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Based on research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal, the following are Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers. Biographies and contact details, where provided, were written by the lawyers themselves and have not been independently verified.

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Nicolas Audier Audier & Partners VietnamNicolas Audier
Audier & Partners Vietnam
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A, real estate and property development

Stanley Boots Frontier Law & AdvisoryStanley Boots
Frontier Law & Advisory
Key practice areas: Project finance, public finance, PPP, joint ventures, renewable energy

Bui Linh AllensBui Linh
Allens
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, competition, consumer & regulatory, M&A, restructuring & insolvency

Bui Ngoc Anh VILAFBui Ngoc Anh
VILAF
Email: anh.bui@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: M&A, private equity, corporate disputes, taxation
With 23 years of practice and research, Ngoc Anh is a business lawyer with international expertise and local experience on M&A, foreign direct investment, SOE, corporate, real estate, employment, market access, customs and WTO. Ngoc Anh advised the Fortune 500 clients in many of Vietnam’s most complex and largest M&As, new foreign investment and regulatory audits and controversies.

Ngoc Anh received his doctoral degree, with distinction, on international trade law from Georgetown University Law Centre in 2007. During his time in Washington DC, he worked for another international law firm on international trade.

Prior to studying in the US, Ngoc Anh worked for the USVTC in Hanoi on various technical assistance programmes on Vietnam’s WTO accession negotiation and Vietnam’s implementation of the 2000 US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement.

Bui Thanh Tien Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerBui Thanh Tien
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A, financing & capital markets, restructuring & insolvency, public private partnerships

Frederick Burke Baker McKenzieFrederick Burke
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, international commercial & trade, M&A, project finance, real estate transactions

Jérôme Buzenet DFDLJérôme Buzenet
DFDL
Key practice areas: M&A, private equity, investment fund formation, restructuring, taxation

Chau Huy Quang Rajah & TannChau Huy Quang
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
Key practice areas: Commercial litigation, construction & projects, international arbitration

Giles Cooper Duane MorrisGiles Cooper
Duane Morris
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial, M&A, capital markets, projects & construction, labour & employment

Dang Thi To Hang D&N InternationalDang Thi To Hang
D&N International
Key practice areas: IP

Dang Chi Lieu DNA VietnamDang Chi Lieu
DNA Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 3201 8003 Ext. 108
Email: lieu.dang@dnalaw.com.vn
Key practice areas: M&A; energy & projects; insurance; trade & commerce; technology, media and telecoms
Dang Chi Lieu is a founder and chairman of DNA Vietnam, a boutique law firm offering legal services in various areas of law relating to the foreign investment and the operation of business entities in Vietnam. Before this, he was a local partner at a leading global law firm in charge of M&A, corporate, project development and insurance.

As a deal lawyer, he works closely with clients at every stage of the transaction process, from pre-transaction preparation and deal structuring in order to maximize value and minimize risk, through due diligence, drafting and negotiating definitive agreements, and ultimately to closing and post-closing advice. He partners with clients to tackle complex problems in a variety of industries such as energy, construction, finance, automobile, telecoms, food and beverage.

He is a frequent speaker at many conferences and workshops on topics related to M&A and energy.

Dang Duong Anh VILAFDang Duong Anh
VILAF
Tel: +84 24 3934 8530
Email: anh@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: Foreign direct investment, corporate/M&A, infrastructure & energy, project finance, tax, real estate & property, mining, automobile, telecommunications
Dang Duong Anh has been a partner at VILAF since 2004 and became managing partner of the Hanoi office since 2015. To many clients and peers, he is one of the most reliable and results-oriented lawyers.

His highlighted M&A transactions include advising Energy Sources Investment in its up to US$800 million acquisition of a 100% stake in GA Power, the sole investor of two solar power projects Ha Tinh; advising Siam Cement Group in acquiring group of cement production companies valued at US$440 million and in acquiring a Prime Group valued at about US$240 million; advising Showa Aluminum Can Corporation in acquiring 90% share capital in Hanacans, valued at about US$110 million; advising J-Power in acquiring in and divesting later from Nhon Trach 2 Power Plant; advising Foxconn’s IPO and listing on the HKEX valued at US$350 million; advising Japfa’s IPO and listing of shares on the SGX valued at US$160M; advising Bao Minh Company and SCIC in selling entire equity capital in Bao Minh-CMG to Daiichi Life Insurance; acting for Jetstar Pacific Airlines in purchasing 10 Airbus A320s with a loan amount equal to US$118 million.

His highlighted transactions in infrastructure and project finances include the Vinh Tan 1 BOT project which won “Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016” awarded by IFLR and ALB, Phu My 3 BOT power project, Kien Luong 1 BOO power project, Ban Phuc nickel mining financing project and many other renewable projects.

