Hong Kong, 1 March 2018
On March 1, 2018, VILAF was awarded the Most Innovative National Firm of the Year at the IFLR Asia Awards 2018 held at Shangri-la Hotel, Hong Kong.
The prestigious IFLR award recognizes legally innovative teams and deals in the Asia-Pacific region.
VILAF was also shortlisted for the IFLR Equity Deal of the Year for the Vincom Retail IPO. VILAF was Vietnam counsel in Warburg Pincus-backed Vincom Retail’s $740 million IPO, which was awarded the “Best Private Equity Deal” in 2017 at the annual Achievement Awards dinner of FinanceAsia in Hong Kong on January 31, 2018.
VILAF is a first tier law firm (ranked by IFLR1000, Legal500, Chambers and Asialaw) and one of the largest law firms in Vietnam with unparalleled experience in a number of specialty areas including Corporate, M&A, Finance and Banking, Dispute Resolution, Capital Markets, Real Estate, and Energy, among others.
Other prominent deals VILAF has advised in 2017 include ANZ’s sale of its retail banking business in Vietnam to Shinhan Bank, Warbug Pincus’s US$200 million joint venture with Becamex IDC to develop logistics properties, SCG Chemicals’ acquisition of equity interests from Qatar Petroleum in Long Son Petrochemical Project, and VIB Bank’s acquisition of the banking assets of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Vietnam branch.