Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang

Astute Dispute Resolution




energy, commodity trading and international sales, hospitality, leisure and F&B (Food &
Beverage), banking and finance, consultancy and other service agreements.

French, English

Registered with the Paris Bar as Avocat à la Cour, registered as a foreign lawyer in Geneva
Master of Laws (LL.M) (with Honours), Northwestern University, Chicago (2009)
Master 2 professional in Litigation, Arbitration and ADR (First Class Honours), University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Paris (2008)
Master 2 research in International and European Economic Law, University Paris X Nanterre, Paris (2007)
Master 1 in International Business, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris (2006)
Master in International Relations, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (2005)


(Co-author with Pierre Tercier) Commentaire Romand, Code des Obligations II, ad Article 697n CO (forthcoming)
(Co-author with Fabienne Bretscher, Yasmine Fulena and Alec Ray) “Arbitration of Corporates Disputes in Switzerland”, The Future of Swiss Arbitration, Jus Mundi, 2023
(Co-author with Lorraine de Germiny and Duong Ba Trinh) “The EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement Dispute Settlement Mechanism in perspective” in European Investment Law and Arbitration Review 2019/4
(Co-author with Pierre Tercier): “Criteria to Determine Investor Nationality (Juridical Persons)” in M. Kinnear, G.R. Fischer, J. Mínguez Almeida, L. Fernanda Torres and M. Uran Bidegain, Building International Investment Law, the First 50 Years of ICSID, Kluwer, 2015
(Co-author with Pierre Tercier): “Du choc des cultures en arbitrage international (Quelques réflexions)” in M. A. Raouf, Ph. Leboulanger & N. Ziadé (eds), Festschrift Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri, From the Arab World to the Globalization of International Law and Arbitration, Kluwer, 2015
“Tax Gross-Up Claims in Investment Treaty Arbitration”, published on the Young ICCA blog (2011)

Selected speaking engagements
International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
XXVth Congress - Panel 10: Young Practitioners and our Future, Edinburgh, 18- September 2022 (Panel 10: Young Arbitration Practitioners and our Future)
Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) International/YKVN/Peter & Kim
KCAB International & Friends Webinar – Construction Disputes in Vietnam, online, 16 June 2022 (Legal framework of arbitration in Vietnam)
Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (EDAC) / Rising Arbitrators Initiative (RAI)
RAI Panel – Energy International Arbitration in Europe and MENA, online, 4 November 2021 (moderator)
CIArb (East Asia Branch) Young Members Group
International ADR in Asia: Global Challenges and Opportunities to Young Practitioners in the Era of the “New Normal” Webinar Series, online, 4 November 2020 (How to Navigate the International Waters and Develop an International Practice in ADR)
Vietnamese Business Lawyers Club
Drafting an international arbitration agreement, Hanoi, 21 May 2018 (Drafting an international arbitration agreement)
Thailand Arbitration Center / UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific
1st International ADR Conference 2018: New opportunities for convergence in alternative dispute resolution, Bangkok, 17 May 2018 (Setting aside awards and the importance of the seat of arbitration)
Help! I have been assigned to a gas-pricing arbitration!, Geneva, 1 December 2017 (Introduction to long term gas supply agreements)
Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association
Effective skills for settlement of commercial and investment disputes by international arbitration: the standpoints of an ICC Court Member and an international arbitration Lawyer in Switzerland, Ho Chi Minh City, 12 August 2017 (The Swiss Federal Tribunal’s decision in Recofi v Vietnam: a Case Study)
Young ICCA / LNT & Partners
Young ICCA Arbitration Day in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, 30 September 2016 (Analysis of the arbitration agreement)

Centre International de Médiation et d'Arbitrage de Casablanca (CIMAC): member of the Arbitration Court
Rising Arbitrators’ Initiative: member of the Executive Committee (Events)
Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners: founding member of the Geneva Chapter

Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang is an international arbitration lawyer and the founding partner of Geneva based law firm Astute Dispute Resolution.

Having acted as counsel, arbitrator, or assistant to the arbitral tribunal in over 40 arbitrations, Nhu-Hoang has extensive experience of managing arbitral proceedings conducted under the most frequently encountered rules in various industries.

Before setting up Astute Dispute Resolution, Nhu-Hoang practiced international arbitration in some of the most reputable arbitration teams of leading international law firms in Geneva, Paris and London, and as the sole associate to a leading arbitrator and arbitration thought leader, Prof. Pierre Tercier.

Nhu-Hoang holds executive mandates with several leading arbitral associations and institutions, and is equally committed to mentoring arbitration students and younger colleagues.

She is recognized as an “Arbitration Future Leader” and an “Arbitration Thought Leader Under 45” by Who’s Who Legal, and was elected the “Client’s Choice” for Arbitration and ADR in Switzerland by Lexology in 2024.

Nhu-Hoang is a member of the Events team of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative.

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