Anh has been awarded by IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer for financial & corporate and for energy & infrastructure since 2014. AsiaLaw regarded him as a leading lawyer for corporate/M&A since 2014, market-leading lawyer in 2018 and has moved him up to be an elite practitioner in corporate/M&A in 2019 and 2020. Furthermore, Legal500 has ranked him as a leading lawyer for corporate/M&A in Vietnam since 2016.

Dang Minh YKVN LawyersDang Minh
YKVN Lawyers
Tel: +65 6908 2488
Email: minh.dang@ykvn-law.com
Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, international arbitration, private equity
Dang Minh is the senior partner of YKVN and has more than 30 years of experience in a wide variety of international transactions. He regularly advises international companies and funds investing in Vietnam and Vietnamese companies investing internationally. Minh has been active in oil and gas matters since the mid-90s.

Minh also heads up YKVN’s international arbitration practice. He advised PetroVietnam in a successful Singapore arbitration initiated by a consortium of three international oil companies. Minh focuses on complex projects and disputes where YKVN is lead counsel coordinating with other firms brought in by YKVN as co-counsel.

Minh is fluent in English, French and Vietnamese. He previously headed the Southeast Asia corporate practice of DLA Piper (2007 to 2010) and the Vietnam practice of White & Case (1993 to 2005).

Dang TH Thuy D&N InternationalDang TH Thuy
D&N International
Key practice areas: IP

Dang The Duc Indochine CounselDang The Duc
Indochine Counsel
Tel: +84 28 382 39640
Email: duc.dang@indochinecounsel.com
Key practice areas: M&A, securities & capital markets, project financing, TMT (technology, media and telecoms), intellectual property
Dang The Duc is the founder and managing partner of Indochine Counsel. With more than 20 years of experience in business law practice in Vietnam, Duc has extensive expertise advising foreign clients in international and cross-border transactions in such areas of practice as inward investment, corporate & commercial transactions, private equity, M&A, securities and capital market transactions, corporate restructurings and project financing. Over the past several years, he has been involved in a number of major transactions for leading financial institutions, investment funds and multinational companies. In addition, he has substantial experience in advisory and transactional work for IPR, IT and technology related matters.

Duc has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Vietnam by various international publications such as IFLR1000, Asian Legal Business, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles, The International Who’s Who Legal, The Expert Guide – The World’s Leading Lawyers, Leaders in Law and Managing Intellectual Property.

He is an active speaker for conferences and seminars both in Vietnam and abroad for such legal business topics as M&A, private equity, corporate transactions, securities and capital markets.

Honours:

  • Named as a mergers & acquisitions lawyer of the year in Vietnam by the Leaders in Law – 2020 Global Awards.
  • Named as an elite practitioner for corporate and M&A in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020 – 2021 – The Guide to the Asia-Pacific’s leading Lawyers.
  • Named as an In-House Community commended external counsel of the year, 2019 by The In-House Community.
  • Named as a market-leading lawyer in corporate/M&A in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2016 -2019.
  • Named as one of the leading mergers & acquisitions experts in Vietnam in the Euromoney’s banking, finance and transactional expert guide – The World’s Leading Lawyers 2012 – 2020
  • Selected as the winner in private investment funds lawyer of the year in Vietnam by Finance Monthly Law Awards 2016
  • Named as an IP star in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook 2015, 2016 and 2020
  • Named as one of the best lawyers in corporate/M&A in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015
    Recommended lawyer for corporate/M&A by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2014
  • Named as one of the world’s leading telecoms & media lawyers in The International Who’s Who of Telecoms & Media Lawyers 2014 & 2015

Martin Desautels DFDLMartin Desautels
DFDL
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, energy, mining & infrastructure

Diep Hoai Nam YKVN LawyersDiep Hoai Nam
YKVN Lawyers
Key practice areas: Corporate, foreign investment, litigation, M&A, restructuring
Diep Hoai Nam is the head of YKVN’s Hanoi office and a specialist in M&A and corporate restructuring. She has guided the team on key transactions in the steel mill, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries, as well as the sale of strategic stakes in large, state-owned companies. She regularly advises multinationals and foreign-invested companies on corporate, trade and tax issues.

“Recommended wholeheartedly” by peers (Chambers Asia, 2009), Nam has been commended for being “professionally capable, meticulous and ethical” (Legal 500, 2008-2009). Rooted in her “client focus and smart negotiation skills” (Chambers Asia, 2009). She has been consistently named as a leading lawyer on corporate transactions in International Financial Law Review, Chambers Asia and AP 500, and has authored numerous publications on Vietnam’s legal environment.

Dinh Nhat Quang Leadco Legal CounselDinh Nhat Quang
Leadco Legal Counsel
Key practice areas: Insurance, corporate general, M&A, real estate, banking

Do Quang Hung Vision & AssociatesDo Quang Hung
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Copyright, domain names, IP enforcement & litigation, licensing & technology transfer, patents & designs

Do Trong Hai Bizlink LawyersDo Trong Hai
Bizlink Lawyers
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial, banking & finance, real estates & construction, dispute resolution, M&A

Doan Son IPMaxDoan Son
IPMax
Key practice areas: IP

Doan Linh Quynh LVN & AssociatesDoan Linh Quynh
LVN & Associates
Key practice areas: Cross-border power projects, renewable energy, mining & commodities

Duong Quang Long Vina LegalDuong Quang Long
Vina Legal
Tel: +84 91 308 2655
Email: long.dq@vinalegal.com
Key practice areas: M&A; insurance; real estate & construction; telecom, media and technology; dispute resolution.
Duong Quang Long is the managing partner and a founder of Vina Legal, one of the leading business law firms in Vietnam. The firm provides full quality legal services to foreign investors and large domestic corporations in Vietnam.

He is highly experienced in corporate and M&A, real estate and construction, insurance, TMT and dispute resolution.

Duong Quang Long has been recommended by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and other international prestigious lawyer ranking magazines for many years.

He received his master of laws degree from the University of the West of England and is a member of the Hanoi Bar Association, Vietnam Bar Federation and Vietnam Lawyers’ Association.

Duong Thanh Long ALIAT LegalDuong Thanh Long
ALIAT Legal
Key practice areas: IP, corporate & investment

Duong Thu Ha YKVN LawyersDuong Thu Ha
YKVN Lawyers
Tel: +84 24 3934 5410
Email: ha.duong@ykvn-law.com
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, energy & infrastructure
Duong Thu Ha is an expert in banking and project finance matters. She works extensively with major state-owned banks and Vietnamese corporates as well as major international banks and multinational corporates operating in Vietnam on significant financing transactions. She also assists in foreign exchanges transactions, swaps and derivatives and factoring transactions. In addition, Ha has advised in many landmark capital markets and M&A transactions in Vietnam.

Recognised as a “capable name in banking and project finance” (AsiaLaw, 2010), Ha has been praised for being a “professionally capable, meticulous and ethical” and “switched-on” lawyer (Legal 500, 2009-2011). She is “best known for her consultant role on behalf of local commercial banks” (Chambers Asia, 2009).

Stefan Ewers Rodl & PartnerStefan Ewers
Rodl & Partner
Key practice areas: Investment, taxation, international trade

Bernadette Fahy Audier & Partners VietnamBernadette Fahy
Audier & Partners Vietnam
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, corporate & commercial, labour & employment

Robert Fish AllensRobert Fish
Allens
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, capital markets, M&A

Tony Foster Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerTony Foster
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A, private equity, infrastructure finance, private equity

Mark Fraser Frasers Law CompanyMark Fraser
Frasers Law Company
Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A, banking and finance, restructuring & insolvency, real estate & infrastructure

Justin Gisz Frasers Law CompanyJustin Gisz
Frasers Law Company
Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A, private equity & venture capital, capital markets, real estate, construction

David Harrison Mayer BrownDavid Harrison
Mayer Brown
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, M&A, restructuring, litigation & dispute resolution, regulatory & investigations

Hoang Phong Anh DFDLHoang Phong Anh
DFDL
Key practice areas: Corporate, commercial, investment, power & energy

Hoang Diep Dilinh LegalHoang Diep
Dilinh Legal
Key practice areas: Banking & finance competition, corporate and M&A, labour, dispute resolution

Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen LNT & PartnersHoang Nguyen Ha Quyen
LNT & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A, compliance & ABAC, insurance, employment and restructuring

Konrad Hull VNA LegalKonrad Hull
VNA Legal
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial, cross-border M&A, joint ventures

Etienne Laumonier Audier & Partners VietnamEtienne Laumonier
Audier & Partners Vietnam
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, capital markets, competition law and policy,
corporate/M&A

Le Hoai Duong Le & Le Intellectual Property LawLe Hoai Duong
Le & Le Intellectual Property Law
Key practice areas: IP

Le Hong Phong BizconsultLe Hong Phong
Bizconsult
Key practice areas: Foreign direct investment, corporate and commercial, M&A, real estate and construction, banking and project finance

Le Net LNT & PartnersLe Net
LNT & Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, real estate and tax

Le Quang Vinh BROSS & PartnersLe Quang Vinh
BROSS & Partners
Key practice areas: IP & copyright, franchising & technology transfer, IP enforcement

Le Tuan Anh Vision & AssociatesLe Tuan Anh
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: foreign direct investment, corporate, M&A, TMT, employment relations

Le Loc Xuan Tilleke & GibbinsLe Xuan Loc
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: Competition & trade, dispute resolution & litigation, IP

Michael Lee Dilinh LegalMichael Lee
Dilinh Legal
Key practice areas: corporate, real estate, M&A, life-science, technology, labour

Luu Hoang Ha VILAFLuu Hoang Ha
VILAF
Email: ha@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; private equity; corporate; energy, project & infrastructure
Ha regularly counsels Fortune 500 clients in many of Vietnam’s most complex and largest acquisitions, concession rights negotiations, project development and financing works, disputes and regulatory audits and controversies. Prior to private practice, Ha managed the Vietnam legal function of Vinaconex, an IFC-funded project, Unilever, and Unocal (Chevron).

Ha has been consistently recognized by peers as a leading energy lawyer in independent directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR.

Ha has been instrumental in the formation and drafting of the key policies and regulations for the entire energy chain (traditional power, renewable energy, and oil and gas). He has advised clients in many of the most demanding energy transactions involving complex legal, political, and diplomatic considerations.

Luu Tien Dzung YKVN LawyersLuu Tien Dzung
YKVN Lawyers
Tel: +84 24 3934 5410
Email: dzung.luu@ykvn-law.com
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution, arbitration, franchise
Luu Tien Dzung, formerly a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam, is a co-chair of YKVN’s litigation practice. Dzung has almost 30 years’ experience in handling complex commercial and construction disputes. During his tenure at the Supreme People’s Court, he assisted the Chief Justice with the screening of many disputes to determine whether full review by the Judicial Council of the Supreme People’s Court was appropriate and participated in drafting the first Civil Code and Civil Procedure Code of Vietnam.

At YKVN, Dzung has represented state-owned, local and foreign corporations in multi-million-dollar foreign trade and contractual disputes before the Vietnamese courts, as well as under VIAC, SIAC, LCIA, ICC and US GAFTA arbitration procedures. Dzung is also well-recognized for his defense of a former minister in a complex white-collar banking case.

Dzung is a much sought-after VIAC arbitrator. He was also recently appointed by the ICC International Court of Arbitration as an arbitrator for adjudication of a dispute between a foreign contractor and a government authority of Vietnam. Dzung is also among the very first Vietnamese mediators recently accredited by the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution. Dzung is also teaching law at Ha Noi Law University.

Dzung currently also serves as a member of the Standing Committee cum Chairman of the Committee for International Affairs of the Vietnam Bar Federation.

Luu Tien Ngoc Vision & AssociatesLuu Tien Ngoc
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, Corporate/ M&A, FDI, insolvency & restructuring, private equity

Bill Magennis AllensBill Magennis
Allens
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution, energy & infrastructure projects

Mai Thi Minh Hang Russin & VecchiMai Thi Minh Hang
Russin & Vecchi
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, capital markets, insurance, real estates, corporate and M&A

Oliver Massman Duane MorrisOliver Massman
Duane Morris
Key practice areas: Corporate, M&A, energy, dispute resolution/litigation, banking and finance, labor and employment law

Adam Moncrieff Allen & OveryAdam Moncrieff
Allen & Overy
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, projects

Ngo Thanh Tung VILAFNgo Thanh Tung
VILAF
Tel: +84 28 3827 7300
Email: tung@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: M&A, private equity, corporate, investigations and crisis management, disputes resolution, construction & real estate
Ngo Thanh Tung is a founding and senior partner of VILAF. Tung has transformed VILAF from an affiliate of Clifford Chance to the most respected independent commercial law firm in Vietnam today.He is well-known and respected for his high degree of professionalism in servicing clients.

Tung has assisted many giant foreign investors, such as Coca-Cola, Mercedes Benz, Shell and Exxon Mobil in establishing their businesses in Vietnam. Tung has advised several international companies in M&A, corporate and commercial matters related to Vietnamese laws, as well as P&I Clubs on maritime cases.

Tung is highly respected and has been identified by various well-known international legal magazines, such as Legal 500, Global and Chambers and International Financial Review, as one of the leading lawyers in Vietnam. Tung was recognized by Asia Law & Practice as one of the finest leading lawyers in Asia and also recognized by Benchmark Litigation as dispute resolution star for commercial transactions for 2019.

