2021 - present
The Firm have been shortlisted for Vietnam Law Firm of the Year and Mr. Stephen Le has been shortlisted for Vietnam Lawyer of the Year by BenchMark Litigation (Asia Pacific). The Firm has 07 qualified experienced lawyers and 23 legal assistants and administration staffs. The Firm is a diamond sponsor of AmCham Vietnam, Mr. Stephen Le is the Legal Advisor of Manufacturing Committee and ESG Committee of AmCham Vietnam. Le & Tran is now a super litigation power in the legal industry of Vietnam.
The Firm was honor to receive the Merit from the People’s Committee of Phu Nhuan District for its excellence in tax contribution to the State budge and tax compliance for the 2019 fiscal year. Regardless of Covid-19, the Firm joined in the American Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) to promote its elite litigation brand to the world hub of Asia (Singapore). Also in this year, the Firm was highly ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific as one of the top law firms of Vietnam in Dispute Resolution and Mr. Stephen Le was ranked in the 2nd band of Employment in the 2021 Chambers Guide for Asia Pacific.
In this Year, the Firm was ranked in the 2nd band for Dispute Resolution and Employment by Legal500 for Vietnam jurisdiction, was highly recommended in the 2019 Guide of Chambers Asia Pacific for Vietnam jurisdiction.
Le & Tran was honor to receive the Merit from the People’s Committee of Phu Nhuan District for its excellence in tax contribution to the State budge and tax compliance for the 2017 fiscal year. In this Year, the Firm was ranked in the 3rd band for Dispute Resolution practice by Legal500 for Vietnam jurisdiction.
Mr. Stephen Le won the award of Disputes Star of Vietnam in 2017 by Asisa LawProfiles and did come to Hong Kong to receive the award. He was 31 years old at the time and the youngest lawyer of Vietnam up to now to receive this prize. He was highly endorsed for his litigation talent and leadership skills. The Firm is now recognized as one of the best litigation law firms of Vietnam. Le & Tran formally stood in the elite band of the legal industry.
Among the famous local law firms, Le & Tran was formally appointed by Petronas (Malaysia) to be the legal captain to advise all the legal matters in Vietnam. Petronas’ Vietnam management did also endorse and recognize the Firm and Mr. Stephen Le as the formidable law firm and the best litigator they have ever been working with. Also in this year, Le & Tran formally relocate its business to a professional building named Le & Tran (purchased and owned by Mr. Stephen Le and his family after years of working hard).
For the first time, the Firm was shortlisted by Asian Legal Business for the Vietnam Law Firm of the Year and Mr. Stephen Le was shortlisted as the Arising Star of the Year. Many big corporations wanted to work with Stephen Le and the Firm for their tough litigation matters and seek for the thoughful advices to their business operation in Vietnam.
The Firm joined in American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (Amcham Vietnam) to promote its business litigation practice and Mr. Stephen Le wanted to share his commercial, labor and criminal litigation experience to the American business community. He started building his fame as the formidable litigator via a series of practical litigation seminars being organized with the support of AmCham Vietnam.
Mr. Stephen Le decided to receive the small labor matters and criminal matters relating to crimes by individual foreigners in Vietnam to earn the fees for the Firm’s survival. The fame of the Firm started since then in the context there was no criminal lawyer who is fluent in English and there was no labor lawyer who has much litigation experience. At the end of the year, the Firm had 10 staffs and 100m2 square office.
The Firm encourtered many extreme difficulties in the aggressive competition from the market and Mr. Stephen Le had to decide move the office to a cheaper location to reserve the finance for the staffs, the Firm almost came to the edge of closure.
2011 - Foundation
The Firm was found by Mr. Stephen Le Hoang Chuong, a young trial lawyer left Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) with the ambition of modelling the first litigation firm styled American mindset. At the very first days of the Firm, there were only two legal assistants supporting Mr. Stephen Le in a small office located at Saigon Tower, 29 Le Duan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.