Frasers Law Company


Frasers (and its predecessor firm) have been collectively advising clients on Vietnam-related transactions for 27 years. We are a full-service commercial law firm practicing in Vietnam. Frasers provides excellence, experience, innovation, commitment, understanding, and insight. Frasers has an integrated team of international and local lawyers, allowing us to advise on Vietnamese law matters to an international standard. Frasers has advised leading international and Vietnamese corporations in relation to their business and investments in Vietnam, and we are regarded as being the premier independent legal practice in Vietnam. We have consistently been recognized as being in the top tier of law firms in Vietnam by leading independent guides to law firms such as The Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Asialaw.

Shipping Contacts

Earl J. Rivera-Dolera

Head of International Arbitration

+84 28 3824 2733

Earl Rivera-Dolera has been appointed as an arbitrator in cases with various seats of arbitration including Japan, Singapore, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea and Hong Kong, among others. These concern a wide range of commercial disputes subject to different governing laws – of both common and civil legal systems – in a wide spectrum of sectors including the shipping and maritime industries. She is listed as an arbitrator at the JCAA, KCAB, SIAC, AIAC, HKIAC, CAAI, and THAC and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Earl has acted as arbitrator, lead counsel, instructing counsel, and tribunal secretary and has advised as an expert in arbitration proceedings. She has been involved in arbitral proceedings seated in Asia, Africa, Europe, United States, and Australia in a Singapore-based arbitration chamber with prominent international arbitrators under the auspices of ICC, SIAC, LCIA, KLRCA, SCMA, AMTAC, HKIAC, VIAC , ICDR / AAA, BANI, ICSID and ad hoc arbitrations with total claims of around US$ 7.2 billion. She has had experience in various capacities in more than 170 arbitrations under the rules of major arbitral institutions.

Earl has also led teams in the conduct of investigations involving fraud, and embezzlement in various sectors, most notably in the construction industry relating to human resources, procurement, bidding, and bribery. Earl is quadruple-qualified as a solicitor (England and Wales), and attorney (New York and Texas State, and the Philippines).

Nguyen Thi Thanh Tra


+84 24 3946 1203

Nguyen Thi Thanh Tra has more than eight years of experience practising corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on M&A, TMT, e-commerce, corporate governance, employment, banking and finance, and international trade law (within the shipping context among others). She routinely advises clients from various industry sectors and on a wide range of legal matters, from providing legal advice, legal analysis, and legal due diligence reviews, to reviewing contracts, agreements, and documentation.

Tra graduated with the Highest Distinction from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in International Law. In 2013, she was awarded a full scholarship for the Master of Laws Program in International Legal Studies by the University of Vienna (Austria). During this period of study, she focused on international investment law, international trade law, and international dispute settlement. Tra received her Master of Laws Degree in 2015, also with Distinction.

Nguyen Le Quynh Chi

Senior Associate

+84 28 3824 2733

Nguyen Le Quynh Chi has more than 10 years of experience in commercial law and all aspects of shipping law, such as admiralty,
charter party and bill of lading disputes, insurance, and especially ship finance. She has assisted many shipowners, international banks, foreign investors, leading P&I Clubs, well-known H&M underwriters, as well as their counsels around the world with prompt action and comprehensive advice. She has participated in negotiations to resolve commercial and maritime disputes and acted as the authorised representative and protecting lawyer for Vietnamese and foreign clients before local courts and international arbitral tribunals in various disputes related to collisions, contracts of carriage of goods by sea, insurance, sale of goods contracts, charter party, ship sales, and shipbuilding, and winding-up procedures.

Quynh Chi earned her Bachelor of Laws from Hanoi Law University and received her Master of Laws Degree from the University of Leicester (UK).