11 November 2011 - VILAF has been named “Best Firm in Vietnam” at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards for 2011. The awards were presented by Chambers & Partners, a London-based publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession.

November 5, 2011 - VILAF won the “Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year” 2011 for Vietnam at the Acquisition International Legal Awards.

November 5, 2011 -  VILAF won the “Best Firm in Vietnam” Award and was nominated for the “Best Firm in Talent Management” Award at the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s inaugural Asia Women in Business Law Awards.  These recognize VILAF’s commitments for the advancement of women in the legal profession.

VILAF is very delighted to announce the further strengthening of its legal practice with critical achievement and growth of its legal team.

VILAF is proud to announce the promotion of Mr. Bui Ngoc Anh to be the tenth partner of VILAF as of 1 October 2011. Anh Bui has made significant contribution to VILAF and has been leading teams in a number of significant corporate and M&A transactions for local and international clients. His practice also encompasses general corporate and specialist structuring advice including matters relating to the implementation of Vietnam’s accession to the WTO.

Singapore, 27 May 2011 – VILAF won the Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year 2011 Award at the Asia Legal Business Law Awards held in Singapore on 27 May 2011.
Last month, VILAF also won the Chambers Asia Pacific Award 2011 for the Vietnam jurisdiction.
Legal 500 has consistently listed VILAF on the 1st tier for all major areas of practice, especially Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Projects and Energy and Real Property.

Vietnam’s dream of building an international transshipment port, to compete with regional port hubs, is closer to reality as Port of Rotterdam is looking to dock with the Van Phong seaport project.
Port of Rotterdam Authority, developer and operator of the European Union’s largest port, this month signed a declaration of intent with Vietnam’s Vinalines to jump into the project. The ultimate aim is to investigate the feasibility of further cooperation between the parties for the development and exploitation of ports, Port of Rotterdam Authority said.

Work on the critical Lach Huyen deep seaport is to go ahead after partners in the project ironed out their differences over financial guarantees.
After three years of negotiations, in what is a landmark agreement, Japan’s Molnykit Company and Vietnam’s Vinalines last week inked a memorandum of understanding to set up a public-private partnership (PPP) joint venture. The venture will have chartered capital of $30 million with Vinalines holding a 51 per cent stake.

To foreign-invested enterprises, land law issues are among the most complex and unpredictable problems they face when doing business in Viet Nam due to excessive promulgation of fast-changing regulations.

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