With an established presence in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City since 1995, Mayer Brown offers dispute resolution services with a focus on international arbitration. The firm regularly handles contentious matters for energy, infrastructure and natural resources clients, and has a heavy concentration of renewable energy sector and gas price review disputes. Cases managed by the firm include price review arbitration, restructuring-related disputes, M&A-related disputes, shareholder disputes and investment arbitration disputes.
The Mayer Brown team has seen an increase in disputes work involving investment into Vietnam and its specialists work closely with the firm’s pan-Asia team across the region. The firm has a recognised Vietnam-related international trade practice, frequently acting for domestic clients in relation to anti-dumping issues and defending them against dumping allegations in foreign markets. The team has an established track record of working with Vietnamese seafood exporters in these antidumping cases. When the VIAC conducts road shows around the region, they frequently invite the firm’s head of regional international arbitration, Yu-Jin Tay, to participate. He is only one of two Singaporean lawyers with senior VIAC arbitrator experience to be asked to join.
Key contacts include Ho Chi Minh City-based David Harrison and partner Tay in Singapore. In October 2020, international arbitration specialist Paul Teo joined the team in Singapore from Baker McKenzie