HA NOI - 10 law compaines and five lawyers have been recognised as "Viet Nam's law firms and lawyers of the year 2012" due to their exceptional performances over the last two years.
The award aim to provide enterprises, offices and individuals in Viet Nam with reliable information on good law firms and lawyers; to stress the importance of the roles and responsibilties of Viet Nam's lawyers in judicial reform; and to construct the rule of law, which consequently helps improve the overall economy and contributes to the country's globalisation.
The 10 awarded law firms include YKVN, SMiC, Vilaf Hong Duc, Invest Consult, Bizlink, Gia Pham, Nam Ha Noi, Leadco, Duc Quang, and Le Nguyen.
The five lawyers who scooped the prize include Nguyen Van Hau from his own law firm in HCM City, Trinh Van Quyet of SMiC, Le Net of HCM City-based law firm LCT, Doan Thu Nga of Ha Noi's Lawpro, and Pham Thanh Long from Ha Noi's Gia Pham.
This is the second time Trinh Van Quyet and Pham Thanh Long have been awarded the prize.
Organisers, including the Ministry of Justice and Viet Nam Law Newspaper, awarded 15 out of 66 individuals and firms following careful selection.
The awards ceremony was first held in Ha Noi in 2010. - VNS