Judgements Enforcement

    Foreign Judgements & Arbitral Awards in Vietnam

    An in-depth analysis of the recognition and enforcement of foreign court judgements and arbitral awards in Vietnam. Our Vietnamese lead trial lawyer's insight helps you understand the grounds that the courts of Vietnam do not recognize foreign court judgements and foreign arbitral awards in Vietnam. A must-read for those who are in a litigation at foreign court or dispute resolution at international arbitration.

    Vietnam Contract Law

    Is Covid-19 a Force Majeure in Commercial Transactions?

    Reaching all parts of the globe, Covid-19 disease has had a complicated development, rapidly spreading across borders and affecting the world’s economy. How do the courts and judges of Vietnam understand and interpret Covid-19 as force majeure? From this insight of a top litigation law firm in Vietnam, a top-gun's tactic for you in drafting contracts and dispute settlement.

    Labor & Employment

    Evidence in Labor Disputes

    The insight is a discussion of various notable decisions in labor litigation concerning the collection and submission of evidence, which have an effect on the admissibility of evidence in a court of law. Le & Tran's Vietnamese labor lawyers are famously top-ranked by Chambers & Partners (Asia Pacific), Legal500 for mastering evidence production and cross-examination at the labor courts of Vietnam.

    Vietnam Commercial Contract

    Remedies for Breach of Contract

    It is common knowledge that a well-drafted contract will help to minimize disputes in business transactions, but not everyone fully understands what constitutes a well-drafted contract. A contract should have a well-designed system of remedies that the parties can invoke to prevent breach of contract or, in some cases, collect the reasonable compensation for the damage caused by such breach.

    Vietnam Contract Law

    Legitimising Electronic Signatures

    The new normal in the age of COVID-19 has accelerated the use of electronic signatures; still, in order for electronic globalisation to be robust and sustainable, governments around the world need to harmonise their electronic signature laws to encourage international commercial partnerships. Our Stephen Le's in-depth of electronic signatures again proves that Le & Tran is on a par with international law firms in Vietnam.

LE & TRAN Trial Lawyers – Vietnam International Law Firm

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Any well trained lawyer can provide legal advice, but only an all-rounded professional from a law firm can provide you with the tools you need to successfully reach your goals while complying with all the legal requirements.

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Our Vietnamese attorneys uphold professional standards and ethics of transparency, diligence, and excellence. Our clients place their trust in us because they require comfort, reassurance, and professionalism. Le & Tran has achieved recognition as one of the best law firms in Vietnam by the business community and international law firms. We are the Vietnamese law firm that has been highly ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal500, Benchmark Litigation, Asia Law as one of the top law firms in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Our intelligence, formidability, integrity, and diligence has established us as preeminent Vietnamese lawyers. Le & Tran's excellence as a top law firm in Vietnam has garnered us numerous international accolades from multinational clients and legal organizations such as Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific.

ABOUT US

Our Expertise

Le & Tran has established a reputation for delivering clear solutions to the challenges our clients face. Our philosophy “Critical Thinking – Ethical Decision” defines us as one of the best law firms in Vietnam, which are well endorsed by the business community and international law firms in Vietnam.

Should the matter reach the appellate stage, Le & Tran has defended favorable results in the trial courts on numerous occasions and has also worked to secure reversals or new trials whenever necessary. In addition, Le & Tran is a legal firm skilled at negotiations, should both parties desire to terminate the litigation by compromise.

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Le & Tran has distinguished itself as being one of very few law firms in Vietnam specializing in bankruptcy and restructuring under Vietnamese law. Over the years, Le & Tran has represented several multinational corporations in settling the debts with their creditors and subsidiaries in Vietnam as well as providing advice and support in negotiations with potential investors to restructure these corporations.

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Beyond being distinguished as one of the premier trial firms in Vietnam, the Le & Tran legal team is also recognized as one of the leading specialists in resolving disputes through arbitration. This includes active support to foreign law firms in advising and explaining the relevant rules, case law, procedures and government directives under Vietnamese law when disputes are resolved by either domestic or foreign arbitration bodies.

