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Firm Profile

VILAF

Firm Profile

Hanoi

  • Profile
  • 6th Floor, HCO Building
  • 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street
  • Hoan Kiem District
  • Hanoi
  • Ha Noi
  • Vietnam

Firm profile submitted by VILAF


VILAF was formed during the dawn of Vietnam’s foreign investment laws and has ever since worked alongside with the development of Vietnam’s system of business and investment laws. As one of the law firms with the longest history in Vietnam, VILAF has grown to be one of the preeminent law firms in Vietnam primarily serving foreign investors and financial institutions. The firm's experienced team of senior lawyers covers every aspect of business and investment laws and VILAF has been consistently ranked as a first tier law firm by reputable legal editorials including Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, Legal 500, ALB, AsiaLaw, and In-house Community among others.

Corporate and M&A:
8 partners
■Advised Mondelez in the US$370 million acquisition of the food business of Kinh Do Corporation, a listed company with the largest biscuit market shares in Vietnam
■Advised SCG Group in a series of M&A deals in Vietnam, including the VND1,360 billion acquisition of Prime Group
■Advised KKR, IFC, and other foreign investors in equity and convertible loans to Masan Consumer, including the chain of KKR’s US$350 million investments in Masan Group
Key Contacts: Vo Ha Duyen, [email protected] com.vn; Dang Duong Anh, [email protected] vn; Tran Tuan Phong, [email protected] vn; Ngo Thanh Tung, [email protected]; Bui Ngoc Anh, [email protected]; Kevin Hawkins, [email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
Number of Partners: 4
Notable works:
■ Advised Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ as lead arranger in a US$510 million syndicated Nexi loan facility to finance a La Son – Tuy Loan highway project connecting Da Nang and Thua Thien Hue
■ Advised BNP Paribas as facility agent and security trustee, in arranging a number of transactions of financing Airbus A320 aircrafts for AWAS, a global leader in commercial aircraft leasing, and Vietjet, a leading budget airline in Vietnam
■ Advised Woori Bank in the financing of US$800 million Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Building
■ Advised Masan Consumer in the issuance of VND9,000 billion five-year corporate bondsby private placement arranged by Vietcombank. This is the largest size corporate bonds ever issued in the Vietnamese market; and
■ Advised KrisEnergy in their IPO on the Singapore Exchange (US$300 million)
Key Contacts: Vo Ha Duyen ([email protected]); Nguyen Quang Hung ([email protected]); Dang Duong Anh ([email protected]); Tran Tuan Phong ([email protected]);

Property & Construction:
5 partners
■Advised Chow Tai Fook and VMS Investment in the acquisition of a controlling equity interest in South Hoi An Project, a US$4 billion integrated project of hotels, residential units, and casinos
■Advised Sumitomo Consortium as the primary contractor in the Ho Chi Minh City Metro Line 1 Project, Vietnam’s first metro project
■Advised HSBC in arranging a US$150 million secured financing transaction to finance Celadon City Project in Ho Chi Minh City and a US$120 million secured financing transaction to finance Gamuda Land Residential Project in Ha Noi, both being club deals participated by onshore banks
Key Contacts: Nguyen Truc Hien, [email protected] com.vn; Dang Duong Anh, [email protected] vn; Bui Ngoc Anh, [email protected]; Pham Sy Hai Quynh, [email protected]

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy:
6 partners
■High profile BOT power projects: Phu My 2.2 BOT Gas Fired Power Project, Nghi Son 2 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Kien Luong 1 Coal Fired Power Project, Vung Ang I Coal Fired Power Project, Vung Ang II BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Vinh Tan 1 BOT Coal Fired Power Project, Vinh Tan 3 BOT Coal Fired Power Project
■ Others: Acquisition of ConocoPhillip’s Vietnam upstream and pipeline assets (US$1.3 billion); merger of PetroVietnam’s 4 upstream companies; development of Vung Ro Refinery (US$3 billion); development of Long Son Petrochemical Project (US$5 billion); financing of Nghi Son Refinery (US$8 billion); CPECC’s acquisition of a joint venture equity interest in JAKS Hai Duong BOT power project (US$1.87 billion).
Key Contacts: Vo Ha Duyen, [email protected] com.vn; Dang Duong Anh, [email protected] vn; Tran Tuan Phong, [email protected] vn; Luu Hoang Ha, [email protected]; Kevin Hawkins, [email protected]

Shipping & Dispute Resolution:
4 partners
Key Contacts: Ngo Thanh Tung, [email protected] com.vn); Nguyen Duy Linh, [email protected] vn; Pham Si Hai Quynh, [email protected]

Employment:
4 partners
Key Contacts: Nguyen Truc Hien, [email protected] vilaf.com.vn; Nguyen Duy Linh, [email protected] com.vn; Pham Si Hai Quynh, [email protected]; Bui Ngoc Anh, [email protected]

Commercial & Distribution:
6 partners
Key Contacts: Nguyen Truc Hien, [email protected] com.vn; Pham Si Hai Quynh, [email protected] com.vn; Nguyen Duy Linh, [email protected]

Tax:
4 partners
Key Contacts: Nguyen Truc Hien, [email protected] com.vn; Dang Duong Anh, [email protected]

Branches

  • Suite 404-406, Kumho Asiana Plaza Saigon,
  • 39 Le Duan Boulevard,
  • District 1,
  • Ho Chi Minh City,
  • Vietnam
  • Tel +84 8 3827 7300
  • Fax +84 8 3827 7303
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.vilaf.com
  • Suite 603, HCO Building (Melia) ,
  • 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street ,
  • Hanoi,
  • Ha Noi
  • Vietnam
  • Tel +(84-4) 3934 8530
  • Fax +(84-4) 3934 8531
  • Email : [email protected]