Ho Chi Minh City, August 25, 2023 – As part of the highly anticipated Legal Management Series 2023, the Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC) collaborated with the Institute for Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies and the Centre of International Integration Support (CIIS) to organize a groundbreaking seminar titled “Renewable Energy: An Inevitable Trend and Solutions for Future Development.” With an impressive turnout of over 100 participants, including representatives from city departments, both domestic and foreign business communities, and energy industry experts, the seminar proved to be a resounding success.
Kicking off the seminar with an inspiring opening speech, Mr. Chau Viet Bac, Deputy General Secretary of VIAC, set the stage for an engaging and enlightening discussion. The seminar featured perspectives from various angles, including law-making agencies, business representatives, and esteemed law firms. The focal points of the conference revolved around three key aspects: the legal framework for renewable energy development in Vietnam, the practices of renewable energy projects in Ho Chi Minh City, and the legal solutions for addressing challenges in renewable energy projects.
A highlight of the conference was the valuable contribution made by Mr. Nguyen Trung Nam (Tony), the esteemed founder of EPLegal and representative of VIAC. Mr. Tony shared legal solutions aimed at ensuring the effective implementation of renewable energy projects. His presentation shed light on the distinct characteristics of renewable energy projects and the typical disputes associated with them. Drawing on international experience, Mr. Tony emphasized the complexities surrounding value and expertise within the renewable energy field, which can result in disputes throughout the project lifecycle. Consequently, he emphasized the importance of selecting an appropriate dispute resolution method for businesses. Mr. Tony also highlighted the growing preference and effectiveness of international arbitration and mediation in resolving renewable energy disputes due to their efficiency and international applicability.
The conference concluded on a high note, with Mr. Tony and EPLegal expressing gratitude for the opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with experts and participants who showcased great interest in the Vietnamese renewable energy industry. The event served as a platform for fostering collaboration and exploring innovative solutions for future development in the renewable energy sector.
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