Independent Views

Since its establishment until now, Bizlink has been ranked as one of the leading law firms in Vietnam in several legal fields and its key lawyers have been regularly quoted as highly recommended lawyers in specific legal fields. Following are some extracts of comments following the firm’s early establishment and most updates from reputable international legal special issues, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Asialaw, etc.

This boutique outfit was formed in mid-2007, and has attracted great market interest due to the calibre of its founders. Many of the lawyers…so already enjoy long-standing goodwill among local and foreign companies. At the time of writing, the team consists of five partners, at least two of whom has significant track record in banking and finance. Past work examples include aviation finance and representing multilateral credit agencies. The team is expected to retain at least some of this excellent client base, while expanding its size and scope.” Chambers Asia 2008 - Banking and Finance

“Real estate is a key focus of Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants, which has experience in wide range of projects and transactions.”  Chambers Asia 2008 - Real Estates and Construction

This new firm gains instant recognition due to its profile of its founders. Formed by former InvestConsult lawyers in early 2007, the outfit has five partners and a wide range of market experience. Two of the partners devote their time to real estate and corporate law, and the team has potential to attract many clients, both old and new.”  Chambers Asia 2008 - Corporate/Commercial

… Do Trong Hai has now established his own firm, Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants. His diverse background includes major litigation and arbitration, with top cases in construction and distribution contracts.”  Chambers Asia 2008 - Dispute Resolution

“Do Trong Hai, managing partner at recently established Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants, is an experienced practitioner with a number of impressive clients.” Legal 500 2007/2008 - Corporate/M&A

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 20103/2014 commented:

“Valued for its ‘impeccable’ level of service, the individuals at Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants provide ‘value-for-money’ advice. The firm is retained as counsel for Honda Vietnam and handles corporate governance issues for the client. Work highlights also included acting for Korean client Paris Baguette on matters concerning the opening of a chain of outlets in Vietnam. Do Trong Hai and Nguyen Thanh Cong impress with their legal knowledge, Tran Duc Son is praised for his practical advice, and Vu Cat Tuong is also recommended.” Legal 500 2013/2014 – Corporate/Commercial

Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants acts for clients such as Vietcombank, Vietnam Prosperity Bank and BIDV. The firm is currently advising the latter on a facility transaction with a property developer relating to the financing of a golf and resort project in northern Vietnam. Managing partner Do Trong Hai and Vu Cat Tuong are recommended.” Legal 500 2013/2014 – Finance & Banking

“In 2013, Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants acted for new client MJ Sea Group (Singapore) in a shareholder disputes. Do Trong Hai takes ‘a strategic approach’, and Tran Duc Son and the ‘very assertive and reliable’ Nguyen Duc Manh are also recommended. The firm is valued for its professionalism.” Legal 500 2013/2014 – Dispute Resolution

“Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants is advising Keangnam Vina Company on the management, operation and corporate governance relating to a residential and commercial tower project in Hanoi. Do Trong Hai and Nguyen Thanh Cong are recommended.” Legal 500 2013/2014 – Real estate & Construction

“Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants advises a number of clients on import tax impositions. In February 2013, Vu Cat Tuong led a team which successfully represented Showa Vietnam Autoparts in appealing against import and VAT taxes imposed by the Vietnamese government. Do Trong Hai and Nguyen Thanh Cong are also recommended.” Legal 500 2013/2014 – Tax


“Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants’ workload includes advising on feasibility of patents, registration and use of trade marks, copyright matters, and IP issues relating to licensing, franchising and technology transfer. Tran Duc Son is a key name to note.” Legal 500 2013/2014 – IP

Asialaw Profiles 2013/2014 commented:

“Bizlink Lawyers & Consultants, founded by Do Trong Hai and Tran Duc Son, is a firm best known for its strong real estate and construction practices. It also advises on intellectual property, corporate, commercial and banking matters.

The firm has advised prominent clients such as the Vietnam Infrastructure Development and Financial Investment Joint Stock Corporation, Vinacapital, and the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group.

Managing partner Do Trong Hai has represented businesses in real estate deals and assisted local and foreign investors in investment projects. On the M&A side, he has been actively involved in complex transactions involving matters such as joint ventures and share acquisitions in Vietnamese companies. Do is also an experienced litigator. Working out of offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the team advises clients on shipping, insurance and employment disputes.

Partner Nguyen Thanh Cong is an expert in the real estate and construction sector. Vu Cat Tuong frequently handles domestic and cross-border transactions in relation to project finance, asset finance and finance leases on behalf of large state-owned and equitised banks, such as Vietcombank, BIDV, Vietinbank, Agribank, joint stock commercial banks and foreign lenders, as well as export credit agencies.

Bizlink’s intellectual property practice advises clients on patent inventions, the registration and use trademarks, as well as litigious matters.”

Chambers & Partners 2013-2014 commented:

“The firm offers a range of commercial services to both domestic and international clients. The team represents clients across a number of industry sectors, including oil and gas, power, and hotels and leisure. Founding partner Do Trong Hai is a key contact at the firm.”


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