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  • Tier 1 in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

    Legal 500

  • Commercial, responsive, result-orientated and technically excellent.

    AsiaLaw

Dzungsrt & Associates has extensive experience and expertise in arbitration and litigation in Vietnam, and internationally.

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Head of Arbitration Practice

Managing Partner, Nguyen Manh Dzung (MCIArb)

20 years of experience as a dispute resolution practitioner in shipping, commercial and investment disputes in both domestic and international arbitration in Vietnam.

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Qualified to appear in all Courts of Vietnam and before Arbitral Tribunals established under ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, HKIAC, JCAA and VIAC.

Have represented both Vietnamese and foreign clients in the resolution of disputes.

Have participated in arbitration and court proceedings on highly specialised matters, so are exceptionally familiar with the intricacies of dispute resolution.

Well-equipped to provide clients with cost-effective and innovative solutions to their problems.

Testimonial

"Very reliable [and] professional" in the field of dispute resolution.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

    • Acting for a famous French invested retailer in a number of VIAC arbitrations on contractual disputes relating to the development of supermarkets in Vietnam;
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    • Acting for global trading companies in relation to sales contract disputes before the VIAC in Hanoi.
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    • A USD 7 million VIAC arbitration on a share purchase contract between his client, an international fund, and a large Vietnamese company
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    • A dispute on an airline re-insurance policy between two Vietnamese insurers - Complex proceedings involving foreign investment in a real estate project
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    • A VIAC arbitration related to sale and purchase contract of steel scraps between a Vietnamese corporation and a Hong Kong company;
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    • Several VIAC arbitration regarding a number of sale and purchase contracts of steel scraps between a British company and a number of Vietnamese companies
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    • Acting for an international investment fund in a VIAC arbitration against a local joint-stock company regarding a shareholder dispute;
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    • Acting as co-legal counsel to a French invested company in relation to a service contract dispute before the VIAC in Hanoi;
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    • Represented a Singapore company in successfully achieving of a Judgment of Ho Chi Minh City court for the recognition and enforcement of the 1st adhoc award in the territory of Vietnam
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    • The first ever VIAC maritime arbitration involving cross-claims arising out of a collision
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    • Advising on matters pertaining to a SIAC arbitration involving an oil-refinery project in the middle of Vietnam;
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    • Acting as co-legal counsel to a BVI Company in relation to an investment dispute and parallel proceedings involving a Vietnamese company and a Vietnamese state authority;
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    • Acting as co-legal counsel for a Vietnamese Textile Corporation in a joint venture dispute with a foreign investor before ICC Arbitration seated in Singapore;
    • GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL OF RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT ON THE BASIS OF CONTRACTUAL CAPACITY AND ARBITRATION AGREEMENT UNDER VIETNAM AND FOREIGN LAW – AUGUST 2016 [Article]
      [Training workshop – New regulations in the Civil Procedure Code 2015 and New York Convention 1958 on recognition and enforcement in Vietnam of Foreign arbitral awards held by USAID and Vietnam SPC] by Nguyen Manh Dzung & Nguyen Thi Thu Trang
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    • REFUSAL OF RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN ARBITRAL DECISIONS IN VIETNAM ON THE BASIS OF THE VALIDITY OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS – AUGUST 2016 [Article]
      [Training workshop – New regulations in the Civil Procedure Code 2015 and New York Convention 1958 on recognition and enforcement in Vietnam of Foreign arbitral awards held by USAID and Vietnam SPC] By Nguyen Manh Dzung & Nguyen Thi Thu Trang
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    • REFUSAL OF RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARDS IN VIETNAM ON THE GROUND THE ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL EXCEEDED ITS JURISDICTION, ARBITRAL AWARDS HAVE NOT TAKEN EFFECT OR BEEN SET ASIDE – AUGUST 2016 [Article]
      [Training workshop – New regulations in the Civil Procedure Code 2015 and New York Convention 1958 on recognition and enforcement in Vietnam of Foreign arbitral awards held by USAID and Vietnam SPC] By Nguyen Manh Dzung & Nguyen Thi Thu Trang
