We understand the powerful impact major litigation can have on a company; we are committed to working with you to avoid litigation, wherever possible. If litigation does become unavoidable, we will move quickly to contain risk and minimize its impact. And as discovery can be a protracted and costly aspect of litigation, we’ll focus our energies in a clearly targeted discovery process.
Our legal strategies are designed to ensure the continued, effective flow of your daily business operations, as well as to protect your long-term financial plans. We offer alternative fee structures and cost-efficient methods to protect you from runaway costs while ensuring quality in all our deliverables.
Our skills and background successfully serve a broad range of industries: financial services, technology, life sciences, pharmaceutical, energy, retail, and healthcare, to name a few.
The depth of litigation and jury trial skill we offer is drawn straight from experience: in one representative three-year period we litigated nearly 200 cases and we took cases to trial in every major Vietnam jurisdiction. This includes appearances in appellate courts across the nation as well as the Vietnam Supreme Court. We also have a broad range of skills in alternative dispute resolutions.
i. Why choose Phuoc & Partners for commercial litigation?
Clients choose Phuoc & Partners because of our deep trial experience, depth of industry knowledge, broad geographical reach, and proven track record of success.
These distinguishing factors are what set Phuoc & Partners apart from other law firms in Vietnam.
• We are trial lawyers, with a proven success record
• We know your industry
• We have broad geographical reach and resources
• We often win cases
ii. We Are Trial Lawyers
Most firms employ commercial litigators. What distinguishes us is that we not only have a significant background in commercial litigation; we are also trial lawyers, with decades of experience representing many of the largest, most prominent companies in Vietnam.
We have tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, and served clients as national trial in a number of high-profile, complex commercial disputes and class actions.
Our deep litigation experience is also vital when business objectives mandate that a case be settled by the court. As counselors and negotiators, we work to help you to manage risk and find alternatives to litigation when possible and consistent with your organization’s objectives. Should litigation be unavoidable, our successes in courts throughout the country work to guard your company’s interests from start to finish.
iii. We Know Your Industry
We make it our business to know your company, your industry, and the legal and market trends affecting it. We also understand the impact any litigation can have on your company’s daily operations.
Though our risk management counseling works to help you avoid litigation wherever possible, our willingness to take a case to trial, as well as our abilities in court, serve as a strategic advantage in settlement proceedings.
Our long success record across virtually every industry shows our willingness to work for your company’s interests, whatever your long- and short-term objectives might be.
We’ve successfully handled cases in many industries, including:
• Financial Services
• Real Estate
iv. We Have Broad Geographical Reach and Resources
Few firms in Vietnam can match our geographic scope, technological resources, and concentration of lawyers in key areas, and we are continuing to expand our practice areas. We routinely handle business and corporate disputes, including securities, patent, trademark and copyright, product liability, antitrust, and real estate matters, among others.
With a strong national presence, we work with clients throughout Vietnam and abroad, regularly appearing in Vietnamese courts, where we are qualified to practice. We have assisted in litigation around the nation, and our national arbitration team excels at creating alternative dispute resolution in a wide range of industries.
By teaming across practices and using the latest technology, we are able to meet the needs of clients wherever they may arise. When a matter is unusually large or requires special experience, lawyers are readily deployed from any of our offices to assist.
For instance, when called up to handle one of the most high-profile cases to occur in the real estate field, we dispatched our lawyers from across the country within 24 hours.
Our highly motivated and knowledgeable Construction Litigation team knows how to efficiently and aggressively negotiate contracts and, when necessary, to litigate, mediate, and arbitrate construction and construction products claims.
Our team has counseled and advised clients on many complex construction projects, contracts, and construction claims throughout Vietnam, including a wide array of large, complicated, high-profile public and private projects, as well as many major industrial, commercial, and residential projects.
A Strong Background and Available Skills
We have litigated a large number of multimillion-dollar construction claims, in trials, in many district and provincial courts, as well as numerous arbitrations and complex mediations.
We’ve earned a national reputation in the field; members of our team are routinely asked to speak and write on various construction-related topics for industry professionals and legal societies.
We know the construction industry, its processes, and its players. We are intimately familiar with the design, construction, and financial issues that can arise from a troubled project, and we know how to protect our clients’ interests and present the best case possible.
We also have an extensive background in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution that are now progressively being used in the construction industry.
We offer an extensive background in complex construction contracting and litigation, including:
• Contract Drafting and Negotiation
• Project Administration and Claim Avoidance
• Dispute Resolution
The Language of Liability
We speak the language of construction litigation, and are thoroughly familiar with the various theories of liability relevant to any construction project, product failure, or architectural errors and omissions case, including:
• Bid protests
• Product and materials deficiencies
• Specification disputes
• Design errors
• Testing and analyses
• Code and professional standards
• Performance and payment bond claims
• Mechanics’ liens
• Uniform Commercial Code applications
• Warranty and contract liability
• Performance versus design specifications
• Critical Path Method scheduling
• Industry standards
• State-of-the-art issues
We also routinely handle the drafting and negotiations of all types of construction and service contracts, change orders, and indemnification and dispute resolution agreements.
Efficient and Cost-Effective
Our experience allows us to avoid “reinventing the wheel.” We are time- and cost-efficient, staffing appropriately for the management of any size case and offering competitive rates and alternative billing arrangements.
We are also completely familiar with the various methods of alternative dispute resolution. We constantly look for ways to resolve disputes early and to simplify the litigation process.