Vietnam - Part H - Arbitration in Asia - 2nd Edition

Nicholas Lingard
Phong Nguyen
Viet Nguyen
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30 pages
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PDF from "Arbitration in Asia - 2nd Edition"
September, 2017
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Nicholas Lingard is a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Singapore and the head of their International Arbitration group for Asia-Pacific. He is an experienced international arbitration counsel and advocate and leads one of the most active treaty arbitration practices in Asia, representing both investors and states, in high-profile, politically complex cases around Asia and the world. Mr. Lingard represents clients in commercial disputes across a variety of industries, under all the major arbitral rules, including ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, AAA and NAI, and under all major systems of law. He also frequently assists clients with public international law advice, including to structure investments for the protections provided by bilateral investment treaties. Mr. Lingard is recognised as a “leader in his field” and was named Outstanding Young Partner by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017.

A former law clerk to the Chief Justice of Australia, he was educated at the University of Queensland, where he received University Medals in law and Japanese, and Harvard Law School, where he was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow. He is admitted to practise in New York and New South Wales, Australia. Mr. Lingard speaks English and Japanese, and was appointed to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Users Council in September 2015. He is a Registered Foreign Lawyer entitled to appear before the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Phong Nguyen is an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Vietnam. He is a highly-skilled Vietnam-qualified lawyer who has been practising law in Ho Chi Minh City since 2003. Phong Nguyen has extensive experience in advising foreign investors on investment and corporate restructuring transactions in Vietnam. He also has considerable experience as a dispute lawyer acting for multinational corporations on various civil and criminal matters in Vietnam, including arbitration proceedings.

Viet Nguyen is an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Vietnam. He graduated from Hanoi Law University, Vietnam and then obtained a Master of Law degree from Duke University School of Law, U.S. under the Fulbright Scholarship Program. Before joining Freshfields, Viet Nguyen worked for Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice and a leading domestic law firm. At Freshfields, he spends most of his time working on dispute resolution (including domestic arbitration and international arbitration) and inward investment.