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EPLegal

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Firm Details

Managing Partner: Annie Ngo - [email protected]

Senior and Founding Partner: Tony Nguyen - [email protected]

Number of Partners: 2

Number of Lawyers: 4

Languages: Vietnamese and English


Firm Overview

EPLegal started its business in 2009 as a boutique law firm specialising in the oil and gas industry. After a few years, EPLegal has extended its legal services intensively to cross-border commercial transactions, shipping and aviation, banking and finance, investments and corporate, M&A, construction and dispute resolution and litigation.

EPLegal’s sound services have been widely recognised by many prestigious legal magazines and organisations, including Chambers and Partners, Legal500, Asialaw Profiles, Benchmark Litigation and more. 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.


Offices

Ho Chi Minh City (Head Quarter)

Ha Noi City

Da Nang City

London

Birmingham

Manchester


Main Areas of Practice

Energy & Construction

■ Advised PVN on Fuel Product Offtake Agreement with Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd

■ Advised a joint venture of Ezra Holdings-EMAS-PVT-Keppel on Chim Sao FPSO project

■ 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 Vietnamese construction regulations on 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 second phase extension of Dung Quat Refinery

■ Advised BSR to purchase Crude Oil for its refinery

■ Advised Aqua One JSC for a water plant construction project in Vietnam

Key Clients: PetroVietnam and its subsidiaries, KNOC, Sumitomo, Lam Son JOC, Tungtex, VinaCapital, Cuu Long JOC, HydroChina ZhongNan, Aqua One JSC


Dispute Resolution & Litigation

■ Advised and represented a world’s leading oil trader on a dispute with customs authority over imported tax exemption into Vietnam

■ Represented a Vietnamese SOE in an EPC contract dispute (dispute value is over USD 2 billion) with a global contractor at SIAC

■ Represented two Vietnamese respondents in a dispute at SIAC regarding fiduciary duties stipulated in a shareholder agreement

■ Represented a Hydro-power owner in an EPC contract dispute with a foreign consortium at VIAC

■ Represented a Vietnamese shipyard in a sales of good contract dispute at SIAC

■ Advised and represented BP in a tax dispute with the General Tax Department

■ Advised and represented a local cashew nuts trader in an ICC arbitration with a UAE company

■ Represented a client in a court case involving a vessel collision in the Vietnam waters

Key Clients: PetroVietnam and its subsidiaries, BP, Hung Lam, VTRAC Holdings Ltd, Transocean, Long Son PIC


Finance & Banking

■ 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

■ Advised Pharos on mortgage agreements for syndicated loan

■ Advised Natixis (Singapore) on the refinancing of the Chimsao FPSO Project

■ Advised Vietjet Air on a number of aircraft purchase projects

Key Clients: PetroVietnam and its subsidiaries, Natixis, Vietjet Air, An Binh Bank, Pharos, MM Mega Market


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

■ Assisted a US company in acquiring the packaging assets of a Vietnamese manufacturer

■ Assisted Keppel Land in obtaining required certificates for real estate projects in Vietnam

■ 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

Key Clients: PetroVietnam and its subsidiaries, Hyundai Freezer Plant, Sumitomo, Streamcast Asia, An Xuan, Numaco, Keppel Land


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

Key Clients: Vietjet Air, PVTrans, PTSC Marine, SOFEL, PVShipyards, Lam Son JOC

Ranked Offices

Provided by EPLegal

Vietnam - Head office

EPLegal rankings

Asia-Pacific Guide 2023
Filter by
Vietnam
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Dispute Resolution
4
Dispute Resolution
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Tony Nguyen
3
Tony Nguyen
3
Band 3
Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
4
Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Tony Nguyen
3
Tony Nguyen
3
Band 3