Nguyen Anh Tuan BizconsultNguyen Anh Tuan
Bizconsult
Key practice areas: Corporate & Commercial, M&A, banking & finance, real Estate/EPCs, foreign investment

Nguyen Dang Viet BizconsultNguyen Dang Viet
Bizconsult
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial, M&A, banking & finance, real estate, construction

Nguyen Dao DN LegalNguyen Dao
DN Legal
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A, banking & finance, real estate, energy & infrastructure

Nguyen Duy Linh VILAFNguyen Duy Linh
VILAF
Email: linh@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: M&A, private equity, corporate, investigations & crisis management, disputes resolution
Linh has been a partner at VILAF since 2000. He has assisted foreign investors and financiers in various corporate restructuring transactions and infrastructure projects. He has represented clients in a number of landmark litigation and arbitration cases. He is an arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre. His notable engagements are:

  • Represented Keangnam Enterprise in a construction dispute of the highest building in Hanoi.
  • Represented Quang Ninh People’s Committee in a construction dispute arising from a BT contract.
  • Represented Posco E&C in some of their arbitrations in Vietnam.

Nguyen Gia Huy Chuong Global Vietnam LawyersNguyen Gia Huy Chuong
Global Vietnam Lawyers
Tel: +84 28 3622 3555, 91 316 4797
Email: chuong.nguyen@gvlawyers.com.vn
Key practice areas: Alt’ investments (inc’ private equity), capital markets, corporate/M&A, project finance, real estate & construction, restructuring & insolvency
Chuong is the managing partner of Global Vietnam Lawyers and has about 20 years of rich and professional service experiences in consulting corporate, M&A, and real estate matters. He has led various a large number of legal projects regarding corporate, restructuring and M&A of varied domestic and foreign companies.

Along with his extensive knowledge of corporate, private equity, Hong Kong and Singapore IPO advisory, M&A, real estate, cross-border investment and construction, Chuong has advised and completed large amount of legal projects regarding M&A of foreign-owned corporations and assisted in resolving intricate tax issues linked to restructuring and M&A operations of varied companies.

Chuong has been identified by Asia Business Law Journal as one of Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers for 2020, awarded as an in-house community – commended external counsel of the year for 2017 by In-House Community and awarded many times as a leading lawyer in private equity, real estate and corporate/M&A by independent legal publications including AsiaLaw Profiles, the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IFLR1000.

Nguyen Hoang Anh Mayer BrownNguyen Hoang Anh
Mayer Brown
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, structured finance, real estate, capital markets, private investment funds

Nguyen Huu Minh Nhut Russin & VecchiNguyen Huu Minh Nhut
Russin & Vecchi
Key practice areas: M&A, corporate/regulatory, capital markets (project finance and debt), and technology

Nguyen Huu Phuoc Phuoc & PartnersNguyen Huu Phuoc
Phuoc & Partners
Key practice areas: Debt recovery, tax, corporate governance & legal compliance, commercial arbitration

Nguyen Manh Dzung Dzungsrt & AssociatesNguyen Manh Dzung
Dzungsrt & Associates
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR, litigation, insurance & reinsurance, international trade, shipping & maritime

Nguyen Oanh Hoang Kim Baker McKenzieNguyen Oanh Hoang Kim
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Foreign direct investment, project/project finance, IPO, banking and finance, M&A

Nguyen Quang Hung VILAFNguyen Quang Hung
VILAF
Email: hung@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: Asset finance, foreign direct investment, banking & capital markets, M&A and project finance
Hung has been a recognized leading lawyer in banking & finance and capital markets by various international legal magazines, such as the International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers, IFLR1000, Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and AsiaLaw. Peers agree that Hung is skilled at taking on finance work and also an adept handler of capital markets matters.

Notable engagements:

  • Advised in the financing of nearly US$800 million for the Keangnam Landmark Tower (the tallest building in Vietnam) by a group of Korean financial institutions.
  • Advised in the first domestic syndication in a total amount of US$225 million by Vietnamese banks led by PetroVietnam Finance Corporation for an offshore investment project in the energy sector.
  • Advised in the issuance of US$200 million high-yield bonds listed on the SGX-ST by Vingroup JSC.
  • Advised in the issuance of bonds with warrants (the first of its kind in Vietnam) with a value of US$100 million by FPT Corporation.
  • Advised in the acquisition of Prudential Vietnam Finance Company by Shinhan Card.

