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Mayer Brown

SUITE 1705-1708, 17TH FLOOR, SAIGON TOWER, 29 LE DUAN STREET, DISTRICT 1, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
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Vietnam

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown JSM

Mayer Brown JSM handles work ranging from project and real estate finance through to advice to development finance institutions. Hoang Anh Nguyen - working alongside the firm's Hong Kong office - advised Vinfast, a new car manufacturer wholly owned by Vingroup, on borrowing $150m from Credit Suisse. David Harrison and Orsolya Szotyory-Grove advised Standard Chartered on selling its 15% stake in Asia Commercial Bank. Harrison and senior associate Huong Thi Nguyen also assisted Novaland with borrowing $30m to finance a residential development in Ho Chi Minh City. Russian development institution International Investment Bank is another key client - Harrison and Szotyory-Grove advised it on lending €30m to the Development Bank of Mongolia. Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft also instructs the team.

Leading individuals

Hoang Anh Nguyen - Mayer Brown JSM

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown JSM

Mayer Brown JSM handles a range of work in capital markets, both debt and equity, and has a strong presence in the investment bank space. Hoang Anh Nguyen, who is based in Hanoi, advised BIDV and BSC as co-managers and book-runners on a VND1.1tn bond issuance by a subsidiary of Thanh Thanh Cong Group, and in a separate deal advised Mipec on a VND800bn bond offering. The firm also advises EVNGENCO3, which owns the Phu My thermal power plant, on its proposed equitisation by way of IPO. Other clients include European and US investment banks.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown JSM

At Mayer Brown JSM, David Harrison and Hoang Anh Nguyen (the latter based in Hanoi) advised Standard Chartered on selling its stake in Asia Commercial Bank. Harrison, counsel Hai Thao Nguyen and senior associate Orsolya Szotryory-Grove, together with the firm's Singapore office, advised a private equity house on its purchase of a majority stake in Vietnam Australia School. The firm also acts for development banks, as well as Swire, which the firm advised on the Vietnamese elements of its sale of its cold storage business. Named lawyers are based in Ho Chi Minh City except where mentioned otherwise.

Next generation lawyers

Orsolya Szotryory-Grove - Mayer Brown JSM

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown JSM

At Mayer Brown JSM, David Harrison in Ho Chi Minh City advised Climate Investor One on financing a 20MW solar plant in the Philippines, while Hoang Anh Nguyen in Hanoi advised NSN Construction and Engineering on entering into an EPC contract to construct a 35MW solar farm.

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