The true test of integrity and kindness is what you do when no one’s looking.
Inquisitive and critical, Vu Lan is at his best when he has a problem to solve. Be it in figuring out the best snorkeling spots around Cebu (a secret wanderer at heart, he is), or finding the most legally and commercially sound solution for a client, Vu Lan tackles issues with a dogged determination and an analytical mind.
His curious disposition also means that Vu Lan’s practice ranges widely: from shareholder and commercial disputes, private wealth and trust issues, to compliance and regulatory matters. He has successfully acted in some of the largest trust disputes in Singapore involving assets valued nearly $700 million, as well as a contractual and fiduciary duty dispute where the claim sum was $2.7 billion.
Having graduated from NUS Law with First Class Honours, after studying in Singapore under two full-ride scholarships, Vu Lan is no stranger to the complexities and nuances of Singapore’s legal and social landscape. Despite that – or perhaps because of that – he remains deeply connected to his Vietnamese heritage, and actively builds relationships with the Vietnamese community. For instance, Vu Lan regularly develops workshop materials and gives talks for the Vietnam Institute for International Arbitration, sharing his knowledge and experience to develop Vietnam’s international arbitration scene.
Vu Lan further puts his Vietnamese heritage to good use by volunteering to act for Vietnamese accused persons under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme, and Vietnamese spouses under Law Society’s Legal Empowerment & Assistance for Foreign Spouses programme.