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Our lawyers at Le & Tran specialize in the field of commercial litigation, representing domestic and international clients alike. With a deep focus on understanding mismanagement and misunderstandings that lead to commercial disputes, our law firm is equipped with years of experience that strive to meet our clients’ needs through our broad-based skill set and tailored legal solutions.

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When problems arise with a construction project, Le & Tran maps a construction litigation strategy that aligns with our client’s business objectives. Construction disputes are often extremely complex, involving multiple parties, and our team works to ensure that matters are resolved as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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As experts in the debt collection legal processes across many industry sectors, our Vietnam international law firm helps clients recover their debt through comprehensive consultations. These help us to build useful legal advice on risk management, negotiation, mediation and more to mitigate disputes in our clients’ transactions.

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One of the core foundational practice areas at Le & Tran is employment counseling and resolution of a wide array of employment matters. With years of experience in litigation and arbitration, the law firm in Vietnam is skilled at identifying the problem and recommending the necessary steps to take before an issue becomes seriously damaging or costly.

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Le & Tran’s Government and Regulatory Litigation Group combines the law firm’s thorough knowledge of the regulatory compliance landscape of Vietnam with its extensive experience with litigation involving the government and regulatory organizations to handle disputes in which clients’ interests intersect with government, regulatory and public policy issues.

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Le & Tran routinely handles complex coverage issues involving all types of personal and commercial lines (both standard and specialty), including general liability, excess and umbrella liability, commercial property, employer liability, intellectual property, cyber liability, title and environmental, and professional liability.

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At its core, Le & Tran’s insurance recovery lawyers are international and experienced, offering practical solutions to addressing their clients’ insurance recovery needs. With years of knowledge in our law background, we have assisted both large and small companies in resolving their complex insurance disputes.

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The Intellectual Property practice at our international law firm is rapidly emerging as one of the leading Intellectual Property (IP) groups in Vietnam. With over a decade of experience, Le & Tran has a depth of knowledge in handling patents, trademarks, copyrights and related IP litigation.

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With the necessary experience and skills to challenge the lawfulness of decisions made by public authorities, our law firm offers legal advice involving judicial review proceedings for clients who require it. Le & Tran seeks to ensure that law functions and duties carried out by public bodies are just and lawful.

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Le & Tran’s growing reputation as a leading law firm in Vietnam for complex media and entertainment transactions and disputes is based on our in-depth industry knowledge, deep experience, and methodology of approaching every transaction and dispute with diligence, perspective, and innovation.

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With extensive experience in resolving disputes over investment and M&A transactions, Le & Tran has a thorough understanding of the key issues, documents and transactions which have important future consequences.

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Product manufacturers are aware that even the most careful, safety-oriented businesses are required to be prepared to defend significant claims involving alleged defects in their products. In Vietnam, the laws in this field are consumer-friendly while the potential financial and reputational harm to the business can be catastrophic. 

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In recent times, Vietnam has witnessed a boom in real estate and infrastructure development. An increasing number of commercial and residential projects are being constructed and real estate transactions and litigation, both domestically and internationally, are on the rise. Our team of lawyers provide practical and made-to-measure solutions for clients to avoid disputes in transactions.

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Le & Tran advises clients in the intricate and constantly changing world of labor and employment law, both in Vietnam and internationally. Our extensive group of clients includes businesses of all sizes and encompasses a wide range of industries, including technology, insurance, agriculture, natural resources, hospitality, manufacturing, health care and several other industrial and service sectors.

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Le & Tran has acted for companies or company personnel also in cases of significant value and importance. Guided by our belief in justice, we are prepared to represent any involved parties, i.e., majority or minority shareholders, directors, and interested third parties. Proactive in our approach and tactful in our execution, we are here to protect your interests.

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Le & Tran has over a decade of experience in tax-related advice and litigation in Vietnam. We are experts on the implications of tax matters for our clients which range from large, multinational companies to individuals. The law firm routinely provides key assistance in navigating the intricacies of the Tax Code and successfully defending clients in regulatory actions.

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The technology and communications industries have revolutionized the World over the last 20 years, and innovations in computing and software continue at a rapid pace. It is imperative for any modern business to be aware of both the opportunities and pitfalls of this fast-changing technological landscape. 