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    • VIETNAM (PUBLICATION: GAR 2017) – AN OVERVIEW OF ARBITRATION IN VIETNAM IN 2015
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    • VIETNAM – ARBITRATION REVIEW IN 2015 (PUBLICATION: GAR 2016) [The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review (GAR) published by Law Business Research Ltd (UK) in 2017 (updated annually) By Nguyen Manh Dzung & Dang Vu Minh Ha
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    • AN OVERVIEW OF ARBITRATION IN VIETNAM (PUBLICATION: WORLD ARBITRATION REPORTER 2016)
      [Second Edition – International Encyclopedia of Arbitration Law and Practice published by JurisNetLLC of New York (USA) in 30th November 2012 (updated annually) By Nguyen Manh Dzung & Dang Vu Minh Ha
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    • VIETNAM – AN ARBITRATION-FRIENDLY SEAT (OCTOBER 2015) [Article] [Published by Yong Arbitration Review (19th Edition) (October 2015) By Nguyen Manh Dzung & Dang Vu Minh Ha
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    • ARBITRATION IN VIETNAM IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS: THE FOUNDATIONS TO FLOURISH [Article] [26th – 28th March 2014: “Arbitration in Vietnam In the Next 10 Years: The Foundations to Flourish” at the 10th anniversary APRAG Conference in Melbourne, Australia By Nguyen Manh Dzung & Le Quang Hung
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    • VIETNAM (ICCA 2015) By Hew R Dundas and Dzungsrt & Associates LLC
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    • VIETNAM (APAG - 3RD MARCH 2016) [Practical Guidance] [3rd March 2016: IBA’s Asia Pacific Arbitration Group (APAG) Meeting in Shanghai and APAG working Group member meeting, Shanghai, China by Nguyen Manh Dzung
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    • GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH 2014 – VIETNAM CHAPTER [Getting the Deal Through 2014 editions – published by Law Business Research Ltd in 2014 By Nguyen Manh Dzung, Le Quang Hung & Nguyen Ngoc Minh
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    • BA GUIDELINE ON ARBITRATION IN VIETNAM - SEPTEMBER 2014 Vietnam Chapter in IBA Country Guide published in the official of IBA (Ed. Lawrence Schaner, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago and David Arias, Arias SLP, Madrid) in September 2014 by Nguyen Manh Dzung & Dang Vu Minh Ha
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    • PRELIMINARY COMMENTS ON THE 3RD DRAFT DATED 26 MARCH 2015 OF THE REVISED CPC REGARDING ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARDS By Nguyen Manh Dzung & Nguyen Thi Thu Trang
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    • Vietnam Chapter in The Delos Guide to Arbitration Places, Delos Dispute Resolution, 1st and 2nd Editions (2020-2021) By Nguyen Ngoc Minh, Nguyen Thi Thu Trang & Nguyen Thi Mai Anh
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    • "Arbitration developments in Vietnam: adapting to global challenges” in The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2022, Global Arbitration Review (2021) By Nguyen Ngoc Minh, Nguyen Thi Thu Trang & Nguyen Thi Mai Anh
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    • Does A Right To A Physical Hearing Exist In International Arbitration?, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (2020) by Hew R. Dundas, Nguyen Thi Thu Trang & Nguyen Thi Mai Anh
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    • “Enforceability of arbitral awards in Vietnam - alarming practice” in The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2021, Global Arbitration Review (2020) By Nguyen Ngoc Minh, Nguyen Thi Thu Trang & Nguyen Thi Mai Anh
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    • Vietnam - National Report in The World Arbitration Reporter (WAR), Juris Publishing, 2nd Edition (2019) By Nguyen Manh Dzung & Nguyen Thi Mai Anh
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    • Vietnam Chapter in The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2020, Global Arbitration Review (2019) By guyen Ngoc Minh, Nguyen Thi Thu Trang & Nguyen Thi Mai Anh
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    • The Vietnam Chapter of Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters edited by Anselmo Reyes (Bloomsbury – Co-author) by Nguyen Ngoc Minh, Tran Ha Han & Nguyen Thi Thu Trang
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    • CURRENT TRENDS ON INVESTOR – STATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN VIETNAM [Article] By Nguyen Manh Dzung & Le Quang Hung
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    • ARBITRATION IN VIETNAM IN DETAILS [Handbook & Guide] By Nguyen Manh Dzung & Le Quang Hung
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    • VIETNAM ICCA 2015 [Handbook & Guide] By Hew R Dundas and Dzungsrt & Associates LLC
    • 2020-2021-2022
      Outstanding |Dispute Resolution (Asia Law)
    • 2019-2020-2021
      Tier 1 | Dispute Resolution & Arbitration (Legal 500)
      Tier 1 | Shipping & Aviation (Legal 500)
      Recommended | International Arbitration (Benchmark)
      Band 2 |Dispute Resolution (Chambers)
      Tier 2 |Commercial & Transactions (Benchmark)
      Tier 3 | Energy & Construction (Benchmark)
    • 2017 and 2018: Top-tier firm by Legal500 in Dispute resolution and Shipping

