Shipping and aviation in Vietnam

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC handles a spectrum of maritime issues, which includes high-value insurance work and cross-border disputes concerning both dry and wet shipping. Managing partner Dang Viet Anh is renowned in the marine space and is particularly active in cases such as vessel collisions and other marine accident work, as well as acting in arbitration. Trang Vu has experience in transactional work. The has an established track record of acting for leading shipping law firms outside Vietnam and international P&I clubs.

Practice head(s):

Anh Dang; Trang Vu

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

The shipping team at Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers handles a number of complex wet shipping matters, among other work. The firm's shipping group, headed by disputes-focussed managing partner Chau Huy Quang, also handles a range of work concerning ship finance (often acting for banks), which Tran Thi Phuong Thao is the key contact for. Foreign counsel Logan Leung who co-heads the practice brings his multidisciplinary experience to the work and is noted for his arbitration expertise in assisting both wet and dry shipping law.

Practice head(s):

Chau Huy Quang

Other key lawyers:

Logan Leung; Tran Thi Phuong Thao

Key clients

Petro Vietnam Technical Services Corporation

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie includes lawyers skilled in handling high-value and multi-jurisdictional advisory work for leading aviation clients as well as acting for financial institutions on ship and aircraft financing matters. Oanh Hoang Kim Nguyen and Yee Chung Seck in Ho Chi Minh City are supported by a handful of versatile banking and finance associates, working in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Practice head(s):

Oanh Hoang Kim Nguyen; Seck Yee Chung

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Qantas

Novus Aviation Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Novus Aviation Ltd. on the purchase of two Airbus A321s, and their subsequent lease to VietJet.
  • Advised BNP Paribas Singapore branch on the financing of an Airbus A321 purchased by Asia Pacific Aviation Leasing Group.
  • Advised Qantas on  submitting an  anti-trust immunity application for exemption an agreement between Jetstar and other carriers.

EPLegal Limited

At EPLegal Limited, the shipping practice is equipped to handle a range of complex and cross-border financing and re-financing transactions for local and international clients, and in aviation has a strong relationship with VietJet. Tony Nguyen is the key name to note, having decades of experience in the aviation industry as well as litigation expertise for shipping disputes.

Practice head(s):

Tony Nguyen

Key clients

Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company

Petro Vietnam Technical Services Corporation – Ptsc Marine

Pacific Petroleum Transportation Joint Stock Company

Minh Tien Company Limited

Frasers Law Company

The practice at Frasers Law Company is equipped to handle a broad range of maritime and aviation matters. Mark Fraser and Justin Gisz provide significant legal advisory work on issues such as logistics industry transactions, as well as vessel and aircraft financing nd acting for shipping industry clients on port projects. Phung Thi Thanh Thao is a key senior associate based in Ho Chi Minh City.

Practice head(s):

Mark Fraser

Other key lawyers:

Justin Gisz; Phung Thi Thanh Thao

Key clients

VINA-CPK Co. Ltd.