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In this modern world of global transactions, businesses require a thorough analysis of the worldwide implications of their actions. This is especially true for expanding multinational businesses who need to adapt to different legal and cultural landscapes in many different countries. Varied economies, politics and even modes of dispute and negotiation play a role in the success of an international business.

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With much understanding and comprehension, the team at Le & Tran tackles each case with a thoughtfully tailored plan. Since each case is unique and distinctly intricate, we acknowledge the importance of a customized approach. Relying on not only experience, our litigators also channel their forcefulness, meticulous attention to details, and innovative thinking to design the most optimal strategy and achieve the most favorable outcome for our clients who engage our law firm in Vietnam. Led by Mr. Stephen Le, AsiaLaw’s 2017 Disputes Star, our practice guarantees professionalism, efficiency and excellence from negotiating sessions to trials.

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With years of successful experience in business consultancy and resolution of competition cases, Le & Tran understands and can quickly assess the damages that businesses may suffer as a result of unfair competition tactics. We are confident in our ability to provide strategic legal advice and solutions to assist businesses in combating and protecting themselves and their future prospects.

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Businesses risk catastrophic damage to their reputation and finances when faced with corruption and bribery scandals. Our team of lawyers at Le & Tran are trained to assess the risks in businesses across all sectors, and can assist in putting the necessary policies and procedures in place to mitigate those risks. As a professional law firm in Vietnam, we also offer legal advice on how to handle crisis situations should the worst arise.

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Experienced in the field of law, Le & Tran aims to ensure that the rights of our clients who have been suspected of or charged with committing a crime are upheld. Our law firm in Vietnam has the right skills and tools to make certain that our clients are given a fair trial in the court of law.

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As cases of internet fraud and theft rise across the globe due to technological advancements, it is vital to understand the laws and regulations surrounding cybercrime. Our Vietnam international law firm is constantly updated on the ever-evolving landscape of digital media which enables our team to offer expert legal advice to clients who are facing charges related to cybercrime or have been a victim of a computer-based crime.

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Le & Tran is a law firm in Vietnam with over a decade of experience in the fields of business consultancy and labor dispute resolution, and we understand the needs of businesses, the dangers they may face, and the most effective ways to assist them in resolving employee-related issues. Simultaneously, with a team of qualified criminal lawyers on our side, we are uniquely equipped to fully protect businesses and employers from unfounded allegations.

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Fully equipped with knowledge on environmental laws and violations, our Vietnam international law firm offers comprehensive criminal and civil enforcement defense. Our lawyers also provide proactive and strategic legal advice to address the short and long term impact your allegations can have on your business.

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In the event that your own legitimate rights and interests, or those of your business, have been substantially affected by false advertising or customer deception activities, and you don't know how to handle it, contact Le & Tran immediately. With a wealth of experience in providing solutions to both individual and corporate clients, our law firm in Vietnam can quickly comprehend and provide efficient legal counsel to protect your rights and interests.

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To safeguard genuine efforts and achievements, authors or businesses must have a basic understanding of intellectual property laws across Vietnam and the World. With wide-ranging expertise and many years of experience in intellectual property consulting and dispute resolution, Le & Tran is the preeminent firm for businesses when legal challenges regarding intellectual property arise.

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Le & Tran, due to its extensive knowledge of business and legal regulations related to commodity market management, is the premier law firm in Vietnam chosen by manufacturers and enterprises for professional advice and the defense of production facilities and businesses against unfounded charges. With a team of lawyers possessing vast litigation experience in the criminal field, we can safeguard business owners in the event that the authorities perform a formal investigation.

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Le & Tran is aware of and evaluates the risks that enterprises may face as a result of the manufacture and trade in counterfeit goods. We are confident in our professional knowledge and ability to successfully provide legal advice and solutions to support enterprises in preventing the manufacture and trade of counterfeit goods that harm an enterprises’ reputation, image, and brand.

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Our team of lawyers at Le & Tran are well-versed in the anti-money laundering laws and regulations, and are skilled at applying this knowledge to ensure a positive outcome in your case. With years of experience under our belt, Le & Tran will work to the best of our abilities to defend businesses against unfounded allegations and unjust charges.

