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Duy Anh Tu

Senior Associate

Hanoi Office

Professional Summary

Duy Anh specializes in Foreign Direct Investment, Corporate/M&A, Power/Energy, and Aviation. He has focused on, among others, aviation financing, projects, corporate structuring and economic concentration.

He has been involved in giving legal advice to many multinational corporations or domestic companies in Vietnam, such as Grab, Showa Aluminium Corporation, Siam Cement Group, Vingroup, Vietcombank, Sumitomo Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, KEPCO, Itochu, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, DVB, Avolon, and AWAS to name a few.

Notable Engagements

Among notable projects in which Anh has participated include:

Aviation

  • SEA members of Aviation Working Group on the implementation of Cape Town Convention in Vietnam
  • Advising and preparing jurisdictional questionnaires for various lessors and financiers relating to aircraft financing in Vietnam (e.g. GECAS, Kestrel Aviation, DBJ, Fuyo, etc.)
  • Advising AWAS, Avolon, Wells Fargo Bank, DVB Bank, GECAS, Wings Capital, Goshawk, BOC Aviation, MG Aviation, Kestrel, CDB, etc. in various aircraft leasing and financing deals with Vietnamese airlines (e.g. A320-214 MSNs 5742, 5822, 6025 and 6242; A321-200 MSNs 6696, 6341, 8061, 8195; A320-200 MSNs 6958, 6779, 4415, 4504, 6878, 6738, 4459; B787-9 MSN 39288; A350-941 MSNs 0129, 0150; etc.)
  • Advising Vingroup in conducting aviation transport business
  • Advising Jetstar Pacific Airlines in the acquisition of 10 new A320ceo from airbus (2016)

Corporate/M&A

  • Grab in the acquisition of Uber’s business in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam
  • A Singapore fund in the acquisition of a Vietnamese target in the English educational sector operating more than 30 centres across Vietnam
  • A Singapore fund in the strategic acquisition of ACB
  • Advising Vietcombank in the strategic sale in bancassurance business
  • Advising Lazada in conducting postal and courier business in Vietnam
  • Advising Showa Group in an strategic acquisition of a can manufacturing corporation in Vietnam
  • Assisting SCG Thailand in the acquisition of Vietnam’s Prime Group Joint Stock Company and COSEVCO in construction materials manufacturing sectors
  • Assisting Japanese airlines in acquiring strategic shares in Vietnam Airlines Corporation and Vietnam National Petroleum Group
  • Advising Life Vantage in obtaining multi-level marketing licence in Vietnam

Anti-trust

  • Grab during anti-trust proceedings with Vietnam Competition Authority relating to Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s business in Southeast Asia; acting for Grab in the hearing before Vietnam Competition Council on the same
  • Grab on various anti-trust matters relating to business partners and drivers
  • A client in an acquisition of a Canadian target having gross revenues of USD 2 billion in Vietnam market
  • Working with various law firms and enterprises to advise Vietnam Competition Authority in the drafting of new decrees guiding Competition Law 2018

Infrastructure Project

  • Advising Marubeni Corporation and KEPCO in negotiating and signing BOT contract package with Vietnamese Government in Nghi Son 2 Thermal Power BOT Project
  • Advising Itochu in the investment of Lach Huyen Seaport