Leading legal minds

Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang



Paris, 2010
Geneva (foreign lawyer), 2016





English, spanish



Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang joined LALIVE in 2016. Her main area of practice is international arbitration, including both investment and commercial arbitration.


Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang has acted as arbitrator, counsel or assistant to the arbitral tribunal in over twenty-five arbitrations conducted under a variety of rules (ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, SCAI, LCIA, CRCICA and DIS) and related to a variety of industries (including oil & gas, banking & finance, telecommunications, transportation, mining and pharmaceuticals).


Before joining the firm, she worked as an associate in the office of one of the leading Swiss international arbitrators (2012-2016). Prior to that, she worked in the arbitration teams of magic circle firms in Paris  and at arbitration boutiques in Geneva and London.


Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang holds an LL.M from Northwestern University (2009), a Master 2 in Litigation, Arbitration and ADR from Paris II Assas University (2008), a Master 2 in International and European Economic Law from Paris X Nanterre University (2007), a Master in International Business Law from Paris I Sorbonne University (2006), and a Master in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2005).


The current Co-Chair of Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration), she has lectured at Paris II Assas University (2015-2016) and within the ICC Summer Course on International Commercial Arbitration in Paris (2016 and 2017). She regularly publishes in the field of international arbitration.



Criteria to Determine Investor Nationality (Juridical Persons)Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang, Pierre Tercier, 2015

In: Meg Kinnear, Geraldine R. Fischer, Jara Mínguez Almeida et al. (Eds.), Building International Investment Law - The First 50 Years of ICSID, Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 2015, chapter 10

Du choc des cultures en arbitrage international (Quelques réflexions)Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang, Pierre Tercier, 2015

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 ArbitrationNhu-Hoang Tran Thang, 2001

Young ICCA Blog, 2011

Academic Positions

Visiting Lecturer

University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Law, Phnom Penh Royal University of Law and Economics

Financial Law



Ho Chi Minh City Bar AssociationEffective skills for settlement of commercial and investment disputes by international arbitration in view of an ICC Court Member and an international arbitration Lawyer in Switzerland
Ho Chi Minh City, 12 August 2017
Speaker: The Swiss Federal Tribunal’s decision in Recofi v Vietnam: a Case Study

For more information, see the programme and the presentation.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) ICC Summer Course on International Arbitration
Paris, 10 July 2017
Speaker: Drafting an ICC arbitration agreement

For more information, see the programme.

ICC YAF/CFA-40/PVYAPInteractive Workshop on International Arbitration
Paris, 7 July 2017

For more information, see the programme.

ICDR Young & International / CIDS- Geneva Center for International Dispute SettlementEmergency Relief and Third Party Funding in International Arbitration: Emerging Issues
Geneva, 26 January 2017
Speaker: Should States and arbitral institutions regulate third party funding?

For more information, see the programme.

Young ICCA / LNT & PartnersYoung ICCA Arbitration Day in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, 30 September 2016
Organiser and speaker: Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop on “The Launch of Arbitration Proceedings”, presentation on the “Analysis of the Arbitration Agreement”

For more information, see the programme.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) ICC Summer Course on International Arbitration
Paris, 4 July 2016
Speaker: Drafting an arbitration clause

For more information, see the programme.