Nguyen Quang Vu Venture North LawNguyen Quang Vu
Venture North Law
Key practice areas: Corporate, commercial/M&A

Nguyen Thanh Ha SB LawNguyen Thanh Ha
SB Law
Key practice areas: IP, energy, telecommunications, real estates

Nguyen Thanh Vinh Baker McKenzieNguyen Thanh Vinh
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Tax & customs, international trade

Nguyen Thuy Hang Baker McKenzieNguyen Thuy Hang
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Labour & employment, dispute reolsution, corporate governance

Nguyen Thi Lang Duane MorrisNguyen Thi Lang
Duane Morris
Key practice areas: Power projects and infrastructure; corporate, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets; real estate; commercial and international trade; investment and restructuring

Nguyen Linh Tai Mai Tilleke & GibbinsNguyen Thi Mai Linh
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: IP

Nguyen Thi Thu Ha Vision & AssociatesNguyen Thi Thu Ha
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Copyright, design, franchising & distribution, licensing & technology transfer, patent

Nguyen Toan Phan Leadco Legal CounselNguyen Toan Phan
Leadco Legal Counsel
Key practice areas: Corporate & project finance, energy, cross-border transactions, corporate restructuring, M&A

Tony Nguyen EPLegalTony Nguyen
EPLegal
Key practice areas: International arbitration, projects & energy, project financing, construction, shipping (ship purchase and construction)

Nguyen Tu Dang TrilawNguyen Tu Dang
Trilaw
Key practice areas: Investment, dissolution & bankruptcy, tax, labour, dispute resolution

Nguyen Phuong ZICO LawNguyen Phuong
ZICO Law
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate; FDI; projects, infrastructure & utilities; project development & financing

Nguyen Van Vien Frasers Law CompanyNguyen Van Vien
Frasers Law Company
Key practice areas: IP

Mark Oakley ACSV LegalMark Oakley
ACSV Legal
Key practice areas: Energy & infrastructure, banking, structured finance, M&A, joint ventures

Jeff Olson Hogan LovellsJeff Olson
Hogan Lovells
Key practice areas: Private equity, M&A, joint ventures, antitrust & competition

Pham Duy Khuong ASL LawPham Duy Khuong
ASL Law
Key practice areas: M&A, IP & franchise, energy & project, antidumping and countervailing, corporate & commercial disputes and commercial arbitration

Pham Si Hai Quynh VILAFPham Si Hai Quynh
VILAF
Tel: +84 28 3827 7300
Email: quynh@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: Investigations & crisis management, M&A, private equity, corporate, disputes & contentious
matters
Quynh regularly advises leading multinational companies, real estate developers, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas companies in cross-border M&A transactions. He has a strong presence in M&A and capital markets involving public companies and transactions involving the transfer of a large package of assets. He also actively advises PE funds in equity and bond investments.

Quynh was named an In-House Community Commended External Counsel 2016; was recognized in ALB’s List of 40 Under 40 in 2016; named by IFLR1000 as a notable practitioner and by AsiaLaw as a distinguished practitioner. He is also recognized as AsiaLaw’s Leading Lawyer 2018 in corporate/M&A, dispute resolution & litigation, shipping, maritime & aviation; and Benchmark Litigation’s litigation star for 2020.

His notable engagements are:

  • Advised Mondelez International in its US$370 million acquisition of the food business of listed company Kinh Do Corporation
  • Advised a Japanese investor in the acquisition and subsequent sale of Centre Point Tower
  • Advised Total in the acquisition of several LPG projects in Vietnam
  • Advised ANZ in the sale of its retail banking business in Vietnam to Shinhan Bank Vietnam, involving US$240 million in lending assets and US$600 million in deposits

Pham Vu Khanh Pham & AssociatesPham Vu Khanh
Pham & Associates
Key practice areas: IP

Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac Vision & AssociatesPham Nghiem Xuan Bac
Vision & Associates
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, corporate/M&A, FDI, insolvency & restructuring, IP

Nicolas Picard Audier & Partners VietnamNicolas Picard
Audier & Partners Vietnam
Key practice areas: Commercial law, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, real estate & property development

Christian Schaefer Asia CounselChristian Schaefer
Asia Counsel
Key practice areas: M&A and corporate/commercial

Seck Yee Chung Baker McKenzieSeck Yee Chung
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Foreign direct investment, M&A, commercial contracts, competition & anti-corruption, data privacy

Thieu Hai Yen Trung Thuc JSCThieu Hai Yen
Trung Thuc JSC
Key practice areas: IP, patents in chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical

Tran Anh Hung BROSS & PartnersTran Anh Hung
BROSS & Partners
Tel: +84 91258 9998
Email: hung@bross.vn
Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A, real estate & construction, energy & environment, litigation & dispute resolution, criminal practice
Tran Anh Hung is a co-founder and managing partner of BROSS & Partners. He has over 20 years of experience in advising and practicing laws in Vietnam relating to corporate and M&A, banking and finance, contract, real estate and construction, insurance, energy, environment, labour and employment, arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution, criminal practice.

