Lawyers in Vietnam

Tuan Nguyen

MBA, ACIArb, CEDR acred. Mediator

Office: +84 28 730 86 529

Mobile:+ 84 912 817 823


Mr Tuan Nguyen is the Managing Partner of ANT Lawyers and has overall responsibility for the management of the firm.  With over 20 years of experience, Mr Nguyen has advised and represented clients including international companies, international organizations of all sizes and individual clients whom are interested in doing business or needing legal services or representation in Vietnam, from small transactions to million dollars worth investment, energy, telecom, shipping, insurance, dispute and debt recovery matters.

Mr Nguyen obtained a B.A Degree from Foreign Trade University, Vietnam, LL.B. Degree from Hanoi National University - School of Law, Vietnam, and MBA Degree from Warwick Business School, United Kingdom with exchanged to Australian Graduate School of Business (AGSM), Australia.  He is a member of the Hanoi Bar Association, Vietnam Bar Association, and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr Nguyen is one of the Advisory Committee members of Prae Legal, an international law firm networks of more than 150 countries sharing knowledge, experience, and serving clients with cross-border transactions globally.  His legal profile is recognized in the IFLR1000. Besides, Mr Nguyen is also a mentor at Warwick Business School to supervise MBA candidates whom undertake graduation projects.  Mr Nguyen has been accredited as Mediator by UK based CEDR, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and by Hanoi Department of Justice.  Mr Nguyen also completed the stage 1 of Program of the Institute for the Development of Arbitration (PIDA 1) training by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Court of Arbitration and is an Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb).

Mr Nguyen has worked for and with a number of MNCs, State Owned Enterprise (SOE), and private enterprises in various positions in management, compliance, and in-house counsel in telecom, shipping and transportation, financial institutions before practicing law.  He has two years of experience working in the United States.

The experience in both business and legal practice, and the excellent relationships with all major stakeholders of the Vietnam Government Agencies help Mr Nguyen provide clients with competitive, flexible, client-led services that comes with the assurance of quality, confidentiality and trust.

Area of practice

  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Foreign Investment
  • Infrastructure Projects
  • International Trade and Taxes
  • Import & Export
  • Shipping & Maritime
  • Intellectual Property

Representative legal matters

  • Corporate M&A:
    • Advised an TECHNO, an European based company in software and internet solutions on various transactions for acquiring shares in a leading Vietnamese online travel agency (M&A).  Responsible for due diligence and drafting various share purchase agreements.
    • Represented WESGATE in M&A in million dollar real estate projects in Vietnam which is reported as one of the most prominent M&A projects in the year 2015
  • Dispute Resolution:
    • Advising and representing a prominent Asia based insurance company on dispute on Billing of Lading issues with a shipping agent in Vietnam;
    • Advising and representing SENNEBOGEN, a German exporter on international trade dispute on million dollars worth equipments.
    • Advising AKZO NOBEL, a global chemical company in handling million dollar dispute cases in Vietnam;
    • Advising and representing TYAZHMASH, one of the leading Russian industrial corporations in power engineering, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, building industry, chemistry and oil refining, gold and diamond mining, and space, to handle dispute against a Vietnam corporation with complex natures.
    • Represent Nortel Vietnam Limited (NVL), a telecom equipment makers on its disputes against Customs Authority in regard to import of telecom equipment and import taxes; and re-export of spares as under fixed assets.
    • Representing a number of foreign manufacturers in numerous Anti-dumping cases.
  • Contract:
    • Represent DANAGROUP on negotiation and draft agency contract with Hong Kong airlines on cargo sales;
    • Represent BANCORE, a Denmark IT service company specializing in mobile banking and micro-payments in signing Business Cooperation Agreement with VPBank, one of a leading commercial banks in Vietnam;
    • Draft contract for FPT IS, a leading information service company to provide infrastructure and software for Vietnam National Rail Corp for implementing online ticket reservation system.
    • Draft investors’ right agreements, share purchase agreements and other shareholders’ agreements to facilitate M&A deals, re-structuring, share issuance for numerous joint stocks companies.
    • Draft agreements, EPC for clients in real estate and construction sectors;
  • Intellectual Property:
    • Represent MONDO, a Turkish fashion brand on a trademark opposition case in Vietnam;
    • Advise and represent GRASS CONCRETE, a UK construction materials company in dispute against local agents in trademark infringement;
    • Represent hundreds of inventors globally filing patents in Vietnam to protect IP assets including AKME Engineering (Russia) in nuclear technology, Anna (Hungary) in waste treatment.
  • Foreign Investment:
    • Give advice on business structuring and services to set-up trading, service, manufacturing companies such TERAL, a leading Japanese industrial pumps and fans manufacturer;
    • GENERAL MOTORS, a leading US company in manufacturing and assembling cars;
  • Infrastructure Projects:
    • Advise on HTC GSM technology infrastructure telecom networks projects for Vietnamobile, one of the eight mobile operators in Vietnam.
    • Advise top management levels and board of directors of RENERGY, an energy company on Thuan Nhien Phong, a USD 600 mil 300 MW energy project in Binh Thuan, Vietnam, from licensing, re-structuring, corporate governance, compliance, financing deals;
    • Advise Toshiba, IHI, Mitsui Engineering, CTCI, the contractors of 2 x 660 MW Van Phong 2 thermal power plant in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam.
  • Shipping & Maritime:
    • Advised ABC Maritime AG in potential disputes relating to Vietnam companies’ assets;
    • Acted for Diamond Maritime DMCC, M.A.S Marine Company S.A to purchase ships from Vietnam ship owners.
    • Representing a foreign vessel owners in handling dispute with insurance companies in Vietnam in million dollar value of collision matters.


