1. Mrs. Annie Ngo
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.
2. Mr. Tony Nguyen
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.
3. Mr. Konstantin Christie
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.
4. Mr. Matthew Finn
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.