Announcements

DZUNGSRT & ASSOCIATES LLC’S 2021 ARBITRATION SERIES TITLED “INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION STRATEGIES AND PRACTICAL TIPS

Time: from 16:00 to 17:35 GMT +7, from 17 Sept. 2021 to 28 Oct. 2021
Venue: Online via  Zoom
Language: English
Introduction: To support the business community, counsels and interested parties to successfully utilize international commercial arbitration to resolve disputes, in September and October 2021, Dzungsrt & Associates LLC is pleased to announce that we would for the first time hold a series of webinars on arbitration in 2021 under the theme “International Arbitration Strategies and Practical Tips”. Along with the partners of Dzungsrt & Associates LLC, our international speakers who are the partners from best international arbitration law firms with deep expertise and practical experience in international commercial arbitration and reputable professors in the field such as Loukas Mistelis, Anselmo Reyes, Hew Dundas, etc., are expected to provide multi-dimensional and practical information as well as direct exchanges and discussion on the most notable issues in the international commercial arbitration practice.

 

Detailed program & registration by topics (Please click to each event for registration):

No. Date Topic
1 17/09/2021 YOU HAVE NO AUTHORITY HERE: Jurisdictional challenge- why and why not?

Download: Topic 1- KYK_Presentation

Download: Topic 1- Suggested Reading Material

2 24/09/2021 How to face pitfalls in arbitral proceedings?

Download: Dzungsrt presentation – 24 Sept 2021 – Tactics to obstruct the arbitral proceedings

3 01/10/2021 The art of taking of evidence in arbitration: the untold story

Download Slides

4 07/10/2021 An Approach to the Efficient Resolution of Disputes in the Construction Sector

Download Nicholas A. Brown’s presentation

Download David Lockwood’s presentation

5 14/10/2021 Arbitration and the demands of the future energy sector
6 21/10/2021 Challenging and enforcing arbitral awards: the expectation and the truth
7 28/10/2021 Protecting your investment: when a contractual dispute could not be cooled off

All the best!


Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung is the only Vietnamese lawyer to be recognized by WWL 2021 in Transport – Shipping

Dzungsrt & Associates is pleased to announce that its Founder – Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung is the only Vietnamese lawyer to be recognized by WWL 2021 in Transport – Shipping. He has been continuously confirmed as the top expert in the Southeast Asia region and all over the world.

In 1997, after nearly 5 years of working in the Shipping industry, Mr. Dzung founded Dzungsrt & Associates – the exclusive boutique shipping law firm in Vietnam at the time. Dzungsrt & Associates under his time has always claimed the predominant position in the national and international shipping market.

WWL is trustworthy independent research in identifying the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in the world since 1996. Being named by WWL is not only the individual praise but also the recognition of the firm’s service quality and position.


LOGO EVOLUTION

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC are proud to announce the launch of the new company logo as part of the ongoing evolution of our brand.
Our business has grown and evolved over the last 20 years. Our old logo did a really great job since our beginning, but we felt the time has come to move on. We have refreshed our logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our future.
Without going far from the old identity, we retain the logo’s core element, the iconic sailing ship, and add a third yellow sail, subtly placed next to the two existing sails. Smaller in shape yet brighter in colour, the newly added sail serves as a representation for the upcoming generation of lawyers, who are the “hidden gems” that would take on the legacy of the firm. Symbolically, the yellow colour of the newly added sail and the red colour of the existing ones together resemble a glorious flame that denotes the ongoing dynamism and passion. Also, the new font has been changed into a simpler typeface of Sans-Serif to express the modern mindset and to improve the readability of the full name of the firm.
You will see our logo change immediately on our digital presence, and in the upcoming months, we will be updating our physical assets such as signatures, name card, website as well.
With this, we aim to present ourselves better and cater you with better services in times to come. We hope that you like this new look of Dzungsrt & Associates LLC.


