4th Floor, mPlaza Saigon
39 Le Duan Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, 700000

+84 28 3827 7300

+84 28 3827 7303

Key contacts:

Chairperson: Vo Ha Duyen
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Managing Partner, Ho Chi Minh City: Ngo Thanh Tung
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Managing Partner, Hanoi: Bui Ngoc Anh
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Quick facts:

Lawyers: 80
Network memberships: WLG, IBA, APLMA, Vietnam Bar, New York Bar, VBLC, VBF, AmCham, EuroCham, InCham
Languages: Vietnamese, English

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

Bui Ngoc Anh, Managing Partner
T: +84 24 3934 8530
F: +84 24 3934 8531

VILAF is one of the largest business law firms in Vietnam with expertise in a wide range of legal practice areas. VILAF has been ranked as a first-tier law firm in Vietnam by many reputable legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, ALB and AsiaLaw in all key legal practices including Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Energy & Infrastructure, Real Property, and Dispute Resolution.

VILAF has recently been awarded:

  • IFLR – Vietnam Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2018, 2020 - 2022

  • Chambers Asia Pacific - Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2022
  • ALB - Project Finance Deal of the Year 2022
  • In-House Community - Firm of the Year 2021, Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm of the Year 2021 and Deal of the Year 2021
  • ALB Japan Law Awards – Project Finance Deal of the Year 2020
  • Asia Law – Vietnam Firm of the Year 2019 and 2020
  • Asia Law – Impact Case for M&A of the Year 2020
  • Ministry of Justice of Vietnam – Compliment for Law Firm with great contribution to the development of Vietnamese Justice in the 2015 – 2020 period
  • Annual Vietnam M&A Forum - Best M&A Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020; and the Law Firm of the Decade (2009-2018)

  • Corporate
  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets
  • Competition
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Foreign investment
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • PPP
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securities
  • Structured finance/securitisation

  • Advising an US Corporation in relation to the transfer of its entire equity interest in a BOT Company in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam to a consortium led by a US-based investor
  • Advising Marubeni Corporation in relation to its transfer of 10% of equity capital in the BOT Company in Nghi Son 2 BOT Power Project to Tohoku Electric Power
  • Advising Vingroup in its merger of Vincommerce retail chain business with Masan Group and back to back acquisition from GIC and Credit Suisse
  • Advising Augusta Investment Limited in relation to the acquisition of private business portfolio from SCB with the value of more than US$1B
  • Advising Energy Sources Investment Pte. Ltd in its US$800M acquisition of 100% stake in GA Power Pte. Ltd, a Singapore-based company who is the sole owner of GA Power Solar Park Huong Son Ltd and GA Power Solar Park Cam Xuyen Ltd
  • 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
  • Advising SCG Packaging Public Company Limited in relation to its combination of the Reg S and Rule 144A international offering of 137,344,388 shares to investors outside the United States and Thailand in reliance on Regulation S and Rules 144A, and domestic offering of 990,205,612 shares to investors in Thailand
  • Assisting Affinity Equity Partners in relation to its purchase of US$130M worth of international convertible bonds issued by Ho Chi Minh City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDB)
  • Advising in the US$300M investment by CapitaLand in an office and commercial complex being part of Vinhomes Metropolis
  • Assisting many corporations in air industry such as Wings Capital Partners, Goshawk, Macquarie AirFinance, AWAS, Avolon Aerospace, Small Planet Airlines, GECAS, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Thai Airways, IATA, Japan Airlines, etc. in their doing business and aircraft financing or aircraft leasing/subleasing in Vietnam
  • Assisting in many renewable (solar and wind farm) projects in Vietnam developed by GE Renewable Energy, J-Power, BIM Group, Tokyo Gas, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Trina Solar Investment, Cleantech, EGP Green Power, Hero Future Energies Asia Pte Ltd, Shizen Energy, AL-Tech, Juwi Renewable Energies Private Ltd, NEXIF, Hanwha Energy, Eurus Energy, Super Energy, etc.

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  • Insurance
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  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport