On March 5, 2020, VILAF was awarded the Most Innovative National Law Firm of the Year (Vietnam) by IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2020.
IFLR is one of the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers for financial institutions, corporates, and private practice. They provide in-depth deal analysis and expert opinion on laws tapping international industry leaders and regulators. Annually, IFLR recognizes top law firms in the Asia-Pacific Region with focus on legal innovation in cross-border transactions.
VILAF is consistently ranked as a first tier law firm, not only by IFLR but also by both local and international legal market editorials including Vietnam M&A Forum, IFLR1000, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers, Asia Legal Business and AsiaLaw. We have about 80 English speaking lawyers based in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Among the notable deals VILAF has recently advised were the refinancing of BOT Mong Duong 2 2×600 MW Coal-Fired Power Plant via both an US$678.5 international bond offering and a US$402.7 million senior secured loan financing, the US$2 billion financing of the Van Phong 1 BOT Coal-Fired Power Project, the US$240 million sale of all equity stake in Thinh Phat Cables and Dovina to Stark Corporation, the merger of the VinCommerce business between Vingroup and Masan Group, and the US$150 million offering of primary shares representing 35% of the stake in Minh Phu Seafood to Mitsui.