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Projects, Infrastructure & Energy — Vietnam


Allen & Overy - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Widely endorsed projects practice highlighted for its representation of international lenders involved in financing major Vietnamese projects. Especially known for power and oil and gas developments, and active in complex BOT financings. Works closely with its regional offices to give comprehensive cross-border advice. Also popular as transactional counsel in the real estate market, demonstrating experience on refinancing, environmental and leasehold matters.

Strengths One client praises its "excellent network of international lawyers in various offices in South-East Asia."

Work highlights Represented Export-Import Bank of China, China Construction Bank, China Development Bank and the Bank of China on the USD1.4 billion financing of the coal-fired Vinh Tan 1 project.

Acting for First National Operation & Maintenance as the sponsor on the Nam Dinh 1 coal-fired project. The matter was valued at USD2.2 billion.

Notable practitioners

Tran Anh Duc has a strong track record for work in the project finance space, and is highly experienced in traditional energy sector mandates. He acted for a group of export credit agencies on the USD5 billion financing of the Nghi Son refinery project.

Adam Moncrieff is experienced advising on complex projects matters in the energy sector. He is especially well versed acting for international clients in cross-border investments into Vietnam. He recently acted for a group of lenders, including Crédit Agricole, on restructuring the USD300 million financing of the Cai Mep International Terminal.

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Allens - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Excellent projects and energy offering, frequently mandated by sponsors on headline developments in power and petrochemicals. Additionally advises on project finance and M&A in the energy and resources sector.

Strengths One satisfied client reports that the team "advises on courses of action on sensitive issues from the legal perspective, with a keen eye on securing the best commercial practical outcomes in the interest of the company."

Notable practitioners

Hop Dang is highlighted by one client for his skill, "both for heavy cross-border and local legal issues and commercial and political aspects." He is primarily engaged in the power sector, with a large oil and gas client base. Peers agree that he is very strong in this field.

Vietnam practice head Bill Magennis is highly respected by peers for his extensive experience advising on energy and power matters. He has over two decades of experience advising on projects matters in Asia.

Robert Fish is known for his experience in the financial sphere. He acts for lenders and sponsors on funding projects in the oil and gas space.

About the Team (content provided by Allens)

Allens has acted on more 'mega' projects in Vietnam than any other firm. We have been involved, and are often the key legal advisers, in all major infrastructure/energy projects with foreign sponsors or lenders. Many of these projects have been country-changing transactions for Vietnam, such as the $9 billion Nghi Son petroleum refinery project, which is the largest foreign investment project in Vietnam’s history and one of the largest in South East Asia. Allens also drafted and negotiated key project documents for the first few energy and power projects in Vietnam, which have been used as templates for subsequent projects.

Our Projects, Infrastructure and Energy practice takes a 'whole of project' approach, often acting in the project company/sponsor role where we are engaged at an early stage to assist with establishment and core project agreements. We are very active in major resources, power and infrastructure projects, including acting on mergers and acquisitions and the financing of many large projects in Vietnam.

For construction and infrastructure, we provide a full range of specialist services including procurement and project development strategies, drafting and negotiating the full suite of contracting methods; advice on contract administration tendering processes, risk identification and risk allocation; and proactive dispute resolution via mediation, arbitration, expert determination, appraisal, adjudication and litigation.

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Baker McKenzie - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Multifaceted projects and energy offering with wide-ranging capabilities. Growing team, increasingly active handling acquisitions and divestments in both coal and renewable power, while also advising on the financing and restructuring of power projects. Also advises on gas supply agreements and coal mining rights, shows significant strength in handling construction matters and maintains an active presence in the real estate market.

Strengths One client praises the firm for having "excellent, professional responses and commercial understanding."

Work highlights Represented Canadian Solar on securing USD60 million in finance from IFC.

Notable practitioners

Frederick Burke has extensive experience advising clients on a range of project finance and development issues. One commentator appreciates his "deep knowledge and understanding of Vietnam markets and pragmatic but determined approach to assisting clients."

Oanh Nguyen is well versed in advising on major project and infrastructure finance matters. Her recent work includes assisting ANZ on a USD50 million loan to Viettel.

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DFDL - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Experienced practice known for acting as counsel on infrastructure mandates, including advising on international investment and divestment. Works closely with counterparts across its extensive regional network to assist clients with power project financing in Vietnam, covering both major traditional and renewable energy projects.

Work highlights Advised Dragon Capital on its development of a solar PV utility operation and leasing business via its managed fund, Mekong Brahmaputra Clean Development Fund.

Represented QPI Vietnam on its USD36.1 million sale of its 25% stake in Long Son Petrochemicals.

Notable practitioners

Cambodia-based managing partner Martin Desautels is recognised for his work advising on Vietnam-related matters, and is experienced at advising major international banks and government bodies on significant power projects.

Jérôme Buzenet maintains his reputation for advising international clients on inbound project finance work. He recently acted for Dragon Capital on its investment into a solar PV utility leasing and operating venture.

About the Team (content provided by DFDL)

We provide a focused range of legal services to project developers, sponsors and financiers, international investors, regulators and policy development agencies, utility providers and other industry participants on energy and infrastructure projects across a broad geographic region.DFDL has advised on innovative projects and firsts for the region in project financings and other limited and non-recourse structures, securitizations and other receivables-based financing structures and hybrid structures, including:

  • Power generation projects employing both fossil and non-fossil fuel generation (dual fuel, simple cycle, combined cycle, co-generation plants, wind farms and hydropower) including integrated gas-to-power projects
  • Concession based projects (such as BOOT/BOO, PPP and other governmental agreements);
  • Oil and gas fields
  • Pipelines and transmission lines
  • FSOs and FPSOs, including all related shipping and handling issues and FSO conversions and related shipping finance;
  • Mine development;
  • Port development;
  • Multilateral and ECA supported financings;
  • Major M&A transactions (including private equity investments), takeovers and IPOs; and
  • Commercial dispute resolution (including international arbitration).

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EPLegal - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Talented oil and gas team, representing key local development groups, services companies and investors on a range of matters, best known for its work in the oil and gas space. Experienced in handling EPC, farm-in/farm-out and FPSO arrangements. Also advises on project construction and operational matters, including regulatory, governance and contracting issues.

Notable practitioners

Tony Nguyen is experienced on energy mandates, including representing major clients on international trade and tax issues. His expertise is informed by a background in the oil and gas industry.

About the Team (content provided by EPLegal )

EPLegal is the foremost legal practice to support clients’ needs for the Energy Industry in Vietnam. Lawyers of EPLegalhave sound knowledge of petroleum laws, electricity laws and other laws related to energy activities, as well as experience in working with the leading energy operations and service companies in Vietnam.  Accordingly, EPLegal provides reliable legal advice for developing and executing complex energy transactions involving such matters as production sharing, joint operating, cooperation, consortium and joint venture agreements, oilfield services, and EPC/EPIC contracts, as well as dispute management in the energy sector.

EPLegal’s range of services in this sector includes:

  • Negotiation and preparation of documents relating to the exploration, development and operation of energy properties, including FPSO/FSO, rig operation, drilling support services, oilfield and other technical services, EPC/EPIC projects and PV projects;
  • Performance of due diligence, negotiation and preparation of documents for the acquisition or disposition of energy related properties and equity interest;
  • Preparation of tender documents, criteria and strategies for energy related bidding;
  • Structuring, preparation of documents and negotiation of transactions relating to the incorporation of joint ventures, business cooperation, partnerships, representative offices, 100% foreign owned enterprises in oilfield services.

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Frasers Law Company - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Frequently mandated as local counsel for the financing and development of power projects in Vietnam. Regularly engaged for projects in the traditional power sphere, and experienced acting on varied mandates in the oil and gas sector. Well versed in projects with BOT components. Assists with inbound investment into Vietnamese assets in both natural resources and real estate.

Work highlights Acted for Vietnam Infrastructure on its divestment of a corporate group collectively owning almost 2,000 telephony towers across the country.

Notable practitioners

Mark Fraser is described by one source as "very experienced and helpful." He takes on development and finance matters in the power sector, and lately advised a pair of major investors from the PRC on the sponsoring of a PPP to construct a 2,000 MW thermal power plant.

About the Team (content provided by Frasers Law Company)

Frasers' projects, infrastructure and energy practice group focuses on infrastructure development and financing projects, especially oil and gas, power generation, telecoms, ports and water treatment projects, as well as build-operate-transfer projects (BOT) and Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives. The firm's
team has advised on upstream and downstream work, the development of refineries, pipelines, LNG and petrochemical terminals, power plants, and waste-to-energy technology.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Prominent local team demonstrating impressive credentials across the power, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. Regularly advises on the development of large-scale power projects and on minerals and mining issues. Client base includes lenders, project owners and sponsors. Highly experienced assisting on BOT-financed power projects.

Strengths One client appreciates that the firm is "very experienced in handling big projects, and very good at negotiating with the government."

Work highlights Represented AES on the financing and development of the USD1.5 billion Mong Duong 2 power project.

Assisted Lao Cai Renewable Energy on a range of operational issues concerning the Coc San hydropower plant.

Notable practitioners

Tony Foster is described by market sources as "one of the top lawyers in the country" and is highly respected by peers for his solid track record advising on project finance matters. Recently, he advised Vietnam Oman Investment regarding its stake in the Duong River Surface Water Treatment Plant.

Don Stokes is well regarded by peers for his project finance expertise, especially in relation to infrastructure matters, and also has a strong reputation for his work in the power sector. Recently, he acted for OPIC on the USD250 million financing of cell tower infrastructure in Myanmar, developed by Apollo Towers.

About the Team (content provided by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)

Please visit the Freshfields website for more details about our work in this category: http://www.freshfields.com/en-gb/what-we-do/industries/energy-and-natural-resources/

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Mayer Brown JSM - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Assists lenders, sponsors and developers with structuring their investment into a range of power projects, with extensive experience advising on loan facilities and other financings. Notable activity in the infrastructure space and in the divestment of oil and gas assets. Also active in cross-border investment in the LNG and infrastructure space, including logistics developments.

Work highlights Supported Climate Investor One on its USD20 million investment into a 20 MW greenfield solar power plant based in the Philippines.

Represented Swire Cold Storage in connection with an USD11 million loan to develop a cold storage facility in Bac Ninh.

Notable practitioners

David Harrison is a key point of contact for this area.

About the Team (content provided by Mayer Brown JSM)

Mayer Brown JSM's leading Vietnam Energy and Infrastructure Projects team is involved in some of the largest and most innovative energy and infrastructure projects across and outside the region, combining our strengths in corporate and M&A, project finance and construction and engineering.

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VILAF - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Adept in sponsor-side mandates for major project developments, and also instructed as local counsel by lenders in project finance deals. Lauded for advising energy groups on Vietnamese asset acquisition as well as on oil and gas pipeline and refinery construction, and is also skilled in its handling of infrastructure finance matters. Excellent credentials in managing infrastructure and power mandates. The team also enjoys a solid reputation for its work in real estate, advising on financing, M&A transactions and investment.

Strengths One client says: "We're delighted with the quality of the work," adding that "they're good at delivering on complicated structures."

Work highlights Represented JBIC as the arranger on the USD2.5 billion financing of the Vung Anh 2 BOT project.

Supported HSBC on the arrangement of USD120 million to finance the Gamuda Land project and USD153 million in secured financing for the Celedon City project.

Notable practitioners

Peers say Luu Hoang Ha has "lots of oil and gas experience and is respected in the community." He is especially experienced advising on upstream matters.

Tran Tuan Phong is well known by peers for his activity in the space, and has extensive experience advising on significant cross-border project finance. Recently, he advised KEPCO and Marubeni on their USD2 billion joint investment in the Nghi Son 2 power plant project.

About the Team (content provided by VILAF)

The Energy and Infrastructure team of 27 lawyers has advised on some of the most complex energy and infrastructure projects, including projects that were the first of their type in Vietnam. 

VILAF has advised lenders, sponsors, and buyers in relation to BOT power projects, BOT, and BOO water projects, PPP projects, independent power plants, expressway projects, metro line project, and port projects.

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years and continuing this year, VILAF has continued to be active in a

significant number of major energy and infrastructure projects in

Vietnam, more than any other law firm in Vietnam.

We have been advising sophisticated international clients in the sector including Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Sumitomo Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, KEPCO, K-Exim, Talisman Energy, Murphy Oil, etc.

In 2016, VILAF won the Project Finance Deal of the Year Awards from both IFLR and ALB SE Asia Law for our role in Vinh Tan 1 BOT Thermal Power Project.

Following the change of Vietnam’s policies to encourage renewable projects initiated in early 2016, VILAF has been engaged to advise several foreign investors and foreign private equity funds in negotiating the investments in solar and wind power projects in Vietnam, which deals remain in their confidential stage. 



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YKVN Lawyers - Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Frequently instructed by international financial institutions and Asian investors on local project financing and regulatory issues. Wins praise for advising government entities, corporate sponsors and developers on project development matters. Very experienced in assisting with mining interests and investment in oil and gas assets.

Strengths One peer notes the team's domestic prowess, saying: "They are very involved on the local level."

Notable practitioners

Truong Nhat Quang is described by one peer as "well known for financing, and a respected figure in the local community." He has extensive experience representing domestic and foreign banks on power sector mandates.

Vu Dzung is experienced in the power and infrastructure sectors, where he is best known for his finance work.

Duong Thu Ha is best known for her experience in the project finance space, where she typically advises on power-related projects, representing domestic banks and SOEs, as well as international financial institutions.

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Band 1

Allens

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Hop Dang is highlighted by one client for his skill, "both for heavy cross-border and local legal issues and commercial and political aspects." He is primarily engaged in the power sector, with a large oil and gas client base. Peers agree that he is very strong in this field.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Allen & Overy

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Tran Anh Duc has a strong track record for work in the project finance space, and is highly experienced in traditional energy sector mandates. He acted for a group of export credit agencies on the USD5 billion financing of the Nghi Son refinery project.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Tony Foster is described by market sources as "one of the top lawyers in the country" and is highly respected by peers for his solid track record advising on project finance matters. Recently, he advised Vietnam Oman Investment regarding its stake in the Duong River Surface Water Treatment Plant.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Allens

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Vietnam practice head Bill Magennis is highly respected by peers for his extensive experience advising on energy and power matters. He has over two decades of experience advising on projects matters in Asia.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Truong Nhat Quang

YKVN Lawyers

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Truong Nhat Quang is described by one peer as "well known for financing, and a respected figure in the local community." He has extensive experience representing domestic and foreign banks on power sector mandates.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Frontier Law & Advisory

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Stanley Boots of Frontier Law & Advisory is a well regarded name in the market. He is known for taking on infrastructure and renewable energy work, and one source says of his infrastructure expertise that "he is one of the people that knows this area more than anyone."

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Band 2

Frederick R Burke

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Frederick Burke has extensive experience advising clients on a range of project finance and development issues. One commentator appreciates his "deep knowledge and understanding of Vietnam markets and pragmatic but determined approach to assisting clients."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Frasers Law Company

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Mark Fraser is described by one source as "very experienced and helpful." He takes on development and finance matters in the power sector, and lately advised a pair of major investors from the PRC on the sponsoring of a PPP to construct a 2,000 MW thermal power plant.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Allen & Overy

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Adam Moncrieff is experienced advising on complex projects matters in the energy sector. He is especially well versed acting for international clients in cross-border investments into Vietnam. He recently acted for a group of lenders, including Crédit Agricole, on restructuring the USD300 million financing of the Cai Mep International Terminal.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

EPLegal

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Tony Nguyen is experienced on energy mandates, including representing major clients on international trade and tax issues. His expertise is informed by a background in the oil and gas industry.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Don Stokes is well regarded by peers for his project finance expertise, especially in relation to infrastructure matters, and also has a strong reputation for his work in the power sector. Recently, he acted for OPIC on the USD250 million financing of cell tower infrastructure in Myanmar, developed by Apollo Towers.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Audier & Partners Vietnam LLC

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Nicolas Audier maintains his solid reputation for advising on high-profile real estate work, and recently acted for Neovia on greenfield land and construction regulation matters. He is also recognised for his work handling construction issues in infrastructure projects.

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Band 3

DFDL

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Jérôme Buzenet maintains his reputation for advising international clients on inbound project finance work. He recently acted for Dragon Capital on its investment into a solar PV utility leasing and operating venture.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

DFDL

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Cambodia-based managing partner Martin Desautels is recognised for his work advising on Vietnam-related matters, and is experienced at advising major international banks and government bodies on significant power projects.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

YKVN Lawyers

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Vu Dzung is experienced in the power and infrastructure sectors, where he is best known for his finance work.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Allens

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Robert Fish is known for his experience in the financial sphere. He acts for lenders and sponsors on funding projects in the oil and gas space.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

YKVN Lawyers

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Duong Thu Ha is best known for her experience in the project finance space, where she typically advises on power-related projects, representing domestic banks and SOEs, as well as international financial institutions.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

VILAF

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Peers say Luu Hoang Ha has "lots of oil and gas experience and is respected in the community." He is especially experienced advising on upstream matters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Duane Morris Vietnam LLC

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Oliver Massman of Duane Morris Vietnam LLC has over 20 years' experience advising on power project issues. Clients say that "his knowledge on energy and electricity is excellent." He recently advised the GreenCells Group on implementing solar power plants in Vietnam.

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Band 3

Oanh Hoang Kim Nguyen

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Oanh Nguyen is well versed in advising on major project and infrastructure finance matters. Her recent work includes assisting ANZ on a USD50 million loan to Viettel.

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Band 3

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Viet Ha Nguyen of Lexcomm Vietnam LLC has a strong track record advising on energy and infrastructure matters for major local and international clients. Recently, he advised Vietnam Electricity on an EPC contract related to its role as project sponsor on the 600 MW Nghi Son 1 coal-fired power plant project.

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Band 3

VILAF

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Tran Tuan Phong is well known by peers for his activity in the space, and has extensive experience advising on significant cross-border project finance. Recently, he advised KEPCO and Marubeni on their USD2 billion joint investment in the Nghi Son 2 power plant project.

^ See whole ranking table