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

VILAF
6TH FLOOR, HCO BUILDING (MELIA)
44B LY THUONG KIET STREET, HOAN KIEM DISTRICT
HANOI
Vietnam

Work Department

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

Position

Senior Partner

Career

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.

Languages

Vietnamese, English

Memberships

IBA, AmCham

Education

Hanoi Law University, LLB

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

Personal

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 > Projects and energy

VILAF handles some of the biggest projects in the market, particularly in relation to LNG, renewable energy and power projects. The team includes Hanoi-based partners Phong Tran and Anh Dang , both of whom are highly skilled in assisting overseas investors with the financing aspects of energy and infrastructure projects. The co-head the practice with Duyen Ha Vo, who is based in Ho Chi Minh City, and focuses on corporate transactions and joint ventures.

Vietnam > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Anh Dang – VILAF

VILAF excels in advising foreign investors on their investments in Vietnam, in addition to assisting them with other corporate issues on an ongoing basis. Reflective of the firm’s standing in the market, it acts for multinational corporates such as Marubeni and Toyota, as well as major domestic names such as Vingroup. Hanoi-based partner Anh Dang predominantly handles deals in the renewable and alternative energy sector. He co-heads the practice with Duyen Ha Vo, who is based in Ho Chi Minh City, and acts for clients operating in areas such as food and beverage, fintech and retail, among others. Phong Tran is also recommended.

Vietnam > Real estate and construction

VILAF has core strengths advising on real estate investment transactions, EPC contracts and capital markets transactions used to finance construction projects. Nguyen Truc Hien in Ho Chi Minh City co-heads the practice with Hanoi-based partner Anh Dang.