Before jointly forming BROSS & Partner, Hung had worked for some prestige foreign and local law firms in Vietnam, where he earned much knowledge and experience for his practices. He also has gained great successes and was highly appreciated by clients for his professional advice.

His clients include both foreign and domestic ones such as Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical (NSRP), Zamil Steels, ZTE Vietnam, Huawei, Powerchina Huadong, Samsung Vina, Sojitz, Showa, FPT Software, Petrolimex, Sembcorp, Formosa and many more.

Notably, Hung was ranked as market leading lawyer 2017, 2018 and 2019 and as distinguished practitioner 2020 in Vietnam by Asialaw Leading Lawyer for corporate and M&A, real estate & construction, banking & finance, dispute resolution. In addition, He was also awarded as Benchmark Litigation Star 2018, 2019, 2020 by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific.

Tran Duc Allen & OveryTran Duc
Allen & Overy
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, financial services regulation, projects

Tran Manh Hung BMVN InternationalTran Manh Hung
BMVN International
Key practice areas: Brand enforcement & management, consumer goods & retail, data & technology, dispute resolution, IP

Tran Tuan Phong VILAFTran Tuan Phong
VILAF
Tel: +84 91 353 1288
Email: phong@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A, energy projects & infrastructure, aviation
Tran Tuan Phong is recommended as a top-tier lawyer in banking & finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A and infrastructure & energy by many reputable legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and AsiaLaw. Market sources declare that Phong is “very well known for business law.” (Chambers & Partners, 2017). The AsiaLaw, 2019 Edition, said “Phong is sharp, effective and knowledgeable”.

“Tran Tuan Phong is a leading name in the market, regularly advising domestic and international companies on M&A transactions and joint venture investments. He is well versed in the finance, private equity and construction industries.” (Chambers & Partners, 2019).

With his broad experience, Phong has represented numerous international sponsors and lenders in relation to large-scale projects in oil & gas, power, chemical, automobile, aircraft, sea-port, highway, telecommunications, insurance, real estate development, retail and distribution and consumer goods industries. Phong is a highly regarded attorney for his admirable capacity to provide practical solutions that suit the clients’ needs and requirements.

Thomas Treutler Tilleke & GibbinsThomas Treutler
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A, dispute resolution & litigation, employment, IP, property

Trinh Quang ATIM LawTrinh Quang
ATIM Law
Key practice areas: International trade, M&A, crisis management

Trinh Kien Trung Tilleke & GibbinsTrinh Trung Kien
Tilleke & Gibbins
Key practice areas: Life sciences, labor & employment, corporate services/contract review, corporate formation and licensing, M&A

Truong Nhat Quang YKVN LawyersTruong Nhat Quang
YKVN Lawyers
Tel: +84 28 3822 3155
Email: quang.truong@ykvn-law.com
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, energy & infrastructure, private equity
Truong Nhat Quang, the managing partner of YKVN. He leads a well-recognized, top-tier corporate practice focused on banking, capital markets and M&A transactions.

Quang has successfully handled landmark deals in Vietnam, regularly advising on complex lending and borrowing issues as well as representing government agencies and multilateral organizations on nation-shaping industrial projects. His clients include top Vietnamese banks and corporates, global investment banks and global private equity funds.

Quang has authored the treatise on Vietnamese corporate law “Corporate Law – Fundamental Legal Issues” (Pháp Luật Doanh Nghiệp – Các Vấn Đề Pháp Lý Cơ Bản) and “Skills for Transactional Business Lawyers – Sharing Real Life Experience in Vietnam” (Kỹ Năng Hành Nghề Luật Sư Tư Vấn – Chia Sẻ Kinh Nghiệm Hành Nghề Thực Tế Tại Việt Nam). Quang is named in the Legal 500’s Hall of Fame.

Truong Trong Nghia YKVN LawyersTruong Trong Nghia
YKVN Lawyers
Tel: +84 28 3822 3155
Email: nghia.truong@ykvn-law.com
Key practice areas: Arbitration, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, foreign investment, litigation
Truong Trong Nghia is one of the co-chairs of disputes resolution practice at YKVN and is well-recognized as one of Vietnam’s most experienced lawyers with over 30 years of legal practice and arbitration experience. He started his legal profession in 1982 at the State Economic Arbitration of Vietnam and presided over 400 economic cases. He also practiced law as one of government-appointed people’s counsels before the legal practice was permitted as a profession in Vietnam. He is a senior arbitrator of Vietnam International Arbitration Center.

