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Largest partners promotion round in VILAF’s history announced

Press Release January 2019

In the largest promotion in the firm’s history, VILAF is pleased to announce the naming of 4 counsels as new partners and 1 senior associate as new counsel effective 1 January 2019.  VILAF has become the business law firm with the largest number of partners in Vietnam and has expertise knowledge and experiences in a wide variety of legal areas.

The new partners come from both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi offices and have been practising law with VILAF for around 10 years. 

Duyen, the firm’s Chairperson, said, “We have seen a significant growth of revenues and client base over the last 5 years and are optimistic about the market potential for adding partners, especially in the focus market segments of VILAF’s strategies.  The promoted lawyers have made amazing contributions to the firm’s business during their decade with VILAF and we believe it is the right time to create opportunities for them to be more deeply involved.”

Duong Anh, Hanoi Managing Partner, added, “They all have grown up in and together with VILAF since they started their professional careers, and they certainly deserve the promotion. The promotion also affirms the rapid development of VILAF to maintain its leading position in the market and sends a message encouraging the continuous endeavors of all other young talented lawyers in the firm.  VILAF will continue its pursuit to build a model of international law firm standards in Vietnam.”

Meet our new partners and counsel:
New Partners


Hao, Nguyen Anh has practiced laws in VILAF’s Ho Chi Minh City office since 2006 and is an LL.M. graduate from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC. He has extensive experience in capital markets, cross-border M&A, oil and gas, renewable energy, real estate, and employment.




Hien, Tran Anh has practiced laws in VILAF’s Ho Chi Minh City office since 2008 and is an LL.M. graduate from Transnational Law and Business University in Korea. He has extensive experiences in litigation, arbitration, shipping, contention, and employment matters and has recently been recognized as future star by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018 in Commercial and Transactions.


Ngoc, Trinh Luong has practiced laws in VILAF’s Ho Chi Minh City office since 2008and is an LL.M. graduate and an MBA graduate from Deakin University and Central Queensland University, respectively. Ngoc has a wealth of experiences in corporate, cross-border M&A, tax, anti-trust, and capital markets matters. He advises companies in the infrastructure, energy, industrial, and consumer goods sectors. He is the Vietnam National Reporter for the Tax Committee of the International Bar Association.



Trung, Vu Le has practiced laws in VILAF’s Hanoi office since 2009 and is an LL.M. graduate from Utrecht University in The Netherlands. He advises credit institutions and other clients in capital markets, banking and finance transactions and has extensive experiences in aviation and financial service sectors.



New Counsel


Kim Anh, Nguyen Thi has practiced laws in VILAF’s Ho Chi Minh City office since 2006. She has extensive experiences in advising project sponsors in the infrastructure and energy sectors as well as financial institutions in banking, aviation, cross-border financing, and M&A transactions.



VILAF Press Release January 2019 (PDF version).