Dzung Nguyen


Mr Nguyen Manh Dzung is a qualified Vietnamese lawyer. He has over 30 years of experience in the settlement of maritime, commercial and investment disputes through domestic litigation and international arbitration. His practice areas include admiralty and maritime law, arbitration, dispute resolution & mediation, commercial law, contracts, insurance and reinsurance, international law, international trade, litigation and transportation. He has become a full-time arbitrator and is listed on various panels of arbitrators of VIAC, KCAB International, HIAC, SHAC and HKIAC. He is the first Vietnamese Member of the ICC Court of international arbitration and ICC Taskforce on ADR and Arbitration. He has regularly been appointed as co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in various arbitrations on international sale contracts, service contracts, shipping agency contracts, consultancy and design contracts, business co-operative agreements, supply contracts, joint venture contracts, marine insurance policies, M&A transactions, supply chain and logistic service contracts, leasing contracts, partnership agreements, contracts of carriage of goods by sea, loan agreements, etc. under different arbitration rules.

Dzung has an outstanding record of experience in the Vietnamese legal landscape and has influenced the sector in various ways, such as:

  • Is an active member of the Drafting Committees on Commerical Arbitration Legislation – involved closely with the legislative process of the 2010 Law on Commercial Arbitration,
  • Subsequently commented on the 2010 Law on Commercial Arbitration, various guiding bye-laws and regulations for the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam and the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam.
  • Has been appointed as an ADR expert to the Supreme People’s Court in a project (sponsored by UNDP) to improve court-annexed mediation.
  • Officially retained by the World Bank to act as a local consultant in advising the Supreme People’s Court to amend the  Civil Procedure Code to promote ADR in general but particularly in arbitration, including the recognition and enforcement regime.

Graduating Hanoi University of Law in 1990, Dzung obtained his Master of Law Degree at the Queen Mary, University of London in 2008, which focused on international and commercial dispute resolution such as commercial and investment arbitration, commercial mediation and international litigation.

Furthermore, Dzung’s outstanding record of expertise has led him to be appointed as visiting lecturer on arbitration and mediation at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Judicial Academy of the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam.