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Dang Duong Anh

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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 handles various project finance and banking sector M&A, often for leading Asian clients. Vo Ha Duyen and senior associate Nguyen Thanh Tung advised JBIC, as arranger, on the $2.5bn financing of the Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power plant project; the pair also advised Crédit Agricole and ANZ Bank on amending the security package regarding the Phu My 2.2 power project in consideration of Crédit Agricole’s closure of its Vietnamese office. In the bank sales space, Duyen advised ANZ Bank on an auction process to sell its Vietnamese retail banking operations, while Hanoi office managing partner Dang Duong Anh advised Shinsei Bank on its purchase of 49% of Mcredit. Aircraft financing is another specialism: Duyen and senior associate Nguyen Thi Kim Anh advised BNP Paribas and Awas on the financing of several Airbus aircraft used by VietJet.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Dang Duong Anh - Vilaf

Within: Corporate and M&A

Vilaf works with leading international firms on the Vietnamese elements of cross-border deals, acting on buy and sell sides. Vo Ha Duyen and Pham Si Hai Quynh are advising ANZ Bank on its scheduled departure from the Vietnamese retail banking market by way of the sale of its Vietnamese business to Shinhan Bank. Bui Ngoc Anh, who is based in Hanoi, and senior associate Pham Thuy Anh advised All Nippon Airways on its purchase of a minority stake in Vietnam Airlines. Dang Duong Anh assisted Shinsei Bank with its purchase of a 49% stake in Mcredit from Military Bank. Other clients include SCG Chemicals, which Duyen advised on buying out the other co-owners of the Long Son petrochemical project after a shareholder deadlock.

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