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Founding Partner: Tony Nguyen
Managing Partner: Annie Ngo
Number of Partners: 2
Number of Lawyers: 4

Languages: Vietnamese, English, and Mandarin 

Firm Overview: EPLegal started its business in 2009 as the first Vietnamese law firm specialising in the oil and gas industry. After a few years, EPLegal has extended its legal services intensively to construction, cross-border commercial transactions, shipping and aviation, banking and project financing, investments and corporate, and dispute resolution (arbitration and litigation).

EPLegal’s premier services have been widely recognised by many prestigious legal magazines and organisations, including Chambers and Partners, Who's Who Legal, Legal500, IFLR1000, Asialaw Profiles, Benchmark Litigation, etc. EPLegal distinguishes itself by focusing on corporate clients with a philosophy grounded in personal service to its valued clients and a disciplined approach to advancing clients’ interests by producing the quickest and most advantageous commercial solutions.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Energy & Construction
■ Advised PVN on Fuel Product Offtake Agreement with Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd
■ Advised PVC-MS on Service & equipment contract for Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant
■ Advised KNOC on tie-in transaction of Rong Doi Field
■ Advised Sumitomo on Due Diligence and potential M&A in an upstream project
■ Represented PVC-MS in an EPCIC contract with PC Vietnam Limited of Ham Rong Project
■ Advised Sumitomo on an EPCI contract and outstanding Vietnamese construction regulations in relation an upstream central processing platform
■ Represented PTSC in an EPC contract negotiation of Block B Gas Project
■ Advised PVGas on LNG Project to import LNG into Vietnam
■ Advised BSR for its 2nd phase extension of Dung Quat Refinery
■ Advised BSR to purchase Crude Oil for its refinery
■ Reviewed EPC contracts to develop wind power plants project in Vietnam
Key Clients: PetroVietnam and its subsidiaries, KNOC, Sumitomo, Lam Son JOC, Tungtex, VinaCapital, An Xuan, Cuu Long JOC, HydroChina ZhongNan
Contact: Ms. Annie Ngo - [email protected]

Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration)
■ Represented two Vietnamese respondents in a dispute at SIAC regarding fiduciary duties stipulated in a shareholder agreement
■ Represented a respondent in a dispute related to Soyabean Meal Contract with a Singapore company
■ Represented PVShipyard in a SIAC case regarding a contract on international sale of goods
■ Advised Robbins USA for a dispute settlement through mediation with Vinh Son-Song Hinh Company for EPC Contract
■ Represented a claimant in an ICC case involving international sales of goods
■ Represented a client in a court case involving a vessel collision in the Vietnam waters
■ Represented a foreign operator in initiating an administrative lawsuit against local customs authorities for an illegal tax decision
■ Represented an owner of an EPC project in an international arbitration case against a member of consortium as contractors of an EPC contract
Key Clients: Hung Lam, PVShipyard, VTRAC Holdings Ltd, Transocean, Dragon Sourcing Group Ltd, ELCEE, Long Son PIC
Contact: Tony Nguyen - [email protected]

Finance & Banking
■ Advised Natixis (Singapore) on the refinancing of the Chimsao FPSO Project
■ Advised Vietjet Air on a number of aircraft purchase projects
■ Advised PVGas on Nam Con Son 2 Pipeline financing project with Mizuho Bank
■ Advised Customer for syndicated loan agreements to buy and mortgage the Oil Tanker
Key Clients: PetroVietnam and its subsidiaries, Natixis, Vietjet Air, An Binh Bank, PVIAM
Contact: Tony Nguyen - [email protected]

Corporate & M&A
■ Advised PVN on its divestment of Long Son Petrochemical Complex
■ Advised Sumitomo on legal due diligence on a potential M&A in an upstream oil and gas project
■ Advised An Xuan on corporate structure of a wasted heat power project
■ Advised BSR on its corporate, financing and investment matters
■ Advised Hyundai Freezer Plant on setting up a new company in Vietnam
■ Assisted a US company in acquiring the packaging assets of a Vietnamese manufacturer
Key Clients: Hyundai Freezer Plant, Sumitomo, PetroVietnam and its subsidiaries, Antechnic, Streamcast Asia, An Xuan, Numaco
Contact: Ms. Annie Ngo - [email protected]

Shipping & Aviation
■ Advised Lam Son JOC on the legal interpretation of Time Charter Party of FPSO Vessel with PTSC
■ Advised Vietjet Air on the lease of multiple aircrafts and financing of aircraft purchase
■ Advised PTSC Marine on recovering debts regarding O&M services, and on shipping contracts
■ Advised PVTrans on the FSO Kamari Bare Boat Charter Party
■ Advised a client on anincident of vessel collision in Vietnam water area
Key Clients: Vietjet Air, PVTrans, PTSC Marine, SOFEL, PVShipyards, Long Son PIC, Robbins
Contact: Tony Nguyen - [email protected]

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Suite 501 Phuong Tower, 31C Ly Tu Trong, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam

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31C Ly Tu Trong, Ben Nghe Ward

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

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