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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Pham Si Hai Quynh

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Corporate, M&A, insurance, shipping, dispute resolution, real estate, and commercial


Before becoming a VILAF partner, Quynh was a professor of law at the Ho Chi Minh City Law University for four years.

Quynh is admitted to practice law in Vietnam and received his LLB from the Ho Chi Minh City Law University and LLM from University of Wales, Swansea.

Quynh regularly advises leading multinational companies in Vietnam in various industries, such as insurance, shipping and real estate. He has also advised multinational real estate developers, pharmaceutical companies and oil & gas companies in cross-border M&A transactions.

He also represented VinaCapital and Prudential in a number of M&A transactions involving real property investment projects in Vietnam, and advised a number of group corporate restructuring transactions relating to Vietnam subsidiaries.

Quynh received the In-House Community Commended External Counsel for 2016 and ALB’s 40 under 40. He is also Asialaw Rising Star Lawyer 2017 in Dispute Resolution, Shipping, Maritime and Aviation.


Admitted to the Vietnam Bar.


Ho Chi Minh City Law University (2000 LLB); University of Wales, Swansea (2005 LLM).


Corporate and M&A

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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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Vilaf covers a range of disputes before the Vietnamese courts and international arbitration forums, covering matters including wet shipping, projects, insurance, debt recovery and customs. Pham Si Hai Quynh, Ngo Thanh Tung and counsel Tranh Anh Hien are names to note for admiralty law, with Nguyen Duy Linh and Vo Ha Duyen involved in international arbitration matters. Clients include leading foreign construction companies, property developers and fast-moving consumer goods companies.

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