Van Hai Nguyen

YKVN - Vietnam


Ho Chi Minh City

(84-28) 3822 3155

Rising star

Vietnamese and English

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Practice areas:

Capital markets
Project development

Hai Nguyen has over 10 years of experience in the practice of corporate, energy and capital markets. Hai has in-depth knowledge of the Vietnamese capital markets and energy sectors and the general legal landscape of Vietnam. Hai’s current main areas of practice are capital markets and finance transactions and other corporate transactional and advisory matters.

Hai is fluent in English.  Prior to joining YKVN, Hai spent 5 years at the Corporate and International Trade departments of Mayer Brown JSM in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Hai’s practice is recognized by International Financial Law Review and Chambers and Partners and Asia Pacific Legal 500.  Hai has also authored numerous publications covering a wide range of topics, including global trade, power and Vietnamese legal framework in general and had his articles published on Infra Asia, Asian Power and Asian-mena Counsel Magazine, to name a few.

Hai is recently recognized as Asia Future Leader 2021 by IFLR in both capital markets and project development. This title is awarded to those individual practitioners who have displayed ongoing exceptional leadership attributes and who received the highest praise from their peers and clients in their relevant jurisdictions.

  • Represented a leading Japanese bank in Vietnam on its provision of USD 100 million to finance a mixed-use property development in Vietnam
  • Represented Credit Suisse on various block trade transactions on Vietnamese securities market
  • Represented the issuer Vinpearl on its issue of USD 325 million international bonds exchangeable with Vingroup shares and its subsequent tab issue of USD 125 million bonds
  • Represented Vingroup on KKR’s investment in Vingroup
  • Represented Soft Bank on its proposed acquisition of minority stake in a Vietnamese cashless payment platform; etc.

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity

  • Banking and financial services
  • Energy
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Infrastructure
  • Industrials and manufacturing

  • University of the West of England, United Kingdom, LL.M. (2011);
  • Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, B.A. in International relations & Public international law (2007)