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Managing Partner: Mr Truong Nhat Quang
Senior Partners: Ms Diep Hoai Nam (Hanoi); Mr K Minh Dang (Singapore)
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 60
Languages:
 English, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Indonesian (Bahasa), Russian, Thai

Firm Overview:
YKVN is a market leader in banking and finance, project finance, capital markets and securities transactions, corporate and M&A transactions, and litigation and arbitration. YKVN’s partners include practitioners who are highly regarded in their field, leaders of the legal profession, and persons deeply engaged in national government and civic organisations. With lawyers qualified to practice in Vietnam, England, Singapore, Australia and the United States, YKVN’s lawyers are the core of a unique legal services platform that combines Vietnam and international experience with a strong Vietnam focus (inbound and outbound) and execution capabilities matching those of the best international and regional firms. This year, YKVN won Chambers Asia-Pacific Award for Vietnam and the award for “Vietnam Law Firm of the Year” for the sixth time and third consecutive year from the International Financial Law Review.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

The scope and depth of YKVN’s representation of Vietnam’s banking sector is unmatched. The banking and finance practice covers a full spectrum of asset finance, bank finance and bank regulation, and lawyers have worked on most of the landmark transactions in the country. YKVN advised on the first US Eximbank guaranteed-financing and the first combined European ECA guaranteedfinancing in Vietnam.
Contact: Mr Truong Nhat Quang
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets & Securities:
For more than a decade YKVN has pioneered the standard legal documentation for transactions in Vietnam’s capital markets and securities, advising issuers, underwriters, investment funds and strategic investors. YKVN represented the joint lead managers Barclays, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank in the US$1 billion sovereign bond issuance of Vietnam. YKVN acted as issuer’s counsel to Vietcombank, Vietinbank and BIDV in their IPOs. In 2011, YKVN acted for Credit Suisse, as underwriter’s counsel, in Vincom’s US$100 million convertible bond issuance, which was the first international bond offering by a Vietnamese enterprise.
Contact: Mr Truong Nhat Quang
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
YKVN has a preeminent corporate and M&A practice in Vietnam and its lawyers are able to handle complex transactions with precision and speed. YKVN acted for TNK-BP in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of British Petroleum’s upstream and pipeline assets in Vietnam. In 2011 and 2012, YKVN acted for Vietcombank on the sale of a strategic stake to Mizuho Corporate Bank. YKVN also represented the Ma San Group Corporation in its acquisition of a controlling stake in the Nui Phao Mining Project from Dragon Capital. With its recent expansion into Singapore, YKVN is targeting further growth in cross-border deals.
Contact: Ms Diep Hoai Nam, Mr K Minh Dang
Email: [email protected] [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
Beginning with the successful representation of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers in contentious US anti-dumping proceedings, YKVN has emerged with the premiere litigation practice in Vietnam. YKVN’s litigators are involved in commercial litigation throughout the country and internationally. YKVN’s litigation practice is led by two of the most experienced lawyers in Vietnam, with over 25 years of litigation and arbitration experience.
Contact: Truong Trong Nghia, Luu Tien Dzung
Email: [email protected] [email protected]

Project Finance:
YKVN’s project finance team is highly regarded in the region, having served as counsel in the largest project finance transactions to reach financial close. Most recently, YKVN acted for KEXIM and the consortium of lenders in the US$1.25 billion financing of Mong Duong II Power Project. YKVN is a legal advisor to the Ministry of Industry and Trade on the Nghi Son II BOT Power Project, which will establish standardised project documents for future project financing of power projects in Vietnam.
Contact: Mr Truong Nhat Quang
Email: [email protected]

International Work:
YKVN is the only domestic Vietnamese law firm with a fully integrated international office. Expansion into Singapore is intended to grow YKVN’s existing cross-border M&A (inbound and outbound), real estate, fund formation, international arbitration, project finance, and shipping practices.

Clients:

Barclays, BIDV, Boeing Company, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Hanesbrands, Inc., HSBC, IBM Vietnam, International Finance Corporation, Masan Group Corporation, Metro Cash & Carry, Morgan Stanley, PetroVietnam Group, Procter & Gamble, Temasek Holdings, Vietcombank, Vietnam Airlines, Vietinbank, among many others.