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Property damage claims are too complex and serious to be left to chance. Our Vietnam international law firm specializes in handling lawsuits when it comes to property damage by attaining compensation charges for the damages caused, securing a payout due to damage from natural disasters and more. Our team of expert lawyers also provide comprehensive and specific legal advice on domestic and international first party or third party claims.

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Property fraud has been prevalent in recent years as criminals attempt to access cash through property. Our law firm in Vietnam manages a wide range of real estate transactions and related finance matters to help protect your business from falling victim to unassuming investment schemes and personal information scams.

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Categories of criminal offenses involving securities activities: deliberate disclosure of false information or concealment of information in securities activities; use of insider information for trading securities; manipulation of the securities market; forgery of documents in securities offering and listing profile.

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Our law firm is knowledgeable about the current legal regulations on import and export of goods in Vietnam, and can provide our corporate clients with advice, solutions, and alerts so that they can avoid legal risks when importing and exporting goods. Furthermore, Le & Tran possesses a team of top criminal defense lawyers who can assist enterprises in resolving issues and problems, as well as represent and defend them against any allegations or suspicions of the investigative agency related to their import and export activities.

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Le & Tran is a law firm in Vietnam with vast experience in corporate consulting, offering advice, solutions and warnings so that businesses can anticipate and prevent risks related to tax evasion. We also have a team of top criminal defense lawyers who can assist businesses in resolving issues and problems, as well as representing and protecting them in the process of verifying denunciations and reports of crimes.

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Our legal firm, Le & Tran, with extensive experience in financial and corporate consulting, can assist businesses in preparing property loan contracts and advising on reasonable interest rates in accordance with the law by viewing the loan from the perspective of a client. Furthermore, with a team of experienced litigators, we can represent and defend businesses in disputes regarding property loan contracts, as well as individuals involved in suspected and/or alleged acts of usury.

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Bankruptcy is the legal status of an insolvent enterprise or an insolvent cooperative which has been declared bankrupt by the Court. Due to its specific features, the enforcement of the Court’s judgments during the bankruptcy settlement shall be executed according to its exclusive order and procedures. With much experience in enforcing bankruptcy judgements, we are confident to assist you in ensuring the fairness of the enforcement process and protect your best interests.

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There is a civil judgment enforcement section in criminal cases, including the enforcement of monetary or asset amounts in criminal cases. This encompasses fines, confiscation of assets, retrospective collection of illicitly earned money and assets, handling of material evidence and assets, court fees, support obligations to victims, compensation for loss of life, damage to health, honor, and dignity, assets-related compensation, etc.

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Once a party reaches the stage of “initiating a lawsuit” to resolve a dispute, it usually means that tensions are extremely high. Until the judgment enforcement stage, mediation is almost impossible due to the conflict between the parties. However, at the judgment enforcement stage, the involvement of our attorneys will often contribute to a greater harmonizing of the parties’ interests, which will make judgment enforcement more effective.

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Acting as a “middleman” with profound knowledge and a flexible manner, Le & Tran has dealt with a great number of sophisticated cases in F&M via negotiation, mediation, as well as minimizing the negative effects of coercive judgment enforcement.

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Judgments of foreign courts are mainly considered by Vietnamese courts for recognition and enforcement in Vietnam under two legal bases: an international treaty to which the country of the foreign court and Vietnam are members prescribes recognition and enforcement, and existing grounds to apply the reciprocity principle with countries with whom Vietnam does not have a treaty.

Similarly, foreign arbitral awards are considered by Vietnamese courts for recognition and enforcement in Vietnam under two legal bases: the country of the foreign arbitration forum and Vietnam are members of a relevant international treaty, and existing grounds to apply the reciprocity principle with countries with whom Vietnam does not have a treaty.

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Equipped with the necessary knowledge regarding inheritance rights, lawyers at Le & Tran specialize in managing inheritance disputes to fairly distribute property, titles, debts, rights and obligations to another person on the death of an individual. Our law firm in Vietnam also provides those who have been unjustly disqualified from inheriting a will with comprehensive legal advice.

