Firms in the Spotlight Shipping and aviation

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC

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Dzungsrt & Associates LLC is a boutique shipping and ADR law firm with offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Our highly qualified lawyers have assisted both international and local clients since 1994.

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Shipping and aviation in Vietnam


Shipping and aviation dispute resolution boutique ANHISA has demonstrable experience across a broad range of mandates, from collisions, marine and aviation incidents to salvage and wreck removals, in addition to total loss claims, groundings, and the arrest and release of ships. The practice is led by managing partner Dang Viet Anh, who has expertise in admiralty disputes, while Do Minh Tu has been appointed as deputy head of the shipping and aviation team. Since joining the firm in early 2021, Vu Thi Phuong Thao leads the shipping group, advising foreign ship owners, international banks, and shipping law firms. Senior associates Nguyen Thanh Hai and Nguyen Le Quynh Chi are key figures in the team.

Practice head(s):

Dang Viet Anh

Other key lawyers:

Nguyen Le Quynh Chi; Vu Thi Phuong Thao; Do Minh Tu; Nguyen Thanh Hai

Key clients

The Japan Ship Owners’ Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association


Clyde & Co

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd


Gard Ltd

Shipowners Club

Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited UK

North of England P&I Association Ltd

CK Line Co., Ltd

Maersk Line

cma cgm


Oldendorff Carriers

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP

Thomas Cooper LLP

QBE Asia Pacific

Yoon & Yang

Mackinnons Solicitors LLP

Campbell Johnston Clark Singapore LLP

Wintell & Co Law Firm


Work highlights

  • Assisted a client to reach an agreement with three local underwriters to provide sufficient securities for their claims in order to prevent an arrest action against the member’s vessel.
  • Assisted various lawyers around with clients’ disputes arising from the unreasonable delays caused by the CDC’s test and re-test on foreign crews.
  • Supported a client to negotiate with the local claimant who is unfamiliar with the international shipping practice and persuade them to resolve all disputes.

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Tran Ha Han co-leads the team at Dzungsrt & Associates LLC alongside Hanoi-based Dang Vu Minh Ha. The firm is a shipping and ADR boutique with an impressive roster of clients, ranging from cargo underwriters to trading companies; it is also praised by one client for providing ‘the whole range of shipping and insurance advice’. Founding partner Nguyen Manh Dzung remains active in the shipping arena, handling disputes, collisions, insurance matters, cargo claims and ship arrests.

Practice head(s):

Tran Ha Han; Dang Vu Minh Ha

Other key lawyers:

Nguyen Manh Dzung


‘This firm has expertise in shipping matters. There are very few shipping law experts in Vietnam, and this firm has set a good name for themselves. They are very thorough and helpful, and understand the intricacies of issues.’

‘The team covers the whole range of shipping and insurance advice.’

‘They are very responsive and highly collaborative.’

‘Ms Han and Ms Ha are very responsive and answer difficult questions very quickly at all hours. Their advice is excellent.’

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is noted for its expertise advising on wet shipping mandates, including vessel arrests, investigations, salvages and collisions. It has a strong flow of work from Singapore and represents clients in contentious matters. Managing partner Chau Huy Quang and Logan Leung, who was promoted to deputy managing partner in June 2022, jointly lead the practice. Both Quang and Leung have strong expertise in shipping disputes.

Practice head(s):

Chau Huy Quang; Logan Leung

Key clients

PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation

EPLegal Limited

EPLegal Limited is well-equipped to handle a range of shipping and aviation matters. On the shipping side, the team supports clients in admiralty matters, cargo recoveries, ship financings, and sale and purchases, as well as ship arrests. In the aviation space, the practice advises clients on aircraft leases, novation, and transfers. The team is jointly led by co-founder and ADR expert Tony Nguyen and Annie Ngo, who focuses on commercial contracts.

Practice head(s):

Tony Nguyen; Annie Ngo

Key clients

Petrovietnam Transportation Ha Noi Joint Stock Company

AIG Vietnam Insurance Company Limited

Southern Petroleum Transportation Joint Stock Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Southern Petroleum Transportation Joint Stock Company in the liquidation of its owned ship under Vietnamese regulations.
  • Advised Petrovietnam Transportation Ha Noi Joint Stock Company in the liquidation of its owned ship under Vietnamese regulations
  • Advised AIG in relation to a claim subrogated recovery action.

Frasers Law Company

Frasers Law Company acts for clients in the shipping and aviation sectors on corporate mandates and leases. Managing partner Mark Fraser heads the team and is noted for his experience advising on shipping and aviation matters in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Justin Gisz is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Mark Fraser

Other key lawyers:

Justin Gisz

Key clients

Unique Logistics Holdings

Pandaw Group

Work highlights

  • Acted for Unique Logistics in relation to its divestment of its Vietnam operating subsidiary.
  • Acted as local counsel for Pandaw Group in relation to its restructuring of all local branches, representative office and other commercial presence and tourism related activities through local contractors in Vietnam due to the effect of COVID-19.