Litigation is at the heart of our business and we know it inside out. At any one time, more than half our lawyers are handling complex, large-scale global disputes. However, we always consider the possibility of commercial solutions through negotiation and mediation before going to court.
RPC Premier Law is a disputes powerhouse. Our market-leading team is well-equipped to deal with a wide range of disputes, in the courts, through arbitration, or by alternative forms of dispute resolution. We have an excellent reputation for delivering top-quality advice and client services on contentious matters, efficiently and cost-effectively.
We are known for representing large multinationals, corporates, insurers, brands and financial institutions, the shipping and aviation industries; as well as high-net worth individuals.
Through time and experience, we have developed a strong network of trusted law firms in key jurisdictions. This enables us to resolve issues for our clients wherever they arise, ensuring that our regional and global clients receive a seamless and high-quality service wherever they need it.
Our disputes team in Singapore operates under a Joint Law Venture known as RPC Premier Law, our lawyers have decades of Singapore litigation experience between them who are market leaders in their respective fields. Our integrated disputes team provide an extensive range of advice on multi-jurisdictional matters and a full range of defence work. Where necessary, our clients can receive representation in the Singapore Courts through Premier Law LLC.
Litigation – our lawyers have decades of local litigation experience before the Singapore courts; as well as in other jurisdictions around the region. As market-leaders in their respective fields, our lawyers are the 'go to' team for complex and large-scale global disputes.
International Arbitration – our global team boasts highly qualified lawyers based in three of the major arbitration hubs – Singapore, Hong Kong and London. Our team has extensive experience acting in disputes under a variety of arbitral rules, including ad hoc arbitrations, and administered arbitration under the HKIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC and CIETAC rules.
PK Wong & Nair is a premier, full-service law corporation with roots going back more than 30 years. Since its founding, the firm has maintained an abiding commitment to providing real, practical solutions to a diverse range of clients dealing with matters at all levels of legal complexity. The firm has earned considerable recognition, with clients recognising it as a “solid firm with exceptional expertise and good response times” (Benchmark Litigation 2018) and an “effective and efficient, commercial minded” firm with “very commercial and fantastic advocates who are always willing to push the boundaries” (IFLR1000 2020). PK Wong & Nair’s diverse client base includes small businesses, large multinational corporations and financial institutions, international law firms and shareholders dealing with boardroom disputes.
Suite 1102, the Metropolitan 235 Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam T: +84 28 3822 3155/ F: +84 28 3823 6902 W: www.ykvn-law.com
Above 85 legal professionals.
Three offices: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore. International arbitration expertise sits in the Singapore office.
The only Vietnam-based law firm with an office outside of Vietnam.
Firm overview: YKVN is widely regarded as “a prominent player in Vietnam, and is considered to be a top choice for dispute resolution work.” We regularly represent clients in cross border commercial dispute resolution, whether the venue is Vietnamese court/arbitration or international arbitration. We handle a diverse range of complex matters, from international trade disputes to energy and construction cases. Our core competence arises from the ability to offer international quality services with deep expertise in Vietnamese law.
Key practice contacts and recent case highlights:
International Arbitration K. Minh Dang, Senior Partner (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mr. Minh Dang has more than 35 years of experience in a wide variety of international matters around the globe. He is the head of YKVN’s international arbitration practice. Together with Shearman & Sterling LLP, he successfully defended Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) in a 100 million USD tax indemnity dispute (ICC arbitration, seated in Singapore).
Do Khoi Nguyen, Partner (email@example.com) Mr. Nguyen is dual-qualified (U.S. and Vietnam). His experience includes complex domestic litigation and international arbitrations with focus on international trade and construction (infrastructure projects, underground tunneling works, mining plants, etc.).
Vietnam Litigation Truong Trong Nghia, Partner (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mr. Nghia has been practicing law for over three decades in various legal professions. As a bar leader, he is the co-head of YKVN dispute resolution, a senior arbitrator of VIAC and one of the first mediators of Vietnam Mediation Center (VMC).
Luu Tien Dzung, Partner (email@example.com) Mr. Dzung is a former member of the secretariat of the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and currently a leader of the Vietnamese Bar Federation. Mr. Dzung is a well-known commercial litigator and VIAC arbitrator. He is defending Grab in a civil lawsuit brought by Vinasun (a landmark case amid the Vietnam’s Industry 4.0 initiative).
Hanoi office Suite 401, International Centre 17 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam T: + 84 24 3934 5410 F: + 84 24 3934 5412
Characterist LLC is a full-service firm recognised for its work in commercial disputes, insolvency, construction, insurance and white-collar crime matters.
Established in 1978, the firm has experienced strong growth as a result of acquisition of talent in key focus areas. The firm has close relationships with law practices in Asia-Pacific, US, Europe and Canada, enabling the firm to handle international and cross-border litigation and arbitration matters.
The firm acts in a wide variety of commercial disputes, both local and cross-jurisdictional. These include disputes involving worldwide injunctions, fraud, trusts, minority oppression, derivative actions, and the recovery and tracing of assets. The firm has also been involved in a number of high-profile and important decisions, including public-interest cases relating to issues of administrative and constitutional law.
The firm has acted in a number of cases involving the insolvency, judicial management and schemes of arrangement of large companies, both private and publicly-listed.
The firm’s construction practice group is known for its work in high-value and complex disputes, including disputes involving time-delay analysis, SIA and PSSCOC contracts, and the jurisdictional and technical aspects of SOP adjudication.
The firm’s criminal litigation team has extensive experience in matters concerning securities offences, corruption, fraud and international sanctions. Recent cases include the largest case of stock-market manipulation in Singapore, large-scale syndicated casino fraud, and corruption on the part of foreign public officials.
The firm's established insurance and personal injury practice (traffic accident, workplace injury, medical negligence and general negligence claims) has represented some of the biggest international insurers, as well as individuals.
The family law department is well known for its extensive experience in resolving complex disputes, involving cross-border assets and real estate, as well as intricate family trusts and family businesses.