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: World Law Group, IBA, APLMA, Vietnam Bar, New York Bar, VBLC, VBF, AmCham, EuroCham, InCham, Global Law Expert, Leader in Law
Languages: Vietnamese, English


  • 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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  • Advised Vinhomes JSC 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 till now;
  • Advised Vingroup in the US$850 million share sale to GIC Private Limited;
  • Advised a consortium of Marubeni Corporation and KEPCO in the bidding, development and financing of the 2x600MW Nghi Son 2 coal-fired thermal power plant project in Vietnam;
  • Assisted 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 ANZ in the sale of all its retail banking business in Vietnam to Shinhan Bank Vietnam involving 125,000 customer accounts.

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.