THE TEAM

The Executive Team

  • Mr. Stephen Le

    Managing Partner

    Stephen is the senior litigator and founder of Le & Tran. With over 15 years of extensive experience, Stephen has impressive litigation experience and a wealth of knowledge and understanding ranging from business litigation, judgment enforcement, labor – employment, and internal and external corporate regulatory compliance.  He is the winner of “Disputes Star of the Year of Vietnam (2017)” by AsiaLaw Profiles.

    Education: LLB (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Katherine Tran

    Partner

    Completing her training in Singapore in the fields of taxation and business management before returning to Vietnam, Katherine has successfully restructured and streamlined the operational processes and internal systems for the entire Firm, a primary reason for Le & Tran’s success over the last five years.

    As a Licensed Tax Practitioner in Vietnam & an ACCA Affiliate in Singapore, she has established and maintained an innovative business model for the Firm and provides vital oversight to our front & back offices with Steve to ensure that all procedures are adopted in line with our business goals.

    Possessing 10 years of corporate advisory experience and a talent for solving complex problems, she not only represents the Firm in partnership with our high – volume clients but also manages and facilitates all key resources to consistently advance our standards of legal service.

    Education: Bachelor of Finance, ACCA, CFA

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Mr. Jacob Heilskov Nielsen

    Affiliate Counsel

    Jacob has over 10 years of experience in M&A projects and corporate compliance, much of which he gained as a special counsel at one of the most prestigious international law firms in Vietnam, “Baker & McKenzie”.

    Jacob is not only an experienced corporate attorney, but also a skilled mentor for critical legal issues in corporate operations. He assists Stephen in providing our clients valuable advice to resolve corporate disputes amicably and minimize their legal risks during corporate restructuring.  He also works closely with Stephen in the M&A litigation projects of the Firm.

     

    Jacob was ranked as a leading lawyer by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners from 2013 to 2015.

  • Mrs. Helen Nguyen

    Partner

    Ms. Helen is one of the exceptional attorneys at Le & Tran.  Notably, she was awarded and recognized as the best lawyer of Vietnam by the Vietnam Bar Association in 2012.  In addition, prior to joining Le & Tran as a partner, Helen acquired years of exceptional litigation experience at the firm of Helen & Associates.

    Helen focuses her practice primarily on commercial litigation and labor & employment compliance.  Working predominantly with multinational companies, she provides critical advice on a wide range of labor & employment matters. With excellent communication skills and an astute legal mind, Helen quickly comprehends her clients’ needs and offers practical approaches to tackle the issues they encounter.

     

    Helen has special expertise in commercial litigation and labor compliance, which is unique for a female lawyer in Vietnam.  Helen, together with the managing partner, has been fundamental in developing a reputable litigation practice for the firm, both at front end and back end.

     

    Education: LLB (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

The Crew

  • Mr. Chad L. Meek

    Affiliate Counsel

    Chad is a licensed California attorney with over 15 years of experience in litigation, business advisory, insurance, construction, and dispute resolution.  Prior to joining Le & Tran he was a litigator for premier defense firms in Los Angeles, such as Bremer & Whyte and Tharpe & Howell.

    In Vietnam, Chad assists the Firm to provide advice to foreign businesses to ensure that they are in compliance with national and international law.  Along with Stephen, he also has also been active in organizations, such as the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF), which cooperate with the government to propose and enact modifications to the Labor Code.  Chad’s dedication and depth of experience are a dependable resource for the Firm and its clients.

  • Mr. Derek Phan

    Senior Associate

    Derek joined LE & TRAN soon at the right time the Firm was first established in 2011 and has been a key member in litigation team.  He frequently represents the Firm and its clients in many trials in a wide range of commercial and labor disputes in various industries of construction, insurance and manufacturing both at Court and at the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre.

    Besides his professionalism and experience in corporate counselling, by excelling capacity, he shows a great attitude and distinct interest toward to find out various international real-world treatises & practices related to complex legal issues in order to devise effective strategies and solutions for our clients.

    Education: LLB (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Hannah Huynh

    Senior Associate

    Hannah has 5 years of extensive experience in legal advisory services. She has successfully resolved hundreds of complex legal issues relating to investment and corporate compliance practices.
    In addition, Hannah provides vital support to many companies in planning strategies and navigating business immigration and corporate reorganization issues in compliance with the complex legal system in Vietnam.
    With her considerable expertise, deep analytical abilities, and intensive work experience as a senior associate at the Firm, her opinions are valued for legal knowledge in the community and, in conjunction with Stephen, she has been a speaker at several legal seminars over the past few years.

    Education: LLB (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Alice Duong

    Associate

    Alice has 05 years of experience in working for the People’s Procuracy of Ho Chi Minh City. She was appointed as a Prosecutor to directly conduct legal proceedings and assist other the Intermediate Prosecutors in resolving economic, administration and corruption cases under the jurisdiction of the Provincial People’s Court.

    She is equipped with excellent litigation’s knowledge and skills . She is one of the excellent litigators of LeTran.

    Education: LLB (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Haley Chau

    Associate

    Since the time of joining the Firm as trainee solicitor, Haley proves to be a diligent professional and undoubtedly a person of integrity.  Ceaselessly working endeavor, she has been a great assistant the seniors in her main practice of corporate litigation.  Delivering high quality results in a timely fashion is her exceptional feature to achieve outstanding outcomes.  Due to her excellent work product, Haley has demonstrated that she will be one of the top business litigators of the Firm.

