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Chairperson: Vo Ha Duyen (Ms.)
Managing Partners: Ngo Thanh Tung (Mr.), Dang Duong Anh (Mr.)
Number of partners: 14
Number of lawyers: 70
Languages:English, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
VILAF is one of the few large business law firms primarily advising foreign investors and foreign financial institutions making investments in Vietnam. The firm’s team of experienced senior lawyers covers every aspect of business and investment laws. VILAF has been consistently ranked as a first-tier law firm by reputable legal editorials including Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, ALB, AsiaLaw and others. The firm is well-known for its leading position in Vietnam in cross-border M&A, finance and infrastructure practices.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate, M&A & Anti-trust:
Number of partners: 10
Impressive Works:
■Advised Vingroup in the sale of US$500M shares in VCM Services and Trading Development JSC to GIC-led consortium
■Advised Grab in its acquisition of the Southeast Asia business of Uber Technologies including Vietnam
■Advised B.Grimm in relation to its acquisition of 99.99% charter capital of a holding company in Vietnam to develop two solar projects in Tay Ninh province
■Advised Siam Cement Group in the acquisition of CSC and VCM, two giant group of cement production plants, valued at US$400M
Contacts: Vo Ha Duyen - [email protected]
Dang Duong Anh - [email protected]
Tran Tuan Phong - [email protected]
Ngo Thanh Tung - [email protected]
Bui Ngoc Anh - [email protected]
Nguyen Truc Hien - [email protected]
Pham Si Hai Quynh - [email protected]
Vu Le Trung – [email protected]
Trinh Luong Ngoc – [email protected]
Nguyen Anh Hao – [email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
Number of partners: 8
Impressive Works:
■Advised Vinhomes and its major shareholders in relation to the 144A rule international placement and listing on HOSE with the offer value of US$1.4B, the largest listing ever recorded on HOSE up to now
■Assisted Credit Suisse as the lead manager on a US$310M concurrent equity placement and convertible bond offering by Novaland, marking the first ever capital raising for a Vietnamese company in a concurrent equity placement and convertible bond offering
■Advised China Development Bank as the arranger of the US$682M syndicated Facility Agreements to Thang Long Power Plant JSC to finance its IPP thermal power project
■Advised Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ as the lead arranger in relation to a US$300M syndicated facility agreement to PetroVietnam to finance its oil and gas upstream project and a US$510M syndicated facility agreement to finance La Son – Tuy Loan expressway project, with the participation of 17 regional Japanese banks
Contacts: Vo Ha Duyen - [email protected]
Tran Tuan Phong - [email protected]
Nguyen Quang Hung - [email protected]
Dang Duong Anh - [email protected]
Nguyen Truc Hien – [email protected]
Vu Le Trung – [email protected]
Trinh Luong Ngoc – [email protected]
Nguyen Anh Hao – [email protected]

Property & Construction:
Number of partners: 8
Impressive Works:
■Advised CapitaLand in a series of their property acquisition in both Hanoi and HCMC
■Advised Creed Group in a chain of complex investments in several residential and township projects to develop Japan-style housing in HCMC
■Advised Warburg Pincus in relation to the JV with Becamex IDC to develop industrial and logistic properties with the value of US$200M to create the largest industrial and logistic platform in Vietnam
Contacts: Nguyen Truc Hien - [email protected]
Dang Duong Anh - [email protected]
Tran Tuan Phong – [email protected]
Nguyen Duy Linh – [email protected]
Pham Si Hai Quynh – [email protected]
Ngo Thanh Tung – [email protected]
Vo Ha Duyen – [email protected]
Bui Ngoc Anh – [email protected]

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy:
Number of partners: 5
■Advised international lenders or sponsors in relation to series of BOT Project such as Phu My 2.2 Gas Fired Power Project, Nghi Son 2 Coal Fired Power Project, Nam Dinh 1 Coal Fired Power Project, Mong Duong 2 Coal Fired Power Project, Van Phong 1 Coal Fired Power Project, Vung Ang 2 Coal Fired Power Project, Vinh Tan 1 Coal Fired Power Project, Vinh Tan 3 Coal Fired Power Project
■Advised foreign sponsors in the development and financing of US$3B Vung Ro Refinery and US$4.5B Long Son Petrochemicals project
■Assisted in many renewable (solar and wind farm) projects in Vietnam developed by Scatec, GE, Amplus Energy Solutions, Solar Philippines Power, Recom Solar Company, AL-Tech, Juwi Renewable Energies Private Ltd, NEXIF, Hanwha Energy, Eurus Energy, Canadian Solar, Win Industry, among others
Contacts: Vo Ha Duyen – [email protected]
Tran Tuan Phong - [email protected]
Dang Duong Anh - [email protected]
Luu Hoang Ha - [email protected]
Nguyen Anh Hao – [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
Number of partners: 5
Contacts: Ngo Thanh Tung - [email protected]
Nguyen Duy Linh - [email protected]
Pham Si Hai Quynh - [email protected]
Bui Ngoc Anh - [email protected]
Tran Anh Hien – [email protected]

Aviation:
Number of partners: 4
Contacts: Dang Duong Anh - [email protected]
Vo Ha Duyen – [email protected]
Tran Tuan Phong - [email protected]
Vu Le Trung – [email protected]

Employment, Shipping & Maritime:
Number of partners: 5
Contacts: Nguyen Duy Linh - [email protected]
Ngo Thanh Tung – [email protected]
Pham Si Hai Quynh - [email protected]
Bui Ngoc Anh - [email protected]
Tran Anh Hien – [email protected]

Commercial & Distribution:
Number of partners: 6
Contacts: Nguyen Truc Hien - [email protected]
Pham Si Hai Quynh - [email protected]
Nguyen Quang Hung - [email protected]
Nguyen Duy Linh - [email protected]
Bui Ngoc Anh – [email protected]
Ngo Thanh Tung – [email protected]

Tax:
Number of partners: 3
Contacts: Nguyen Truc Hien - [email protected]
Dang Duong Anh - [email protected]
Bui Ngoc Anh - [email protected]

Contributions

Total 1 contributions

Insolvency 2019 Second Edition Law and Practice in Vietnam

Duong Anh

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 4 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

VILAF wins “Best Overall Firm” for Vietnam in Asialaw Client Service Excellence 2020

Vo Ha Duyen

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VILAF has been named IFLR’s Most Innovative National Firm of the Year – Vietnam

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First and Exclusive: VILAF Hosts the 2019 World Law Group Fall Conference in Da Nang, Vietnam

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