Nguyen Thi Mai Anh is an Associate and a key member of the Dispute Resolution team at Dzungsrt & Associates LLC. She worked on dozens of and is particularly recommended for complex and high-stakes international disputes, commercial and investor state arbitrations for corporations in construction, energy, insurance, and transportation. She stands out for her diligence, technical understanding of the industry, and approach to complex multi-disciplinary cases. These characteristics allow her to add value to each case handled. She frequently publishes on arbitration-related guides such as World Arbitration Reporter (2019), Global Arbitration Review (2020-2022), and Delos Guide to Arbitration Places (2020). She also at times works on maritime matters.

Years of experience: 03 years
December 2017 – present Dzungsrt & Associates LLC (Hanoi)
December 2014 – May 2015 Russin & Vecchi LLC (Hanoi)

Academic and professional qualification
2016 – 2017 LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law - Maastricht University
2016 Training Course on ‘Dispute Settlement by International Arbitration’ - Permanent Court of Arbitration
2014 Global Politics Seasonal School on ‘Regional Economic Cooperation in Europe and Asia’ - Freie Universität Berlin
2011 – 2015 LL.B. in International Law - Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam

Notable matters
International Commercial Arbitration
- An ICC arbitration of under USD 500 million involving an oil and gas contract against a State-owned company
- A VIAC arbitration of over USD 100 million involving an EPC contract against a Korean contractor
- A SIAC arbitration of over USD 30 million involving a share purchase agreement against a Vietnamese media company
- A SCMA arbitration of over USD 2 million involving a charterparty against a Thailand charterer
Domestic Litigation
- A lawsuit of over USD 100 million involving an EPC contract at Hanoi People’s Court
- A lawsuit of over USD 300,000 involving an insurance policy at Hoan Kiem People’s Court as the first-instance court and Hanoi People’s Court as the appeal court
- A lawsuit of nearly USD 800,000 involving a collision in Vietnamese waters at Hai Phong People’s Court
- A bankruptcy procedure against a Vietnamese company for failure to pay over USD 1 million under a ship purchase agreement

- Advising a Germany shipping company on various points of Vietnamese laws to implement their coal transshipment project for Nghi Son 2 Thermal Power Plant
- Advising a Malaysia company in a dispute with a State-owned company about a change of work under a service agreement for oil and gas field offshore Vietnam
- Advising a China contractor in a dispute with a Vietnamese employer and sub-contractors on various issues arising from a construction project in Vietnam
- Advising reinsurers in a dispute with State-owned insurer and insured concerning several consecutive insurance policies for an FPSO
- Advising a Singapore coal company in a dispute with a State-owned energy company about a failure to provide COO
- Advising an FDI resort owner in a dispute with local authorities in Binh Dinh province about their land-use rights
- Advising the next of kin of a Vietnamese pilot deceased in a mid-air collision to claim for damages against aviation companies in the UK
- Advising a Canada company in the enforcement of a potential ICC arbitral award arising from an offtake agreement against a Vietnamese mining company
- Advising a BVI shipowner in the enforcement of an LMAA arbitral award against its vessels in Vietnam
- Advising a Korea P&I underwriter for matters arising from a capsize incident in Vietnamese waters
- Advising a UK P&I underwriter for matters arising from a collision in Vietnamese waters
- Advising shipowners, shipping lines, and underwriters on various issues including cargo claim, ship claim, marine collision, oil pollution, salvage, general average, ship arrest, etc.

- Vietnam Chapter in The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2020 & 2021 of Global Arbitration Review, Law Business Research LTD, Co-author,
- Vietnam Chapter in The World Arbitration Reporter, 2nd edition (2019), Juris Publishing, Co-author,
- Compulsory licensing for pharmaceuticals in investor-state arbitration, Law Blogs Maastricht (2017), Author,
- Assisting in the publication of Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Series: Studies in Private International Law – Asia), Edited by Anselmo Reyes, Hart Publishing (2019); Textbook on International Investment Law (2017), National Political Publishing House

Related Expertise

Practice Areas

  • ADR and Commercial Mediation
  • Arbitration Law
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Disputes and Commodity Trade
  • Commercial law
  • Commercial litigation


  • Commercial disputes
  • Marine and international trade


  • English
  • Vietnamese