Dang Duong Anh

Dang Duong Anh (Mr.) has been a Partner at VILAF since 2004 and become Managing Partner of VILAF Hanoi since January 2015. To many clients and peers, Dang Duong Anh is one of the most reliable and result-oriented Vietnamese lawyers. Dang Duong Anh’s broad experience covers foreign direct investment, corporate and M&A, infrastructure & energy projects, project finance, tax, real estate and property, mining, automobile and telecommunications.

His highlighted M&A transactions include advising Siam Cement Group in acquiring group of cement production companies valued at US$440 mil and in acquiring Prime Group valued at about US$240 mil; advising Showa Aluminum Can Corporation in acquiring 90% share capital in Hanacans, valued at about US$110 mil; advising J-Power in acquiring in and divesting later from Nhon Trach 2 Power Plant; advising Bao Minh Company and SCIC in selling entire equity capital in Bao Minh-CMG to Daiichi Life Insurance, acquisition of a large automobile manufacturer in Hanoi, and other large-scale M&A transactions. His highlighted transactions in infrastructure and project finances include Vinh Tan 1 BOT project which won “Project Finance Deal for Asia 2016” awarded by IFLR and ALB, Phu My 3 BOT power project, Kien Luong 1 BOO power project, Ban Phuc nickel mining financing, Thu Duc BOT water project, Oxbow and Enron’s power plants and a large telecommunications project in Hanoi.

Chambers and Partners commented him: “Clients rate him for his “substantial knowledge and experience of complex transactions,” which stems from his international background.” IFLR 1000 of the year 2012 comments: “Dang Duong Anh is held in high regard by peers and clients alike: “Partner Dang Duong Anh has knowledge and expertise in relation to the international practice in infrastructure projects,” says a client who “highly recommends” Dang Duong Anh.” Market sources described Dang Duong Anh as “very skilled and responsive,” (Chambers & Partners 2017)

Recently, Dang Duong Anh is awarded by IFLR 1000 as a Leading Lawyer for Financial and Corporate in 2016 and 2017, Energy & Infrastructure in two successive years of 2014 and 2015 and a Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A by AsiaLaw in four successive years from 2014 to 2017.

Bar admission

  • Vietnam

Education

  • Fordham University (US), LL.M., 2005
  • Hanoi Law University, LL.B., 1995
  • General training course at Freshfields, Hong Kong

Practices

  • Corporate/M&A, Real estate, Infrastructure & Energy Projects, Project Finance, Commercial

Others

  • Award of Fulbright Scholarship
  • Award of Best Law Students from Ministry of Education and Training in 1993
  • 7-year experience with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before joining VILAF in 2003

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, with the growth of the Government’s experience in handling business legal matters and most importantly with the growth of our clients’ Vietnam business.

With 24 years of experience, VILAF continues to be one of the preeminent business law firms in Vietnam.  VILAF is a full-serviced law firm, dedicating to many clients who have been working with us for many years, among Ford, Philip Morris, Bunge, Shell, BNP Paribas, Citibank, SMBC, SCB, ANZ, Mizuho, BTMU, SCG, Marubeni, etc.

With a team of senior lawyers who have worked with the Government in the development of Vietnamese business and investment laws for years, VILAF has the insights to the interpretation of the laws and policies.  We also have lawyers qualified to practice laws in other countries, including UK, US, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. Extensive international experience and in-depth knowledge of Vietnam’s political culture and legal development have put our lawyers in the best position to advise clients on the laws and the practice of Vietnam and to help them assessing risks and developing solutions. Our approach is client-focus and solution-oriented.  We cut through complexity to provide clear and insightful answers.

We have been consistently ranked as a first tier law firm by reputable legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, IFLR, Legal 500, ALB and Asia Law in all key legal practices including Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Real Property, and Dispute Resolution.

 

Truong Nhat Quang

Truong Nhat Quang, the Managing Partner of YKVN, heads a well-recognised, top tier corporate practice focused on banking, capital markets and M&A transactions. He has successfully handled landmark deals in Vietnam, regularly advising on complex lending and borrowing issues as well as representing government agencies and multilateral organisations on nation-shaping industrial projects. Quang’s clients include top Vietnamese banks and corporates, global investment banks, banks active in Vietnam and global private equity funds.

Listed by Chambers Asia as a Band 1 (the highest band) lawyer in banking and finance as well as projects in Vietnam for the past three years, Quang is also regarded as one of Vietnam’s finest capital markets practitioners (Chambers Asia, 2009). He is not just “excellent at understanding the issues facing foreign investors” (Chambers Asia, 2010), but is also valued for his “international client-friendly deal management skills” (Chambers Asia, 2009).

YKVN Lawyers:

YKVN is a full service Vietnamese law firm with a diversified national and international practice. With two closely-integrated offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, YKVN recently opened a new office in Singapore where it continues the expansion of its cross-border practice.

Law Practice:

YKVN has a pre-eminent M&A practice in Vietnam and our lawyers are able to handle complex transactions with precision and speed. We have the knowledge, infrastructure, technical capability and strategic perspective that are invaluable in helping clients select, implement and coordinate their strategies in Vietnam. Our extensive experience in M&A and critical mass of lawyers in our offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City ensure local legal advice at standards essential for such transactions, and the economies that result from experienced, coordinated transaction management.

We are a recognized leader in M&A and the firm has advised on many landmark deals in Vietnam. We are advising Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam on its strategic sale of shares as part of its equitization process. This is the first equitization of a Vietnamese State-owned bank and will set a template for future large bank M&A transactions in Vietnam. We have also advised Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam and Industrial and Commercial Bank of Vietnam on the selection of financial advisors for their equitization process and are continuing to advise them on their strategic sales of shares. We are advising PetroVietnam Finance Company (PVFC) on its strategic sale of shares as part of its equitization process. This is the first equitization of a Vietnamese State-owned finance company and will set a template for future large finance company M&A transactions in Vietnam.

 

Jeff Olson

Vietnam corporate partner Jeff Olson has more than 10 years’ experience helping private equity firms, venture capital investors and corporations of all shapes and sizes complete complex multi-jurisdictional M&A and joint venture transactions in Asia and the U.S. Representing clients in industries as diverse as agriculture, real estate, food and beverage, healthcare, oil and gas, tobacco and media, Jeff combines mature market experience with emerging market know-how to guide his clients through a rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape.

Vietnam and ASEAN are changing by the day, presenting both opportunities and obstacles for clients. Having practiced in New York, Tokyo and currently Vietnam, Jeff knows what it takes to execute deals in challenging markets.

 

Hogan Lovells:

Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organizations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions, and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help. The firm’s lawyers are straight talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.