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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown JSM

Mayer Brown JSM’s Vietnam offices handle a range of work, with a particularly strong roster of development bank clients alongside private sector lenders and borrowers. Hoang Anh Nguyen and senior associate Huong Thi Nguyen, both based in Hanoi, advised Vingroup on a $300m syndicated facility arranged by Credit Suisse, while in the Ho Chi Minh City office, David Harrison and counsel Hai Thao Nguyen, a recent hire from Allen & Overy LLP, advised DEG on a $20m facility extended to Aniva Corporation. Harrison and senior associate Orsolya Szotyory-Grove advised the same client and FMO on a $40m syndicated facility provided to Eastern Bank; the duo also advised Obviam (a Swiss impact investor) as a member of a club financing arranged by the International Finance Corporation to XacBank, a Mongolian commercial bank.

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 is instructed in significant debt capital markets transactions. Hoang Anh Nguyen advised Vingroup on a VND3tn issuance of secured bonds guaranteed by a subsidiary of the Asian Development Bank. Nguyen also advised Kido Group on a VND1tn issuance. Senior associate Huong Thi Nguyen is also key name. The firm also advises banks on their roles in trillion-dong bond issuances.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown JSM

Mayer Brown JSM’s team, led by David Harrison, has a significant practice advising foreign investment funds and development banks. Harrison, counsel Hai Thao Nguyen, who is a new hire from Allen & Overy LLP, and senior associate Orsolya Szotyory-Grove advised TPG Capital on a planned $150m acquisition of an educational institution. Harrison and Szotyory-Grove assisted FMO, Dragon Capital and Bio with the sale of a 20% stake in a Sri Lankan microfinance institution, and assisted the same clients with the sale of a similar entity in Cambodia. Other highlights include advising Swire on the creation of a $20m cold storage facility in Bac Ninh province.

Next generation lawyers

Orsolya Szotyory-Grove - Mayer Brown JSM

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Mayer Brown JSM

Mayer Brown JSM advises investors, including private equity funds and development banks, on mostly renewable, but some more conventional energy projects, including handling the international aspects of foreign projects from Vietnam. David Harrison and senior associate Orsolya Szotryory-Grove advised private equity fund Climate Investor One on financing a 20MW solar project in the Philippines, and assisted DEG with providing secured facilities to Max Power for the refinancing of several gas turbines in Bangladesh. Other clients include international banks, and mid – and down-stream oil and gas companies.

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  • The Law On Price by Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, LNT & Partners

    On 6/20/2012, the National Assembly voted to adopt the Law on Price (the "LOP") in response to the public demand for an effective legal framework to control price manipulation from dominant enterprises such as gasoline, electricity, etc. The law will take effect from 01/01/2013 and repeal Ordinance No. 40/2002/PL-UBTVQH10 dated 26/4/2002 of the National Assembly Standing Committee (the "Ordinance"), which is conceived as outdated and containing certain provisions contravening the WTO’s regulation. This article describes the main features of the law and provides some insight into its potential impacts on the Vietnamese economy.