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Son Nguyen is an associate of EPLegal in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Son Nguyen becomes a key member of EPLegal in several projects for both domestic and international clients.

Son Nguyen has spent many years focusing on energy, corporate & investment, construction, shipping, litigation and dispute resolution. He has valuable experience through various projects in relation to energy (production sharing, joint operating, cooperation, consortium and joint venture agreements, oil field services, and EPC/EPCI contracts, as well as dispute management); corporate & investment (registration of investment and enterprise, merge and acquisition, business restructuring service); construction (contract formation, property damage claims, import–export products, public–private partnership (PPP) projects); shipping (registration of vessels and flagging out, preparation of documents for ship arrest, vessel sale and purchase agreement, dispute resolution on compensation for damage).

Son Nguyen acts in litigation and alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) practices. He supported advising claimants and respondents in disputes in Vietnamese courts, Vietnam International Arbitration Center (“VIAC”), Singapore International Arbitration Center (“SIAC”), International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”).

Son Nguyen comprehends the law of Vietnam in numerous fields as civil law, contract law, labor law, business law, commercial law, shipping law, etc. Specially, Son Nguyen together with Mr. Tony – Founding Partner have in depth studied and written a chapter of the book about the Force Majeure event and Hardship in Vietnam. Not only does he apprehend legislation, but he exploits it effectively in advising. Having grasped clients’ demands, he always submerges himself completely in his role to derive substantial benefit from cases for clients.

Son Nguyen speaks native Vietnamese and fluent English.


Bachelor of laws, Faculty of Law, University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City

Training international trade lawyer, Vietnam Judicial Academy

Basic International Arbitration Course Certificate

Advance International Arbitration Diploma


Advising a Vietnamese State-own Company in a dispute settlement with a global power engineering company regarding performance of EPC Contract at Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”). This is the highest valued SIAC arbitration on construction dispute so far

Advising two Vietnamese respondents on a dispute regarding fiduciary duties stipulated in a shareholder agreement at SIAC

Advising Sumitomo on Due Diligence and potential M&A in an upstream oil and gas project

Advising KNOC on tie-in transaction of Rong Doi Field

Advising PVC on an EPC dispute with a consortium of contractors in relation to Thai Binh 2 thermal power plant

Advising PVTrans Hanoi on procedure for vessel purchase and drafting the vessel sales and purchase agreement

Advising Collyers (Claims processing and management angency) on two containers claims for damages in Vietnam

Advising PVGas and PVEP on potential business cooperation of an upstream oil & gas block of Vietnam

Acting for the Claimant in SHII v Tama River at the People’s Court of District 2

Advising and representing the largest publicly traded oil company in the world on a dispute with customs authority over imported tax exemption into Vietnam at Vung Tau court

Advising and representing AIG Vietnam in dispute over insuarance policy;

Advising and representing DHL Supply Chain Vietnam on two containers claims for damages at People’s Court of Thu Duc city.

Advising PVTrans in procedure for selling vessel.

Advising Southern Petroleum Transportation JSC in procedure for selling vessel.

Advising and representing PTMarindo, a Indonesian company in a lawsuit on allision accident.

Advising and representing Unigrade (Singapore) as the creditor in the bankruptcy proceedings of SOFEL at Ba Ria – Vung Tau court

Advise Long Son PIC in numorous disputes over real-estate projects.

Advising Lim Kim Hai on a dispute regarding a sale contract of electric cables in Vietnam