Mr Anh Dang > VILAF > Hanoi, Vietnam > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Infrastructure & Energy Projects,  Project Finance, Commercial


Senior Partner


Anh Dang (Mr.) has been a Partner at VILAF since 2004 and was the Managing Partner of VILAF Hanoi from 2015 to January 2021. To many clients and peers, Anh Dang is one of the most reliable and result-oriented Vietnamese lawyers. Anh’s broad experience covers foreign direct investment, corporate and M&A, infrastructure & energy projects, project finance, real estate and property, mining, automobile and telecommunications.

His highlighted M&A transactions include advising Energy Sources Investment in its up to US$800 million acquisition of 100% stake in GA Power, the sole investor of two solar power projects Ha Tinh; advising Siam Cement Group in acquiring group of cement production companies valued at US$440 million and in acquiring Prime Group valued at about US$240 million; advising Showa Aluminum Can Corporation in acquiring 90% share capital in Hanacans, valued at about US$110 million; advising J-Power in acquiring in and divesting later from Nhon Trach 2 Power Plant. In Banking & Finance, Duong Anh’s remarkable transactions are advising SCG Packaging Public Company Limited in relation to its combination of the Reg S Rule 144A international offering of 137,344,388 shares to investors outside the United States and Thailand, and domestic offering of 990,205,612 shares to investors in Thailand; advising Foxconn in its IPO and listing in HKEX valued at US$350 million; advising Japfa in its IPO and listing of shares in SGX valued at US$160 million; advising Bao Minh Company and SCIC in selling entire equity capital in Bao Minh-CMG to Daiichi Life Insurance; acting for Jetstar Pacific Airlines in purchasing 10 Airbus A320 aircraft from Airbus with a loan amount equal to US$118 million and other large-scale M&A transactions. His highlighted transactions in infrastructure and project finances include Vinh Tan 1 BOT project which won “Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016” awarded by IFLR and ALB, Phu My 3 BOT power project, Na Duong II thermal power plant financing, Kien Luong 1 BOO power project, Ban Phuc nickel mining financing project and many other renewable projects developed by GE, J-Power, Solar Philippines, IMPSA, Hanwha Energy, Eurus Energy, Fourth Partner Energy, Limes Renewable Energy and Energy Sources Investment Pte. Ltd, etc.

Anh Dang has been awarded by IFLR 1000 as a Leading Lawyer for Financial & Corporate and for Energy & Infrastructure since 2014. AsiaLaw regarded Duong Anh as a Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A since 2014. In 2018 it considered him as a Market-leading lawyer and an Elite Practitioner in Corporate/M&A since 2019. Recently, Asia Business Law Journal has listed Duong Anh in the list of the Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers in 2020 and 2021. Furthermore, Legal 500, the guide to Asian commercial law firms, has ranked him as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Vietnam since 2016.


Vietnamese, English


IBA, AmCham


Hanoi Law University, LLB

Fordham University, School of Law, U.S., LLM


Chambers and Partners commented him: “Clients rate him for his “substantial knowledge and experience of complex transactions,” which stems from his international background.” IFLR 1000 comments: Anh Dang has “clear emails and particularly tables of tasks, makes himself available for calls and tasks even at very short notice, good market knowledge.” (2021 Edition) and he is “always available to provide feedback; good knowledge of the market and industry” (2022 Edition). Market sources described Anh Dang as “very skilled and responsive” (Chambers & Partners 2017 Edition). Anh Dang is also thought by a client to be “hands-on. Constructive legal advice” (Asialaw 2019 Edition). Clients value his ability to “provide highly efficient and professional services.” (Chambers & Partners 2021 Edition) and his strength “on transactions in the energy and natural resources sectors” (Chambers & Partners 2022 Edition)

Lawyer Rankings

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Anh Dang – VILAF

Commended for its ‘impressive knowledge of the local laws and regulations’, VILAF is highly adept at handling large and complex cross-border M&A transactions, as well as joint ventures and demergers. Hanoi-based partner Anh Dang, whose practice focuses primarily on the energy sector, jointly leads the team alongside Duyen Vo, who is based in the firm’s Ho Chi Minh City office and is well-equipped to handle transactions in the infrastructure and financial services arenas. Phong Tran and Anh Bui are also key contacts in the practice.

Vietnam > Capital markets

At VILAF, the well-established capital markets team is active in advising domestic and international issuers, underwriters and arrangers on IPOs, structured de-listings, and denominated bond offerings, amongst other high-profile matters. In the firm’s Ho Chi Minh City office, Duyen Vo leads the practice alongside Hanoi-based Hung Nguyen. Phong Tran is noted for his expertise in IPOs and international bonds, while Anh Dang and Trung Vu are also key contacts in the team.

Vietnam > Projects and energy

VILAF is active across a broad spectrum of mandates, including LNG to power projects, renewable energy projects, and project financing. In the firm’s Hanoi office, Phong Tran has experience advising both lenders and sponsors on BOT and infrastructure projects, while Anh Bui has expertise in corporate matters. Ho Chi Minh City-based Hien Nguyen and Anh Dang, who operates from the firm’s Hanoi office advise on M&A transactions in the energy and natural resources sectors, and Ho Chi Minh City-based Duyen Vo focuses on project financings.

Vietnam > Real estate and construction

VILAF advises developers, financing banks and private equity funds on real estate-related M&A transactions and financings, EPC contracts, and project investment matters. Hien Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City co-heads the team with Hanoi-based partner Anh Bui; Nguyen has a thriving practice supporting employers and contractors in construction-related contracts. Anh Dang is another key team member, who is skilled in real estate-related financing and corporate mandates.