On August 6, 2019, VILAF was awarded as a Most Notable M&A Advisory Firm of 2018-2019 at the 11th Vietnam M&A Forum held at the GEM Center in Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam M&A Forum is an annual event for the Vietnamese and international business and investment communities, jointly organized by Vietnamese Investment Review (VIR) and AVM Vietnam under the auspices of the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The Forum assesses the M&A trends in the next few years, analyze new capital flows, opportunities and driving force for M&A in Vietnam and hosts an Organizing Board and Selection Panel to vote for and announce the annual list of “Best Deals” and “Best Advisors.”
VILAF is consistently ranked as a first tier law firm not only by the annual Vietnam M&A Forum, but also by prestigious international legal market editorials including Legal 500, IFLR1000, Chambers, Asia Legal Business and AsiaLaw. Our practice focuses on advising cross-border M&A deals, capital markets deals and financing deals in Vietnam and on representing clients in complex infrastructure, construction and maritime disputes. We have nearly 80 English speaking lawyers based in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Among prominent M&A and equity deals that VILAF recently advised include Siam Cement Group (SCG)’s US$440 million acquisition of Cosevco and Vietnam Construction Materials JSC; Minh Phu Seafood’s offering of 35.1% shares to Mitsui & Co. valued at US$150 million; Auchan’s sale of its Vietnam assets including 18 supermarkets to Saigon Co.op; B.Grimm Power in the acquisition of 55% equity stakes in Dau Tieng 1 and Dau Tieng 2 420 MW Solar Power Projects, set to be Asia’s largest solar farm project; the US$390 million concurrent equity placement and convertible bond offerings by Novaland Group under Regulation S, underwritten by Credit Suisse and JP Morgan; Vingroup’s raising of US$400 million by issuing dividends preference shares to South Korea Hanwha Group affiliate in a private placement; and Vietcombank’s offering of 94,442,442 shares to GIC Private Limited worth US$270 million.