Ms. Tran Ha Han is a Vietnamese qualified lawyer specializing in litigation at Vietnamese courts in sectors relating to corporate, investment, shipping and especially in the recognition and enforcement of the foreign arbitral awards in Vietnam in accordance with the 1958 New York Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards which Vietnam acceded since 1995. Lawyer Tran Ha Han also assists the foreign banks and investors in deals relating to sales and building of vessels in Vietnam.

Notable cases
• Assisted a Swiss group in successfully achieving of Judgments issued by the first instance court and the supreme appellate court in Ho Chi Minh City to accept for the recognition and enforcement of an award of the International Cotton Associations in Vietnam;
• Assisted a Singapore company in successfully achieving of a Judgment of Hochiminh City court to accept for the recognition and enforcement of an adhoc award issued by the sole arbitrator of Singapore to resolve a dispute over a Fixture Note;
• Assisted a French group operating in Vietnam in successfully achieving of a Decision issued by the Director of the People’s Procuracy of Can Tho City on agreeing to protest against a first instance judgment to retrial in accordance with the first instance procedure;
• Assisted the State owned textile corporations in successfully achieving of Judgments issued by the court of Da Nang City and the Appellate court of Supreme People’s court in Da Nang City to accept for their claims against an American investment fund in a joint venture company in Vietnam;
• Assisted a Swiss group in successfully negotiating and settling with a local company in respect of the judgment enforcement with an amount of around 1 million USD;
• Assisted a foreign Shipowner and P&I Club in successfully challenging an Order of ship arrest of a local court to release the ship and reject an Application for interim relief against the ship requested by the defendant;
• Assisted the bank of buyers and sellers in the deals of sales and ship building contracts at Huyndai-Vinashin Shipyard in Nha Trang.

Career Outline:

June 2013 to date

Senior Associate at Branch of Dzungsrt & Associates LLC in Hochiminh City

 

May 2013 – October 2011

Associate at Branch of Dzungsrt & Associates LLC in Hochiminh City

June 2011 – October 2009

Associate at DC Law

September 2009 – May 2009

Legal counsel at Viet Luat Consultancy Co., Ltd.

 

April 2009 – January 2009

Assistant of Director of Tiger Drylac Co., Ltd, an Austria owned company manufacturing the industrial paint to export

Personal Details

·         Born in  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

·         Citizenship: Vietnamese

·         Languages:    Vietnamese as native language & English as foreign languague

Seminars’ attendances

27 August 2014

Conference on a summary report on the impact of New York Convention 1958 in Vietnam

Membership of Professional Associations

  • Member – Bar Association of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

2015

LL.M. issued by the Hochiminh City University of Law, Vietnam

07 June 2013

Practising License issued by the Minister of Justice of Vietnam.

 

20 October 2010

Certificate of Attendance for Ministry of Justice’s course on skills for professional lawyers.

 

19 September 2008

LL.B. issued by the Hochiminh City University of Law, Vietnam.

 

Related Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Enforcement litigation
  • Investment law
  • Law on enterprises
  • Marine insurance
  • Maritime law
  • Sales of goods
  • Ship finance
  • Shipping litigation

SECTORS

  • Commercial disputes
  • Insurance and re-insurance
  • Investment
  • Ship-building

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese