VILAF

Vietnam

Address:
4th Floor, Mplaza Saigon
39 Le Duan Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, 700000
Vietnam

+84 28 3827 7300

+84 28 3827 7303


Key contacts:

Chairperson: Vo Ha Duyen
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Managing Partner, HCMC: Ngo Thanh Tung
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Managing Partner, Hanoi: Dang Duong Anh
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Quick facts:

Lawyers: 70
Network memberships: WLG, IBA, APLMA, Vietnam Bar, New York Bar, VBLC, VBF, AmCham, EuroCham, InCham, GLE, LIL, 5 Star Law, Legal Comprehensive
Languages: Vietnamese, English


VILAF, a first-tier law firm in Vietnam (as ranked by IFLR1000, Legal500, Chambers, and Asialaw), is one of the largest business law firms in Vietnam with expertise in a wide-range of legal practice areas.

In 2018, VILAF has been awarded again as: 

  • the Most Innovative National Firm of the Year in Vietnam by IFLR
  • the Best M&A Law Firm of the Year and the Best M&A Law Firm of the Decade in Vietnam by Vietnam M&A Forum.

  • Corporate
  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets
  • Financial restructuring
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • PPP
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation

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VILAF’s recent prominent deals:

  • Advised on the US$2.2 billion international equity placement and IPO of Vinhomes, a subsidiary of Vingroup and the biggest residential property developer in Vietnam
  • Advised the international sponsors in Nghi Son 2 BOT Power Project, which is the first BOT power project in Vietnam where the sponsors are selected in an international tender and which has successfully achieved financial closure in August 2018
  • Advised Credit Suisse as the lead manager in a US$310 million concurrent equity placement and convertible bond offering by leading real estate developer Novaland Group, marking the first ever capital raising for a Vietnamese company in a concurrent equity placement and convertible bond offering
  • Advised ANZ in the sale of its 125,000-customer-accounts retail banking business in Vietnam to Shinhan Bank.

VILAF, Hanoi Branch
6th Floor, HCO Building (Melia)
44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, 100000
Vietnam

T: +84 24 3934 8530 
F: +84 24 3934 8531

Energy and Infrastructure key contacts

Tran Tuan Phong, Senior Partner, Co-head of the Practice 
phong@vilaf.com.vn

Vo Ha Duyen, Partner, Co-head of the Practice
duyen@vilaf.com.vn

Dang Duong Anh, Managing Partner & Co-head of the practice

anh@vilaf.com.vn

Luu Hoang Ha, Partner
ha@vilaf.com.vn 

Quick facts

  • One of the largest team of English speaking energy and infrastructure lawyers in Vietnam
  • 18 lawyers including 4 partners, 3 counsels and 3 senior associates

Energy and Infrastructure practice overview

  • Engaged in many high-profile projects and ranked as a first tier law firm in this practice 
  • Won the Project Finance Deal of the Year Award from both IFLR and ALB

Sector expertise

  • Power
  • Water supply 
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas (upstream and downstream)
  • Transport and expressway
  • Aviation
  • Industrial parks
  • Urban Development and Real Estate

Recent matters advised on

  • Advised lenders or sponsors in: Phu My 2.2 BOT Power Project, Nghi Son 2 BOT Power Project, Nam Dinh 1 BOT Power Project, Van Phong 1 BOT Power Project, Vung Ang 2 BOT Power Project, Vinh Tan 1 BOT Power Project, etc;
  • Advised SCG Chemicals regarding US$4.5 billion Long Son Petrochemicals project and its chain of acquisitions of all equity interests from Qatar Petroleum and PetroVietnam in this project; 
  • Advised B.Grimm Power in the acquisition of 55% equity interests in a 420-MW solar power project in Tay Ninh Province;
  • Advised lenders in the financing of US$8 billion Nghi Son Refinery project;
  • Advised China Development Bank in US$682 million syndicated facilities to finance the development of Thang Long IPP Power Plant;
  • Advised Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ as lead arranger in a US$510 million syndicated facility to finance La Son – Tuy Loan expressway project.