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VILAF advised Credit Suisse on Vietnam’s First Ever Concurrent Equity Placement and Convertible Bond Offering

Posted on May 22, 2018 in News by

Ho Chi Minh City, 22 May 2018 VILAF was Vietnam counsel for Credit Suisse, as the lead manager, on a US$310 million concurrent equity placement and convertible bond offering by No Va Land Investment Group Corporation (“Novaland”), marking the first ever capital raising for a Vietnamese company in a concurrent equity placement and convertible bond offering. Vietnam also has not had any other international equity-linked bond listing transaction since the first one in 2012. The […]

VILAF wins the 2018 IFLR Most Innovative National Firm of the Year Award

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 in News by

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, […]

We are hiring!

Posted on Feb 4, 2018 in News by

LEGAL ASSOCIATE VILAF is a leading business law firm in Vietnam primarily advising foreign investors and financial institutions in investment activities in Vietnam. Accommodating the largest team of English speaking senior business lawyers in Vietnam, VILAF is consistently ranked as a first tier law firm in Vietnam by prestigious international legal editorials including Legal 500, Chambers, IFLR1000 and AsiaLaw. JOB DESCRIPTION To meet our expansion requirements, VILAF Ho Chi Minh City is looking for legal […]

VILAF-Hong Duc Legal Writing Contest

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 in News by

Author: Le Nguyen Mien Thao Student at Ho Chi Minh City University of Law Tel: 0163 640 7336 Email: lenguyenmienthao@gmail.com Topic: Recently, the issue of environmental pollution has been gaining increasing attention in Vietnam resulting in significant damage and losses due to violations by corporate entities. Vietnam has environmental laws and regulations on the books, but are they sufficient to provide any real deterrence and enforcement? Citing laws, regulations, and other sources, what actions, regulations, enforcement […]

Key change of Immigration Law

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 in News by

New Law Makes it Easier to Enter Vietnam and Stay Longer The National Assembly of Vietnam recently adopted the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam (“Immigration Law“) which took effect as from 1 January 2015. Accordingly, a number of noteworthy changes have been introduced in the Immigration Law as follows: New and Expanded Classes of Visas Visas are particularly classified via different categories in accordance with the relevant foreigner’s immigration […]