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Le & Tran was established since 2011 by the trial lawyer – Stephen Le. Le & Tran is now recognized as one of the best dispute resolution of law firms of Vietnam. Besides the core practice of court litigation and arbitration, Le & Tran is also well-known for other practices of criminal defenses, bankruptcy & restructuring and corporate matters.
The Firm is endorsed by more than 50 global corporations for its excellently local practicing in the deeply understanding of international mindset. Petronas (Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational ranked among the largest corporations in FORTUNE Global 500®) did endorse the Firm as follows:
From the interview during the selection of law firms for acting on behalf of Petronas, we view Le & Tran has strong litigation background/strategic skills in providing legal opinion. In addition, Le & Tran confirmed that it could provide speedy turn-around time which is a very important criteria for Petronas the selection of a suitable law firm. Our first impression was that Le & Tran readily provided a solution to the current issue presented and added value to our company as well as exhibiting reasonable legal costs/fees.
PROFESSIONALISM AND ACCOUNTABILITY
During the first task given, it was observed that the head advocate and solicitor, Mr. Le, is a highly motivated lawyer who exhibited a desire to achieve results above and beyond expectations for the best interests of Petronas. Mr. Le demonstrated, especially to our Malaysian colleagues, a higher standard of professionalism than most, both on a personal and professional level by promoting strong values, maintaining solid accountability for his words/ actions and never making excuses in managing any task given to him by Petronas. He accepts responsibility for the decision made and remains calm in a crisis or emergency situation.
FOCUS AND EXECUTION
Le & Tran proved to Petronas its ability to effectively execute tasks by showing a strong, unstoppable drive to push forward the completion of any assignment given. In addition, Mr. Le’s strength is his ability to understand and manage his client’s expectations which is crucial to achieve the desired result. Further, Mr. Le has the ability to confront others on any issues without fear of adverse arguments. He also realizes how to approach the client in a cordial, respectful, and honest way to address concerns.”
Le & Tran’s reputation has been rooted in the court litigation and arbitration in Vietnam. During its development and the clients’ trust, other related practices are established and grown such as bankruptcy & restructuring, labor & employment, criminal defense and corporate compliance. Our lawyers are well-rounded professionals who can understand the clients’ reputation, business culture and mindset in delivering the expected results.
Le & Tran’s practices are well endorsed by over 50 global corporations who are doing the business in Vietnam and highly ranked by Chambers & Partners, Legal500, AsiaLaw, Benchmark Litigation.
With extensive experience in commercial disputes, we are one of the premier litigation firms in Vietnam when it comes to breach of commercial agreements, sale and supply of goods and services.
Our list of clients includes multinationals and conglomerates in an array of industries: construction, food and beverage, shipping, maritime, energy, technology, and insurance. Known to win unwinnable cases, Le&Tran has been trusted to handle bet-the-company lawsuits, eight-figure disputes, as well as cross-border matters.
Construction projects are highly uncertain in nature: low quality, cost increases and delays due to unforeseen factors are unfortunately common occurrences. In such an adversarial environment, disputes are bound to arise. Known to be paperwork-heavy and fraught with tension, construction litigation requires a very specific type of attorney to reach a successful resolution.
Le&Tran is one of the top choices for construction disputes in Vietnam. Aside from legal expertise, our litigators are also familiar with the industry’s technical language and procedure. To gain a practical understanding of each case, our litigators are ready to travel to site and engage in in-depth discussions with the client. Leaving no stone unturned, we also examine the opposition’s perspective to arrive at the most comprehensive judgement and approach. In this regard, our proficiency, mobility, and diligence are unmatched.
Property is a costly investment that no one wishes to lose in a dispute. Especially when the dispute is made complicated by other contingent business issues, such as partnership disagreements, sales of business, investment and insolvency. In short, real estate disputes can be straining, slow, and unpredictable.
With our team of skilled and seasoned attorneys, Le&Tran is ready to be of help. Understanding the market, we are familiar with the mechanisms of commercial, residential, and mixed-use sectors. Hence, our analysis is comprehensive, taking in both legal and industrial factors. We possess the sharpness to quickly react to changing circumstances and adapt to our client’s changing needs. Our turnaround time is exceptional. Whether our client is having issues with breach of contract, real estate fraud, or specific performance, Le&Tran always gives a clear, tactical, and cost-effective resolution, or, if necessary, assertive and effectual litigation.
A business is much like a machine—it is only running if all of its parts are working together. For that reason, shareholder disputes are amongst the most popular reasons leading to operational and financial setbacks for many companies. Disagreements amidst individuals holding critical roles in the company are detrimental to its well-being: they can have crippling effects on its performance and reputation.
Shareholder disputes are sensitive and challenging due to its mix of personal issues with legal and financial matters. With that understanding, Le&Tran litigators have sharpened our analytical and investigative skills to perfect our forensic services. Equipped with financial knowledge, we know how to ask difficult questions to discover and identify issues that are not readily apparent on the surface. Our legal expertise, financial fluency, and strategic thinking are valuable when it comes to inspecting the facts and building a compelling case, tailored to our client’s request.
A Legal500’s Tier 2 Law Firm in Labour Consultancy and Dispute Resolution, Le&Tran has represented more than 30 multinational corporations and 40 foreign CEOs in labour and employment cases related to termination, breach of confidentiality agreements, insurance and benefits, and working conditions.
Our expertise in Labour and Employment Law is also recognised by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham – Vietnam), who invited Stephen Le, our Managing Partner, to organise an employment resolution workshop in 2018.
Over our 9 years of practice, Le&Tran has established itself as one of the leaders in Criminal Law. Our attorneys are particularly skilled at representing clients in criminal cases, especially those involving foreign nationals. In 2019, Le&Tran hosted a legal seminar titled “Rights and Obligations of Foreigners in Criminal Proceedings” in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham – Vietnam).
Criminal cases under the Law of Vietnam are wholly dictated by the rules and regulations of the State, making the process additionally taxing for the persons involved.
As one of few law firms in Vietnam specialising in bankruptcy and restructuring under Vietnam’s Law, Le&Tran has represented and advised several multinational corporations to help them retain their financial viability. Well-regarded amongst businesses in Vietnam, Le&Tran was invited by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham - Vietnam) to host a seminar on bankruptcy in 2019.
The role of a bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer is to mitigate financial distress and prevent the worst-case scenario. At Le&Tran, our attorneys are adept at litigation as well as transactional work across a range of corporate matters. Our legal experience and financial fluency make us experts in identifying the rights and obligations of the relevant stakeholders. We are also able to work through the opacity of the practice area: our meticulous analysis serves as the foundation for our construction of a comprehensive revitalisation plan and timeline.
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