Singapore firm Rajah & Tann has announced a merger with Vietnam’s LCT Lawyers.

LCT, which has 25 lawyers, handles litigation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate regulatory work and other matters, from offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang. The firm was previously a Vietnam joint venture partner with another Singapore firm, Allen & Gledhill, as well as Malaysia’s Zaid Ibrahim & Co.

The combined firm will be known in Vietnam as Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, with LCT co-founder Chau Huy Quang serving as managing partner and head of dispute resolution.

Rajah & Tann already has a small Ho Chi Minh City-based team, which will be combined with the LCT staff.

In addition to Vietnam, Rajah & Tann also has offices in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, as well as alliances in Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia. The firm has about 480 lawyers in total.

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