    Education: LLB (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Cindy Do

    Associate

    Education: LLB (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Lynne Le

    Associate

    Education: LLB (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Esther Cao

    Associate

    Esther joined the Firm from early 2016, her practice focuses on corporate compliance.  Just in such short time, but she proves to be a talent in our firm with quick accumulation of experience through her diligence.  Having the ability to work under high pressure and deliver high quality product at the request of our senior attorneys and clients, she has the opportunity to join in many big cases which ranges in various industries from trade compliance to and healthcare.

    Education: LLB (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Emma Tran

    Junior Associate

    Emma focuses on business litigation and corporate compliance.  She is a good assistant to the litigators of the firm.

    Education: LLB, BBA (Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Iris Nguyen

    Junior Associate

    Iris graduated from Tilburg University in the Netherlands with the Master of Laws (with Distinction), major in Labour Law and Employment relations.  Iris is equipped with EU knowledge of labour law and Human Resource skills. During the time of her master, she had a chance to study at International Labour Organization in Geneva and visited the Belgium Embassy for developing further legal skills at international level.

    Iris is known for her research and translation skills. Also, she can provide in-depth consultancy on labor law and labor dispute resolutions, especially for foreign clients.

    Education: Master of Laws (Tilburg University, Netherlands)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. May Dang

    Junior Associate

    Joining in the Firm early 2018, May specifies in practices of investment.  With a hardworking spirit and a diligent attitude, she accomplishes her tasks in a timely manner and consistently achieves good results.  Together with our senior attorneys, May helps a lot with immigration matters and planning of risk-averse strategies tailored specifically for both individuals and institutional investors, domestic or foreign to Vietnam market.

    Education: LLB (Ha Noi University of Law, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Lyly Truong

    Junior Associate

    Lyly focuses on corporate compliance and labor law.  She is a good assistant to the corporate and employment lawyers of the firm.

    Education: LLB (Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Teresa Le

    Marketing Executive

    Teresa is currently our marketing executive.  She helps deliver our managing partner’s message to the whole community of lawyers and professionals, clients and all other stakeholders.  As an expert in graphic designing and experienced with advertising activities, she understands how powerful a simple book cover or an innovatively-designed webpage can have massive effect on a perceiver’s sense.

    Education: Bachelor of business management; Associate Diploma in Multimedia Technology

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Mandy Do

    HR Excutive

    Mandy is currently our HR executive.  She has demonstrated great work ethics with a lot of contribution to the overall wellness of the Firm.  Mandy makes sure that every command from the managing partners shall be delivered to all employees in a fastest and most comprehensible way as possible.  She plays her role as the main bridge between leaders and employees, assuring all efforts from our employees are fully recognized and if potential conflicts are to arise, they shall be eliminated and well settled.

    Education: Bachelor of accounting

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Tracy Nguyen

    Accountant

    As part of managerial team of the Firm for internal growth, Tracy plays a vital member of the accounting department at Le & Tran.  She takes care of the preparation of financial reports and other important recorded documents in the Firm.  Tracy also supports in building and maintaining the Firm’s internal policies and administrative procedures.  She is an active person in administrative activities of the Firm, helps maintaining a friendly atmosphere at our office to make sure that every employee from top to junior level can find a common ground for their mutual understanding and compassion towards each other.

    Education: Bachelor of accounting

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Anna Ngo

    Accounting Executive

    Anna provides invaluable support to the accounting team at Le & Tran.  She is hardworking, industrious, and attentive to detail, all qualities that would be expected in an accounting executive.  In addition, Anna goes the extra mile with any obstacle she is presented with and will not quit until the issue is resolved. Among her outstanding is the experience in handling lots of commercial papers exchanged between international banks where requires in transaction with global corporation clients and stakeholders.

    Education: Bachelor of accounting

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Amber Mai

    Accounting Excutive

    A new member to the accounting team early 2018, Amber is making her work a great job at Le & Tran.  Her skills in managing and analyzing sale data and predicting cashflow have proven to be an invaluable asset to the Firm.  She assists our managers in financial planning and budget capitalization, guaranteeing a smart scheme for the Firm’s steady growth.

    Education: Bachelor of accounting

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Mr. Joseph Allen Tran

    Business Operator

    Joe is the Firm’s business operator.  He assists with literally all the works in which our employees may find obstacles, ensuring smoothness of the Firm’s daily operation.  He takes care of the Firm’s added values, ensuring our employees can strictly follow professional standards of an internationally recognized law Firm, adopting business etiquette into our Firm’s conduction of business as well.

    Education: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (Australia)

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

  • Ms. Victoria Le

    Admin cum Receptionist

    Victoria is our office administrator.  Experienced with business management, Victoria understands well the internal control process and external relation matters.  Holding the Firm’s frontmost position, Victoria represents our Firm’s image and therefore is a key person in assuring that all business contacts shall be recorded in a fastest and most convenient manner possible.  She offers great assistance to our partners, and among all departments of the Firm.

    Education: Bachelor of international business

    Languages: Vietnamese and English

The Executive TeamThe Crew