Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)





Nguyen Trung Nam (Tony)

Managing Director

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Master of Law (International Trade Law), University of the West of England (UK).
Master of Business Administration (major in Finance), Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management.
Certified Contract Management Expert, International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM)
Negotiation and Business Correspondence Skills (Asian Technology Institute).
Oil & Gas for non-technical practitioners (PetroVietnam Manpower & Training College)
[Oil & Gas] Contract Management & Strategies (by MDT International - UK).
Maximo 6.2 Purchasing training certificate (by Baker Energy).
WTO laws and application in Vietnam (MUTRAP-Foreign Trade University joint program).
Graduate Diplomat of [English] Law, (enrolling, BPP University, UK).



Tony practices in the area of project finance and commercial contracts with a heavy emphasis on international trade law, contract/tax planning for cross-border transactions and offshore petroleum transactions.

Tony spent fourteen years practicing in the Oil & Gas – energy industry.  Prior to co-founding EPLegal, Tony worked in managerial and legal positions in the leading oil & gas operators and contractors in Vietnam such as PTSC, Cuu Long JOC, and PVTrans. He has legal and contracting experience through various projects related to drilling campaigns; oil and gas production operations; sales and purchasing and technical services contracts; chartering of vessels/FPSO/FSO; production services; and EPC/EPIC contracts. Tony also played the driving legal role in various Mio financing projects and investment projects within the energy and infrastructure sector. Furthermore, Tony is one of only a few counsels in Vietnam who developed strong relationships with oil and gas operators, partners, and with the State-owned giant, PetroVietnam.

Tony is the author of numerous legal articles relating to legal, contracts risks management and banking and finance.  He won the Best Memorial Award at the 2001 Asia Law Moot Court competition, and was a candidate for the Clive M. Schmitthoff Essay Competition held by PACE.



‘Future of Harmonisation and Unification in Contract Law Regarding "Battle of Forms“’, PACE 2009.
“The case of Vietnam accession to CISG, benefits and challenges”, VCCI 2010.
CISG cases briefing, DDDN, 2009-2010.
“Credit Limitation Under The New Law on Credit Institutions: Implications to Branches of Foreign Bank”, Vietnam Investment Review 2010.
“Steep learning curve to walk in step with the WTO”, Vietnam Investment Review 2011.
“Export online - Fire is a good servant but a bad master”, DDDN, 2011.
“[The new commercial arbitration law of Vietnam] A guiding light when things start to be murky”, VIR, 2011.
“ICSID jurisprudence in Asia and lessons for Vietnam”, FTU Research on Vietnam accession to Washington (ICSID) Convention, 2011.
“Why should Vietnam Accede to the CISG – A Comparative and Quantitative Study on the Costs and Benefits of Vietnam for joining the CISG” Hong Kong Vis Conference 2014.



& participation

Association for International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
Vietnam Energy Lawyers Network (VEL)
International Bar Association (IBA) – Energy Section;
Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (AsiaLaw);
Ba Ria - Vung Tau Bar
CISG Studying Group (attached to VCCI);
Hong Kong Business Association Vietnam (HKBAV);
Legal Committee of American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (AMCHAM);
International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM).