Author Archives: Hoang Giang

DZUNGSRT & ASSOCIATES LLC HAS BEEN RANKED BAND 2 IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN ASIA-PACIFIC BY CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved Chambers and Partners Band 2 ranking in the practice of Dispute Resolution in Asia – Pacific. Dispute resolution is one of our main services.

Our Partner Nguyen Ngoc Minh has been individually recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer for Dispute Resolution in Asia – Pacific. According to the Chambers research, he is a notable practitioner who has been praised by interviewees as “a brilliant and articulate, and also very hard-working” lawyer.

Chambers and Partners ranking is based on their independent research which have been trusted by a lot of firms across many practice areas and geographies in years. Chambers identifies the best law firms and individual lawyers globally.

An award of around 2 Million USD secured

The arbitration team of Dzungsrt & Associates LLC has secured an award of around 2 Million USD for our international client in a construction arbitration at the VIAC. The Case has been ongoing for three years and involved multiple issues of EOT, price adjustment and contract finalisation.

Our Dispute Resolution Practice is headed Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Minh – Partner, who is CEDR Accredited Mediator, with other members such as Ms. Tran Ha Han – Senior Associate, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Trang – Arbitration Counsel, and Ms. Dang Vu Minh Ha – Associate. They are all experienced, capable and enthusiastic.

Partner of Dzungsrt & Associates has been granted with certificates for CEDR Accredited Mediator

At the end of January 2018, CEDR, the largest conflict management and resolution consultancy in the world, for the very first time in Vietnam, directly organised a training course on mediator skills with the collaboration of IFC Vietnam Ministry of Justice and Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC).

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Minh (Hanoi Office) who participated in the training course and has been granted with certificates for CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Mediators achieving CEDR accreditation are recognised internationally as offering a service of quality and integrity. Besides our participation in drafting Decree No. 22/2017/ND-CP on Commercial Mediation, we consider this event one of our successes in the aim to strengthen our practice in the field of Mediation in Vietnam.

PROMOTION AND PERSONNEL ANNOUNCEMENT 2018

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,

As of 1st January 2018, Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung will officially be stepping down from the position of Managing Partner of Dzungsrt & Associates LLC, to mainly focus on his work as an arbitrator, without the conflicts in a small local arbitration community.  In addition to serving as a fulltime arbitrator, Mr. Dzung expects to be available for selected assignments as independent researcher and policy advisor, particularly in matters involving Arbitration and Mediation, Justice System and Public Policy.  Mr. Dzung will also continue his work as an Adjunct Lecturer of Law at the Judicial Academy of the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam where he has taught arbitration and mediation skills for the past 7 years.

The position of Managing Partner will officially be assigned to Mr. Dang Viet Anh, who has been the Partner of the firm since 2012 and then the Executive Partner.

Mr. Viet Anh has extensive experience in handling cases in a variety of sectors such as commercial disputes, insurance, re-insurance, marine and international trade. With more than 19 years of experience, Mr. Viet Anh is not only practising in both wet and dry shipping but also providing many lectures to students. He is well known for Admiralty work, from collisions and other marine incidents, salvage and wreck removal, total loss and GA claims, groundings, arrest and release of ship to all other general shipping disputes.

He has also handled all kinds of ship finance, namely ship building, sale & purchase, management agreement as well as charterparty, bill of lading and disputes arising therefrom. He has frequently represented sellers, buyers as well as their banks, mortgagees in S&P deals and sources have praised his diligence and he is described as “understands what clients are looking for and is able to provide clear and practical advice” – THE LEGAL 500 of 2018.

Ms. Vu Phuong Trang (Corporate Partner) has been being the Deputy Director & Head of our Saigon Office. She is a member of the Bar Association of Ho Chi Minh City and has over 11 years’ experience and her expertise covers most aspect of maritime law with particular emphasis on sale and purchase and newbuilding contracts, carriage of goods by sea, charter party and bill of lading disputes.

She has worked closely with in-house counsels of major shipping companies located in Vietnam, claim handlers of leading P&I Club and H&M underwriters as well as their correspondents around the world and provided them with key advices, prompt assistances and strong supports on their daily works. She has also supported domestic and foreign clients in numerous matters such as: labour, tax, import and export tariff, customs procedure, business establishment, corporate governance and organization and dissolution and bankruptcy. She has also acted as protecting lawyer and authorized representative for many foreign clients at Vietnamese courts.

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Minh, who is the Deputy Director & Head of our Hanoi Office has been recommended by our clients as: has ‘very broad experience in commercial disputes, and provides practical and precise advice regarding litigation in Vietnam’ – THE LEGAL 500 of 2018.

Mr. Minh is specialized in Arbitration Enforcement Litigation, Commercial Law, Insurance Law and International Trade Law. He has participated in arbitrations at the Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC) to resolve disputes involving foreign invested companies and international corporations. He has also been a key commercial litigator in cases on recognition and enforcement in Vietnam of foreign arbitral awards. In addition, he has assisted high profile clients on various matters of commercial, maritime and insurance natures. Mr. Minh is the co-author of the Vietnam Chapter in Getting the Deal Through 2012 & 2013 Editions published by Law Business Research Ltd in 2012.

Mr Nguyen Manh Dzung (the Founder) said that “I am leaving the practice in great shape and poised for continued future success and even greater achievements under the leadership of my partners: Dang Viet Anh and Vu Phuong Trang in Ho Chi Minh City, and Nguyen Ngoc Minh, the head of our Hanoi office, as well as a team of outstanding associates in each of our offices.  This is a superb group of exceptionally talented advocates, who practice law at the highest level with enormous integrity and passion.  I owe them and the rest of my partners more than I can say, and have great confidence that they will take Dzungsrt & Associates’ practice to new heights.”

Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association, CPD Training on “Effective skills for settlement of commercial and The Swiss Federal Tribunal’s decision in Recofi v Vietnam: a Case Study investment disputes by international arbitration in view of an ICC Court Member and an international arbitration Lawyer in Switzerland”

On 12th August 2017, Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association holds a CPD Training on “Effective skills for settlement of commercial and investment disputes by international arbitration”

Our Managing Partner, Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung participates as an ICC Court Member with a presentation on “Effective skills for settlement of commercial and investment disputes by international arbitration”

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Conference to implement the Governmental Decree No. 22/2017 / ND-CP on Commercial Mediation

On the morning of August 11, the Ministry of Justice held a Conference to implement the Governmental Decree No. 22/2017 / ND-CP on Commercial Mediation (Decree No. 22/2017 / ND-CP) with the participation of many agencies and organizations at central and local level.

In this conference, our Managing Partner, Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung is delighted to present on: “COMMERCIAL & INVESTMENT DISPUTES RESOLUTION THROUGH MEDIATION – INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND LESSONS LEARNED FOR VIETNAM”

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INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND RULE OF LAW FOR SUSTAINABLE MARKET

On August 04th (Fri), 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam. A conference on International Arbitration and Rule of law for sustainable market will be hosted by Vietnam Japan University and the University of Tokyo with supports of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC) and The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA).

Our Managing Partner, Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung will participate in the session of Panel Discussion.

※ Vietnamese – Japanese Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided.

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14TH JULY 2017 – HOCHIMINH CITY – A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL TO INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION IN VIETNAM AND KOREA: COMMERCE, INVESTMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), and  Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (SIDRC) are co-hosting a seminar on strategic approaches  to international arbitration in Korea and Vietnam.

In this event, our Managing Partner, Mr. Nguyen Manh Dzung will moderate and speak in the first session “Recent Developments in Korea and Vietnam’s Arbitration Legal Frameworks”. on 14th July 2017 in Hochiminh City

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27 JUNE 2017 – HANOI – CONFERENCE ON EASE OF DOING BUSINESS – EoDB IN APEC IN 2017

We are delighted to take part in a conference on “Ease of Doing Business – EoDB” held by Korean Ministry of Justice and Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment, where our Partner, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Minh presents on “Enforcing contract in Vietnam”.

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