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Thuong Le

Senior Associate

Hanoi Office

Professional Summary

Thuong is a senior associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice of VILAF. She has a wide range of experience in complex commercial disputes in areas including corporate, M&A, construction, insurance, sale of goods and capital market. Thuong also has experience in international investment dispute resolution and construction adjudication and has been involved in the preparation and negotiation of transactional documents and assisting foreign investors during the implementation of their projects in Vietnam. In 2018, Thuong conducted her traineeship at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she was involved in case management, revising AIAC Rules, amending the AIAC Standard Form Building Contracts, and drafting the Asian Institute of International Dispute Resolution Charter, and its set of rules.

Notable Engagements

Among notable clients Thuong assisted in advising include:

  • The Vietnamese Government in an international investment disputes under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules
  • A Vietnamese metallurgy company in a SIAC arbitration in relation to a sale of goods dispute governed by Convention on International Sale of Goods 1980 (CISG)
  • An Australian lender and Singaporean agent in a SIAC arbitration in relation to a commercial loan dispute worth up to USD40 million
  • Foreign shareholders to cancel a GMS Resolution of a Vietnamese conglomerate, major in real estate business, under the auspice of VIAC
  • A Malaysian shareholder against a major Chinese State-owned company in a BOT company in a number of disputes worth up to USD500 million related to certain shareholder agreements, corporate governance matters and operation of an investment project from pre-arbitration and pre-litigation phase to the arbitration proceedings at SIAC and litigation proceedings at Vietnamese Court
  • A Russian Company, being the contractor in a consortium against another consortium member and the project owner, in a SIAC arbitration worth more than USD200 million in relation to the construction of a thermal power plant project
  • Foreign investment funds in a SIAC arbitration in relation to shareholders and capital market disputes worth up to USD300 million
  • A large foreign investor in a pre-dispute settlement and a VIAC arbitration in relation to a Shares Purchase Agreement in the health sector in Vietnam
  • An insured in a marine hull & machinery insurance VIAC arbitration worth up to USD30 million
  • Foreign award creditors in proceedings at Vietnamese courts for recognizing and enforcing ICC, SIAC awards worth millions of USD
  • A Korean Corporation, being a construction contractor, pre-arbitration settlement against the Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board in relation to the Hanoi Light Metro Line
  • A Korean Corporation, being a construction contractor, pre-arbitration settlement against the State-owned enterprise Employer in a BOT Project
  • An American employer pre-arbitration settlement against a Vietnamese contractor in a construction project in Industrial Zone
  • Lead counsel and co-counsel in multiple disputes involving commercial loans, sale of goods, service and corporate disputes at the Vietnamese courts and VIAC
  • An automobile company in an acquisition transaction in Vietnam
  • An automobile company in two distribution and manufacturing Projects in Vietnam
  • Malaysian investors in the transfer of 80% shares in a real estate company worth up 56 million USD