Oil & Gas, Energy Disputes in the Covid-19 Era: An Asian Perspective

17 August 2021

 14:00 - 16:00 Vietnam local time

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OVERVIEW

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic with a frozen economy and lockdown orders in many Asian countries have thrown the energy industry into unprecedented challenges, and at the same time caused the number of disputes to skyrocket. Yet it is not easy to resolve these disputes where there are on-going waves of COVID-19 infections, and restrictions on travel and construction work remain in place.

This webinar will provide insights on the dynamics and suggestions for dispute resolution in the oil & gas and energy sectors, with a focus on construction disputes, gas agreement disputes and tax related disputes. It will also touch on particular issues, such as the use of experts and technical witnesses in energy disputes while travel restrictions remain in place. Panellists with diverse backgrounds will cite examples from Vietnam, Korea and other Asian countries in their discussion of these topics.

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Tony is among a few top-tiered project & energy lawyers in Vietnam who are highly rated by Chambers, Legal500, Asialaw Profiles and other international publications.

Founding Partner, EPLegal
Tony Nguyen

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Annie Ngo is the Managing Partner of EPLegal. Annie is a commercial, contract and legal expert in the Vietnam Oil and Gas sector with 19 years of working experience.

Managing Partner, EPLegal
Annie Ngo

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Matthew Finn BSc Hons LLM FCIArb MCInstCES FCIOB FRICS MAE MEWI - Senior Managing Director of Ankura Consulting

Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting
Matthew Finn

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Konstantin Christie is a partner at Peter & Kim in Geneva. For the past 14 years, his practice has focused on international commercial and investment arbitration.

Partner, Peter & Kim
Konstantin Christie 

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Charis Tan is a partner at Peter & Kim in Singapore. She specialises in international arbitration and public international law, and is admitted in three jurisdictions (Singapore, England & Wales and New York).

Partner, Peter & Kim
Charis Tan

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Tony is among a few top-tiered project & energy lawyers in Vietnam who are highly rated by Chambers, Legal500, Asialaw Profiles and other international publications.
Tony has spent nineteen years practicing in the projects and energy industry. Prior to co-founding EPLegal in 2010, Tony worked in managerial and legal positions in leading oil & gas operators and contractors in Vietnam such as PTSC, Cuu Long JOC, and PVTrans. He has legal and contracting experience through various projects related to drilling campaigns; oil and gas production operations; sales and purchasing and technical services contracts; chartering of vessels/FPSO/FSO; production services; and EPC/EPIC contracts, offtake agreements and lifting contracts. He acts as leading counsel and works on both contentious and non-contentious matters in onshore energy and infrastructure construction contracts and related disputes settlement, including hydropower plants, thermal power plants, refineries and solar energy installation projects, etc.
Tony is also a Benchmark-Litigation’s dispute resolution star and a to-go-counsel for international arbitration involving Vietnamese parties. He frequently represents large corporate clients for disputes settled under the rules of Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC), SIAC and ICC, etc. He is the first Vietnamese fellow member of CIArb (FCIArb), past chairman of CIArb Vietnam steering committee, a member of the VIAC’s Expert Advisory Council. Tony actively participates in training, research and drafting activities of VIAC rules, VMC rules and the code of ethics of VMC mediators. In January 2020, he was appointed as Deputy Director of Vietnam Mediation Center (VMC) and in the same year he co-founded Vietnam Institute for International Arbitration (VIArb), the first independent ADR training institute in Vietnam, and holds the position of Managing Director until now.
Tony also actively practices as an arbitrator of VIAC, THAC, IDRRMI, BIAIC and other reputable regional and international arbitration centers.


nguyen trung nam (tony)

BSc Hons LLM FCIArb MCInstCES FCIOB FRICS MAE MEWI
Ankura Consulting |Director

Matthew is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chartered Institute of Building and a Member of Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering. He is regularly appointed as an expert witness in the field of quantum (damages) in construction matters. Matthew is a certified civil and commercial mediator, construction adjudicator, dispute board practitioner and a domestic and international arbitrator and sits on over 30 worldwide arbitration panels. He has also been recognised in Who’s Who Legal in Arbitration, Quantum and Delay, and Construction chapters in publications in 2018-2021.

Matthew Finn

Founding Partner, EPLegal

Tony is among a few top-tiered project & energy lawyers in Vietnam who are highly rated by Chambers, Legal500, Asialaw Profiles and other international publications. Tony is also a Benchmark-Litigation’s dispute resolution star and a to-go-counsel for international arbitration involving Vietnamese parties. He frequently represents large corporate clients for disputes settled under the rules of Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC), SIAC and ICC, etc. He is the first Vietnamese fellow member of CIArb (FCIArb), past chairman of CIArb Vietnam steering committee, a member of the VIAC’s Expert Advisory Council. Tony actively participates in training, research and drafting activities of VIAC rules, VMC rules and the code of ethics of VMC mediators. In January 2020, he was appointed as Deputy Director of Vietnam Mediation Center (VMC) and in the same year he co-founded Vietnam Institute for International Arbitration (VIArb), the first independent ADR training institute in Vietnam, and holds the position of Managing Director until now. Tony also actively practices as an arbitrator of VIAC, THAC, IDRRMI, BIAIC and other reputable regional and international arbitration centers.

NGUYEN TRUNG NAM (TONY)

Partner, Peter & Kim

Charis Tan is a partner at Peter & Kim in Singapore. She specialises in international arbitration and public international law, and is admitted in three jurisdictions (Singapore, England & Wales and New York). Her experience includes investment and commercial arbitrations under ICSID, ICC, SIAC, SCC and UNCITRAL Rules. Charis has acted for States in high profile cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). She has also been appointed as an Arbitrator in both commercial arbitration and State-to-State cases. Charis advises National Oil Companies (NOCs) and International Oil Companies (IOCs) in both contentious and non-contentious upstream oil and gas matters, and a unique area of her specialisation is where oil blocks straddle disputed boundaries. Charis has been recommended by Legal 500 for international arbitration and named a Future Leader in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal and GAR.

Charis Tan

Managing Partner, EPLegal

Annie Ngo is the Managing Partner of EPLegal. Annie is a commercial, contract and legal expert in the Vietnam Oil and Gas sector with 19 years of working experience. Annie previously used to work for Unocal Houston, an Oil company in the USA and then held managerial roles in the procurement and legal divisions of leading oil & gas companies in Vietnam such as Cuu Long JOC, PetroVietnam Exploration and Production Corporation (PVEP) and Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company (BDPOC). As Managing Manager of EPLegal, Annie has experienced working with PetroVietnam Group and its subsidiaries such as PVGAS, BSR, PTSC and PVEP, on all legal, commercial, contract and procurement matters relating to the upstream operations. She has also advised and acted for foreign investors/operators in cases related to energy disputes in Vietnam.

Annie Ngo

Partner Peter & Kim

Konstantin Christie is a partner at Peter & Kim in Geneva. For the past 14 years, his practice has focused on international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as disputes under public international law. A native Russian and English speaker, he regularly handles cases from eastern Europe, Russia and the former CIS, and more recently stemming from the Southeast Asia. Konstantin was admitted to the Bars of New York and Massachusetts in 2007, and trained in Geneva and Paris. He has a law degree (JD) from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science (criminal justice) degree from Northeastern University in Boston.

KONSTANTIN CHRISTIE