Tilleke & Gibbins




Regional firm Tilleke & Gibbins established itself as a leading force in legal-tech and is crowned as one of the best firms in intellectual property. Its tech-savvy approach also attracts many local start-ups, regional e-commerce companies and global tech giants to work with their corporate and commercial group. Aside from its IP practice, the firm is also active in labour and employment as well as corporate and M&A. Managing director Thomas Treutler, corporate partner Vinh Quoc Nguyen, labour specialist Kien Trung Trinh and head of IP Loc Xuan Le are key names to note.

Client feedback

Tilleke & Gibbins has been extremely responsive throughout the entire process. It has provided clear, concise, and thoughtful legal advice along the way, and done so in a very professional manner.” – Corporate and M&A

The lawyers we work with at Tillekke & Gibbons are very responsive, provide excellent advice in IP Rights issues and response to the client’s needs.” – Intellectual property

Extremely reactive, pro-business advice which was easily understood by business colleagues and value for money.” – Regulatory

Loc Xuan Le

Excellent legal knowledge and extremely efficient.”

Thomas Treutler

Mr Treutler provided the most pragmatic solutions to the legal issues we were facing despite the COVID-19 situation.”

Labour and employment
Work highlights

Retained by Lenovo Singapore as Vietnam counsel to regularly advise on all labour and employment matters in Vietnam.

Acting as lead external counsel to Merck Sharp & Dohme in relation to all labour-related legal matters.

Key clients

Chemonics International, MIMS, United Nations International School of Hanoi

Intellectual property
Work highlights

Representing Viet Phap SHAL Aluminium in a landmark IP infringement case which leads to the corporate criminal liability of the offender.

Key clients

Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Jahwa Electronics, Les Laboratoires Servier

Corporate and M&A
Work highlights

Acted as Vietnam counsel to Carousell in its acquisition of 701Search.

Advised a Singapore-based fund management firm on acquiring a hotel development project alongside the use of land.

Banking and finance
Work highlights

Advised a European FX and CFD trading brokerage on financial services regulations in both Thailand and Vietnam.

Assisting a German bank in drafting a security pledge agreement for a syndicated loan of multiple million euros.

Work highlights

Advised a Japanese construction company on a dispute over a construction contract with a Vietnamese company.