THE 4TH WAVE OF COVID-19 IN VIETNAM AND ITS IMPACTS ON THE LEGAL SECTOR

Dear our valued clients,

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken all nations on the planet by surprise and continues to trigger multiple impacts on the global stage, Vietnam is no exception. Vietnam is facing with fourth waves of COVID-19,  which is the worst COVID-19 outbreak so far. In the fourth wave of COVID-19 since 27/4/2021, there have been more than 170,563 confirmed cases of COVID-19. As such, Government has imposed several drastic actions encompassing reduced workloads, temporary closures and limits on staff numbers due to social distancing requirements, suspension of public transportation services, and quarantine requirements, which impacts daily life as well as socio-economic development. Government restrictions have forced many entities, organizations, state agencies to adjust their operations in order to cope with the new reality.

In order for your Company to actively control the situation to minimize the impacts of the Covid19 to your business and legal rights, we would like to provide some updates on the current situations in Vietnam and recommendations in our client alert of August 2021.

Please click here to download the document

With kind regards,


Working From Home

Dear distinguished clients and colleges,

Starting from 19 May 2021, our both offices switch to WFH mode as a contribution to help preventing the spread of Covid-19 epidemic as suggested by authorities.

During the WFH regime, all our hotlines remain available, letters and documents will still be received by our administration staffs at the offices, meetings will be encouraged to change to online meetings and all client works are still handled by us with the same due diligence.

With best regards,


Hanoi Office – Working-From-Home

Due to the complicated situation of Covid-19 epidemic in the Northern provinces of Vietnam, starting from Thursday 6 May 2021, our Hanoi office will change to Working-From-Home regime. Only employees with necessary work as assigned by the partner in charge of customer affairs and/or one administrative staff will come to the office.

During the WFH regime, all our hotlines remain available, all client works are still handled by us with the same due diligence.

Stay safe and Kind regards,


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN APRIL 2021

Dear Valued Clients,

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC would like to inform that our office and branch shall be closed in observance of below holidays:

  • Closed for Hung King Commemoration Day on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 and re-open for business on Thursday, 22 April 2021.
  • Closed for 30 April and International Labour Day from Friday, 30 April 2021 to Monday, 03 May 2021 and re-open for business on Tuesday, 04 May 2021.

During the holidays, our emergency response is still available

Shipping:

Ms. Tran Ha Han – Shipping Partner: +84 (0) 986 414 702

Ms. Vu Phuong Trang – Partner: +84 (0) 989 771 780

Dispute Resolution:

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Minh – Partner: +84 (0) 976 597 636

Thank you and have a good holiday!

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC


𝐖𝐅𝐇 𝟑𝐫𝐝 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞

Due to another serious and complicated episode of the Covid-19 pandemic, please be informed that we are reactivating the work-from-home (WFH) policy to protect our entire employees’ health as well as limited the transmission of Covid-19 in the community. WFH policy will be from today, 01 February 2021 until further notice.

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC also sincerely announce that our Tet holiday schedule starting from 08 February 2021 until 21 February 2021. We wish our Esteemed Clients, Colleagues and Friends with your Families the health, joyfulness and a warm Ter holiday.

For urgent assistance, please contact our hotlines:

Hanoi: Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Minh – Partner | Mob: +84 976 597 636 | Email: minh.nguyen@dzungsrt.com

Saigon: Ms. Tran Ha Han – Shipping Partner | Mob +84 986 414 702 | Email: han.tran@dzungsrt.com


APPRECIATION – WEBINAR SERIES ON “SHIPPING LAW AND IT’S APPLICATION IN VIETNAM”

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC would like to deliver our deep appreciation and acknowledgments to the speakers collaborated with us during 8 sessions of our weekly webinar series on “Shipping Law and It’s application in Vietnam” from 02 October 2020 to 20 November 2020. They are:

  1. Mr. Eske Munk – Chief Representative, Spica Services Vietnam
  2. Mr. John Simpson – Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
  3. Mr. Paul Apostolis – Director of Singapore office, Campbell Johnston Clark
  4. Mr. Jai Sharma – Head of Cargo Casualty, Clyde & Co (UK)
  5. Mr. Simon Culhane – Partner, Clyde & Co (UK)
  6. Mr. Chris Metcalf – Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan
  7. Mr. Ian Anderson – Partner, RPC Premier Law
  8. Mr. Corina Song – Partner, Allen & Gledhill
  9. Mr. Steffen Pedersen – Arbitrator, SCMA

The Webinar series attracted more than 600 audiences from the shipping industry, who are shipowners, charterers, marine insurers, shipyards, ship financiers, port operators, cargo receivers, consignees, shippers, carriers, surveyors, logistic providers, freight forwarders, etc., and 17 lecturers and students from 10 law schools in the country.

