VILAF

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Chairperson: Duyen Ha Vo (Ms.)
Managing Partners: Tung Ngo (Mr.), Anh Dang (Mr.)
Number of partners:
14 Number of lawyers: 80
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 businesses 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, Benchmark Litigation, among others. The firm is well-known for its leading position in Vietnam in cross-border M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, dispute resolution, project finance and infrastructure projects.

Main Areas of Practice:
Aviation
Banking & Finance, Project Finance
Securities & Capital Markets
Corporate & M&A
Energy, Infrastructure & Projects
Mining & Natural Resources
Real Estate & Construction
Foreign Direct Investment
Dispute Resolution
Labour & Employment
Distribution & International Trade
Anti-trust & Competition
Shipping, Tax, TMT, Insurance

Corporate, M&A & Anti-trust:
Number of partners: 10
Impressive Works:
Advised in Vingroup’s merger of Vincommerce retail chain business with Masan Group and back to back acquisition from GIC and Credit Suisse
■ Advised Augusta Investment in relation to a large-scale buy-out of a private business portfolio from Standard Chartered Bank with the value up to approximately U$1.5B
■ Advised Energy Sources Investment in its up to US$800M acquisition of 100% stake in GA Power, a Singapore-based company who is the sole owner and investor of two solar power projects in Huong Son and Cam Xuyen cities, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam
■ Advised B.Grimm Power in the acquisition of 55% equity interests in Dau Tieng Tay Ninh 1 and Dau Tieng Tay Ninh 2 Solar Project, with a total capacity of 350MW and investment capital of US$400M
■ Advised the founding shareholders of Thinh Phat Cables and Dovina in the US$240M sale of all their equity stake in these companies to Stark Corporation
Contacts: Duyen Ha Vo - [email protected]
Anh Dang - [email protected]
Phong Tran - [email protected]
Tung Ngo - [email protected]
Ngoc Anh Bui - [email protected]
Hien Truc Nguyen - [email protected]
Quynh Pham - [email protected]
Trung Vu – [email protected]
Ngoc Luong Trinh – luongngoc.t[email protected]
Hao Nguyen – [email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
Number of partners: 8
Impressive Works:
Advised AES-VCM Mong Duong Holdings in relation to the international bond and commercial loan refinancing of Mong Duong 2 Coal Fired Power Plant on a BOT basis in Vietnam
■ Advised Hong Phong 1 Energy in relation to the loan from ING Bank and the Bond Issue Guaranteed by CGIF. This is the first project bond for renewable energy project guaranteed by CGIF in Vietnam
■ Advised Bank of China in making a US$35 million medium term loan facility to Gain Lucky Vietnam to fund its textile factory project in Vietnam
■ Advised B.Grimm Power in the arrangement for refinancing of two power projects of B.Grimm Power in Dau Tieng Tay Ninh, with installed capacity of 350MW, set to be the largest solar power project in Southeast Asia with a total investment of US$400M
Contacts: Duyen Ha Vo - [email protected]
Phong Tran – [email protected]
Hung Q. Nguyen – [email protected]
Anh Dang - [email protected]
Hien Truc Nguyen – [email protected]
Trung Vu – [email protected]
Ngoc Luong Trinh – [email protected]
Hao Nguyen – [email protected]

Property & Construction:
Number of partners: 8
Impressive Works:
Advised CapitaLand in series of their property acquisition in both Hanoi and HCMC
■ Advised Berjaya Corporation Berhad in the 75% equity interest transfer equity interest of T.P.C Nghi Tam Village Ltd. to Hanoi Hotel Tourism Development LLC
■ 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: Truc Hien Nguyen - [email protected]
Anh Dang - [email protected]
Phong Tran – [email protected]
Linh Nguyen – [email protected]
Quynh Pham – [email protected]
Tung Ngo – [email protected]
Duyen Vo – [email protected]
Ngoc Anh Bui – [email protected]

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy:
Number of partners: 5
Impressive Works:
Advised international lenders or sponsors in relation to: Phu My 2.2 BOT Gas Fired Power Project, Nghi Son 2 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Nam Dinh 1 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Mong Duong 2 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Van Phong 1 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Kien Luong 1 Coal Fired Power Project, Vung Ang 2 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Vinh Tan 1 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Vinh Tan 3 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, etc
■ Assisted in many renewable (solar and wind farm) projects in Vietnam developed by Scatec Solar, GE, BIM Energy, Cleanteach Solar, De Raj Group, EGP Green Power, JAG Energy, Banpu Power PLC, 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, Shizen Energy, among others
■ Advised Ophir Energy in relation to its package acquisition of Southeast Asian assets from Santos Limited (including one producing and other two exploration assets)
Contacts: Duyen Ha Vo – [email protected]
Phong Tran - [email protected]
Anh Dang - [email protected]
Hoang Ha H. Luu - [email protected]
Hao Nguyen – [email protected]

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

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

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

Commercial & Distribution:
Number of partners: 6
Contacts: Hien Truc Nguyen - [email protected]
Quynh Pham - [email protected]
Hung Q. Nguyen - [email protected]
Linh Nguyen - [email protected]
Ngoc Anh Bui – [email protected]
Tung Ngo – [email protected]

Tax:
Number of partners:2
Contacts: Hien Truc Nguyen - [email protected]
Ngoc Anh Bui - [email protected]

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Banking & Finance
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Banking & Finance: Capital Markets
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Corporate/M&A
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Dispute Resolution
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Employment
Band 2
Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
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Anh DangCorporate/M&A
Linh NguyenDispute Resolution
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Duyen Ha VoBanking & Finance
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Hanoi

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HCO Building (Melia), 6th Floor 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street,

39 Le Duan Street

District 1

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

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