The firm was co-founded in 2009 by Christopher Anand Daniel as a litigation and arbitration boutique firm. Ganga Avadiar joined the firm in 2010. In 2013, Harjean Kaur started to develop the firm’s corporate and transactional practices. Mervyn Cheong joined in 2017 to further the disputes practice, with an emphasis on white-collar crime. With Priyalatha Naidu joining in 2018, she has brought her extensive corporate, transactional, and conveyancing practices into the firm.
Advocatus is committed to delivering and maintaining the highest standards of services and quality, with a personable approach. Challenges are met with an in-depth understanding of issues and a solution focused approach. The team are dynamic, and the partners bring with them a rich domestic, regional and cross-border experience. This expertise gained in international law firms, Singapore's largest law firms, and multi-national corporations. The core mission is to provide timely, effective and tailored solutions for clients.
The firm’s Civil and Commercial Litigation, and Arbitration team provides a full range of top quality services across a broad spectrum of disputes, both in local courts and before international and domestic arbitral tribunals.
In the Corporate and Commercial practice, the team is actively involved in local and cross-border transactions, representing individuals, private firms, listed companies, and multinational corporations, on a wide range of corporate and general business law matters.
The Employment team assists corporates and individuals on the contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law.
The firm’s Mergers and Acquisition practice is actively involved in Singapore and cross-border M&A transactions across a range of industry sectors, and handles deals including strategic alliances, JVs, M&As, spin-offs and divestitures.
The firm also provides private client services, and advises high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions, professional trustees, executors and personal representatives, on matters such as estate planning, asset preservation, provisions for minors and descendants, and succession planning, utilizing wills, and medical and general powers of attorney.
Drawing on their litigation and M&A practice groups, the firm has a strong Restructuring and Insolvency practice with extensive experience in managing restructurings and bankruptcy situations.
‘Meticulous, thorough and incisive’ – is how Mr Feen the director of Feen Group of Companies describes the team at RBN Chambers LLC. Focusing on dispute resolution, domestic and international arbitrations, the firm has been a ‘go-to’ for many MNCs, SMEs and individuals for their cutting-edge advice, multi-disciplinary expertise and relentless advocacy. Regularly engaged by clients in high stake claims, the firm has rose to be recognised as a ‘Notable Firm’ by Benchmark Litigation. The firm vows to consistently punch above its weight and make inroads in Asia.
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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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