On 25 March 2021, VILAF was awarded the Vietnam Law Firm of the Year by IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2021. The IFLR Asia Pacific Awards is an international annual awards event that recognizes top performing law firms in the Asia Pacific region focusing on legal innovation in cross-border market transactions. IFLR has over 30 years of experience analyzing the global legal market and has been a market leader in financial law publication for lawyers for financial institutions, corporates, and the private practice.
Among prominent deals which VILAF has recently advised include the US$1.5 billion IPO of SCG Packaging, the the US$240 million sale of Thinh Phat Cables and Dovina to Stark Corporation, the acquisition by Siam Cement Group of 70% shares in Duy Tan Plastics, the US$203 million investment by a GIC-led consortium of investors in Vinmec (Vingroup’s hospital chain), the US$160 million investment in tier-2 convertible bonds in HD Bank by international financial institutions, and the US$89 million acquisition by Thai Containers Group of 94.11% shares in Bien Hoa Packaging (SOVI).
Last month, VILAF has again been ranked as a Tier 1 law firm by Legal 500 on all major legal practices, including Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Projects and Energy.
Six partners of VILAF are also ranked on Legal 500, including:
Hall of Fame:
- Mr. Phong Tran
- Ms. Duyen Ha Vo
- Mr. Duong Anh Dang
- Mr. Linh Nguyen
Next Generation Partner:
- Mr. Trung Vu
- Mr. Hien Tran
Earlier this year, ten partners of VILAF are also named on Asia Business Law Journal’s A List, which features Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers, including Duyen Ha Vo, Tung Ngo, Ngoc Anh Bui, Duong Anh Dang, Phong Tran, Quynh Pham, Ha H. Luu, Linh Nguyen, Hung Q. Nguyen, and Trung Vu.