The Webinar series has created an invaluable opportunity for Partners of Dzungsrt & Associates LLC and our distinguished Speakers to educate various topics on international maritime law as well as to share the hands-on experience to provide the local audiences with useful solutions for their problems.

This Webinar is merely the very first step for our coming events, which would head toward the development of maritime law, marine insurance law and related dispute resolution.

Best regards,

Nguyen Manh Dzung, Senior Partner


SHIPPING CHAPTER OF WHO’S WHO LEGAL: TRANSPORT 2021 – LAWYER NGUYEN MANH DZUNG IDENTIFIED AMONG THE WORLD’S LEADING TRANSPORT LAWYERS

Our Senior Partner – Mr Nguyen Manh Dzung has been identified by independent research with clients and peers as being among the world’s leading transport lawyers in the Shipping chapter of Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2021: https://whoswholegal.com/nguyen-manh-dzung

Mr Nguyen Manh Dzung found Dzungsrt & Asociates LLC in 1999 and trained the first generation of specialised shipping lawyers in Vietnam over 20 years, and his professional reputation is internationally recognised by IG of P&I Clubs as well as international shipping law firms in the Asia Pacific region.


ONLINE TRAINING WORKSHOP ON “SHIPPING LAW – ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATION IN VIETNAM”

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed direct impacts on the global economy and brought along a great deal of consequences. Vietnamese businesses in general and companies operating in the maritime sector in particular are not excluded from this spiral. In a short period of time, a lot of disputes have arisen regarding delay in delivery, delay in payments for goods and rental fees, demurrage, detention, cargo claims, collision, etc. Having to face such situation, businesses suffer confusion trying to find the most effective solutions for their disputes. Understanding the worries of businesses about the impacts of the pandemic, we are pleased to offer completely free webinars (online seminars) to provide basic knowledge on maritime law and maritime operations in Vietnam. For the first time in Vietnam, businesses will have the opportunity to speak directly with leading maritime lawyers in the world and the region from world-renowned law firms which are always in the top rank by Legal 500 or Chambers & Partners. Furthermore, attendees can also ask the speakers about specific problems which they are facing for useful solutions that are relevant to the merit of each case. In addition, the webinars are also supported by the Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC), the leading international arbitration center in Vietnam, which has resolved many maritime disputes in the nation and Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA), a maritime arbitration center. We believe that this is an opportunity for businesses to grasp the basics of the maritime sector as well as useful solutions to the disputes that they are facing in order to navigate through their difficulties during and after the pandemic..

FOR FULL PROGRAM

 

TOPIC 1        OVERVIEW OF SHIPPING INDUSTRY AND MARKET IN VIETNAM
(WHO ARE KEY PLAYERS?)

Proposed time and date: 15:00 -16.30’ LT of Friday 2 Oct 2020

Invitation

TOPIC 2     SHIP FINANCE AND CORPORATE SHIPPING
(SALE AND PURCHASE, SHIPBUILDING, SHIP MORTGAGE, SHIP MANAGEMENT)

Proposed time and date: 15:00 -16.30 LT of Friday 9 Oct 2020

TOPIC 3        MARITIME LAW
(MARINE COLLISIONS, OIL POLLUTION, SALVAGE, GENERAL AVERAGE, TOWAGE AND PILOTAGE)

Proposed time and date: 15:00 -16.30’ LT of Friday 16 Oct 2020

TOPIC 4        CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA
(B/L, HAGUE-VISBY, HAMBURG AND ROTTERDAM RULES, LIMITATION REGIMES – CARGO CLAIMS)

Proposed time and date: 15:00 -16.30LT of Friday 23 Oct 2020

TOPIC 5         CHARTERPARTIES
(VOYAGE, TIME, SLOT, BAREBOAT AND HYBRIDS – SHIP CLAIMS)

Proposed time and date: 15:00 -16.30 LT of Friday 30 Oct 2020

TOPIC 6        MARINE INSURANCE
(P&I, HULL AND CARGO)

