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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, 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, Leader in Law, Five Star Law, Legal Comprehensive, Corporate Law Expert
Languages: Vietnamese, English

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 by 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:

  • AsiaLaw – Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2019
  • ALB – Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016 and 2019 and M&A Deal of the Year 2019
  • ALB – Employer of Choice of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2019
  • IFLR - Vietnam Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2018
  • IJGlobal – APAC Coal-fired Power Project of the Year 2018 and APAC Petrochemicals Deal of the Year 2018
  • Finance Asia – Vietnam Deal of the Year 2018 and Best IPO Deal of the Year 2018
  • IFLR – Vietnam National Law Firm of the Year 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2016

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

  • Advised AES-VCM Mong Duong Holdings B.V. in relation to the international bond and commercial loan refinancing of Mong Duong 2 2x600 MW Coal Fired Power Plant on a BOT basis in Vietnam in 2019
  • Advised Sumitomo Corporation in Van Phong 1 coal-fired power BOT project funded by JBIC, NEXI and commercial banks with successful financial close in 2019
  • Advised on the US$2.2 billion international equity placement and IPO of Vinhomes, a subsidiary of Vingroup, the biggest residential property developer in Vietnam
  • 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 Grab in relation to its acquisition of the Southeast Asia business of Uber Technologies Inc. including Vietnam
  • 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
  • Assisted many corporations in air industry such as Wings Capital Partners, Goshawk, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, 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
  • Assisted in many renewable (solar and wind farm) projects in Vietnam developed by GE, 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, and etc.

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Food and beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms

VILAF, Hanoi Office
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
E: anh@vilaf.com.vn
W: www.vilaf.com.vn

Energy and Infrastructure key contacts

Tran Tuan Phong, Senior Partner, Co-head of the Practice 

Vo Ha Duyen, Partner, Co-head of the Practice

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


Luu Hoang Ha, Partner

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.