Firm Profile:


PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw provides legal and legal related consultancy services and was founded by experienced Vietnamese lawyers in 2005. From its inception, PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw has striven to create value both internally and externally and has now planted its feet firmly in the Vietnam legal map. It how has two offices, one in Ho Chi Minh City and the other in Hanoi. Through its associations PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw has also extended its reach to Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.



Becoming Your Reliable Advisor is our ultimate mission. We are committed to assisting our clients’ maximise their potential with creative and cost-effective services and solutions in a timely and practical manner.


PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw stands for Professionalism, Bona Fides and Creativity. The name PBC reflects professional attitude and bona fide credentials. This is underpinned by our ethos of creativity in adding value and providing solutions, promptly.




  • Philosophy: partner to success
  • Methodology: local market approach with creative, efficient and practical solutions
  • Teamwork: key to success
  • Networking: excellent relationship with local governmental authorities and other professional service providers
  • Diversity: satisfactory to wide range of needs of clients


Areas Of Practice


PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw is a full service law firm. Our focus however is in providing corporate and commercial related services in the areas set out below.


Inward & Outward Investment


  • Advising clients on project and company structuring including the establishment of domestic (100% Vietnamese owned companies, joint venture companies, wholly foreign-owned companies and foreign holding companies)
  • Assisting clients in liaising with the various Vietnamese State authorities in relation to all investment phases including prelicensing and post-licensing procedures
  • Drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, joint venture charters, business cooperation contracts and shareholding agreements
  • Providing corporate secretarial services




  • Providing preliminary tax advice relating to mergers and acquisition and structuring of new investments
  • Working with associates on more complicating tax matters
  • Assisting clients in tax filings and registration


Our People

PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw is managed by a team of well regarded foreign and local lawyers and consultants who have substantial experience in advising clients doing business in Vietnam. Our lawyers and consultants are experienced in all major areas of practice. We have provided expert advice on numerous national and international contracts and are able to assist our clients with matters of both a domestic and international nature.

Fee Structures

PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw provides and is happy to work with flexible fee structures. This includes fees based on hourly rates, packaged or lump sum fees, capped fees and retainer fee arrangements.


RHTLaw Taylor Wessing: In 2014, the Firm entered into a joint venture with Singapore law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. Our name was consequently changed to reflect this venture. With this partnership we are able to extend to our clients the added resources and expertise of a full-service international firm.


ASEAN+: This is a RHTLaw Taylor Wessing initiative which we are proud to be a part of. It provides our clients with access to law firms in the ASEAN region with extensions to Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. The map on the next page sets out the countries within the ASEAN+ network.


Legal Skills: This is a network of law firms scattered throughout Europe and Asia. All the law firms are specialists within their own jurisdictions and work across borders in cooperation with each other.


Faro Recruitment Vietnam: PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw works closely with Faro Recruitment Vietnam (“Faro”), a Japaneseinvested company to extend our services to HR-related issues. The service offerings include : (i) executive search; (ii) temporary staffing; (iii) contract payroll & payroll administration; and (iv) human resource compliance services


Noticable Practitioners:


Benjamin Yap

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