Independent Recognition

Before 2012

CHAMBERS GLOBAL – Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers

"VILAF "has a practice that rises to the top band this year. In the view of some clients and peers, it is "the only local firm that is currently approaching international standards." Banking and finance is considered its true forte, and lawyers are felt to have benefited greatly from historic ties with Clifford Chance." (Chambers Global-2003 edition) andthe firm is regarded as "reliable" and "intelligently managed” (Chambers Global-2005 edition).

IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms

“The standard at Vilaf-Hong Duc is equal to that of international firms in Vietnam and in some areas it even surpasses them”. “Rivals agree that Vilaf-Hong Duc provides "excellent counsel" and point out that the firm is frequently sought-after by international firms seeking advice on local issues.” (2009 edition)

VILAF “has developed into one of the more prominent law firms in Vietnam” since its foundation and “the firm is well known for its banking and project finance expertise and boasts an excellent record in this area” (IFLR 1000-2006 edition).

Legal 500 – The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms

VILAF “offers a superlative service, not least in terms of presentation and sheer professionalism of approach" (Legal500-2000 edition) and “historic ties with Clifford Chance have ensured its team is capable of meeting the expectations of major international clients” (Legal500-2005 edition).

Asia Law

"Vilaf-Hong Duc has a competent shipping and maritime practice, representing a number of UK and Hong Kong P&I clubs in various shipping disputes. The firm has also advised ship owners and insurers on shipping-related claims matters" (Asia Law Profiles 2003).



THE FIRM This well-regarded Vietnamese firm has built up a reputation for excellence among both clients and peers.

THE FIRM With a wide range of expertise, this firm stands out in the market. It balances local substantive knowledge with international standards and as such is a top choice for many international clients.

THE FIRM This team has been extremely active over the past year, and maintains its reputation as a safe pair of hands for a wide range of disputes.

THE FIRM This prominent domestic firm is one of the leaders in the projects and infrastructure sector.

IFLR 1000

Vilaf-Hong Duc is "extensively knowledgeable, has expertise and is innovative in providing advice on legal issues of Vietnam in relation to infrastructure projects", says a client.


Vilaf – Hong Duc’s ‘responsive and very commercially minded’ team is especially strong on corporate and commercial matters in the projects and real estate sectors.