Annie is a commercial, contract and legal expert in the Vietnam Oil and Gas sector with over 20 years of working experience. She used to work for Unocal Houston, an Oil company in the USA in the year 2002.
Annie’s career highlights include establishing the Supply Chain Management System and advising on all Legal, Commercial, Contract and Procurement matters as the Procurement Manager in Cuulong Joint Operating Company (CLJOC), an Operator in the Oil & Gas industry which operates in Block 15-1, Cuu Long Basin, Vietnam. CLJOC is a Joint Operating Company with PetroVietnam, ConocoPhillips (now, it is Perenco), KNOC, SK & Geopetrol as shareholders. Procurement activities in CLJOC cover all areas of upstream operations such as project development, subsurface, well operations, production operations and Crude oil export activities.
Annie has managed the Crude oil trading and selling activities of PVOIL Corporation in Vietnam. Annie has also joined the Gas Project with Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company (BDPOC), a Gas Operator in Vietnam which is owned 51% by PetroVietnam and 49% by Gazprom International EP. Corporation. She gained experience in Gas Transportation and Allocation, Gas Selling and Purchases with Gas Buyer, as well as in Condensate Commercial activities. Annie also worked as consultant on the Commercial and Contractual aspects of the Petroleum Sharing Contract in this project, developing all Commercial Agreements for the joint operation between PetroVietnam and Gazprom International EP. Corporation.
Annie has also worked with PetroVietnam Exploration and Production Corporation (PVEP) as Commercial Manager, in charge of all commercial activities in the Corporation. Furthermore, she worked for CGG Veritas, a company providing upstream services to the Vietnam Oil and Gas market.
Since 2018, Annie has become the Managing Partner of EPLegal. Annie, with her many years of experience, has successfully advised various domestic and foreign businesses on legal issues related to large-scale projects in the oil & gas industry and renewable energy in Vietnam. She has also advised Petro Vietnam Gas Corporation in many LNG MSPAs and LNG importation contracts to Vietnam. The 1st PVGas’ LNG cargo has successfully imported to Vietnam in July 2023.
In addition, Annie has gradually expanded her practice areas into finance and banking, corporate – M&A, and also advised and represented clients in commercial and arbitration disputes. As an outstanding arbitration practitioner in Vietnam and Asia, Annie has contributed to many important seminars and workshops on international Arbitration in Oil & Gas industry in Vietnam. With in-depth knowledge of international arbitration proceedings and international dispute resolution strategies, Annie has consulted for many Clients on dispute resolution at SIAC. Annie also has experiences in dispute resolution using SIAC Rules in SIAC related to EPC Contract between the Vietnamese SOE and foreign Contractors disputes. Her role is counsel acting in arbitrations for clients in disputes in SIAC.
In 2022, Annie is ranked by LEGAL 500 in Shipping, aviation, project & energy, dispute resolution, banking & finance. She is also ranked by IFLR 1000 as Highly Regarded Lawyer and is 1 among 7 Women Leaders in Vietnam in 2023.