As a relatively new name in the market, ANHISA is a shipping and aviation dispute resolution boutique, whose team comprises of former members of Dzungsrt & Associates LLC. The practice is led by managing partner Dang Viet Anh, who is known for his vast expertise in admiralty disputes, such as those concerning collisions and cargo damage, as well as groundings and arrests. He is supported by senior associates Nguyen Le Quynh Chi and Do Minh Tu. On the aviation side, the team has experience of acting for clients such as aircraft buyers and international aviation companies.
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‘This is an agile firm which has good contacts in Vietnam and is willing to go that extra mile to obtain a good resolution.’
‘Mr. Anh has been very responsive and shows great local knowledge which is invaluable in operating within the Vietnamese market.’
‘They are our go to lawyers for shipping and aviation advice and disputes in Vietnam. The practice is small but flexible and their speed of response is very good.’
‘Dang Viet Anh is an excellent shipping lawyer with great knowledge of the Vietnamese legal system and the local shipping and insurance markets. His advice can always be relied on.’
‘We find Nguyen Le Quynh Chi’s speed of response and professionalism top rate.’
‘Dang Viet Anh is very prompt in responding and assisting.’
‘Dang Viet Anh – very prompt and clear commercially minded legal advice.’
Shipping and ADR boutique Dzungsrt & Associates LLC covers a full range of mandates for clients, including ship finance transactions, acquisitions and sales of vessels, and also cargo claims and pollution cases. Tran Ha Han, who is based in Ho Chi Minh City, co-heads the practice with Hanoi-based partner Dang Vu Minh Ha.
Other key lawyers:
‘They are quick and detail-oriented.’
‘Ms Tran Ha Han (Saigon) and Ms Dang Vu Minh Ha (Hanoi). Both worked together on differing aspects of the same matter. Both gave excellent legal advice, which we were more confident in that our opponents. They also had a really good commercial understanding.‘
‘Provided excellent service which combined with excellent local knowledge produced a good result. Responses were quick, informative, and guidance was given as to how to manage the sitaution.’
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' practice, which is jointly led by managing partner Chau Huy Quang and Logan Leung, is particularly active in wet shipping matters. Its work in this space covers vessel arrests, salvage, collisions, cargo damage claims, liquidations, financings and regulatory compliance. With the firm having an extensive network of offices across Southeast Asia, it is well-placed to handle cross-border matters. Tran Thi Phuong Thao has joined Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam).
EPLegal Limited has a well-established presence in both the shipping and aviation sectors, and its team handles a wide ambit of contentious and non-contentious work for both areas. On the shipping side, areas of expertise include cargo recovery and defence, ship finance transactions and vessel acquisitions and sales. The firm's aviation work includes advice on all aspects of aircraft lease/novation/transfer transactions, as well as financings and refinancings. Tony Nguyen, who is well-known for his litigation and ADR experience, leads the team. He is supported by commercial contracts expert Annie Ngo.
Other key lawyers:
Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company
Petrovietnam Transportation JSC
Oversea-chinese Banking Corporation Limited
Petrovietnam Transportation Ha Noi Joint Stock Company
Binh Son Refining & Petrochemical Joint Stock Company
AIG Vietnam Insurance Company Limited
DHL Supply Chain (Vietnam)
- Advising Vietjet Aviation on a number of aircraft sub-lease projects
- Advising AIG on a dispute regarding a cargo claim.
- Advising Petrovietnam Transportation on the liquidation of a ship under Vietnamese regulations.
Frasers Law Company has a growing presence in both the shipping and aviation sectors, with it generating an increasing volume of work from local and international investors that are taking an interest in the market in Vietnam. Managing partner Mark Fraser, Justin Gisz and senior associate Phung Thi Thanh Thao are the main contacts at the firm, which also acts for logistics companies, airlines and shipping lines. Fraser has previous experience of handling shipping and aviation matters in London, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Other key lawyers:
- Frequently act for Sojitz Corporation in relation to many aspects of its transport, warehousing, and logistics investments and business activities in Vietnam.