Nhu-Hoang
Tran Thang


Senior associate

nhtranthang@peterandkim.com +41 58 317 70 70
Bar admission
Paris, 2010 (registered as from March 2014)
Nationalities
Swiss
Languages
French, English, Spanish
Location
Geneva

PROFESSIONAL
PRACTICE

Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang is a French trained lawyer registered with the Paris bar and a Swiss national with Vietnamese roots. She practices international arbitration, covering both investment and commercial arbitration. She has acted as arbitrator, counsel or assistant to the arbitral tribunal in over thirty arbitrations conducted under various rules (ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, SCAI, LCIA, CRCICA and DIS) and related to a variety of industries. Over the years, she has developed particular expertise in energy related disputes, including both short- and long-term supply agreements.
Before joining Peter & Kim, Nhu-Hoang practiced international arbitration at LALIVE and at the office of Professor Pierre Tercier, one of today's worldwide leading arbitrators. Prior to that, she gained experience in the arbitration teams of magic circle firms in Paris and at arbitration boutiques in Geneva and London. Nhu-Hoang is a current member of the Young ICCA Advisory Board and regularly speaks and publishes in the field of international arbitration. She is listed in the Who’s Who (WWL) Arbitration Future Leaders ranking (2019 and 2020), which says: «Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang earns plaudits from interviewees as ‘very clever, to the point, and great at working under pressure and handling complex situations with ease».

Areas of
Expertise

  • Arbitration
  • Public International Law
  • International Investment Law

Industry
Sector

  • Energy & Power Icon Energy & Power
  • Construction & Engineering Icon Construction & Engineering
  • Commodities Trading Icon Commodities Trading
  • Telecommunications Icon Telecommunications
  • Transportation, Logistics & Shipping Icon Transportation, Logistics & Shipping
  • Counsel in a commercial arbitration concerning gas trading (ICC), with seat in Zurich and Swiss law applicable
  • Counsel in a commercial arbitration concerning steel trading (ICC, Expedited Procedure Rules), with seat in Vienna and Austrian law applicable
  • Counsel in a commercial arbitration concerning a work contract and intellectual property rights (SCAI), with seat in Zurich and Swiss law applicable
  • Counsel in a commercial arbitration concerning steel trading (ICC), with seat in Geneva and Swiss law applicable
  • Counsel in a commercial arbitration concerning a joint venture in the transportation industry (ICC), with seat in Geneva and Swiss law applicable
  • Counsel in an investment arbitration concerning the food industry (ICSID)
  • Pre-arbitral advice under Swiss law concerning a dispute in the banking industry
  • Sole Arbitrator in a commercial arbitration concerning the sale of intellectual property rights (DIS), with seat in Frankfurt and German law applicable
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in two commercial arbitrations concerning the price revision of long-term gas supply agreements (ICC), with seat in Stockholm and Swedish and Swiss law applicable, respectively
  • Assistant to the Tribunal in an investment arbitration concerning the dredging industry (ICSID)
  • Assistant to the Tribunal in an investment arbitration concerning a large railway infrastructure (ICSID)
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in an investment arbitration concerning the banking industry (ICC), with seat in Paris
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in a commercial arbitration concerning a post-M&A dispute in the banking industry (SCAI), with seat in Geneva and Swiss law applicable
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in a commercial arbitration concerning a post M&A dispute in the banking industry (ICC), with seat in Paris and French law applicable
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in a commercial arbitration concerning the telecommunication industry (ICC), with seat in Paris and French law applicable
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in a commercial arbitration concerning the defense industry (ICC), with seat in Paris and French law applicable
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in a commercial arbitration concerning the aviation industry (ICC, Expedited Procedure Rules), with seat in Paris and French law applicable
  • Secretary to the Tribunal in a commercial arbitration concerning the sale of solar energy components (ICC), with seat in Frankfurt and German law applicable
  • Senior Associate, Peter & Kim, Geneva (2020-present)
  • Associate, LALIVE, Geneva (2016-2019)
  • Associate, Arbitration office of Prof. Pierre Tercier, Fribourg (2012-2016)
  • Trainee, Volterra Fietta, London (2012)
  • Associate, Bersheda Avocats, Geneva (2011-2012)
  • Trainee, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Paris (2010)
  • Trainee, Clifford Chance Europe, Paris (2008)
  • Trainee, France Telecom, Paris (2006)
  • 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)
  • ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)
  • Young ICCA (former co-chair, member of the Global Advisory Board)
  • CFA-40 (Comité Français de l’Arbitrage)
  • Young SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre)
  • ASA Below 40 (Association Suisse d’Arbitrage)
  • Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • CPR-Y-ADR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution)
  • The EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement Dispute Settlement Mechanism in Perspective

    European Investment Law and Arbitration Review 2019, Volume 4

    with Lorraine de Germiny and Duong Ba Trinh

  • Criteria to Determine Investor Nationality (Juridical Persons)

    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

    with Pierre Tercier

  • Du choc des cultures en arbitrage international (Quelques réflexions)

    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

    with Pierre Tercier