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Corporate and M&A, Infrastructure & Energy Projects,  Project Finance, Commercial


Dang Duong Anh (Mr.) has been a Partner at VILAF since 2004 and become Managing Partner of VILAF Hanoi since January 2015. To many clients and peers, Dang Duong Anh is one of the most reliable and result-oriented Vietnamese lawyers. Dang Duong Anh’s broad experience covers foreign direct investment, corporate and M&A, infrastructure & energy projects, project finance, tax, real estate and property, mining, automobile and telecommunications.

His highlighted M&A transactions include advising Siam Cement Group in acquiring group of cement production companies valued at US$440 million and in acquiring Prime Group valued at about US$240 million; advising Showa Aluminum Can Corporation in acquiring 90% share capital in Hanacans, valued at about US$110 million; advising J-Power in acquiring in and divesting later from Nhon Trach 2 Power Plant; advising Bao Minh Company and SCIC in selling entire equity capital in Bao Minh-CMG to Daiichi Life Insurance, acquisition of a large automobile manufacturer in Hanoi, and other large-scale M&A transactions. His highlighted transactions in infrastructure and project finances include Vinh Tan 1 BOT project which won “Project Finance Deal for Asia 2016” awarded by IFLR, Phu My 3 BOT power project, Kien Luong 1 BOO power project, Ban Phuc nickel mining financing, Thu Duc BOT water project, Oxbow and Enron’s power plants and a large telecommunications project in Hanoi.

Chambers and Partners commented him: “Clients rate him for his “substantial knowledge and experience of complex transactions,” which stems from his international background.” IFLR 1000 of the year 2012 comments: “Dang Duong Anh is held in high regard by peers and clients alike: “Partner Dang Duong Anh has knowledge and expertise in relation to the international practice in infrastructure projects,” says a client who “highly recommends” Dang Duong Anh.” Market sources described Dang Duong Anh as "very skilled and responsive," (Chambers & Partners 2017)

Recently, Dang Duong Anh is awarded by IFLR 1000 as a Leading Lawyer for Financial and Corporate in 2016, 2017 and 2018, for Energy & Infrastructure in 2014, 2015 and  2017; a Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A by AsiaLaw in four successive years from 2014 to 2017 and by Legal 500 in 2018.


Admitted to the Hanoi Bar.
Seven years' experience with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before joining VILAF in 2003.


Vietnamese, English


IBA, AmCham, Legal Finest, Advisory Excellence, Global Law Expert, Leader in Law, the Lawyer Network, Five Star Law, InCham


Hanoi Law University, LLB

Fordham University, School of Law, U.S., LLM

General training course at Freshfields, Hong Kong


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

VILAF is a key name for handling the local law elements of major financing projects in Vietnam. Firm chairwoman Vo Ha Duyen, who is based in Ho Chi Minh City, continues to advise the Japan Bank of International Cooperation on the Vietnamese elements of its role as arranger of the financing of the $2.5bn, 1.2GW, Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power project. Duyen, who also handles banking M&A, assisted ANZ with its exit from the Vietnamese retail banking market by selling its business in the country to Shinhan Bank. Other highlights in the banking M&A space include Hanoi-based Nguyen Quang Hung advising Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank on purchasing a 49% stake in BIDV Finance Company for around $50m; Dang Duong Anh, who is also based in Hanoi, handled Shinsei Bank's purchase of 49% of MCredit from Military Bank. Hung also advised Standard Chartered on providing an $80m revolving credit facility to Vietnam Enterprise Investments, which was secured over the assets of the borrower and two affiliated Vietnamese-listed companies - among the first non-Vietnamese loans secured by Vietnamese-listed shares; he also advised on the financing for the construction of a new instant coffee plant. Other work includes Duyen acting for Goshawk on financing several Airbus A321 aircraft used by VietJet. Keppel Land and Bank of China are other clients. Counsel Vu Le Trung is another name to note.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

In VILAF's Hanoi office, Nguyen Quang Hung advised Standard Chartered on Mobile World's VND1.1tn bond issuance guaranteed by the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility, and also assisted Techcombank Securities with numerous corporate bond offering arranger roles. Dang Duong Anh advised Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Hong Kong on the impact of Foxconn Interconnect Technology's Hong Kong IPO on its Vietnamese subsidiaries. Tran Tuan Phong assisted Vingroup with the sale of $198m of shares via the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, which were offered to qualified institutional US buyers via Rule 144A. In Ho Chi Minh City, Vo Ha Duyen advised Credit Suisse on Novaland's plan to list $160m of convertible bonds on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Shinhan Securities is another client.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Dang Duong Anh - VILAF

Within: Corporate and M&A

VILAF¬†has a particular specialism handling the Vietnamese legal elements of heavyweight deals, frequently acting as co-counsel alongside major global firms.¬†Dang Duong Anh and counsel Vu Le Trung advised Shinsei Bank on its 49% purchase of MCredit, turning it into a joint venture with former sole owner Military Bank.¬†Tran Tuan Phong¬† and counsel Nguyen Vu Quynh Lam handled Siam City Cement's purchase of LafargeHolcim's 65% stake in Holcim Vietnam for ‚ā¨460m. Bui Ngoc Anh advised an international oil company on the sales of its Vietnamese LPG distribution and processing business and Thang Long LPG. Nguyen Quang Hung assisted Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank with purchasing 49% of BIDV Finance Company. Vo Ha Duyen¬†and senior associate Nguyen Thi Phuong Nga, who are based in Ho Chi Minh City,¬†advised Nawaplastic Industries on purchasing a further 29.5% of Bin Minh Plastics Company for $102m. Other clients include Vinhomes and leading private equity houses, including Partners Group. Kevin Hawkins¬†is now at ZICO Law. Named individuals are based in Hanoi except where stated otherwise.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

At VILAF, Tran Tuan Phong handles major transactions, while Dang Duong Anh assists with significant Chinese-backed developments; the duo are based in Hanoi. Nguyen Truc Hien advises well-known clients on matters including premium residential developments, and Vo Ha Duyen handles work in the real estate finance space. Clients include Vingroup and CapitaLand. Named individuals are based in Ho Chi Minh City unless otherwise stated.

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