Bar and Professional Association

  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Hanoi Bar Association
  • Vietnam Bar Association


 Consultant in Vietnam

Mr Vinh Trinh, Partner has nearly 20 years of experience in consulting infrastructure and energy projects.  Mr Trinh has BA in linguistic from Kiev National Linguistic University, in Kiev, Ukraine since 1990 and BA in Economics from Hanoi National Economics University.  He worked for a Singapore company in Vietnam in the infrastructure division after graduation and took part in a number of project bids for government sponsored infrastructure projects.  Mr Trinh has since developed his skills set in government affairs consulting that help clients to navigate the challenges posed by the interplay of laws, public policy, regulation, competition and economic trends across the fields regulated by the government. Mr Trinh also advises client on the working of the institutions and decision making procedures in Vietnam.

Area of practice:

  • Infrastructure, Energy, Resources

Consulting experience:

  • Energy project: advise and represent Antara Koh Pte Ltd, a Singapore EPC contractor in Dung Quat Oil refinery plant in Quang Ngai;
  • Infrastructure project: advise and represent a Singapore EPC contractor in Nhat Tan Bridge construction projects in Hanoi;
  • Resource project: advise and represent a domestic company in a project sponsored by PetroVietnam, a state-run corporation.


Mrs Linh Nguyen, Partner, an M.A., Northumbria University, UK, 2007, B.A., Foreign Trade University, Vietnam, 2004.

Mrs Nguyen was as partner at VFI Consulting until 2013 and joined ANT Lawyers since bringing with her the department of investment consulting, licensing and permit, infrastructure, energy and project. Prior to consulting career, she worked for a number of MNCs including Unilever Vietnam and Google Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Owning 8 years of experience in the field of investment consulting and business consulting, Mrs. Nguyen has worked closely with foreign investors of both individuals and international companies, from Austria, Russia, Poland, Belgium, Singapore, Korea, China, Japan, Canada and US.

With her knowledge of the local business environment and strong relationships with Government Agencies, Mrs. Nguyen offers practical solutions and consultancy to assist clients in comprehensive license application for FDI, ODA and BOT projects, such as Vinh Tan 1 & 2 Thermal Power Plant Project, to achieve optimal operation strategies in accordance with Vietnamese laws.

Mrs. Linh Nguyen is one of the consulting team members for Van Phong 1’s EPC contractor, who took main responsibility to provide legal analysis and advice to the Consortium to protect their rights when entering the Vietnamese market as well as consultancy on full steps to obtain necessary permits and licenses for Van Phong 1 project.

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