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 our almost 20 years of experience in Vietnam, with a team of senior lawyers who have worked with the Government in the development of Vietnamese business and investment laws for years, we have 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, and who have extensive international legal practice experience.

Our approach is client-focus and solution-oriented.  We cut through complexity to provide clear and insightful answers.  We will not stop until a solution is found, if any exists.

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, etc.

We have been consistently ranked among the 1st tier law firms by Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR1000 in most of major areas of practice, including Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, M&A, Projects & Energy and Real Property.

VILAF has advised various landmark commercial and financing projects in Vietnam and it has received numerous international awards, including:

  • Acquisition International – Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year 2011
  • ALB – Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012
  • The Chambers – Asia Pacific Awards 2011
  • ALB - Leading M&A Law Firms for Asia 2009
  • IFLR - Debt and Equity Linked Deal of the Year 2010
  • IFLR – Vietnam National Law Firm of the Year 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • IFLR – Project Finance Deal of the Year 2002
  • International Arch of Europe Award for Quality and Excellence - Gold Category of the Year 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Pacific Business Press – Asian Counsel Firm of the Year 2010