Petronas (Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational ranked among the largest corporations in FORTUNE Global 500®) did endorse the Firm as follows:
COMPETENCY : 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.
Eng Yew Chan (Chief Executive Officer at Strategic Marine)
“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr Stephen Le and his team in 2018 and again in 2019, a lasting impression and what has amazed me is his professionalism and methodical approach to addressing legal issues in Vietnam. I would highly recommend Mr Stephen Le and his firm for areas of Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts as well as areas covering areas of various corporate legal aspects. Certainly a legal counsel of choice and legal firm to assist companies and individuals (particularly foreign corporates) when trying to navigate the Vietnamese legal environment.”
Kenneth Tan (Lawyer practising in Singapore)
“Stephen and I worked together and that experience impressed upon me Stephen’s responsiveness, tactical acumen and stellar work ethic. He is a trusted and effective lawyer to go to for legal matters.”
Ms. Binh Le (Founder – CEO of ASART)
“It’s not easy to find a good lawyer and even rarer a good litigator in Vietnam, even for someone like myself who works with lawyers frequently for our M&A deals and strategic projects. When we needed a litigator who we can trust to handle one of our most important matters, we selected Stephen out of about 10 lawyers we had discussed with. Stephen is intelligent, compassionate, and full of energy with a strong heart in doing and advising the best thing for his clients, balanced with a calm approach when we were reaching critical moments. He provided a wealth of experience and practical insights to help us navigate and succeed in one of our most difficult and emotional situations.”
Gregory Nathan (Co-founder, Grace Skincare Clinic)
“I had the pleasure of working with Stephen on several issues over the years and have always found him to be extremely bright, VERY aggressive and always to the point. He responds quickly and is always extremely honest in his opinion, even if you don’t want to hear it. There are not many people who merit the distinction of being labelled as honorable and results oriented but, in my book, he ranks with the best in protecting and caring for his clients no matter what the issue.”
Peiyi Tung (Taiwanese lawyer – worked with Stephen while she was with Poyuen Vietnam)
“A solid lawyer who always has client’s best interest in mind.”
Goh Yong Ang (Former General Director of D.I.E.C Singapore Pte. Ltd)
“Mr. Le did successfully assist D.I.E.C Singapore in the matters relating to debt recovery from two Vietnamese companies. Mr. Le usually approached the solutions in innovative ways and worked closedly and full-heartedly with me. It is also worth mention the level of confidence and diligence that Mr. Le demonstrated when working with me were extraordinary.”
Penh Huynh (Former Financial Regional (SEA) Director of Bacardi)
“Stephen has been very diligently and timely providing legal advice to us in Vietnam and we greatly appreciate his professionalism.”
Nicola Connolly (Former Vice Chairwoman of EuroCham and Former General Director of Adecco Vietnam)
“Stephen is the best in town.”
Michel Borelli (Former Managing Director of MullenLowe Vietnam)
“Stephen and his team provided all the invaluable & precise advice.”
Frederick Huynh Quan Dat (Former CEO of Etihad Airways Vietnam & CEO of Qatar Airways Vietnam)
“Very impressive work that Stephen has provided.”