Hanoi, 25 August 2015

Dang Duong Anh, managing partner, and Mai Chi, an associate of Vietnam International Law Firm (VILAF-Hong Duc), Hanoi Office, analyse the legal challenges of M&A transactions in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, 19 August 2016

At the Annual Vietnam M&A Forum 2016 on 18 August 2016 held in Ho Chi Minh City, VILAF again won the Best M&A Law Firm of the Year Award.

Ho Chi Minh City, 21 May 2016

Two months after winning the prestigious IFLR awards, Vietnam National Law Firm of the Year and Project Finance Deal of the Year, VILAF took home more awards from Asian Legal Business (ALB) South East Asia Law Awards 2016 on May 20, 2016 at Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.

4th Asian Regional Conference, World Law Group

Ho Chi Minh, March 2016

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On March 4-6, VILAF, the sole Vietnam firm member of the World Law Group (WLG), hosted the 4th Asian Regional Conference in Des Artes Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Widely attended by member firms from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, the three-day conference aimed to strengthen ties between the member firms and provide a platform to discuss relevant legal business topics.

The President of the WLG Swee Kee Ng, also a delegate from Shearn Delamore & Co., gave the opening remarks followed by VILAF’s Ho Chi Minh City Managing Partner, Nguyen Truc Hien, who gave a short introduction about VILAF and a rundown of the conference activities. Guest speaker, Nathan Lane, the Economic Officer from the US Ho Chi Minh Consulate, also gave a brief background on the relationship of the US and Vietnam over the past years.

At the conference, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam International Centre (VIAC) Vu Xuan Phong gave an introductory session on the history of VIAC and the development of legislation on commercial arbitration in Vietnam.

The first plenary revolved on the discussion on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – What it Means for Asian Signatories and Non-signatories and How it Fits with ASEAN and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Nathan Lane once again took to the podium to present the TPP overview and the benefits of cross-cutting. From Bay Global Strategies perspective on the TPP, its President and CEO, Virginia Foote further discussed its benefits and risks, especially on Vietnam’s economy.

The second plenary was a discussion on client expectations together with prominent general counsels from various industries. Chief Legal Counsel from Dragon Capital, Tom Vaizey served as the moderator to panelists, Lam Vu Thao (Head of Legal, Patents & Compliance, Bayer Vietnam), and La Thi Thanh Huyen (Senior Legal Counsel of Mondelez International Holdings, LLC).

In the closing plenary, Jessada Sawatdipong, Asia-Pacific Regional Director of the World Law Group and delegate from Chandler & Thong-ek, encouraged the WLG members to take active participation in the activities of the WLG and presented the programs in place such as the Global Internship Program and the International Internship Program.

Senior Partner and WLG contact member, Ngo Thanh Tung of VILAF thanked the delegates for their participation and gave the closing remarks.

The 4th Asian Regional Conference was a successful meeting of minds of WLG law firms in Asia that further strengthened the relationship of WLG members.

March 2016

On the evening of 3rd March, 2016, at the IFLR 2016 awards ceremony in Hong Kong, VILAF was announced to be the winner of 2 prestigious awards– the Vietnam National Firm of the Year and the Project Finance Deal of the Year. These Awards are two of the most coveted awards among those granted by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) at its annual awards ceremony.

Ho Chi Minh, January 2016

VILAF this month announced the promotions of five senior associates to counsels: Nguyen Vu Quynh Lam, Nguyen Anh Hao, Trinh Luong Ngoc, Tran Anh Hien, and Vu Le Trung. The new counsels have worked with VILAF since 2006 or 2008 respectively.

VILAF won ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL In-House Community Firm of the Year 2015

Ho Chi Minh, October 2015

October 30, 2015 - VILAF has been awarded 2015 Asian-Mena Counsel In House Community Firm of the Year and additionally be recognized “Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year.”

VILAF won Best M&A Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 2014 – 2015 Award

Ho Chi Minh City, 14 August 2015

At the Annual Vietnam M&A Forum 2015 on 6 August 2015, VILAF won the Best M&A Vietnam Law Firm of the Year Award.