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VILAF advised the US$605 million Sale of Nexif Energy’s Energy Assets to Ratch Group

Posted on Sep 26, 2022 in News by

VILAF has advised Nexif as Vietnamese law counsel on the US$605 million sale of its portfolio of renewable energy assets to Ratch Group.  The owners of Nexif Energy are funds managed by Denham Capital and Nexif. The US$1 billion enterprise value portfolio includes 2.7GW renewable energy assets held in Vietnam, Australia, Thailand, and the Philippines.  In Vietnam, the portfolio includes multiple operating solar, wind and hydro power plants. The VILAF team advising the transaction included […]

New Decree on Corporate Bonds

Posted on Sep 26, 2022 in Legal Update by

Written by Duyen Ha Vo, Tung Nguyen, and Nghiem Nguyen The Government of Vietnam has promulgated Decree 65/2022/ND-CP (“Decree 65”) to amend and supplement certain articles of Decree 153/2020/ND-CP on corporate bonds (“Decree 153”).  Decree 65 took effect on 16 September 2022. Taking a slightly different approach from an earlier draft version, Decree 65 does not increase the statutory conditions for issuing bonds.  Instead, Decree 65 focuses on tightening the eligibility for natural persons to […]

VILAF continues to be ranked TIER 1 by IFLR1000 in 2022

Posted on Aug 24, 2022 in News by

VILAF is delighted to continue to be ranked Tier 1 by IFLR1000 in all the major legal practices on IFLR1000 rankings, including Banking and Finance, Capital Markets (Debt and Equity), M&A, and Project Development.  In Banking and Finance and Capital Markets, VILAF is one of the only 3 law firms ranked on Tier 1 for Vietnam. IFLR1000 writes in the 2022 Edition, “the firm is ranked among the market-leading firms across the board in the […]

Continuing professional education seminar by HICC and LTC

Posted on Aug 24, 2022 in News by

VILAF is proud to have been a sponsor for the the lawyers continuing professional education seminar jointly organized by HICC (under Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association) and LTC (under the Vietnam Bar Federation) on 20 August 2022. At the seminar, VILAF lawyers, Partner Duyen Ha Vo and Senior Associate Hanh Hien Nguyen, spoke about M&A practices for in-house counsels and e-signature practices and case studies in Vietnam. Congratulations to HICC and LTC for another […]

New Decree Governing Data Localization Requirements

Posted on Aug 24, 2022 in Legal Update by

The Government has promulgated Decree 53/2022/ND-CP to implement certain articles of the Cybersecurity Law (“Decree 53”), which will take effect on 1 October 2022. Decree 53 imposes certain data localization requirements in relation to businesses with operation in Vietnam. Download the full details of Decree 53 here.