As a Fulbright scholar, Nghia made his Master of Laws at NYU School of Law in 1994-1995. He returned to Vietnam and worked for 12 years as deputy director and later director of Investment and Trade Promotion Center, a government agency specializing in promoting foreign trade and supporting foreign investors in Vietnam. During this time, he joined Ho Chi Minh City Bar and practiced as an of counsel to YKVN. In 2008, He became a full-time partner co-heading YKVN’s disputes resolution practice.

Nghia has advised clients in domestic and international litigation as well as cross-border arbitration. He also regularly advises domestic and foreign companies on corporate, trade, foreign investment and M&A matters. His clients are major corporations including VNPT, Vietnam Steel Corporation, Saigon Construction Corporation, Eximbank, Agribank, Satra and PNJ, Bunge, Bachy Soletanche, Hill International, Metro Cash & Carry, RMIT, Academic Colleges Group (ACG), Misfit, Fulbright University, Abbott, Coca-Cola, Hitachi, Hyosung and Rio Tinto.

Sesto Vecchi Russin & VecchiSesto Vecchi
Russin & Vecchi
Key practice areas: Foreign direct investment, corporate

Vo Ha Duyen VILAFVo Ha Duyen
VILAF
Email duyen@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: M&A, equity investment, energy & infrastructure, finance & capital markets
Duyen is recommended as a leading lawyer in Vietnam by IFLR1000 and Legal 500 in M&A, energy & infrastructure and finance practices, and as a market-leading lawyer by Asialaw in the finance practice.

Duyen is active in advising multinational companies in the financial service sectors, energy, infrastructure, fintech and real estate sectors. She advises foreign investors, issuers, financial institutions and private equity funds in relation to cross-border M&A transactions, bond investment and debt instruments in private and public companies in Vietnam.

She advises multinational banks and fintech companies in financing transactions, debt instruments, finance regulatory matters, derivatives, project financing, and M&A transactions.

Recent international awards:

  • Named in the 2020 IFLR1000 Women Leaders, an annual list recognizing 300 leading female transaction lawyers with impressive track records.
  • Named a 2020 Asialaw Client Service Excellence Outstanding Lawyer, an annual list of highest rated lawyers in a survey of clients in Asia.
  • Awarded a 2020 In-house Community Commended External Counsel of the Year, the Asian-mena Counsel In-house Community recognition based on the votes and testimonials of in-house counsels in Asia.

Vu Dzung YKVN LawyersVu Dzung
YKVN Lawyers
Tel: +84 28 3822 3155
Email: dzung.vu@ykvn-law.com
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, energy & Infrastructure, private equity
Vu Dzung major clients include state-owned and international banks as well as domestic and international private equity funds active in or focusing on Vietnam. Dzung has led numerous significant asset financing transactions, especially aircraft and project financings. He has been involved in major debt and equity capital markets transactions onshore and offshore. He is also a recognised lawyer in M&A practice with various clients in both sell side and buy side. Additionally, multinational corporations and Vietnam-based foreign invested companies regularly seek his advice on corporate, trade and tax issues.

Dzung is listed by IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer in banking and finance (2018-2019-2020) and a distinguished practitioner in banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A by Asialaw (2020). He has been described as a “very capable” lawyer who regularly advises clients in sectors such as retail and insurance on high-value acquisitions and divestments. (Chambers, 2019), a “very strong lawyer” who has a “great ability to work with Vietnamese regulations to offer a workable solution.” (Chambers, 2015). Among the publications he has co-authored is the “Vietnam Law and Practice Section of the Project Finance 2019 Panorama” (2nd edition) by Chambers and Partners. He has also written articles on banking and financial law in the International Financial Review and Vietnam Investment Review and Vietnam Economic Times.

Vu Le Trung VILAFVu Le Trung
VILAF
Email: trung.vu@vilaf.com.vn
Key practice areas: Banking & finance, capital market, corporate/M&A and aviation
With 17 years of experience, including 10 years working at VILAF, Trung has been promoted to partnership in 2019. As a banking and finance lawyer, Trung has participated in numerous domestic bonds and international bonds issuance transactions, and assisted a wide-range of lenders in their lending operations in general and project financing activities in Vietnam in particular. As the key member in the aviation team of VILAF, Trung has actively assisted the foreign parties (such as Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, GECAS, Wings Capital Markets, Ping An Leasing, Avolon, AWAS, Macquarie, etc.) in various aircraft financing deals for purchasing/sale and lease back/refinancing of aircraft for airlines in Vietnam.

Vu Thi Que Rajah & TannVu Thi Que
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
Key practice areas: Construction & projects, employment & benefits, M&A, real estate

Vu Thi Thu Ha ATS LawVu Thi Thu Ha
ATS Law
Key practice areas: Commercial, construction, real estate, labour, taxation

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