Duyen Ha Vo

VILAF - Vietnam


Ho Chi Minh City

+84 28 3827 7300

Highly regarded

Women Leaders


Bar admissions:

New York



Practice areas:

Capital markets
Private equity
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Food and beverage
Industrials and manufacturing
Oil and gas
Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
Real estate

Duyen advises M&A and securities transactions involving infrastructure and energy projects, industrial properties and listed companies, and advises financial institutions in financing transactions, M&A transactions and financial regulatory matters.  

Duyen is recommended as a Leading Lawyer by IFLR1000, an Elite Practitioner by Asialaw and named a Commended External Counsel of the Year 2020 by In-House Community.

Staff lawyers are permitted to apply flexible work time schedule and flexible remote/office work schedule to enhance work life integration.  While the system is created for all staff lawyers, the focus beneficiaries of this system are female lawyers and the system has substantially increased the likelihood of female lawyers remaining long in the career.

The firm’s team arrangement and personal coaching and mentoring system has also proved greatly helpful to lawyers, mainly female lawyers, to overcome difficult periods to achieve balance between work and personal life duties and balance between work joy and work pressure.

  • Advised SCG Chemicals in a sequence of transactions to buy out equity stakes in Long Son Petrochemicals Company Limited (LSP) from Qatar Petroleum and PetroVietnam respectively to become the sole owner of the US$5.4 billion LSP petrochemicals complex, in the development and financing of the complex
  • Advised B.Grimm Power in the acquisition of a joint venture interest in a 420MW solar power project in Tay Ninh province
  • Advised BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and Standard Chartered Bank as arrangers in the US$125 million Reserve Based Lending Facility to SOCO International, secured against the Group’s producing assets in Vietnam - Te Giac Trang Field of Block 16-1, Ca Ngu Vang field of Block 9-2 and Blocks 125 & 126 offshore Vietnam
  • Advised the US$240 million sale of all equity stakes in Thinh Phat Cables and Dovina to Stark Corporation
  • Advised ANZ in the sale of its retail banking business to Shinhan Bank Vietnam, involving 125,000 customers and US$240 million in lending assets and US$600 million in deposits;


  • Vietnam
  • New York State

  • American Chamber of Commerce
  • Vietnam Business Lawyers Club
  • International Bar Association
  • Vietnam International Law Association

  • University of Michigan (US), Tax LL.M. with Merits
  • Temple University (US), LL.M. Fulbright scholar
  • Ho Chi Minh City Law School, LL.B.