Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM: Today, VILAF announced its senior partner, Dang Duong Anh, has been elected as the new managing partner of VILAF’s Hanoi office.
Duong Anh, who has been a partner at VILAF since 2005 and the executive partner of VILAF’s Hanoi office since 2008, succeeds Tran Tuan Phong, who will continue to serve as the firm’s senior partner and continue to grow his extensive Corporate/M&A and Infrastructure Projects practices.
“We are grateful for the outstanding leadership Phong has shown in overseeing the Hanoi office’s growth and development,” said Ngo Thanh Tung, the firm’s Chairman. “We also are confident that Duong Anh has the perfect blend of management experience and legal skills to further enhance VILAF’s profile both in Hanoi and throughout Vietnam.”
Duong Anh has extensive experience in corporate, projects and finance matters. He has been ranked by major legal ratings publications, including IFLR 1000, Asia Leading Lawyers as one of the leading lawyers in Vietnam. Chambers & Partners remarked: “Clients rate him for his ‘substantial knowledge and experience of complex transactions,’ which stems from his international background.”
Duong Anh has advised on many high-profile projects including Phu My 3 BOT project, Vinh Tan 1 BOT Project, Kien Luong 1 BOO project. He has recently advised SCG on its acquisition of strategic shares in Prime Group, Showa Denko K.K and and Showa Aluminum Can Corporation on their acquisition of strategic shares in Hanacans.
“I would like to thank Phong and all VILAF partners for bringing in the success for VILAF today. It is an honour and also a responsibility to be appointed as the managing partner of VILAF Hanoi. We will continue the success of a leading law firm in Vietnam and continue our strong commitment to our clients in the years to come,” said Duong Anh.
Tran Tuan Phong has led the Hanoi office as its managing partner since 2006, during which time VILAF’s Ha Noi Office has grown to be one of the largest and strongest team of senior lawyers in Ha Noi. Phong is ranked at the highest level by international legal guides. Chambers & Partners credited him as being a “top-tier corporate lawyer” and “successfully handling major transactions.”
As one of the largest business law firms in Vietnam with nearly 60 lawyers and more than 20 years of operation, VILAF has been consistently ranked as a first tier law firm in Vietnam in almost all major legal practices, including Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Real Property, International Trade and Dispute Resolution.
VILAF has offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi, and primarily serves foreign investors and financial institutions in all sectors in their business and investment in Vietnam.