The following deals were recognized by International Legal Directories:
 

    • "Arbitration is a core strength for boutique law firm Dzungsrt & Associates LLC, which handles a large volume of international and domestic shipping and construction disputes. The team, led by of counsel Nguyen Manh Dzung handles VIAC arbitration for clients and is skilled in complex maritime law matters, which Ho Chi Minh City-based Trang Vu specializes in. Head of the Hanoi office Nguyen Ngoc Minh is highlighted by clients as a 'standout partner' - his work includes the enforcement of arbitral awards. Tran Ha Han and Dang Vu Minh Ha are key senior associates."
    • ‘Dzungsrt & Associates offers a fully integrated international dispute resolution service covering both international arbitration and local litigation. The lawyers are proficient in English and always ready to work around the clock if needed.‘
    • Acting as co-counsel to a Japanese construction company in several court proceedings against Vietnamese state authority in relation to a number of ICC arbitrations arising from a very important public infrastructure project;
    • Acting as counsel for a Korean financial group in a VIAC (Vietnam International Arbitration Centre) arbitration involving a dispute arising out of a construction contract signed between two formerly related companies for the construction of one of the highest skyscrapers in Hanoi, Vietnam;
    • Acting for one of the largest Korean construction companies in two VIAC arbitrations against a large State-owned commercial bank regarding two construction contracts;
    • Acting for a Singapore company in a dispute arising from a Contract Agreement with a Vietnamese company for Interior Design Consultancy Service of one of the highest skyscrapers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    • Acting for a Japanese contractor against a government authority on an infrastructure project in Ho Chi Minh City;
    • Acting as legal counsel to a foreign invested company in a VIAC arbitration on a construction project against the Malaysian subcontractor;
    • 2021: Band 1 in Dispute resolution by Chambers & Partners
      "They are good at dispute matters and well positioned to advise foreign clients including foreign law firms as they have strengths in language skills and working experience with foreign firms."
    • The team is "clear in its views and responsive so there are no delays."
    • Nguyen Ngoc Minh has a growing reputation in the market as an arbitration counsel. Interviewees appreciate that his "command of English is excellent" and his "speed of response and clarity of advice are excellent."He is particularly active on construction-related disputes.
    • "Arbitration is a core strength for boutique law firm Dzungsrt & Associates LLC, which handles a large volume of international and domestic shipping and construction disputes. The team, led by of counsel Nguyen Manh Dzung handles VIAC arbitration for clients and is skilled in complex maritime law matters, which Ho Chi Minh City-based Trang Vu specializes in. Head of the Hanoi office Nguyen Ngoc Minh is highlighted by clients as a 'standout partner' - his work includes the enforcement of arbitral awards. Tran Ha Han and Dang Vu Minh Ha are key senior associates."
    • Shipping: ‘The team gives quick and kind responses.’
    • Dispute resolution: ‘Responsive and user friendly, providing advice in a concise and accurate way. Nguyen Ngoc Minh is excellent.’
    • "Offers well-rounded dispute resolution services, with extensive and deep expertise in arbitration and other forms of alternate dispute resolution ... Many peers acknowledge the firm’s prominence in domestic and international arbitration matters…..The firm’s dispute resolution practitioners have international study and practice experience, ensuring a more cosmopolitan and nuanced approach to its representation" Benchmark Litigation

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    • "Arbitration is a core strength for boutique law firm Dzungsrt & Associates LLC, which handles a large volume of international and domestic shipping and construction disputes. The team, led by of counsel Nguyen Manh Dzung handles VIAC arbitration for clients and is skilled in complex maritime law matters, which Ho Chi Minh City-based Trang Vu specializes in. Head of the Hanoi office Nguyen Ngoc Minh is highlighted by clients as a 'standout partner' - his work includes the enforcement of arbitral awards. Tran Ha Han and Dang Vu Minh Ha are key senior associates."

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    • ‘Dzungsrt & Associates offers a fully integrated international dispute resolution service covering both international arbitration and local litigation. The lawyers are proficient in English and always ready to work around the clock if needed.‘

Key contacts

Nguyen Ngoc Minh

Head of Hanoi Office
Hanoi Office

Nguyen Thi Thu Trang

Special Arbitration Counsel
Hanoi Office

Dang Vu Minh Ha

Partner
Hanoi Office