support; a senior associate increasingly building a strong reputation for excellence in this space.

Labour and Employment
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers’ employment and benefits team handles both contentious and non-contentious matters in the consumer goods, marketing, healthcare, and technology sectors, among others. The team continues to advise a wide range of clients in relation to unlawful terminations and remote working practices. With experience in handling lay-offs and terminations, as well as drafting employment contracts and policies, Vu Thi Que heads the practice. She is a go-to lawyer for Chinese-speaking clients owing to her fluency in Mandarin.

Projects and Energy
Active on solar farm acquisitions, waste-to-energy development, and thermal power plant projects, Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has a strong understanding of the transaction and financing piece, as well as regulatory and compliance issues. Vu Thi Que heads the team and largely concentrates on renewable energy projects, particularly regarding M&A. Trinh Minh Duc also has an extensive M&A background and offers experience in the real estate and social infrastructure sphere.

Real Estate and Construction
A stand-out firm due to the strength of its project development work, Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers receives instructions from key players wishing for advice regarding land use and rights, leasing arrangements, investment structures and due diligence work. The firm also boasts a commendable track record of property transactions including residential areas, high-rise city developments and industrial plots, and is experienced in overseeing the acquisition and sale of stakes and interests in property investment, holding and development companies. Vu Thi Que helms the practice and has a stellar list of Chinese real estate developers as clients who regularly turn to her for counsel when seeking acquisitions in Vietnam. Trinh Minh Duc has been an active part of the firm’s largest projects and has considerable financing and regulatory skill.

Owing its ability to provide a full-service offering across a wide variety of TMT issues due to both the experience and depth of bench of its practitioners, Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers houses true regulatory specialists in this space, advising on personal data risk and compliance, telecommunication legislation, licensing and IP arrangements, online business frameworks, and e-commerce concerns. It frequently acts for a wealth of industry titans across the technology, entertainment, and finance and banking sectors. Vu Thi Que spearheads the group and is especially knowledgeable in fintech and software, and has a considerable practice working with emerging start-ups in the region. Thi Que has both a contentious and non-contentious offering and is highly regarded for astute regulatory understanding, working with an enviable list of stellar technology and media clients. Le Quynh Nhi is another practitioner of note who is also recognised for her regulatory and compliance prowess.