Phuoc & Partners Vietnam International Law Firm

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Phuoc & Partners Attorneys At Law

Our History

The strengths and qualities of our founder, Mr. Nguyen Huu Phuoc continue to influence and inspire our firm today

A. 2000s (Startup period, expansion and consolidation)

05/2003 Nguyen Huu Phuoc establishes TLS, a small law office located at 82 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with only one staff member;
01/2004 TLS merges with LuatViet Legal Consultants, a well-known litigation and corporate law office in Ho Chi Minh City;
01/2005 Nguyen Huu Phuoc is appointed as Managing Partner of LuatViet Legal Consultants;
05/2006 Nguyen Huu Phuoc, Christian Brendel (a German lawyer) and Nguyen Gia Huy Chuong jointly set up a new partnership under the name of Phuoc & Partners and Nguyen Huu Phuoc and Christian Brendel are Chairman and Managing Partner respectively;
08/2006 Pham Quoc Tuan joins and becomes a partner; Phuoc & Partners open a branch office in Hanoi and then a litigation practice with Pham Quoc Tuan in charge. The Da Nang branch office also opens with Pham Quoc Tuan as the branch head;
04/2008 Christian Brendel leaves Phuoc & Partners to set up his own law firm namely Brendel & Associates and Nguyen Gia Huy Chuong is appointed as Managing Partner whilst Nguyen Huu Phuoc remains chairman. Truong My Ly is voted to be the new partner and is placed in charge of the Hanoi branch;
08/2008 Dinh Quang Thuan joins the firm from Vilaf Hong Duc and is officially promoted to Partner in 12/2008 and, together with Pham Quoc Tuan, placed in charge of the litigation practice;

B. 2010s (The reputation of the firm grows as the firm becomes recognised as a leader in the practices of tax, labour & employment and real estate)

01/2011 Tran Thanh Tung (senior associate) is promoted to be the new partner in charge of the Inbound Investment Practice and is appointed as head of the Danang branch;
06/2012 Phuoc & Partners opens the Intellectual Property Practice and welcomes Nguyen Duc Hieu as a new partner in charge of this practice after working as the Hanoi branch head of Rouse Legal (a UK-based law firm);
12/2012 A major milestone is achieved with 1,000 local and foreign companies and individuals having trusted and been advised by Phuoc & Partners’ legal services during the last 10 years. Furthermore, another remarkable landmark was reached with nearly 60 lawyers, interns and staff now working for Phuoc & Partners nationwide;
02/2014 Ms Truong My Ly leaves Phuoc & Partners to work as an in-house lawyer for a commercial bank in Vietnam;
09/2014 Phuoc & Partners has invested in the building of its own new Office located at 70 Quoc Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. With 04 floors and 01 basement for packing, there are approximately 1,000 sqm net office, available space for more than 100 lawyers and staff to work at the same time;
03/2015 Pham Quoc Tuan leaves Phuoc & Partners to set up his own law firm in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (;
04/2015 Phuoc & Partners is honoured to be awarded the title “Employer of Choice 2015” by Asian Legal Business for being one of the best law firms to work at in Vietnam;
02/2016 Another major milestone is achieved with 1,500 local and foreign companies and individuals having trusted and been advised by Phuoc & Partners’ professional legal services during the last 13 years;
07/2016 VLT Lawyers (, a well-known Vietnamese law firm in terms of intellectual property and investment practices have been merged into Phuoc & Partners since 1 July 2016, has helped Phuoc & Partners expand its activities in the field of intellectual property in general and copyright in particular as well as strengthen the consulting activities in investment and business law;
07/2018 Three senior associates i.e. Nguyen Van Quynh, Duong Tieng Thu and Hoang Quoc Nhat Trung, after many years of striving in working performance and practice, were promoted to become official partners and the number of partners of Phuoc & Partners reaches the number 10 at the first time from the establishment date.
02/2019 Another remarkable milestone is achieved with 2,000 local and foreign companies and individuals having trusted and been advised by Phuoc & Partners’ legal services during the last 15 years.
04/2019 Phuoc & Partners is again honoured to be awarded the title of “Employer of Choice 2019” by Asian Legal Business for being one of the best law firms to work at in Vietnam. This is the third time that Phuoc & Partners received this award, the previous times are 2015 and 2017. This award brings a strong message to our existing staff and newcomers; our clients; and our partners and suppliers that Phuoc & Partners is a reliable partner on their journeys to their success in careers and business.