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Hoang Anh Nguyen

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Hoang Anh Nguyen is a partner of Mayer Brown’s Vietnam office. He has worked with the firm for more than 20 years. He advises on a wide range of Vietnam-related matters including investment projects, banking, finance and debt capital market issues, corporate finance and investment funds. He is experienced in advising on shipping finance, performance bond issuance, cross-border finance transactions and domestic and international bond issuance. He speaks English and Vietnamese.

Hoang Anh Nguyen is a leading Banking & Finance lawyer ranked by IFLR1000 (2014-2018) and Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2011-2018). He has also been nominated as a leading Financial and Corporate Lawyer by IFLR1000 (2008-2013). According to Chambers Global 2011, "Hoang Anh Nguyen attracts effusive praise for his capital markets expertise and also has a strong presence in general banking and finance matters." As described by Chambers Asia 2011, "Hoang Anh Nguyen is one of the most active lawyers on the market, with much expertise in corporate and M&A matters."


Admitted in Vietnam.


English and Vietnamese.


Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Hoang Anh Nguyen - Mayer Brown

Within: Banking and finance

Mayer Brown 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 ‚ā¨30m to the Development Bank of Mongolia. Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft also instructs the team.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Mayer Brown 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

Within: Corporate and M&A

At Mayer Brown, 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.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

At Mayer Brown, 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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