Proposed time and date: 15:00 -16.30 LT of Friday 6 Nov 2020

TOPIC 7        ADMIRALTY LAW AND PRACTICE
(JURISDICTION IN PERSONAM AND IN REM, MARITIME CLAIMS/LIENS AND SHIP ARREST/RELEASE)

Proposed time and date: 15:00 -16.30 LT of Friday 13 Nov 2020

TOPIC 8       CONFLICTS OF LAW, MARITIME ARBITRATION AND ENFORCEMENT ISSUES

Proposed time and date: 15:00 -16.30 LT of Friday 20 Nov 2020


2020 DZUNGSRT & ASSOCIATES LLC PARTNERS AND SPECIAL COUNSEL PROMOTIONS

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC is pleased to announce the continued growth of our firm with the promotions of our colleagues to partners and special counsel, effective as of 1 August 2020. Our Shipping Practice now has seven fee-earners, joining forces with seven members of our Dispute Resolution Practice.

Our Senior Partner, Mr Nguyen Manh Dzung, congratulates new partners and counsel on the occasion:

“We are immensely proud of the achievement of these talented lawyers who have made significant contributions to the success of our firm during the last ten years and would welcome them to new stages of their careers. Every one of them has demonstrated exceptional capabilities and collaborative teamwork which are essential to the delivery of great service to our clients across our areas of practice.”

These promotions strengthen our Shipping and Dispute Resolution Practices and underline our commitment to traditional clients, being international P&I clubs, H&M and cargo underwriters, international shipping lines, global companies and international law firms. They also represent our continued investment in practice areas that are increasingly important to businesses in Vietnam, such as arbitration and commercial litigation.

By making this announcement, we further look to clear any concern raised by improper conducts made and misleading information circulated recently.

New Partners and Special Counsel

  1. Ms Tran Ha Han – Shipping and Litigation – Saigon Office

Email: han.tran@dzungsrt.com

Mobile/Zalo/WhatsApp: +84 (0) 986 414 702

Skype: han.tran.dzungsrt

Profile: https://dzungsrt.com/our_people/5/

Ms Han has been with us since 2011. She has over 12 years of experience covering a wide range of matters including all types of wet and dry works such as ship arrest, ship finance, shipping litigation, commercial and enforcement litigation, debt collection and corporate law. She obtained her LLM Degree at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, which is ranked as one of the most prestigious law schools in Vietnam.

Ms Han now leads a team of six fee-earners, including three Partners and three Associates. Ms Han frequently represents and works with leading P&I Clubs, underwriters, P&I correspondents, international shipping lines and global trading companies in the cases relating to ship arrest, collision, allision, bill of lading, charterparty, sale and purchase of vessels, maritime insurance, limitation of liability and general average. She also represents clients in shipping, commercial and enforcement cases at various local courts of all levels and in domestic arbitrations in Vietnam.

The 2018 Legal 500 Asia Pacific described her as “a talented young lawyer”.

  1. Ms Dang Vu Minh Ha – Shipping and Maritime Arbitration – Hanoi Office

Email: ha.dang@dzungsrt.com

Mobile/Zalo/WhatsApp: +84 (0) 904 804 494

Skype: ha.dang.dzungsrt

Profile: https://dzungsrt.com/our_people/10/

Ms Ha joined Dzungsrt & Associates LLC in 2014 and is a shipping and commercial law expert. Her practice focuses on dry and wet shipping works. She also acts in commercial and maritime arbitrations.

Ms Ha obtained her first law degree from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and was ranked among the Top 10 graduates in her class. She got her LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Leicester’s School of Law which was in the Top 20 Law School in the United Kingdom.

Being well trained academically, Ms Ha gives prompt and practical advice on all types of shipping matters such as collision, allision, bill of lading, seaway bill, charterparty, bunker, maritime lien, ship arrest and marine insurance. She also actively participates in our Dispute Resolution Practice and has acted in a number of arbitrations under not only the Rules of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) but also of the ICC, SIAC and SCMA.

Clients, including leading international shipping law firms, P&I Clubs and H&M underwriters as well as international shipping lines, have complimented that she is exceptionally reliable and responsive”.

