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VILAF

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

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What the team is known for

VILAF has an impressive legal team, regularly entrusted by sponsors and major regional lenders on big-ticket power projects in Vietnam, as well as handling related acquisitions and joint ventures. Often handles renewable energy mandates, including solar and wind developments. Its leading real estate team acts for many of the region's largest property developers, handling high-value financings, joint ventures and M&A deals pertaining to residential, office and industrial projects. Some key clients include Van Phong Power, CapitaLand and Vingroup.

Notable practitioners

Ha Luu is a partner in VILAF's Ho Chi Minh City office. He is especially well placed to assist international clients investing in Vietnam, including in relation to oil and gas, energy M&A and regulatory advice.

Lam Nguyen is a counsel in VILAF's Hanoi office. He advises on the financing and development of various power plants, including BOT projects. A client comments that "he has deep legal knowledge and great negotiation skills."

Phong Tran is a founding partner at VILAF, based in its Hanoi office. He is a highly respected projects lawyer who is widely recognised as a specialist in infrastructure and power project financing and acquisitions.

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Overview

The Energy and Infrastructure team of 27 lawyers has advised on some of the most complex energy and infrastructure projects, including projects that were the first of their kind in Vietnam. VILAF has advised lenders, sponsors, and buyers in relation to BOT power projects, BOT, and BOO water projects, PPP projects, independent power plants, expressway projects, metro line project, and port projects.

Most recent work highlights include:

  • Advised in LNG projects in Vietnam such as Omon II Gas Fired Power Project, Son My Terminal and Son My 2 BOT LNG to power projects, a LNG project in Ninh Thuan, etc.
  • Advised international lenders/sponsors in series of BOT Power Project such as Phu My 2.2, Nghi Son 2, Nam Dinh 1, Mong Duong 2, Van Phong 1, Vung Ang 2, Vinh Tan 1, Vinh Tan 3, Duyen Hai 2, among others
  • Advised in many renewable projects developed/invested by GE Renewable Energy, Scatec Solar, B.Grimm Power, J-Power, Super Energy, BIM Group, Shizen Energy, EGP Green Power, etc.
  • Advised SCG Chemicals in the acquisition of equity interests from Qatar Petroleum International and PetroVietnam and in the financing arrangement afterward for the US$5.7B Long Son Petrochemical Complex Project
  • Advised IFC in the implementation of a PPP-based human capital center project
  • Advised a Korean investor in the HCMC Metro 5-2 and Vietnam-Danang LRT Project




Members

Dang, Anh (Head of Department)

Tran, Phong (Head of Department)

Vo, Duyen Ha (Head of Department)

Bui Ngoc, Anh

Luu, Ha H.

Nguyen, Hao

Nguyen, Lam

Truc Nguyen, Hien

Clients

GE Energy Financial Services, Talisman Energy

Marubeni Corporation, AES Corporation, KEPCO

Petronas, ENEOS Corporation, Murphy Oil, K-Exim

Scatec Solar, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Shizen Energy

Sumitomo Corporation, ACWA Power

Sumitomo Corporation, ACWA Power, GE Energy Financial Servic

Trina Solar, B.Grimm Power Public Company, BIM Power

Industries

Railway, Expressway, Airport

Traditional Power, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas

Water and Industrial Zone, LNG, Port/Sea-port

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

VILAF

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Location

6th Floor, HCO Building (Melia)

44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street

Hoan Kiem District

Hanoi

Ha Noi

Vietnam

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