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Tran Tuan Phong

Senior Partner

Hanoi Office

Professional Summary

Phong is recommended as a leading lawyer in the Banking & Finance and Capital Market practice (Legal 500 and IFLR1000) and the M&A practice (Legal 500 and Chambers).

With his broad experience, Phong has represented numerous international sponsors and lenders in relation to large-scale projects in oil & gas, power, chemical, automobile, aircraft, sea-port, highway, telecommunication, insurance, real estate development, retail and distribution and consumer goods industries.

Phong is a highly-regarded attorney for his admirable capacity to provide practical solutions that suit the clients’ needs and requirements.

The Legal 500, 2007 edition commented, “‘Amenable, responsive and service-orientated,’ Tran Tuan Phong is considered a leading light for M&A, acting for global brands.”

Notable Engagements

  • Advised Siam City Cement Public Company Limited in acquiring LafargeHolcim Vietnam
  • Advised together with Credit Suisse for the new equity issue in Vietcombank
  • Advised TE Healthcare and TPG in acquiring of shares of Hanh Phuc Hospital JSC in Binh Duong, Vietnam
  • Advised Citibank and DVB in a financing of two Boeing B787 aircrafts of Vietnam Airlines
  • Advised Marubeni – Kepco consortium in financing of BOT power project Nghi Son 2


  • Worked in another international law firm with offices in Vietnam and VILAF since 1995 until 2000
  • One of the founders of VILAF international business practice since 1999
  • Fulbright Scholarship awardee