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Maritime law and arbitration: we get the best of both worlds

Dzungsrt & Associates LLC is repeatedly ranked at the top for both shipping and arbitration practices in Who’s Who Legal, Chambers, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Asia Law. The Asia Pacific Legal 500 has recognized the firm as “Vietnam’s most reputable shipping law practice… incorporating a highly proficient ADR practice”. Our team is composed of leading arbitration lawyers who are also maritime law experts and have resolved a bunch of maritime arbitrations under the rules of SCMA, VIAC, SIAC,, etc . That’s why our clients turn to us as a one-stop law firm for our collective experience in both maritime law and arbitration fields.

Our Expertise

We handle a full range of issues related to maritime arbitration:

  • Financing
  • Building
  • Sale and acquisition of ships
  • Carriage of goods by sea
  • Insurance of ships
  • Cargo and other marine risks a
  • Contractual relationships
  • Use of ships

Our clients

We serve a broad range of clients, notably:

  • Ship owners
  • Shipbuilders
  • Charterers
  • Ship managers
  • Ship finance banks
  • Lessors
  • Insurance companies

Key contacts

Nguyen Ngoc Minh

Hanoi Office

Dang Vu Minh Ha

Hanoi Office

Nguyen Thi Thu Trang

Special Arbitration Counsel
Hanoi Office

Other practice areas

    • 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;
    • The first ever VIAC maritime arbitration involving cross-claims arising out of a collision;
    • Advising about Vietnamese laws in many maritime arbitrations under SCMA, LCIA, SIAC, etc
  • 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.
  • 2020:  by Legal 500 in Dispute resolution
  • "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.’