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Asia-Pacific 2022
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4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by YKVN LLC


YKVN Banking & Finance practice is the counsel-of-choice in many of the most complex, ground-breaking and high value transactions in Vietnam.

Many of our partners are well-recognized as leading banking practitioners and we have a deep bench of lawyers with banking experience.  YKVN is the only firm that represents all four major state-owned banks and all major global investment banks, international financial institutions and commercial banks operating in Vietnam.

We regularly advise clients on implementing their new cutting-edge and innovative banking products in Vietnam.  Our pioneering role within the industry has been instrumental in moving Vietnamese banks to accept international standard documents within the jurisdiction, especially syndicated loan documents.

Our practice covers:

  • Project finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Asset finance
  • Bank M&A
  • Derivatives
  • Regulatory advice



    Chambers Review

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    Banking & Finance - Vietnam
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    What the team is known for

    YKVN has an established legal practice in Vietnam, regularly acting for both borrowers and lenders on complex financings. Longstanding roster of prominent international clients including major global investment banks and Vietnam's state-owned banks, as well as corporates operating in the real estate and retail sectors, such as Masan and Phu My Hung Development. Highly valued for its banking and capital markets expertise, including corporate and project finance, with particular strength in the local market. YKVN also offers significant expertise on debt and equity issuances.

    Strengths

    A client comments that YKVN's legal team "is very experienced and also has great commercial knowledge of the transactions."

    Work highlights

    YKVN represented Masan in its financing by several lenders worth USD200 million, with an option to increase the loan amount by USD50 million, for the purpose of supporting a capital injection into one of its subsidiaries.

    The legal team at YKVN also advised Ho Chi Minh City Development JSC Bank as the issuer of a USD65 million convertible Tier 2 capital bond issuance.

    Notable practitioners

    Truong Nhat Quang is YKVN's managing partner in Ho Chi Minh City and has a longstanding reputation in the market for his expertise in project finance, acquisition finance and financial regulations. In the capital markets space, he assists clients with bonds, IPOs and private placements. Sources are quick to point out that "he is an excellent lawyer."

    Duong Thu Ha is a partner based in YKVN's Hanoi office. She has impressive expertise in project financings and regulatory compliance. A commentator remarks that "she is a good lawyer."

    Vu Dzung is a partner in Ho Chi Minh City who regularly handles project financing matters and has experience in advising international banks and private equity firms. Interviewees point out that "he is a well-regarded lawyer."

    Ranked Lawyers at
    YKVN LLC

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    Truong Nhat Quang
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    Truong Nhat Quang
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    Duong Thu Ha
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    Duong Thu Ha
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    Vu Dzung
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    Vu Dzung
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    Banking & Finance: Capital Markets

    Truong Nhat Quang
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    Members

    Provided by YKVN LLC

    Eli Mazur

    Hang Nguyen

    Hyun S. Kim

    Thang Pham

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    Truong Nhat Quang

    Head of Department