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Chau Huy Quang

Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Practice Area:

Commercial Litigation
International Arbitration
Intellectual Property

LLM, LLB, HCMC University of Law, Vietnam
LLM, Bristol, UK
BA, International Studies, Hanoi National University, Vietnam

T +84 8 3821 2382
E quang.chau@rajahtannlct.com

With over 20 years of experience in legal practice, including several years as legal counsel to leading international corporations, such as Perfetti Van Melle Corp and Sony Corporation, Quang is recognised by the legal community as one of the most capable litigators in Vietnam.

Quang has consistently been recognised as a leading Dispute Resolution lawyer by The Legal 500 (Asia Pacific) and Chambers & Partners, and is known to clients as a lawyer who ‘resolves a variety of challenging legal matters in Vietnam to get things done; he is also excellent at negotiating legal proceedings and out-of-court settlements'.

Quang’s dedication to Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' Dispute Resolution Practice Group has resulted in the team becoming one of the most prolific and knowledgeable in Vietnam, garnering a strong track record of success. From 2010 to date, the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice has been recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles, and Asian Legal Business (ALB) as a leader in Vietnam. Under Quang's leadership, the practice has successfully represented clients and advised on a variety of local and international disputes spanning all major areas.

Quang’s experience covers foreign investment, commercial transactions, employment, intellectual property, maritime and construction for both dispute settlement and transaction work. From complex construction disputes to arbitrations over projects of national significance, Quang has been highly regarded by clients for his advocacy and strategic advice, being able to untangle complex and sensitive disputes involving the State authorities. He has successfully litigated for and against governments and government-linked entities. 

Quang is also a well-known lecturer at the Judicial Academy of the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam and is a respected arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC).

He has been frequently called upon by the press and leading publications for his commentary on Vietnamese law, and has authored multiple articles in both foreign and domestic newspapers and magazines. He is a regular presenter on topical issues for national and international forums, discussions and panels. 

He is a visiting professor for both domestic and foreign law schools, including the law school of Kobe University (Japan).

Experience      

International Trade & Commerce 

  • Acted for a Vietnamese commodities trader in an ICC arbitration against a Siberian company in respect of a contractual dispute regarding the sale of activated carbon (Paris seat).
  • Acted for a Singaporean company in the recovery of a loan against a Vietnamese company arising from a joint venture contract.
  • Acted for a Vietnamese company in a multimillion dollar construction litigation at the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City, including the first hearing and appellate phases of the dispute.
  • Acted for a Canadian company in a VIAC arbitration against a Vietnamese company in respect of a contractual dispute.
  • Advised a Chinese company on contractual claims against an investor for outstanding payment of approximately US$7 million.
  • Acted for a Spanish commodities trader in a VIAC arbitration against a Vietnamese company in respect of a dispute regarding the sale and purchase of pepper.

Real Estate & Infrastructure 

  • Acted for a Hong Kong developer on multiple major real estate disputes in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Acted for a Vietnamese company in a VIAC arbitration with a claim value of over US$7 million concerning the payment investment capital for a building complex.
  • Acted for a US architectural manufacturing company in a dispute with distributors in Vietnam.
  • Acted for a Vietnamese company in a litigation at a Vietnamese court for unpaid rent arrears.
  • Advised a South Korean company in multiple lease disputes with its tenants in Vietnam.
  • Acted for a Vietnamese company in a litigation at the People’s Court of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City in respect of a dispute over the largest electrical facility in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam.

Energy and Resources 

  • Advised a German manufacturing company in resolving multiple disputes arising out of a power production project.
  • Advised a Vietnamese contractor on claims against a subcontractor regarding delays in constructing a gas pipeline in Vung Tau Province, Vietnam.
  • Acted for a Vietnamese oil company in a VIAC arbitration against a British Virgin Islands company in respect the sale and purchase of a US$6+ million FPSO vessel.
Memberships / Directorships
  • Member of International Bar Association
  • Member of Vietnam Bar Federation
  • Member of the Management Board of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association
  • Member of Law Association for Asia and the Pacific
  • Jurist at Vietnam Jurist Association
  • Lecturer at the Judicial Academy of Ministry of Justice of Vietnam
  • Arbitrator of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre 
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
Publications
  • “Corruption”, Thoi Bao Kinh te Sai Gon, (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, January 2014, published in Vietnamese.
  • “Domain name dispute settlement”, The SaigonTimes Weekly, January 2014, published in English.
  • “How to identify an enterprise having its escaping owner”, www.thesaigontimes.vn, February, 2014, published in Vietnamese.
  • “Preventing repudiation on the obligations of Contract”, http://www.phununet.com, July 2012, published in Vietnamese.
  • “Increase the Charter Capital in Joint Stock Company: more guidance yet enterprises suffer still”, http://dddn.com.vn, March 2011, published in Vietnamese.
  • “Personal income tax on the securities transfer: entangled still”, http://dddn.com.vn, December 2010, published in Vietnamese.