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A judicial review is a special type of civil procedure where a party files a petition seeking relief from a decision taken by another body. This legal procedure allows individuals or organizations to seek court intervention into situations where national legislation has been violated. Sometimes, when dealing with government agencies, the only way to resolve issues is through a formal appeal asking the Court to order the respondent to pay compensation, grant some other relief, or take certain action. In some instances, these suits require lawyers which are also called “judicial reviewers”. Le & Tran has years of experience in handling this type of lawsuit to prevent our clients from being wrongfully or overcharged.

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Throughout our years of practice, the legal team at Le & Tran has encountered a variety of cases involving enforcement of labor judgements.  In addition, we have successfully settled many complicated cases, assisting enterprises and employees to resolve their disputes, saving time and expenses.

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A pledged asset is a valuable possession that is given to a lender to secure a debt or a loan. Our law firm in Vietnam offers legal advice and representation in such cases concerning the rights and liabilities of involving parties, including the rights of the lender to sell the shares or valuables provided as collateral, and the rights of the borrower to terminate the existing agreements under which the loan was made, along with the liabilities of the parties which arise from the sale of the shares or valuables and the termination of the agreements.

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With many years of diversified experience in solving commercial-business and civil disputes at court and arbitration, our lawyers at Le & Tran have a deep understanding of the practical risks and contractual traps inherent in contract law both domestically and internationally. This includes a full knowledge of commercial remedies and the common disputes, as well as the ability to evaluate the level of risk which is acceptable to our clients from negotiation and drafting to practical performance between the signatories.

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Le & Tran has extensive and diversified experience in resolving disputes arising from daily business activities as well as an in-depth understanding of the working mindset and culture of global corporations as in-house counsel. We understand that international companies not only require a good lawyer with knowledge of the relevant laws, but also a corporate professional who understands business operations as well as company direction and goals. 

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The experienced team of attorneys at Le & Tran are able to provide your business with proficient advice and guidance through the complex landscape of international business.  From conducting internal compliance assessments for large multinational corporations to financing and structuring a merger or acquisition, Le & Tran has over a decade of successful practice in enabling our clients to expand their operations across borders. Drawing on a wide-range of knowledge across all fields of practice, our attorneys have the ability to assist you in reaching your business goals in nearly all cross-border transactional matters.

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Le & Tran has over ten years of successfully performing the duties as in-house counsel in a variety of industries and organizations in Vietnam and beyond borders. Some of our clients have included insurers, manufacturers, technology service providers, construction firms and real estate companies. Not only do Le & Tran in-house attorneys take the time to thoroughly research the business of our clients (such as the product/service provided, the goals of the business, the trends in the market, and the competition), they also work with the company’s board as a member of the team to envision and anticipate future opportunities and potential roadblocks.

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Le & Tran is one of Vietnam’s leading litigation law firms. Founded in 2011, the firm has established a reputation for representing individuals and companies in high-profile and high-stakes litigation internationally and throughout the country. Shortlisted as a candidate for the National Law Firm of the Year by AsiaProfiles in 2016, and armed with attorneys honored by numerous international legal organizations, Le & Tran prides itself on providing outstanding, result-oriented services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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Le & Tran was established in 2011 by trial lawyer – Stephen Le. Le & Tran is now recognized as one of the top law firms in Vietnam and South East Asia.

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Electronic Evidence in Commercial Contracts & Dispute Resolution

  • 23 November 2022
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  • by Stephen Le

Electronic means are increasingly replacing ‘paper documents’ in commercial transactions. E-mail, cell phones, or even messaging apps are being systematically utilized by businesses in signing, exchanging information...

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Social Activities

Le & Tran, a law firm in Ho Chi Minh City, supports the wider business community in Vietnam by actively conducting and participating in events hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam.

AmCham Members Night & Meet the U.S. Consulate General Team
20th Annual AmCham Ho Chi Minh City Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot
AmCham Event: Employment Dispute Resolution
AmCham National Conference and Networking Weekend
AmCham Event: Commercial Disputes
AmCham Event: Investing in Manufacturing Supply Chains in Vietnam
AmCham Event: Criminal Proceedings
Farewell Dinner for Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink
AmCham Event: Losing Points Arbitration Procedures