IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Since its founding in 1999, YKVN has expanded its presence to include Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore. The firm’s deep bench is headed by Truong Nhat Quang. 


Focusses / specialisms  

YKVN is one of the clear market leaders in the financial and corporate space in Vietnam.

The firm's banking and finance practice’s scope of work includes corporate finance, asset finance, project finance and bank M&A.

In the area of capital markets, the firm covers equity offerings, debt offerings, investment funds and regulatory advice.

The corporate and M&A team advises on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, disposals, corporate restructurings and takeovers.

The firm is actively involved in project development work where it advises on matters across an array of industries.  


Key clients  

Notable clients include Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Citibank, Central Retail Corp, Nanofilm Technologies International, No Va Land, SCIC, Vietnam Airlines, SonKim Land, Binh Son and Copenhagen Offshore Partners.


Research period review: 33rd edition (2022/2023)  

The banking team mainly advised lenders on matters including asset finance, acquisition finance and refinancing.

In the capital markets area, the firm advised on debt and equity transactions. On the debt side, it did a mix of issuer and underwriter side work on project bond issues. On the equity side, it worked for issuers and underwriters on cross-border IPOs.

The M&A team was active for sellers and acquirers on private acquisitions in consumer goods and services, healthcare, and industrial and manufacturing sectors.

The firm was also active on several confidential project development and restructuring and insolvency mandates.


Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2022/2023)  

BBL and BBL HCM’s $76.2 million syndicated loan.

ESR’s $208 million acquisition of a strategic equity stake in BW Industrial.

Swire Group’s acquisition of 100% issued shares of Coca-Cola Indochina from Coca-Cola (Japan).