VILAF is pleased to announce the promotion of Counsel Lam Nguyen to Partner and Senior Associate Hoang Duong to Counsel.

New Partner Lam Nguyen has been with VILAF since 2008 and based in Hanoi Office. His practice focuses on Energy, Project & Infrastructure, Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets. Lam was a former legal policy researcher in a ministerial agency of the Government of Vietnam. Lam has been recognized as a Rising Star in Corporate/M&A and Project Development by IFLR 1000 and in Corporate/M&A by AsiaLaw and has also been ranked by Chambers & Partners in the Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Practice for several years.

Lam’s high profile infrastructure projects include Son My LNG terminal, Son My 2 power, Quang Ninh power, O Mon II power, Vung Ang 2 power, Nghi Son 2 power, Van Phong 1 power, Vinh Tan 1 power, Vinh Tan 3 power, Mong Duong 2 power, Nam Dinh 1 power and Duyen Hai 2 power projects, and some recent railway projects. Lam has also been assisting foreign investors in a number of M&A transactions in power projects, real estate projects, manufacturing and mining projects. In the capital markets practice, Lam has assisted in equity and bond deals for Vincom Retail in 2017, Vinhomes in 2018 and recently with Vingroup in 2021.

New Counsel Hoang Duong is based in VILAF’s Hanoi Office and has had over 10 years of legal practice with VILAF and another international law firm in Vietnam. His practice focuses on foreign direct investments, corporate and M&A, joint ventures and restructuring. Hoang has been advising the foreign investors in various complex deals in different industries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lam’s and Hoang’s promotions, which reaffirm VILAF’s strategic policy to always enhance the capabilities to serve the best quality legal services to our clients and to prepare for the firm’s sustainable development”, Ngoc Anh Bui, Hanoi Office Managing Partner, said. “Lam has been a top-notch lawyer in the power and energy sector, having first-hand and deep working experience in almost all complex BOT power power projects in the last 10 years”, and “Hoang has been a rising star in various new joint ventures, M&A and restructuring”, he added.

Tung Ngo, Ho Chi Minh City Office Managing Partner, shared, “2021 was a very successful year for VILAF and we owe it all to our team striving hard to meet client requirements despite the difficulties of the pandemic. The promoted lawyers’ talents shone through this challenging times and made outstanding contributions since joining the firm. We believe that they are more than ready to take on a bigger role in VILAF.”

VILAF has also promoted six lawyers to Senior Associates, both in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

VILAF is a leading business law firm in Vietnam, consistently ranked as first tier by Legal 500, IFLR1000, Chambers and Asialaw in all major
legal practices, and hosts one of the largest teams of English speaking senior business lawyers in the country.

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