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Hao Nguyen


Ho Chi Minh City Office

Professional Summary

Hao joined VILAF in 2006 and was promoted as Partner in 2019.

Before joining VILAF, Hao worked for other international law firms specifically on anti-dumping cases in the United States of America involving Vietnamese companies for more than one year.

With more than 13 years of legal practice experience, Hao possesses a wealth of experience in capital market, cross-border M&A, oil and gas, renewable energy, real estates and employment. Hao has advised many multinational companies in Vietnam in various industries, such as renewable energy, real estate, oil& gas, consumer goods, food and beverages.

Hao is recognized in ALB’s List of 40 Under 40 in 2019 as one of Asia’s Best Young Lawyers.

Notable Engagements

  • Advised Nameson Holdings Limited and Regina Miracle International (Holdings) Limited with Vietnam garment operation on its IPO and listing on HKX
  • Advised Mondelez International in its acquisition of Kinh Do Corporation
  • Advised CapitaLand, Jen Capital and Nam Long Group in acquiring certain real estate projects in Việt Nam
  • Advised Medtronic, the one of world’s largest medical device company, in establishing its subsidiary in Vietnam and advising its day-to-day operation in Vietnam
  • Advised Artha Vena International Pte Ltd in its acquisition of a group of veterinary medicine manufacturing companies in Vietnam
  • Advised CPECC in the joint venture acquisition of JAKS Hai Duong BOT Power Project
  • Advised Dragon Capital in an investment in a mining project
  • Advised a Japanese investor’s acquisition of Ho Chi Minh City Development Commercial Joint Stock Bank Finance Co., Ltd.
  • Advised KrisEnergy Limited, a regional upstream oil and gas company with Vietnam petroleum assets on its IPO and listing on SGX
  • Advised a Japanese petroleum contractor in relation to the assignment of its participating interest in several blocks in Vietnam
  • Advised Mitra Energy (Holdings) Ltd in acquiring participating interest of several foreign contractors in several blocks in Vietnam
  • Advised Shell Vietnam, REPSOL, S.A. and other petroleum operators in its operation in Vietnam