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3 Ranked Lawyers

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Provided by VILAF

The Banking & Finance team of 20 lawyers advises multinational financial institutions and investors in relation to complex deals in financing manufacturing, acquisition, infrastructure, and energy projects in Vietnam and in securities transactions. 

VILAF provides advice across a wide range of financial products including asset finance, bonds, international listing transaction, IPO, derivatives, project finance, restructuring, and structured finance.

  • Advised Long Son Petrochemicals Company Limited in the process of financing the US$3.2B development of Long Son Petrochemicals Complex in Long Son Industrial Zone, Ba Ria-Vung Tau
  • Advised BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and Standard Chartered Bank as arrangers in the US$125M Reserve Based Lending Facility to SOCO International, secured against the Group’s producing assets in Vietnam, which include Te Giac Trang Field of Block 16-1, Ca Ngu Vang field of Block 9-2 and Blocks 125 & 126 offshore Vietnam
  • Advised SCG Packaging in its combination of the Reg S and Rule 144A international offering of 137,344,388 shares to investors outside the US and Thailand and the domestic offering of 990,205,612 shares to investors in Thailand
  • Assisted Vingroup in its offering and listing of US$500M 5% Exchangeable Bond due 2026 on SGT-ST
  • Assisted Grab Holdings in relation to its US$500M financing to Grab Vietnam

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    What the team is known for

    VILAF has an impressive financing group handling an array of market-leading deals for global financial institutions. Its legal team is also well versed in relation to big-ticket ECM and DCM transactions, including on behalf of leading Vietnamese and international corporates. Involved in a range of project, aviation and real estate financings, as well as banking M&A and restructurings. Also adept at handling the regulatory aspects of finance transactions. VILAF works with a range of international clients, including Credit Suisse, KKR Capital, HSBC and Citibank.

    Notable practitioners

    Phong Tran is VILAF's founding partner, based in its Hanoi office. He advises major Vietnamese corporates and banks on equity and debt issuances. He acts for both domestic and international clients.

    Hung Nguyen is a partner in VILAF's Hanoi office. He is best known for his expertise in acquisition, real estate and project finance. A client describes him as "very smart, helpful and practical."

    Duyen Ha Vo is based in Ho Chi Minh City and focuses her practice on the financing of acquisitions, projects and asset purchases. She acts for a range of international and domestic banks and corporates.

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    Banking & Finance

    Hung Q. Nguyen
    2
    Hung Q. Nguyen
    2
    Band 2
    Duyen Ha Vo
    3
    Duyen Ha Vo
    3
    Band 3
    Banking & Finance: Capital Markets

    Phong Tran
    2
    Phong Tran
    2
    Band 2

    Members

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    Duyen Ha Vo

    Head of Department

    Hao Nguyen

    Hien Truc Nguyen

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    Hung Q. Nguyen

    Head of Department

    Ngoc Luong Trinh

    Trung Vu

    Clients

    Provided by VILAF

    Alipay, Ant Finance, HSBC, Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited

    Citibank, ANZ, Standard Charter Bank, BIDV, BNP Paribas

    Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation

    SMBC, Bank of Tokyo and Mitsubishi, ICBC, Mizuho, VCB

    Industries

    Provided by VILAF

    Banking, Energy, Infrastructure Projects, Construction and Engineering, Real Estate and Property, Aviation