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Dang Duong Anh

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Infrastructure projects, corporate and finance, commercial.


Dang Duong Anh (Mr.) obtained his LL.M from Fordham University (US) and has had 7 years of experience with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and 11 years working as senior lawyer and partner in VILAF thereafter. 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 85% share capital in Prime Group, valued at about US$240 million (including debts) to become the super major owner of the holding company and more than 20 subsidiaries; advising Showa Aluminum Can Corporation and Showa Denko K.K. in their acquisition of more than 90% share capital in Hanacans, valued at about US$110 million (including debts); advising J-Power in acquisition of shares in Nhon Trach 2 Power Plant; advising Bao Minh Company and SCIC in relation to the sales of the whole equity capital of Bao Minh - CMG to Daiichi Life Insurance. His other highlighted transactions in infrastructure & energy and project finances include Vinh Tan 1 BOT project; Phu My 3 BOT power project; Kien Luong 1 BOO project; Thu Duc BOT water project; proposed Oxbow and Enron’s power plants; and Ban Phuc Nickel Mining JVC. He also assisted in the development of a large telecommunications project in Hanoi, the acquisition of a large automobile manufacturer in Hanoi, and a number of other large-scale foreign investment projects. 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.” Recently, Dang Duong Anh is awarded as a Leading Lawyer for Energy and Infrastructure by IFLR 1000 and a Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A by AsiaLaw 2014.


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


Hanoi Law University (LLB); Fordham University, School of Law, US (LLM). Awarded the Fulbright Scholarship.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Vilaf’s sizeable practice acts as local counsel to domestic and international clients involved in project finance, debt issuances, structured finance and financial services sector M&A, among other matters. Ho Chi Minh City team head Vo Ha Duyen advised Standard Chartered on its series of secured financing transactions aimed at providing financing to Vietinbank. Key contacts in Hanoi include Tran Tuan Phong, whose recent workload includes aircraft finance deals, and managing partner Dang Duong Anh.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Dang Duong Anh - Vilaf

Within: Corporate and M&A

Vilaf regularly acts as local counsel on huge cross-border transactions, such as GE’s $17bn acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid business, and in deals involving foreign companies investing in Vietnam, including Mondelēz International’s $370m acquisition of a controlling stake in listed company Kinh Do Corporation. Vo Ha Duyen and Dang Duong Anh are two names to note in the sizeable team.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Vilaf advised HSBC on its $153m secured financing of the Celadon City urban development project and assisted Techcomdeveloper Projects Development with its acquisition of infrastructure and land use rights for the ongoing Nam An Khanh New Urban Zone Project. Ho Chi Minh City-based team head Nguyen Truc Hien has ‘good industry knowledge and strong legal acumen’. Dang Duong Anh leads work in Hanoi and is also recommended.

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