Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Trang is an arbitration counsel in Dzungsrt & Associates LLC – Hanoi Office. She obtained her LLM Degree in Business, Corporate and Maritime Law with a focus on International Arbitration and Business Law at the Erasmus School of Law – Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Currently, Ms Trang is doing a PhD on the Competence of Vietnamese Court in Commercial Arbitration at Graduate Academy of Social Sciences of Vietnam. She is the co-author of a number of publications, namely the Vietnam Chapter in Getting the Deal Through- 2012 and 2013 editions; the Vietnam Chapter in International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration; the Vietnam Chapter in National Arbitration Laws - 2nd Edition, (Author: Loukas Mistelis and Laurence Shore), Juris Publishing Inc. (US). Together with Mr. Dzung, she assisted the Supreme People Court of Vietnam in drafting a resolution guiding law on commercial arbitration and provided opinion on the draft of the Chapter on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in the 2015 Civil Procedure Code of Vietnam.

Trang specialises in Arbitration, Litigation, Enforcement Litigation, Commercial Law, and International Business Law.

Notable cases

VIAC Arbitrations on:

• International sales and distribution contracts

• An equipment fabrication contract between a Vietnamese and a US company

• Construction disputes between a Vietnamese bank and an international contractor

International Arbitrations:

• An ICC arbitration between a Vietnamese corporate shareholder and a US investor

Litigation:

• Cases of maritime, insurance, construction and sales of good natures

Recognition and Enforcement of:

• Awards rendered by the SIAC, ICAC, ICA and GAFTA

• Ad-hoc arbitral awards

Advice on:

• Matters of commercial, maritime, insurance and arbitration natures

Recent cases

• Participating in proceedings on recognition and enforcement in Vietnam of several foreign arbitral awards

• Participating in an ICC arbitration seated in Singapore involving a joint venture dispute between a Vietnamese textile corporation and a US investor

• Participating in a number of VIAC arbitrations involving commercial dispute between a Vietnamese party and a foreign party

Personal Details

• Born in Hanoi, Vietnam

• Language: English, Vietnamese (native)

Research & Publications

• Co-author on Vietnam Chapter in ICC Guide to National Procedures for Recognition and Enforcement of Awards under the New York Convention (to be published)

• Co-author on the national report of Vietnam on the concept of “Arbitrability” under the New York Convention, IBA subcommittee on recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, September 2016

• Co-author on the national report of Vietnam on the Public Policy Exception under the New York Convention, IBA subcommittee on recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, 2016
(http://www.ibanet.org/LPD/Dispute_Resolution_Section/Arbitration/Recogntn_Enfrcemnt_Arbitl_Awrd/publicpolicy15.aspx)

• Co-author of “International Investment Dispute Resolution in Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges” - papers presented at conferences comparing contract- and treaty-based arbitration of investment disputes in ASEAN member states (held in Bangkok in July 2016)

• Co-author of Vietnam Chapter in The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2016 (Published) and 2018 (to be published) (Global Arbitration Review) to be published by Law Business Research LTD (UK)

• Co-author of Vietnam Chapter in Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2012 (Published) and Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2013 (Published) (Global Arbitration Review) to be published by Law Business Research LTD (UK) (http://www.gettingthedealthrough.com/authors/40847/nguyen-thi-thu-trang/)

• Co-author of Vietnam Chapter in National Arbitration Laws - 2nd Edition, (Author: Loukas Mistelis and Laurence Shore), to be published by Juris Publishing Inc. (US). (See: http://www.jurispub.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=6829)

• Co-author of paper named “Treaty Investment Arbitration” in The Workshop “Resolution of International Trade and Business Disputes” in 10 February 2012 within framework of the action of the 2nd component of the EU- Vietnam (Multilateral Trade Assistance Project) MUTRAP III project

• Co- author under the name of Dzungsrt& Associates LLC, of Vietnam Chapter in International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration to be published by International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Published) (see: http://www.arbitration-icca.org/media/1/13516722190920/toc_suppl._71.pdf)

• Co-author of paper named “Some comments contributing the draft Resolution of the Supreme People’ Court guiding some articles of Law on Commercial Arbitration” in the seminar of the Institute of Trial Science in Hochiminh City dated 2 November 2012

Activities

• Participating the Eighth Willem C. Vis (East) Moot Competition on International Commercial Arbitration in Hong Kong, 2012

• Participating the 21st Willem C. Vis Moot Competition on International Commercial Arbitration in Vienna, 2014

• Coaching Vis teams of Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam from 2015 to date

• Visiting lecturer at Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in “Commercial Arbitration” in early 2015

Membership of Professional Associations

• Member of YSIAC, YICCA

Career Outline

Policy Making and Advisory

• Commenting for rules of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), Rules and Charter of Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC)

• Giving opinion on the draft of the Resolution 01/2014 of the Supreme People’ Court of Vietnam on guiding some provisions of Law on Commercial Arbitration of Vietnam

• Providing opinion on the draft of the Chapter on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in the 2015 Civil Procedure Code of Vietnam

Academic and Professional Qualifications

BA - Bachelor of Art, major in International Law- Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

LLM – Post graduate LLM in Business, Corporate and Maritime Law, major in Arbitration and Business law- Erasmus University Rotterdam

Certificate

• Certificate for participating the advanced workshop on “Enforcement of international arbitration agreements and awards” granted by Vietnam- Singapore Training Centre in Hanoi, 2011

• Certificate for participating the Advanced Summer Course- 2014 session of Arbitration Academy in Paris

Related Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Conflict of laws
  • Enforcement litigation
  • International business
  • Investment Arbitration
  • Sales of goods

SECTORS

  • Commercial disputes
  • Commodity trade
  • Light industry
  • Marine and international trade
  • Transport and logistics

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese