Ho Chi Minh City, 15 August 2017

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On August 10, 2017, the Vietnam M&A Forum 2017 announced the top mergers and acquisitions deals at a gala dinner at Ho Chi Minh City’s Gem Center.

26 deals and companies were chosen from nearly 100 nominations by Vietnam M&A Forum 2017’s panel of independent judges, to be then divided into different categories: The Best M&A Deals, Firms with The Best M&A Strategy, and The Best M&A Advisory Firms.

VILAF has again been awarded the M&A Law Firm of the Year. VILAF has advised more than 10 deals out of the 23 awarded M&A deals involving foreign investors in 2016-2017. Among those include advising Siam Cement City in the US$524 million acquisition of the capital interests of LafargeHolcim Vietnam, advising ANZ in the sale of its Vietnam retail banking business to Shinhan Vietnam, VIB Bank in the acquisition of the banking assets of the Vietnam branch of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Earth Chemical in the acquisition of shares of A My Gia, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited (SMTB) in the acquisition of a joint venture equity interest in BIDV Financial Leasing.