Firm Profile > EPLegal Limited > Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

EPLegal Limited

Shipping and aviation Tier 2

EPLegal Limited handles the full gamut of shipping and aviation matters, with strength in cross-border financing and refinancing transactions spanning across Southeast Asia. Tony Nguyen heads the team which has both local and international clients including large Vietnamese businesses, handling disputes as well as non-contentious work. Annie Ngo is also a key contact.

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Key clients

Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company

Banking and finance Tier 3

EPLegal Limited's banking team has expertise in handling complex project finance matters across the energy sector, as well as structuring financial transactions. Tony Nguyen leads the practice, which  has experience of advising domestic and international financial institutions and private sector clients. Managing partner Annie Ngo is another key name and handles numerous financial instructions for oil and gas sector clients.

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VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

EPLegal Limited's arbitration team is led practice heads Tony Nguyen and Annie Ngo in Ho Chi Minh City. The group has expertise in the shipping, construction and maritime industries, handling complex disputes in this area. The firm also has expertise in mediation, and a number of instructions have had links to greater China.

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EPLegal has a good expertise team in the field of dispute resolution arbitration.


Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

EPLegal Limited handles a range of complex disputes across the energy, oil and gas, and shipping areas. Tony Nguyen is the key contact for projects and energy-relation litigation matters, and oversees the practice alongside the Annie Ngo.   Senior associate Harry Bui is another core member of the group.

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Projects and energy Tier 3

EPLegal Limited has expertise located across the energy and infrastructure space and handles mid-to-upstream oil and gas and renewable energy matters for clients. Overseen by Tony Nguyen, the group also handles large-scale construction-related project work, with Harry Bui a key name for that line of work. Practice co-head and managing partner Annie Ngo is a notable contact for M&A deals in the industry, and advises clients on acquisitions and sale of oil and gas companies.

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Corporate and M&A Tier 4

EPLegal Limited has sector strength across the oil, gas, and energy industry and handles local and cross-border transactions for clients in this space. Tony Nguyen and Annie Ngo oversee the practice, which has a track record in handling large energy-related acquisitions, joint venture matters, and conducting due diligence.

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EPLegal is originated from the first Vietnamese law firm which is specialized in the oil and gas industry with the foremost legal practice to support clients’ needs for the energy industry in Vietnam. With empirical international experience and comprehensive knowledge, EPLegal has extended its legal services  to cover construction, shipping and aviation, banking and project financing, investments and corporate, and dispute resolution and litigation.

EPLegal’s premier services have been widely recognised by many prestigious legal magazines and organisations, such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal500, IFLR1000, Asialaw Profiles, etc. EPLegal distinguishes itself by focusing on  corporate clients with a philosophy grounded in personal service to such valued clients, and a disciplined approach to advancing clients’ interests by producing the quickest and most advantageous commercial solutions.

Key projects

  • Advising PVN on Fuel Product Offtake Agreement with Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd
  • Advising PVC-MS on Service and equipment contract for Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant
  • Advising KNOC on tie-in transaction of Rong Doi Field
  • Advising Sumitomo on Due Diligence and potential M&A in an upstream project
  • Representing PVC-MS in an EPCIC contract with PC Vietnam Limited of Ham Rong Project
  • Advising Sumitomo on an EPCI contract and outstanding Vietnamese construction regulations in relation an upstream central processing platform
  • Representing PTSC in an EPC contract negotiation of Block B Gas Project

Key clients: PetroVietnam and its subsidiaries, KNOC, Sumitomo, Lam Son JOC, Sumitomo, Tungtex, VinaCapital, An Xuan, Lam Son JOC, Cuu Long JOC

Contact: Annie Ngo
Tel: +84 28 3823 2648

Finance and banking

Key projects

  • Advising Natixis (Singapore) on the refinancing of the Chimsao FPSO Project
  • Advising Vietjet Air on a number of aircraft purchase projects
  • Advising PVGas on Nam Con Son 2 Pipeline financing project with Mizuho Bank

Key clients: PVGas, Natixis, PetroVietnam, PVCombank, Vietjet Air, An Binh Bank, PVIAM

Contact: Tony Nguyen
Tel: +84 28 3823 2648

Corporate and M&A
Key projects

  • Advising PVN on its divestment of Long Son Petrochemical Complex
  • Advising Sumitomo on Due Diligence and potential M&A in an upstream oil and gas project
  • Advising Binh Son Refinery Ltd. on its corporate, financing, and investment matters
  • Advising Hyundai Freezer Plant Co., Ltd on setting up a new company in Vietnam

Key clients: Hyundai Freezer Plant, Sumitomo, PetroVietnam and its subsidiaries, Antechnic, Streamcast Asia, An Xuan,

Contact: Tony Nguyen
Tel: +84 28 3823 2648

Key projects

  • Advising Lam Son JOC on the legal interpretation of Time Charter Party of FPSO Vessel with PTSC
  • Advising Vietjet Air on the lease of multiple aircrafts and financing of aircraft purchase
  • Advising PTSC Marine on recovering debts regarding O&M services, and on shipping contracts
  • Advising PVTrans on the FSO Kamari Bare Boat Charter Party

Key clients: Vietjet Air, PVTrans, PTSC Marine, SOFEL, PVShipyards

Contact: Tony Nguyen
Tel: +84 28 3823 2648

Dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration)
Key projects

  • Advising two Vietnamese respondents on a dispute regarding fiduciary duties stipulated in a shareholder agreement at SIAC
  • Acting for the Claimant in Hung Lam v a Thai company at Vietnam International Arbitration Centre
  • Acting for the Respondent in a dispute related to Soyabean Meal Contract with a Singapore company
  • Advising and representing PVShipyard in a dispute settlement regarding a contract on international sale of goods at SIAC

Key clients: Hung Lam, PVShipyard, VTRAC Holdings Ltd, Transocean, Dragon Sourcing Group Ltd, ELCEE

Contact: Tony Nguyen
Tel: +84 28 3823 2648

Department Name Email Telephone
Energy – oil and gas Tony Nguyen +84 28 3823 2648
Finance and banking Tony Nguyen +84 28 3823 2648
Real estate and construction Annie Ngo +84 28 3823 2648
Dispute settlement (Mediation - Arbitration) Tony Nguyen +84 28 3823 2648
Mergers and acquisitions Annie Ngo +84 28 3823 2648
Construction, Maritime Annie Ngo +84 28 3823 2648
Maritime and aviation Tony Nguyen +84 28 3823 2648
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Nguyen Trung (Tony) Nam  photo Mr Nguyen Trung (Tony) Nam Founder, Sr. Partner of EPLegal
Mrs Anh (Annie) Ngo Quynh  photo Mrs Anh (Annie) Ngo Quynh Managing Partner of EPLegal
Number of lawyers : 5
Hong Kong Business Association Vietnam (HKBAV)
Legal Committee of American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (AMCHAM)
Vietnam Business Forum (VBF)
The Vietnam Business Lawyers' Club (VBLC)
Nextlaw Global Referral Network
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)