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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:
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 & Antitrust:

7 partners
■Advised Vingroup in the US$850 million share sale to GIC Private Limited
■Advised SCG in the acquisition of CSC and VCM, two giant group of cement production plants, valued at US$400 million
■Advised Golden Springs Group in the sale of 75% stake in Gold Coin Management Holdings to Pilmico International which values the livestock feed producer at US$550 million
■Advised SCG Chemicals in a sequence of transactions to buy out 25% and 29% of the equity stakes in Long Son Petrochemicals Company Limited (“LSP”) from Qatar Petroleum and PetroVietnam respectively to become the sole owner of the US$5.4 billion LSP petrochemicals complex
Key Contacts: Vo Ha Duyen, [email protected]; Dang Duong Anh, [email protected]; Tran Tuan Phong, [email protected] vilaf.com.vn; Ngo Thanh Tung, [email protected]; Bui Ngoc Anh, [email protected]; Nguyen Truc Hien, [email protected]; Pham Si Hai Quynh, [email protected] vn

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
5 partners
■Advised Vinhomes JSC and the major shareholders in relation to the 144A rule international placement and listing on HOSE with the offer value of US$1.4 billion, the largest listing ever recorded on HOSE up to now
■Assisting Credit Suisse as the lead manager on a US$310 million 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$682 million syndicated Facility Agreements to Thang Long Power Plant Joint Stock Company to finance an IPP thermal power project
■Advised Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ as the lead arranger in relation to a US$300 million syndicated facility agreement to PetroVietnam to finance its oil and gas upstream project and a US$510 million syndicated facility agreement to finance La Son – Tuy Loan expressway project, with the participation of 17 regional Japanese banks
■Advised HSBC as the coordinator and other club lenders in the US$270 million financing of Gamuda Land’s township projects in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi: Celadon City Project and Gamuda Garden project
Key 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]

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

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy:
4 partners
■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 II BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Vinh Tan 1 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Vinh Tan 3 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, etc.
■Advised foreign sponsors in the development and financing of US$3 billion Vung Ro Refinery and US$4.5 billion Long Son Petrochemicals project
■Advised B.Grimm in a 420 MW solar power project in Tay Ninh, Vietnam’s tentative largest solar power project
■Advised international lenders in the financing of US$8 billion Nghi Son Refinery project
Key Contacts: Vo Ha Duyen, [email protected]; Tran Tuan Phong, [email protected]; Dang Duong Anh, [email protected]; Luu Hoang Ha, [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
4 partners
The dispute resolution team has increasingly involved in dispute resolutions by arbitrations and courts. We have a strong presence in maritime, finance, investment, and construction disputes by way of out-of-court settlement or before the Vietnamese courts, State agencies or the Vietnam International Arbitration Center, and acts as Vietnamese law expert witness in international litigation and arbitration.
Key Contacts: Ngo Thanh Tung, [email protected]; Nguyen Duy Linh, [email protected]; Pham Si Hai Quynh, [email protected]; Bui Ngoc Anh, [email protected]

Aviation:
3 partners
■Advised China Development Bank and APAL in the financing of Airbus aircraft to VietJet
■Advised Wells Fargo for the assignment and refinancing of Aircraft to VietJet
■Advised Jetstar Pacific Airlines in purchasing 10 Airbus A320 aircraft from Airbus with a loan amount equal to US$118 million to finance the initial payments to Airbus prior to delivery; in leasing other aircraft transactions and other legal issues in Vietnam
■Advised a number of aircraft financing/leasing transactions involving Jetstar Pacific Airlines, VietJet and Vietnam Airlines with GECAS, AWAS, Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Macquarie AirFinance, etc.
Key Contacts: Dang Duong Anh, [email protected]; Vo Ha Duyen, [email protected]; Tran Tuan Phong, [email protected]

Shipping & Maritime: 4 partners Key Contacts: Nguyen Duy Linh, [email protected]; Pham Si Hai Quynh, [email protected]; Bui Ngoc Anh, anh. [email protected]; Ngo Thanh Tung, [email protected]

Commercial & Distribution:
6 partners
Key Contacts: Nguyen Truc Hien, [email protected]; Pham Si Hai Quynh, [email protected]; Nguyen Quang Hung, [email protected]; Nguyen Duy Linh, [email protected] com.vn; Bui Ngoc Anh, [email protected]; Ngo Thanh Tung, [email protected]

Employment:
4 partners
Key Contacts: Nguyen Duy Linh, [email protected]; Pham Si Hai Quynh, [email protected]; Bui Ngoc Anh, anh. [email protected]; Ngo Thanh Tung, [email protected]

Tax:
3 partners
Key Contacts: Nguyen Truc Hien, [email protected]; Dang Duong Anh, [email protected]; Bui Ngoc Anh, anh. [email protected]

Contributions

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