Tony Nguyen EPLegal


Founding Partner

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Finance & Banking
Construction – Project Development
Shipping – Aviation
Dispute Resolution & Litigation


Tony is among the few top-tiered project & energy lawyers in Vietnam who are highly regarded by Chambers, Legal500, Asialaw Profiles and other international publications. He is dual-qualified and practices in both Vietnam and England and Wales as a senior partner of EPLegal.

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. Tony has 2 decades of massive transactions experience through various development and financing projects related to drilling campaigns; oil and gas production operations; sales and purchasing and technical services contracts; chartering of vessels/FPSO/FSO; and EPC/EPIC contracts. He acts as leading counsel and works on both contentious and non-contentious matters in energy and infrastructure construction contracts and related dispute settlement, including hydropower plants, thermal power plants, refineries and solar energy installation projects, etc.

Tony is a counsel acting in litigation and ADR dispute cases in Europe, Asia and often represents clients in disputes in Vietnam International Arbitration Center (“VIAC”) and international institutions such as THAC, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, GATT, NUTS. He is the first mediator and Vietnamese fellow member certified by CIArb. In 2017, he was appointed by VIAC to be a member of the Scientific Advisory Council and actively participated in training, research and drafting of VIAC rules and sets of VIAC rules. In 2019, he became one of the arbitrators of VIAC and also be elected as the Chair of Committee of prospective CIArb Branch in Vietnam. In January 2020, he was appointed as Deputy Director of Vietnam Mediation Center (“VMC”). He is also the Managing Director and co-founder of Vietnam Institute for International Arbitration (“VIArb”), the first independent organisation of arbitration and ADR training institute in Vietnam.


  • Bachelor of International Law, Institute for International Relations (Hanoi)
  • Master of Law (International Trade Law Award), University of the West of England (UK)
  • Master of Business Administration (major in Finance), Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (Belgium)
  • Graduate Diplomat of Law (BPP University, UK)
  • Legal Practice Course (De Monfort University, UK)
  • Fellow and Arbitrator of Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb)
  • Certified Contract Management Expert (IACCM)
  • Basic Petroleum Technology Training Course (VietnamPetroleum Manpower Training College)
  • Contract Management & Strategies (by MDT International – UK)
  • Maximo 6.2 Purchasing Training Certificate (by Baker Energy)
  • Negotiating skills (by Asian Institute of Technology)
  • Training courses in Quality Management and HSE
  • Ho Chi Minh City Bar
  • Brussels Bar (B-List) of Belgium
  • Deputy Director, Vietnam Mediation Center (VMC)
  • President of Steering committee of prospective Chartered Institute of Arbitration branch Vietnam
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitration (FCIArb)
  • Accredited Mediator, Chartered Institute for Arbitration in UK
  • Arbitrator, Member of Expert Advisory Board at VIAC
  • Fellow Arbitrator, International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI)
  • Board Member, Mediation & arbitration expert, Vantage 10
  • Vice President, International Court of Dispute Resolution Online (ICDRO)
  • Association for International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • International Bar Association (IBA) – Energy Section;
  • Cofounder, CISG Vietnam Group
  • Law Association for Asia and the Pacific
  • Hong Kong Business Association Vietnam;
  • Legal committee of American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (AMCHAM Vietnam)
  • Expert, International Association of Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM)
  • Vietnam Business Lawyers Club (VBLC).