  1. Ms Nguyen Thi Thu Trang – Commercial and Investment Arbitration – Hanoi Office

Email: trang.nguyen@dzungsrt.com

Mobile/Zalo/WhatsApp: + 84 345 480 795

Skype: trang.nguyen.dzungsrt

Profile: https://dzungsrt.com/our_people/8/

Ms Nguyen Thi Thu Trang is our Special Arbitration Counsel and has been with us for over nine years. Her practice focuses on commercial and investment arbitration, commercial and enforcement litigation and international business law.

She obtained her LLM in Business, Corporate and Maritime Law with a focus on international arbitration and business law under the supervision of two famous Professors on arbitration, Mr Albert Jan Van den Berg and Mr Fillip Dely, at the Erasmus School of Law – Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Currently, she is a PhD candidate researching on the judicial support of Vietnamese courts in arbitration at the Graduate Academy of Social Sciences of Vietnam.

As a key member of the Arbitration & ADR Group in Dzungsrt & Associates LLC, Ms Trang has extensive experience in arbitrations conducted at the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC and VIAC in relation to energy, construction and infrastructure, retail and international trade. She has also involved in the recognition and enforcement in Vietnam of various institutional and ad-hoc foreign arbitral awards valued at millions of USD.

Ms. Trang has been recognised as one of the “Next Generation Partners” in Dispute Resolution in Vietnam by the 2019 and 2020 Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

For more information about our new promotions, please contact:

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC Marketing Team

Ms Vu Luong An, Business Development Manager

Phone: (84-28) 3822 0076

Email: marketing@dzungsrt.com


MR. DANG VIET ANH RESIGNED – MR. NGUYEN MANH DZUNG TAKES OVER THE MANAGEMENT ROLE

Dear all,

We would like to announce that Mr Viet Anh has resigned as the Managing Partner of Dzungsrt & Associates LLC as from 11 July 2020, Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung takes over the management role.

Mr Viet Anh has made significant contributions to Dzungsrt & Associates LLC and his time with the firm will be greatly missed. Dzungsrt & Associates LLC wishes him all the best in his new endeavour.

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC and Mr Viet Anh are both committed to ensuring a smooth transition with the mutual priority of protecting clients’ interests following his departure. Accordingly, clients’ cases will be properly and efficiently managed.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact our partners:

Mr Nguyen Manh Dzung – Founder and Senior Partner

E: dzung.nguyen@dzungsrt.com

T: + (84-28) 3822 0076

M: +(84) 903 807 376

 

Mr Nguyen Ngoc Minh, Partner of Hanoi Office

E: minh.nguyen@dzungsrt.com

T: +(84-24) 3772 6970

M: +(84) 976 597 636

 

Ms Vu Phuong Trang, Partner of Saigon Office

E: trang.vu@dzungsrt.com

T: + (84-28) 3822 0076

M: + (84) 989 771 780


2020 ANNOUNCEMENT – SENIOR PARTNER NGUYEN MANH DZUNG RETURNS

SHIPPING

DZUNGSRT & ASSOCIATES LLC is pleased to announce that our Founder, Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung has returned to the private practice as senior partner of the firm after a period of acting as an ICC Court Member and a Deputy Director of Vietnam Mediation Center (VMC). Mr. Dzung found Dzungsrt & Associates, the only boutique shipping law firm in Vietnam 23 years ago and trained the first generation of specialized shipping lawyers in Vietnam.

With 30 year of experience, he has handled complex shipping disputes involving B/L and C/P, ship sale/ purchase, collision, maritime insurance, cargo claims, ship arrest, etc. For many years, he has been recommended as the only leading shipping lawyer in Vietnam by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asia Law, Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who Legal, etc.

Lawyer Nguyen Ngoc Minh head of Hanoi Office and Lawyer Vu Phuong Trang Head of Saigon Office said: “Together with the return of Mr. Dzung will enhance our close relationship with the traditional shipping clients, extend the new market and improve the quality and professionality of our services to meet the high demand of the legal market in Vietnam.

For further information of Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung and Dzungsrt & Associates LLC, please visit our website at https://dzungsrt.com/our_people/1/

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