Dispute resolution: arbitration in Vietnam

Baker McKenzie

At Baker McKenzie, the arbitration team has expertise handling cross-border disputes and act for parties in proceedings and the enforcement of arbitral awards. Seasoned dispute resolution lawyers Frederick Burke, who also sits as an arbitrator at VIAC, and Minh Tri Quach handle construction disputes and have a track record of working with clients in the pharmaceutical industry.

Practice head(s):

Frederick Burke; Quach Minh Tri

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC

Arbitration is a core strength for boutique law firm Dzungsrt & Associates LLC, which handles a large volume of international and domestic shipping and construction disputes. The team, led by of counsel Nguyen Manh Dzung handles VIAC arbitration for clients and is skilled in complex maritime law matters, which Ho Chi Minh City-based Trang Vu specializes in. Head of the Hanoi office Nguyen Ngoc Minh is highlighted by clients as a 'standout partner' - his work includes the enforcement of arbitral awards. Dang Viet Anh has expertise in international trade and both dry and wet shipping matters. Tran Ha Han and Nguyen Le Quynh are key senior associates.

Practice head(s):

Nguyen Manh Dzung; Dang Viet Anh; Nguyen Ngoc Minh

Other key lawyers:

Vu Phuong Trang; Tran Ha Han; Nguyen Le Quynh Chi

Testimonials

‘Minh and his team are top-class counsel in Vietnam, making very good arguments and very diligent in their work.’

Nguyen Ngoc Minh’s advice is sound and practical. He responds quickly and in depth, and advises practical solutions where appropriate. He is a lawyer of utmost professional integrity.

‘Dzungsrt & Associates offers a fully integrated international dispute resolution service covering both international arbitration and local litigation. The lawyers are proficient in English and always ready to work around the clock if needed.

This firm is professional, competent and efficient – it can be relied upon to provide fast, accurate and practical advice.

VILAF

VILAF's arbitration practice is well equipped to handle high-value disputes for multinational clients on a spectrum of issues including disputes concerning the maritime, construction and energy industries. Co-led by Linh Nguyen in Hanoi and Tung Ngo in Ho Chi Minh City, the team which also includes Quynh Pham, has handled a number of VIAC arbitrations, as well as representing international clients in litigation to enforce awards. Anh Bui is recommended for his specialism on international trade law.

Practice head(s):

Nguyen Duy Linh; Ngo Thanh Tung

Other key lawyers:

Quynh Pham; Ngoc Anh Bui

YKVN

At YKVN, the dispute resolution practice has a track record of acting in the country's most high-profile arbitration and litigation cases. Co-heads of the team Truong Nghia and Luu Tien Dzung, based in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi respectively, handle heavyweight construction and international commercial disputes for an array of clients in the renewable energy and infrastructure space. Practice head K. Minh Dang is a key contact based in Singapore, who assists on cross-border matters, as is counsel Pham Minh Thang who splits his time between Hanoi and Singapore.

Practice head(s):

K.Minh Dang; Truong Trong Nghia; Luu Tien Dzung

Other key lawyers:

Pham Minh Thang

Testimonials

YKVN is in the premier league of Vietnamese law firms and practices commercial law at the highest level. Their combination of responsiveness, commercial nous, and strategic guile is unparalleled within Vietnam.’

Pham Minh Thang deserves recommendation as an exceptionally talented counsel and rising star.’

Key clients

Posco Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Chutex Group an insurance claim brought against Petrolimex Insurance Corporation (PJICO).

Frasers Law Company

The dispute resolution team at Frasers Law Company handles disputes spanning multiple sectors including commercial and real estate, handling both arbitration and working with Vietnamese-owned firms on disputes. Practice head Mark Fraser focuses on energy and infrastructure-related disputes whereas Justin Gisz is also notable. Senior associate Phung Thi Thanh Thao is a crucial member of the team and handles a large volume of dispute work for high-profile clients. Dr Lang Nguyen is now at Duane Morris Vietnam LLC.

Practice head(s):

Mark Fraser; Justin Gisz

Other key lawyers:

Phung Thi Thanh Thao

Testimonials

They are a responsive and very competent team, good to work with on Vietnamese law issues. The team is agile – thinks out of the box and fast.’

Key clients

Family Mart

M + W Asia

ACG Education

Grant Thornton

VINA-CPK  Co. Ltd.

NVT Consulting Co., Ltd.

Theodore Alexander

Navitas Ltd.

Sojitz Vietnam Company Limited

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

At Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is skilled at representing clients in domestic and international arbitrations, including ones in Singapore. Key contacts and practice co-heads Chau Huy Quang and foreign counsel Logan Leung cover a range of disputes, with sector strengths in construction, upstream and downstream oil and gas, and infrastructure. Quang is an arbitrator at VIAC and also has experience in investor-state disputes.

Practice head(s):

Chau Huy Quang

Other key lawyers:

Logan Leung

Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins' arbitration practice handles a wide range of dispute matters which covers sectors in international and domestic trade, construction and insurance. Key names in the team include Loc Xuan LeVinh Quoc Nguyen and Linh Duy Mai.

Practice head(s):

Thomas J. Treutler; Loc Xuan Le

Other key lawyers:

Vinh Quoc Nguyen; Linh Duy Mai

Key clients

BMW

EPLegal Limited

EPLegal Limited, led by practice heads Tony Nguyen and Annie Ngo, has extensive experience handling dispute resolution matters for clients in the shipping, maritime and construction industry. Senior associate Harry Bui supports the workload and has acted for both domestic and foreign clients.

Practice head(s):

Tony Nguyen; Annie Ngo

Other key lawyers:

Harry Bui