Provided by Truong Trong Nghia
Mr. Truong Trong Nghia is one of the co-chairs of disputes resolution practice at YKVN LLC and is well-recognized as one of Vietnam’s most experienced lawyers with over 30 years of legal practice and arbitration experience. Mr. Nghia started his legal profession in 1982 at the State Economic Arbitration of Vietnam and presided over 400 economic cases. He also practiced law as one of government-appointed people’s counsels before the legal practice was permitted as a profession in Vietnam. As a Fulbright scholar, Mr. Nghia made his Master of Laws at NYU School of Law in 1994 – 1995. He returned to Vietnam and worked for 12 years as Deputy Director and later Director of ITPC, a government agency under Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee specializing in promoting foreign trade and supporting foreign investors in Vietnam. During this time, he joined Ho Chi Minh City Bar and practiced as an Of Counsel to YKVN. In 2008, Mr. Nghia resigned and became a full-time partner co-heading YKVN’s disputes resolution practice. Mr. Nghia is a senior arbitrator of Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC), has arbitrated more than 20 cases as member or president of the arbitral tribunal.
Vietnam Bar Federation: Vice-President since 2009, Member of Standing Committee since 2015
Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association: Vice-President since 2008
Arbitrator of International Arbitration Center (VIAC) and Mediator of Vietnam Mediation Center (VMC)
Vietnam Society of International Law (VSIL): Vice President since July 2016
Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Vietnam Chapter | The Legal 500 Litigation Country Comparative Guide (2020);
Rule of Law in Vietnam – Theory and Practice, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (2001);
Economic Arbitration in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City Publishing House (1988); and
Author of a large number of articles on Vietnamese legal issues including Vietnam’s international integration (US-Vietnam BTA, Vietnam’s accession to WTO, TPP, EUVFTA), application of precedent in Vietnam’s court, human rights in Vietnam’s Constitution, presumption of innocence and right to remain silent in Vietnam’s Law.
Lectured on law in undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Law and University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City.