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Being the premier firm for shipping cases, Dzungsrt & Associates LLC’s lawyers are ‘thoroughly reliable’ and ‘know the law in their sectors of shipping and general disputes work’. The firm has particular expertise in contentious work, handling collision cases, ship arrests and shipping restrictions in 2016 along with many shipping-related corporate matters, high-value salvage claims, cross-border shipment services and vessel financing. ‘Practical and commercial’ managing partner Nguyen Manh Dzung, the ‘quick, efficient and proactive’ Dang Viet Anh and practice head Vu Phuong Trang are recommended.

Mark Fraser leads Frasers Law Company’s shipping practice, which also includes Nguyen Thi Lang and Justin Gisz and four others. The team frequently handles transactional documentation, reviews trade agreements and resolves charterparty issues for several international and local logistics companies.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer transferred Don Stokes from the Tokyo office to join the team led by managing partner Tony Foster; Stokes has experience in ship finance. The practice is advising Maersk Vietnam on all shipping operations and logistics, and assisted other clients with shipping operation mergers, port acquisitions and several financing matters.

LNT & Partners has strengths in maritime projects, infrastructure and corporate cases, complementing the team’s experience in undertaking contentious and non-contentious shipping matters, in particular ships sales, purchases and investments. Net Le is a key contact.

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is advising China Harbour Engineering Company on securing its first Vietnamese dredging project and is assisting the joint venture company Thi Vai International Port on the establishment of a seaport in Phu My, including advising on the project’s expansion and negotiation of all related documents. Chau Huy Quang is the key name for contentious shipping matters; senior associate Tran Vi Thoai and the ‘proactive and commercial’ foreign counsel Logan Leung are also names to note.

YKVN is adept at assisting with non-contentious shipping matters, including advising international clients on ship finance. The team, which includes managing partner Truong Nhat Quang, assisted the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam with its $16m financing of joint venture company Ashico’s purchase of an 8,000bhp capacity vessel.

CMW Law Co Ltd frequently undertakes a full range of shipping and maritime work, including handling insurance cases, cargo damage disputes and customs matters for local and international clients. An Nguyen is a key contact.

Vilaf has experience in shipping litigation through its strong dispute resolution practice; the firm acted in loss of cargo disputes and compensation claims in 2016. Previous mandates include representing local and international companies in ship arrests, salvage claims and charterparty matters. Pham Si Hai Quynh is a key contact.

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